Mike Strange: Hire a guy who can prove the joke's not on Tennessee any more
Published 4/16/2014 at 9:36 p.m. 29 comments
Cuonzo Martin was not Bruce Pearl. Now the joke is on Tennessee. Ridiculous petition. Good for Cuonzo. I’m sure you’ve run across all of the above if you’ve been reading the national reaction to Cuonzo Martin’s Tuesday flight to California.
Mike Strange: Without Stokes, Vols have no sun to orbit around
Updated 4/11/2014 at 8:02 p.m. 9 comments
In UCLA’s heyday, John Wooden replaced one All-America big man with another. The 30-point romps just kept coming.
Mike Strange: Bobby Denton was so much more than a voice
Published 4/9/2014 at 6:47 p.m. 2 comments
There was so much more to Bobby Denton than met the eye. Or, in Bobby’s case, the voice.
Mike Strange: Final Four coaches come from all backgrounds
Published 4/3/2014 at 5:29 p.m. 3 comments
For Cuonzo Martin, it’s been a basketball season of tough scrutiny and evaluation. In the end, he got a thumbs-up.
Mike Strange: Pro Day is chance to shine for ex-Vols too
Published 4/2/2014 at 7:12 p.m. 0 comments
You could tell the Tennessee guys at Pro Day by their official adidas gear, designed for the event.
Mike Strange: Things getting 'very real' for Vols walk-on Jacob Gilliam
Published 4/1/2014 at 10:17 p.m. 1 comment
The life-changing phone call came at halftime of the 2009 Border Bowl, a high school all-star game. Would Jacob Gilliam make an official visit to Tennessee?
Mike Strange: Vols holding ground in SEC will be tough, no matter the coach
Published 3/31/2014 at 8:55 p.m. 12 comments
Third place in the SEC. That should be the standard for Tennessee men’s basketball to shoot for in 2014-15, regardless of who is coaching the Vols.
Mike Strange: Meighan Simmons goes out blazing
Published 3/30/2014 at 7:41 p.m. 0 comments
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In the same arena where she introduced herself four years ago, Meighan Simmons went out Sunday in a blaze of, well, Meighan Simmons.
Mike Strange: Keeping Cuonzo Martin is UT's safest play
Updated 3/29/2014 at 5:51 p.m. 32 comments
Heartbreaking though it was, Tennessee men’s basketball ended a season Friday night on the most positive note since 2010.
Mike Strange: Vols didn't go quietly - and it hurt
Published 3/29/2014 at 12:09 a.m. 12 comments
INDIANAPOLIS — They could have accepted their fate. Michigan was up 15 and the way the Wolverines were making shots, it could easily get worse.
Mike Strange: The Vols are still here for a reason
Updated 3/27/2014 at 9:42 p.m. 2 comments
INDIANAPOLIS — So, call the roll. Wichita State. Syracuse. Kansas.
Mike Strange: Through the years with Tennessee's 15 dance partners
Published 3/26/2014 at 10:10 p.m. 1 comment
The Sweet 16 is a joy any year. It’s even sweeter this year with Tennessee crashing the party.
Mike Strange: The money ball is in Martin's court now
Updated 3/24/2014 at 7:26 p.m. 51 comments
The Sweet 16 is set. That leaves a couple of days for coaching news to snatch a few college basketball headlines.
Mike Strange: Work done, Vols leave Raleigh hungry for more
Updated 3/23/2014 at 11:54 p.m. 5 comments
Mike Strange: Big budgets don't ensure wins in basketball
Published 3/22/2014 at 7:40 p.m. 0 comments
RALEIGH, N. C. — As an actual participant, Jarnell Stokes is a rookie at this March Madness business. But he clearly gets it.
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