Mike Strange: Lady Vols have it all going — except momentum
Published 5/14/2013 at 6:36 p.m. 5 comments
Tennessee heads into the NCAA softball tournament this weekend holding numerous advantages.
Mike Strange: Brandon Fickey did it for 'Knoxville, team and Tennessee'
Published 5/12/2013 at 7:11 p.m. 15 comments
In this era of diminished expectations, Tennessee fans long for a performance by somebody in orange they can stand up and cheer about.
Mike Strange: Butch Jones has turned team over to players
Published 5/6/2013 at 8:32 p.m. 32 comments
As much as Tennessee fans wish it were otherwise, their football team cannot compare in talent or depth with several of its SEC opponents.
Mike Strange: With conference expansion should come the expansion of league games
Published 5/5/2013 at 6:06 p.m. 20 comments
Nick Saban and I are proponents of a nine-game SEC football schedule.
Mike Strange: It's raining on Tennessee's parades
Published 5/4/2013 at 9:14 p.m. 0 comments
The University of Tennessee’s two diamond sports operate at opposite ends of the SEC standings. Softball is playing for an SEC title. Baseball is playing to end a five-year absence at the conference tournament.
Mike Strange: Tyler Bray can look to Warner, Moon, Romo for inspiration
Published 4/29/2013 at 8:02 p.m. 43 comments
While Tyler Bray might be crushed at being ignored by the draft, his dream of playing in the NFL shouldn’t be.
Mike Strange: Bray became the NFL draft's real "Mr. Irrelevant"
Published 4/28/2013 at 7:30 p.m. 93 comments
We can only speculate as to when Tyler Bray really started expecting that he might see his name flash on the screen.
Mike Strange: Jarnell Stokes' return means high expectation for Cuonzo Martin, Vols
Published 4/27/2013 at 7:41 p.m. 13 comments
Hail, hail, the gang’s all here.
Mike Strange: Phillip Fulmer: SEC dominance began before seven-year title run
Updated 4/26/2013 at 11:57 p.m. 25 comments
On Nov. 29, 2008, when Phillip Fulmer coached his last football game at Tennessee, the SEC had won two consecutive national championships.
Mike Strange: Lane Kiffin's Tennessee recruiting haul not reflected in draft
Published 4/24/2013 at 9:26 p.m. 36 comments
They come on signing day, all with a dream. Time flies and then comes draft day, but for only a few.
Mike Strange: Reinforcements should bolster Vols' offense
Published 4/22/2013 at 5:43 p.m. 33 comments
Two years ago during Tennessee’s spring football game, I took advantage of sideline access to ask a coach how closely what was going on resembled a real game.
Mike Strange: For Vol fans, optimism rules in April
Published 4/20/2013 at 8:49 p.m. 10 comments
Two touchdowns transpired Saturday at Neyland Stadium, one by the offense, the other by a walk-on defensive back. Yet the final score was 95-71.
Mike Strange: Dave Serrano says 'baby step' for Vols is encouraging
Published 4/15/2013 at 7:32 p.m. 4 comments
The ride Saturday from the Lexington hotel to Cliff Hagan Stadium was silent.
Mike Strange: How is UT doing on Dave Hart's mission of comprehensive success?
Published 4/12/2013 at 6:11 p.m. 37 comments
Sprawled across the office wall behind Dave Hart’s desk is a photographic mural. It depicts University of Tennessee athletes in various endeavors.
Mike Strange: Vols' coaches worked their way up
Published 4/4/2013 at 6:53 p.m. 13 comments
They work in a state-of-the-art football palace. Every gadget and gizmo is at their disposal.
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