About Ben Frederickson
BiographyBen Frederickson joined the News Sentinel in October 2013 to cover Tennessee men's basketball and UT athletics. He previously covered college and professional sports as a FOXSportsMidwest.com regional writer in St. Louis, University of Wyoming athletics for the Casper Star-Tribune and University of Missouri athletics for the Columbia Missourian and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Frederickson grew up in Sedalia, Mo. He graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in May of 2012. Questions? Tips? Story ideas? Contact him via email or through Twitter, where his handle is @Ben_Fred.
CBSSports.com report has UT's coaching search pointing toward Louisiana Tech's Michael White
Published 04/19/2014 at 11:05 p.m. 46 Comments
The search for the 19th Tennessee men’s basketball coach is pointing toward Louisiana Tech’s Michael White, according to a CBSSports.com report published late Saturday night.
One year after attack, Michael and Nicole Gross seek closure with return to Boston Marathon
Published 04/19/2014 at 7:20 p.m.
The voice on the other end of the phone paused. A year later, after countless recounts, it’s still hard. “The day started off as best as we could have imagined,” Michael Gross said.
Bruce Pearl: Cuonzo Martin didn't seem happy at Tennessee
Published 04/18/2014 at 4:11 p.m. 29 Comments
Plenty were taken aback when former Tennessee men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin was named coach at Cal two weeks after he announced he would return to UT.
Cuonzo Martin addresses departure for Cal, his relationship with UT during Knoxville radio interview
Updated 04/17/2014 at 11:05 a.m. 17 Comments
The former Tennessee men's basketball coach who on Tuesday was introduced as the next head coach at California explained his reasoning for turning down a UT contract extension, shed light on the timeline that led to his departure and gave ...
On first day of UT men's basketball coaching search, potential candidates and players react
Published 04/16/2014 at 11:01 p.m. 4 Comments
The first 24 hours of the Tennessee men’s basketball team’s search for its 19th head coach shed more light on the status of UT’s current roster and saw some of UT athletic director Dave Hart’s potential coaching candidates react.
Robert Hubbs says he's sticking with UT; two potential candidates address opening
Published 04/16/2014 at 3:07 p.m. 10 Comments
The search for Tennessee’s 19th men’s basketball coach officially started Tuesday afternoon. Some updates that have happened since Cuonzo Martin was named coach at California:
Names to Know: Coaches that might come up in Tennessee's hunt for Cuonzo Martin's replacement
Published 04/15/2014 at 10:21 p.m. 16 Comments
Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will be looking for some of the same traits in a basketball coach as he was a football coach, he said Tuesday afternoon as he began his search for coach Cuonzo Martin’s replacement.
Cuonzo Martin to California creates roster uncertainty for Vols
Published 04/15/2014 at 10:03 p.m. 1 Comment
The Tennessee men’s basketball team didn’t just lose its coach on Tuesday.
[Updated] Cuonzo Martin leaving UT for California; search for his replacement begins
Updated 04/15/2014 at 6:17 p.m. 78 Comments
Tennessee men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin has accepted the head coaching position at California, and UT's national search for his replacement has started.
Kingsley Okoroh a giant addition to a Vols team in need of frontcourt players
Published 04/14/2014 at 9:12 p.m. 21 Comments
Before he left his hometown of Derby, England, as a 16-year-old who wanted to play basketball in America, Kingsley Okoroh huddled with family.
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