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.
Josh Richardson sets 'vibe' for UT's improved defense
Published 03/10/2014 at 11:17 p.m.
In late February, Tennessee men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin told Josh Richardson to come to his office.
Cuonzo Martin's vote for SEC player of the year belongs to Florida's Scottie Wilbekin
Updated 03/10/2014 at 7:53 p.m.
Cuonzo Martin’s vote for SEC player of the year will go to the Florida point guard who averaged 17 points, 3.5 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals against his Tennessee men’s basketball team this season.
Jarnell Stokes claims SEC award; Cuonzo Martin talks NCAA tournament and Robert Hubbs
Updated 03/10/2014 at 9:26 p.m.
Jarnell Stokes won the SEC player of the week award on Monday. The league announced the UT junior forward and Florida guard Michael Frazier split the honor for their play during the regular season’s final week. Stokes has now claimed ...
Tennessee men's basketball team hopes recent trend of record-setting defense travels to SEC tournament
Published 03/09/2014 at 10 p.m.
Antonio Barton spun on contact to avoid a screen and cut off Missouri point guard Jordan Clarkson at the free-throw line. Clarkson picked up his dribble and looked for someone, anyone.
Tennessee senior forward Jeronne Maymon determined to finish career strong
Published 03/07/2014 at 9:27 p.m. 3 Comments
The Tennessee men’s basketball team was showing off. It was Feb. 28, the day before the Vols played Vanderbilt, and practice hadn’t really started yet. Players caught passes at the top of the 3-point line, then scored as impressively as ...
Matchup: Missouri at Tennessee
Updated 03/07/2014 at 9:18 p.m.
When: Saturday, 4:10 p.m.
Surging Vols know NCAA tournament ramifications come with regular season finale against Missouri
Published 03/06/2014 at 9:51 p.m. 5 Comments
The Tennessee men’s basketball team was well on its way to its most lopsided true road win in 39 years when UT coach Cuonzo Martin demanded focus during a timeout at Auburn Arena.
Tennessee men's basketball team can unveil 'Smokey Gray' uniforms in SEC tournament
Published 03/06/2014 at 12:34 p.m. 9 Comments
When the Tennessee men’s basketball team donned new gray adidas shoes at a practice on Feb. 28, the team downplayed the notion that similar jerseys would follow. But after the Lady Vols displayed an alternate jersey at a practice this ...
Vols breeze by Auburn, say they are playing best basketball
Published 03/06/2014 at 12:15 a.m. 12 Comments
AUBURN, Ala. — Jeronne Maymon, smile plastered on his face, ran by a group of reporters who had huddled around his teammate, Jarnell Stokes.
Vols cruise in must-win against Auburn, 82-54
Published 03/05/2014 at 10:18 p.m. 3 Comments
AUBURN, Ala. — A Tennessee men’s basketball team that had been unable to string together more than two consecutive wins in SEC play this season altered its course of inconsistency on Wednesday.
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