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.
Signing class takes a big hit on new coach Donnie Tyndall's first day
Published 04/23/2014 at 11:17 p.m.
The Tennessee men’s basketball team officially parted ways with half of its incoming four-man signing class on Wednesday, and a third signee plans to dissolve his relationship with UT soon.
CJ Turman to ask Tennessee for release from scholarship
Published 04/23/2014 at 9:12 p.m. 14 Comments
Tennessee men's basketball signee CJ Turman will request to be released from his National Letter of Intent, he told the News Sentinel by phone on Wednesday evening.
Submit your questions on new UT coach Donnie Tyndall
Published 04/23/2014 at 3:08 p.m. 2 Comments
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UPDATE: Tennessee men's basketball signees Austin, Cornish released from LOIs
Updated 04/23/2014 at 3:02 p.m. 40 Comments
The Tennessee men's basketball team parted ways with half of its 2014 signing class on Wednesday.
Dave Hart finds his fit to be UT's basketball coach with Donnie Tyndall
Published 04/22/2014 at 11:51 p.m.
Dave Hart knew before the New Orleans afternoon drifted into evening. The Tennessee athletic director’s search for his school’s fifth men’s basketball coach since 2001 was over.
Securing signing class will be one of Donnie Tyndall's first challenges
Published 04/22/2014 at 9:32 p.m. 1 Comment
New Tennessee men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall didn’t hold back when asked about his recruiting goals during his first day on the job.
Donnie Tyndall expects to bring Southern Miss assistants to Tennessee
Published 04/22/2014 at 8:43 p.m. 1 Comment
New Tennessee men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall plans to bring his entire Southern Miss staff with him to Knoxville.
UT releases Donnie Tyndall's MOU; review Tyndall's first UT appearance
Updated 04/22/2014 at 6:19 p.m. 3 Comments
Tennessee released the Memorandum of Understanding agreed upon by the school and new men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall on Tuesday. The agreement will pay Tyndall $1.6 million per year ($245,000 annual base pay and $1,355,000 annual supplemental pay) for six ...
New Vol basketball coach Donnie Tyndall introduced at news conference
Updated 04/22/2014 at 3:01 p.m. 38 Comments
The University of Tennessee has officially announced the hiring of Donnie Tyndall of Southern Miss as the Volunteers’ 19th men’s basketball coach.
Source: Donnie Tyndall expects most of Southern Miss staff to join him at UT
Updated 04/22/2014 at 9:18 p.m. 3 Comments
New Tennessee men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall plans to bring the bulk of his Southern Miss staff with him to Knoxville, a source close to the situation told the News Sentinel early Tuesday morning.
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