About Brendan F. Quinn
Brendan F. Quinn grew up embroiled in the wars of the legendary Philadelphia Big 5. He comes to Knoxville to focus solely on one team—University of Tennessee men’s basketball.
A graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Quinn covered the city’s six Division I basketball teams as a staff writer at The (Philadelphia) Bulletin from 2006 to 2008 and as a contributor to The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2009 and 2010. He accepted a position as sports editor at Nooga.com in August 2011 and spent nine months in Chattanooga before heading two hours north to the Knoxville News Sentinel in June 2012.
Quinn has written for Basketball Times, a national college basketball magazine, since 2006 and was named one of the four best sportswriters in the country under 30 by the United States Basketball Writers Association in 2010 and 2011. In the 2011 USBWA Best Writing Contest, his story, "A Toast to Tom Jernstedt," finished fourth nationally in the enterprise writing category.
Oliver Springs softball runs out of comebacks
Published 05/23/2013 at 10:17 p.m.
MURFREESBORO — Oliver Springs High School softball coach Matt Headden believed it could happen right up until the final out.
Brett Hagenow, Farragut's 'heartbeat,' delivers, 3-2
Published 05/23/2013 at 9:55 p.m.
MURFREESBORO — Brett Hagenow emerged from a heap of white Farragut jerseys looking like a beaten man — jersey unbuttoned, batting helmet gone, face blotched red.
Mashburn 'OK' with second
Updated 05/23/2013 at 12:41 a.m.
MURFREESBORO — A collective unease followed the conclusion of Wednesday’s Class AAA final in the girl’s 3,200-meter run at the state track and field meet.
Kyle Serrano gets best of pitchers' duel that lives up to billing
Published 05/22/2013 at 6:38 p.m.
MURFREESBORO — Farragut and Tullahoma met Wednesday on the baseball field at Oakland High School.
- Short trip to state, but lasting memories for Rockwood baseball Published 05/22/2013 at 5:44 p.m.
Nick Senzel's triple lifts Farragut in state baseball opener, 6-3
Published 05/21/2013 at 11:08 p.m.
MURFRESSBORO — Farragut High School senior Nick Senzel stepped to the plate early Tuesday sandwiched by dueling emotions.
Silverdale pitching stuns Rockwood, 5-1
Published 05/21/2013 at 10:46 p.m.
MURFREESBORO — Backs to the wall and broken by breaking balls, Rockwood baseball will turn to a freshman on Wednesday.
Yemi Makanjuola enrolls at UNC Wilmington
Published 05/20/2013 at 8:43 p.m. 11 Comments
Former Tennessee center Yemi Makanjuola has enrolled at UNC Wilmington, where he will play out his final two years of eligibility.
A ray of sunshine in Vols dreary baseball season, 7-5
Updated 05/18/2013 at 10:28 p.m. 12 Comments
Rain began failing in the fifth inning at Lindsey Nelson Stadium on Saturday, appropriately dampening the end of Tennessee’s dreary baseball season.
Another 'back breaker' seals fate for Vols, 8-4
Published 05/17/2013 at 11:29 p.m. 28 Comments
Tennessee carried a one-run lead over Texas A&M going into the eighth inning Friday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
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