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John Adams: Preseason line on UT isn't all bad
Published 06/15/2013 at 7:15 p.m. 94 Comments
Selective reading could give Tennessee fans an altogether different perspective on their next football team.
John Adams: Vols can turn APR dilemma into a winning number
Published 06/13/2013 at 6 p.m. 64 Comments
Tennessee fans learned earlier this week their football program is in worse shape than three consecutive losing seasons would suggest.
John Adams: Recruit's SEC endorsement worth repeating
Published 06/10/2013 at 7:51 p.m. 7 Comments
SEC football hasn’t reached the halfway mark in commitments for the 2014 class. But it’s safe to say no other commitment will have the impact of Kyle Allen’s.
John Adams: Knoxville a big part of Geno Auriemma legacy
Updated 06/08/2013 at 9:36 p.m. 26 Comments
The Tennessee and Connecticut coaches smiled, hugged and agreed to play again next year in Tennessee.
John Adams: How the Vols could rise to top in SEC East
Published 06/06/2013 at 7:12 p.m. 98 Comments
A preseason magazine has offered hope to the rest of college football by projecting scenarios that could end Alabama’s dynasty, now comprised of three national championships in four seasons.
John Adams: Despite runner-up finish, softball remains UT's best title opportunity
Published 06/05/2013 at 6:17 p.m. 23 Comments
One national championship opportunity often leaves fans thinking about the next one.
John Adams: Reasons for football, men's basketball, baseball teams to be optimistic
Published 06/02/2013 at 7:15 p.m. 47 Comments
A Tennessee fan in his 20s recently raised a question about his program’s 1998 national championship in football.
John Adams: SEC's short-term schedule matters, too
Published 06/01/2013 at 4:08 p.m. 7 Comments
DESTIN, Fla. — Long-term football scheduling was the biggest conversation piece of the SEC spring meetings last week.
John Adams: Scheduling just part of problem for SEC basketball
Published 05/30/2013 at 7:06 p.m. 7 Comments
DESTIN, Fla. — Mike Slive sent a familiar message to basketball coaches at the SEC spring meetings this week.
John Adams: Butch Jones didn't need a meeting to figure out the SEC
Published 05/28/2013 at 7:14 p.m. 67 Comments
DESTIN, Fla. — Butch Jones attended his first SEC meeting Tuesday afternoon. But the Tennessee football coach didn’t sound like an SEC rookie.
Knoxville hall of fame to honor Tamika Catchings, Chase Headley, Randall Cobb, Rick Honeycutt
Published 06/19/2013 at 7:20 p.m.
New inductees won’t be the only athletes honored by the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame next month.
A pleasure to serve
Published 06/10/2013 at 10:26 p.m.
Ed Irvin was coaching a fifth-grade basketball team when he was in the sixth grade. So no one in his hometown of Uniontown, Pa., should have been surprised when Irvin made a career of coaching.
Bill Battle knows how much UT-Alabama rivalry matters
Published 05/31/2013 at 6:24 p.m. 32 Comments
DESTIN, Fla. — No one has a greater appreciation for the Alabama-Tennessee rivalry than new Alabama athletic director Bill Battle, who played for the Tide and coached Tennessee.
Mark Stoops capitalizing on Ohio roots
Published 05/30/2013 at 6:48 p.m. 1 Comment
DESTIN, Fla. — The Stoops name still resonates when it comes to Ohio football. And first-year Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is taking advantage of it.
Hugh Freeze, Gus Malzahn enjoying new status
Published 05/29/2013 at 6:32 p.m.
DESTIN, Fla. — Hugh Freeze and Gus Malzahn had a chance encounter at the Augusta National Golf Club last week.
Bret Bielema counting on former UT assistant coaches to improve Arkansas
Published 05/28/2013 at 7:14 p.m. 17 Comments
DESTIN, Fla. — Bret Bielema arrived at Arkansas from Wisconsin with a reputation for power football.
Lady Vols seniors were tournament tough as freshmen
Published 05/23/2013 at 9:49 p.m. 4 Comments
Tennessee’s seniors have plenty of NCAA softball tournament experience. But even when they didn’t, they thrived.
Lady Vols face their 'mirror image' in Super Regional
Published 05/21/2013 at 6:36 p.m. 5 Comments
Tennessee knows what it’s up against in the NCAA Super Regional, which begins Friday evening at Lee Stadium. And its familiarity with softball rival Alabama goes beyond their SEC affiliation.
Loss of Melissa Davin hurts UT speed and power
Updated 05/16/2013 at 7:44 p.m. 3 Comments
Tennessee has one of the best lineups in college softball, but that doesn’t make co-head coach Ralph Weekly feel any better about the loss of junior first baseman Melissa Davin as his team opens play against Longwood in the Knoxville ...
Louisville doesn't get shortchanged on celebration
Published 04/01/2013 at 5:57 p.m. 2 Comments
OKLAHOMA CITY — Louisville is still a victory short of the Final Four. But it didn’t let that get in the way of its celebration.
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