From Rant Sports
The 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis beginning of the NCAA basketball season tournament will be filled with talent and upcoming teams in 2013. The Kansas Jayhawks, the Villanova Wildcats, the Tennessee Volunteers, the USC Trojans, the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, the Xavier Musketeers and the UTEP Miners are the teams in the field. The team that immediately jumps to mind that should be the favorite to win the tournament is Kansas, but it will be Tennessee who brings home an early season trophy.
From the Chattanoogan
Lauren Gibson hit two home runs to set the new single-season school record at 18, but No. 2 Tennessee came up short in a slugfest, falling to No. 11 Missouri, 12-8, in a six-inning shortened game.
From the Tennessean
When Butch Jones was hired by Tennessee last December, just two months before National Signing Day, the Vols had fewer than a dozen verbal commitments who would ultimately sign with the team.
Today, nine months before prospects in the Class of 2014 are allowed to sign, Jones has collected 12 commitments, more than all but one other school in the Football Bowl Subdivision (Texas has 13).
College Football Hall of Fame Coach Phillip Fulmer recently hosted the 14th annualPhillip Fulmer Golf Classic to support the Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley. The tournament is held at Willow Creek Golf Club in Knoxville, Tennessee. FormerTennessee Volunteers football player Shawn Bryson was this year’s special guest.
Recently, Mike Strange and I were joined by former University of Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer as well as former Vols and NFL FB/RB Shawn Bryson on the “News Sentinel Sports Page” radio talk show on “The Sports Animal” (WNML) in Knoxville.
From Go Vols Xtra
Going from eight league games to nine is about as easy to facilitate as an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Still, the new SEC TV Network that was announced last week could oil the rails a bit.
An eight-game schedule in a 12-team league wasn’t ideal, at least not if you believe everybody should play each other as often as possible. But eight games in a 14-team league? What’s the point of being in the same conference if Tennessee and Auburn go for years without playing?
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