From the Times Free Press
If any team in college football needs an extra week to regroup and a Saturday off, it’s probably Tennessee.
After all, the Volunteers have played four teams ranked in the top 11 with a combined record of 34-4 the past four weeks.
Since rallying to beat South Carolina, Tennessee’s been hammered by Alabama, Missouri and Auburn the past three games, but the Vols now have their second open date to regroup and try to get back on track before facing Vanderbilt and Kentucky in need of two wins to reach bowl eligibility.
If there’s any team that needs to just play this season — and not feel the pressure to playfor something — it’s Tennessee.
Sure, the Women’s Final Four will be in Nashville, Tenn., three hours west of Tennessee’s campus in Knoxville. And by the time the national semifinals tip off in Bridgestone Arena on April 6, 2014, it will have been six years since Tennessee last played in the final games of the season. The Candace Parker-led squad brought Tennessee its eighth national championship in April 2008.
From CBS Sports
With pass-happy spread offenses dominating the rest of college football, viewers were treated to a blast from the past Saturday with Auburn and Tennessee relying on the run.
Combined, the Tigers and Volunteers ran the ball 95 times for 668 yards and six touchdowns. Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall led all rushers with 214 yards and two scores, leading his team to the 55-23 victory on the road in Neyland Stadium.
It’s basketball time in Tennessee, and the Vols are looking for their first NCAA Tournament bid since the departure of Bruce Pearl in the 2010-2011 season.
After making their second straight appearance in the NIT last season, second year head coach Cuonzo Martin believes he has his best Tennessee basketball team yet.
The Vols return eight players who contributed in the 2012-2013 season, and have added highly touted recruit Robert Hubbs III, who was ranked as the No. 2 shooting guard in his class according to Scout.com, as well as point guard Antonio Barton who transferred from in-state rival Memphis for his senior season.