Monthly Archives: March 2011

Vol Stuff (3/31/11)

Malik Jackson looking to step up as a leader for Vols
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/31/jackson-looking-lead-ut/?sportscollege  
(video)
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1060107.html  

Will Vols line Rogers & Hunter up for kick returns?
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/21056/happy-returns-for-vols-hunter-rogers  

Da’Rick Rogers jacked up for second season as a Vol
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1060009.html  

Alex Bullard may be a vital cog with Vol offensive line
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/mar/31/notre-dame-transfer-key-vols-line/  

Cuonzo Martin starts putting his staff together
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1060234.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/31/martin-building-ut-staff/?sportscollege  

Vols thump UNC-Asheville
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/033111aaa.html  

UT pitcher aiming for big leagues
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/mar/31/ut-pitcher-aiming-big-leagues/  

Update from former Vol hoops coach Mark Pancratz
http://tnfullcourtpress.wordpress.com/  

Former Lady Vol Brittany Jackson opening basketball academy
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/31/brittany-jackson-coming-home-teach/?sportscollege  

Catching up with former Vol Bo Hadegree
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/033011aaa.html  

Scandals breaking out throughout college athletics
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110331/COLUMNIST0201/103310310/Joe-Biddle-More-scandals-hit-college-football?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports      

Scandal has tainted Auburn’s championship
http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2011-03-31/not-entitled-to-enjoy-it-scandal-has-tainted-auburn-crown  

Tressel circumstances just don’t add up
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/Ohio-State-Jim-Tressel-situation-not-passing-smell-test-033011  

BCS makes it clear, ties can be cut with Fiesta Bowl
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/ncaa/03/30/fiesta-bowl-bcs.ap/index.html  

Will Chik-fil-A Bowl replace Fiesta as BCS bowl
http://blogs.ajc.com/mark-bradley-blog/2011/03/30/could-the-chick-fil-a-bowl-replace-the-fiesta-in-the-bcs/?cxntfid=blogs_mark_bradley_blog  

Vol Stuff (3/30/11)

Vols begin week 2 of spring ball as former Vol hoopster Melvin Goins joins secondary unit
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/032911aab.html  

JuJuan James out for remainder of spring practice
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/30/vols-lineman-james-likely-out-spring-mono/?sports  

Vol linebacker Greg King healthy again
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/30/greg-king-healthy-ut/?sportscollege  

Alex Bullard talks about being a Vols
(video)
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1059997.html  

Lady Vol Erica Popson named SEC golfer of the week
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-golf/spec-rel/032911aac.html  

Lady Vol Shekinna Stricklen named all-American
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/032911aaa.html 

Lady Vols were exposed in Elite 8 loss
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/30/agony-again-lady-vols/?sportscollege  

Will Vol fans embrace Cuonzo Martin’s style?
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110330/COLUMNIST0202/103300316/David-Climer-Martin-s-style-may-turn-off-fans?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports    

Ainge had no choice, get off drugs or die
http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/columns/story?columnist=cimini_rich&id=6267822  

Auburn fingered for pay for play by ex-players
http://network.yardbarker.com/all_sports/article_external/ex_auburn_players_claim_systematic_pay_to_play/4468924  

Will Fiesta Bowl remain a BCS bowl after political contribution mess uncovered?
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=6270459  

Is college athletics broken?
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegebasketball/story/ncaa-amateur-concept-is-a-sham-that-exploits-players-032911  

Vol Stuff (3/29/11)

Cuonzo Martin introduced as new Vols hoops coach
(video)
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1059662.html  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/032811aab.html  

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/story/14870532/martin-ncaa-punishment-not-worry-for-new-coach  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/28/martin-introduced-uts-basketball-coach/  

Martin sees the opportunity of Tennessee basketball
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/29/making-move-ut-martin-grasp-opportunity/?sportscollege  

Martin not worried about Vols’ NCAA problems
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/29/martin-ease-vols-ncaa-issues/?sportscollege  

Vol hoopsters warming up to Cuonzo
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/3/29/2078291/tennessee-basketball-players-cuonzo-martin  

Will Vol fans rally behind Martin & hoops program
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/mar/29/ut-fans-should-rally-behind-martin/  

UT students surprised by Tennessee’s hiring of Martin
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/mar/29/ut-students-unfamiliar-martin/  

Lady Vols can’t advance, Fight Irish move on to Final 4
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/3/28/2077716/tennessee-lady-vols-fall-to-notre-dame-73-59  

http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/032811aab.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/29/diggins-irish-oust-lady-vols/?sports  

Lady Vol Renfroe named SEC pitcher of the week
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/032811aaa.html  

How can Tressel survive?
http://www.foxsportsohio.com/msn/03/28/11/How-will-Tressel-survive-this-one/landing_ohiostate.html?blockID=492104&feedID=3800  

Vol Stuff (3/28/11)

Lady Vols tip it up with Fight Irish in Elite 8 tonight @ 7pm – ESPN
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/2011-ncaa-gameday.html  

A trip to the Final 4 up for grabs as Lady Vols battle Fighting Irish tonight
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/28/irish-looking-end-ut-jinx/?sportscollege  

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110328/SPORTS0601/103280349/Lady-Vols-been-perfect-vs-Notre-Dame?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports

A week from the day Pearl exits, a new Vol hoops coach takes over
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/3/27/2075662/cuonzo-martin-hired-as-tennessee-basketball-coach  

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110328/COLUMNIST0202/103280340/David-Climer-Cuonzo-Martin-prudent-choice-UT?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=ap-tennessee-martin  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/28/martin-takes-ut-job/?sports  

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/mar/27/no-headline—2011-03-27-185806481334/  

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/story/14867117/tennessee-hires-missouri-states-cuonzo-martin  

Cuonzo Martin bio

http://www.missouristatebears.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=13800&ATCLID=1419553

Schools’ official announcement on Tennessee’s hiring of Martin
  UT
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/032711aaa.html  
  MSU
http://www.missouristatebears.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=59265&SPID=6484&DB_OEM_ID=13800&ATCLID=205124381  

Martin no stranger to Thompson-Boling Arena
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1059520.html  

Vol fans start to warm up to surprise hoops coach hire
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/3/28/2076253/tennessee-fans-warming-up-to-cuonzo-martin  

Will Martin last longer than his AD boss?
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/28/wiedmer-martin-may-last-longer-ut-hamilton/?sportscollege  

Kevin Ware signee looks forward to speaking with new Vol coach
http://www.ajc.com/sports/high-school/coaching-changes-create-recruiting-886151.html  

Lady Vols shut out LSU in tennis
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-tennis/recaps/032711aaa.html  

Lady Vols squeak by SC 5-4
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/032711aaa.html  

Ole Miss hammers Vols 8-0 to take series
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/032711aaa.html  

Vol commitment Imani Cross visits spring practice, loves the Vols physical attitude
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1059352.html  

Cheating hurts worse….if you get caught
http://www.shoppernewsnow.com/columnTemplates/west.aspx  

Vol Stuff (3/27/11)

Lady Vols pull it together in 2H to move on to Elite 8
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/3/26/2073703/tennessee-lady-vols-ohio-state-buckeyes-sweet-sixteen  

http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/032611aab.html  

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110327/SPORTS0601/103270372/Lady-Vols-hear-Summitt-s-message?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports   

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1059205.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/27/lady-vols-win-after-summitts-rant/?sports  

A look at Lady Vols match up with the Fight Irish in Elite 8 battle
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/3/27/2074127/elite-eight-tennessee-lady-vols-vs-notre-dame-fighting-irish  

Vols spring practice reports
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/032611aab.html  
(video)
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1059207.html  
(video)
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1059245.html  

Daniel Hood looking forward to lining up at defensive tackle for Vols
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/27/hood-glad-be-defense-now/?sportscollege  
(video)
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1059211.html  

Tennis Vols squeak out 4-3 win over LSU
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/032611aaa.html  

Lady Vols roll by SC 10-3
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/032611aaa.html  

Diamond Vols even series with Ole Miss
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/032611aaa.html  

Just how hot is Mike Hamilton’s AD seat
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110327/COLUMNIST0202/103270371/David-Climer-Vols-athletics-director-next-hot-seat?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports  

Vol Stuff (3/26/11)

Lady Vols tip it up in Sweet 16 today at noon EDT – ESPN
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/2011-ncaa-gameday.html  

Q&A with Vol defensive end Jacques Smith
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/26/sitdown-smith/?sportscollege  

Vol spring practice reports
(video)
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1058869.html  

“Things I’ve learned” from former Vol hoops assistant Mark Pancratz
http://tnfullcourtpress.wordpress.com/  

Will Tennessee go with a safe choice for new Vols hoops coach
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110326/COLUMNIST0201/103260320/Joe-Biddle-Vols-need-make-safe-pick-replace-Pearl?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports

Vol swimmers earn 6 all-Americans
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-swim/recaps/032611aab.html  

Diamond Vols fall at Ole Miss
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/032511aaa.html  

Hot shot coaches can cool quickly
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/24/wiedmer-be-careful-folks-hot-shot-coaches-can-cool/?sportscollege  

Writing may be on the wall for Ohio State’s Jim Tressel
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/andy_staples/03/25/tressel.insider/index.html  

http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/feed/2010-12/osu-suspensions/story/its-tiime-for-ohio-state-coach-jim-tressel-to-resign  

Vol Stuff (3/25/11)

Lady Vols-Ohio State matchup analysis
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/3/25/2069645/sweet-16-sizing-up-the-tennessee-ohio-state-matchup  

Lady Vols host SC on the diamond tonight @ 6pm
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/0324softballpreview.html  

Vols spring practice reports
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/032411aaa.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/25/vols-get-started-physicality/?sportscollege  
(videos)
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/3/24/2069985/video-jacques-smith  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1058743.html  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1058681.html  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1058679.html  

Vols young offensive linemen growing up quickly
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/25/young-linemen-seek-improve/?sportscollege  

Matt Simms looking to improve in spring practice
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/mar/25/simms-keeping-positive-attitude-despite-role/  

5 Vols ready to step it up in spring practice
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/644236-tennessee-football-five-players-poised-for-a-breakout-spring  

Rick Byrd on UT’s coaching search radar
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110325/COLUMNIST0202/103250313/David-Climer-Belmont-s-Byrd-has-game-not-name-UT-job?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports  
  
What’s Spurrier going to do with QB Garcia?
http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1203988  

Dr. Lou to get honorary Doctorate degree
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=6251861  

Vol Stuff (3/24/11)

Another Tennessee-Ohio State hoops battle, this time it’s the ladies
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/3/23/2066605/sweet-16-assessing-the-dayton-region-tennessee-lady-vols-and-ohio  

Vols beat Lipscomb 7-3
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/032411aaa.html  

Prentiss Wagner can line up anywhere in Vol secondary
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/24/uts-waggner-secondary-asset/?sportscollege  

Da’Rick Rogers focused on improved route running
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/24/ut-darick-rogers-looking-better-routes/?sportscollege  

Vol spring practice reports
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/032311aab.html  

http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/mar/24/dooley-football-vols-spring-action/

(videos)
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1058482.html  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1058408.html  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1058379.html  

Q&A with tennis Vol Hunter Reese
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/032311aaa.html  

Jimmy Collins, once fingered for cheating by Bruce Pearl, speaks out
http://deadspin.com/#!5784437/bruce-pearls-first-con-and-the-world-that-created-a-monster  

Kevin Ware says as long as Vols hire good coach, he’s a Vol for Life
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110324/SPORTS0601/110323060/UT-signee-says-he-ll-stick-Vols?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports
  
What now for Pearl?
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/642765-bruce-pearl-where-does-the-ex-tennessee-coach-go-from-here  

A students view of Vol hoops problems
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/642280-bruce-pearl-the-status-of-rocky-top-from-a-current-student  

Mixed emotions on UT campus over Pearl’s firing
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/mar/23/emotions-mixed-pearls-departure/ 

Vol Stuff (3/23/11)

Lady Vols beat #1 Alabama for series split
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/032211aac.html  

Vols spring practice cranks up
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/032211aab.html  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1058110.html  

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/642233-tennessee-vols-football-its-spring-practice-time-in-knoxville  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1058142.html  

http://tennessee.rivals.com/photofeature.asp?sid=879&fid=36299  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1058100.html  

Dooley wants consistency from Vol running backs
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/23/dooley-says-backs-should-be-consistent/?sports  

Tyler Bray pushed to improve
http://tennessee.247sports.com/Article/Football-Vols-Tyler-Bray-pushed-to-improve-as-a-sophomore-19259  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1058161.html  

Marquette gave Lady Vols a dose of reality before Sweet 16 battles
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/3/22/2064907/tennessee-79-marquette-70-a-healthy-dose-of-reality  

Diamond Vols battle Lipscomb today in Nashville
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/0322preview.html  

The search begins, who will replace Pearl as Tennessee’s head coach
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/basketball/ncaa/03/22/tennessee.volunteers.bruce.pearl.ap/index.html 

Tennessee wants to move quickly on making a good hire for basketball program
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/23/ut-intends-fast-hire-great-job/?sportscollege  

Long list of possible candidates for Tennessee’s coaching vacancy
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/3/22/2065455/tennessee-basketball-coaching-candidates  

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/642496-bruce-pearl-out-at-tennessee-larry-brown-and-the-top-10-replacement-candidates 

NCAA blowout loss sealed Pearl’s fate…seriously?
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110323/COLUMNIST0202/103230340/David-Climer-NCAA-loss-cost-Bruce-Pearl-his-job?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports

SEC champ = BCS champ
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1058087.html   

Vol Stuff (3/22/11)

Closer than they wanted but Lady Vols back in the Sweet 16
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/032111aaa.html  

UT administration makes it official, Pearl & staff gone and search for new coach begins
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/3/21/2064791/tennessee-official-statement-on-bruce-pearl-firing-new-violations  

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/basketball/ncaa/03/21/bruce.pearl.fired.ap/index.html  

http://msn.foxsports.com/collegebasketball/story/goodman-bruce-pearl-out-as-Tennessee-head-coach-NCAA-college-basketball-032111  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/22/pearl-loses-luster-ousted-ut-coach/?sports  

UT draws the line with Pearl firing
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/mar/22/ut-sets-new-standard-pearl-firing/  

With latest news, Pearl gave UT no choice on changing direction with hoops program
http://tennessee.247sports.com/Article/Commentary-Now-UTs-decision-to-fire-Bruce-Pearl-makes-sense-19140  

With the termination of Pearl over, now comes the really hard part for Tennessee
http://eye-on-college-basketball.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/26283066/28022411  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/22/vols-donors-fans-regret-pearls-fall/?sports  

http://www.shoppernewsnow.com/columnTemplates/west.aspx  

The dynamics behind Bruce Pearl’s firing
http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/27829/the-dynamics-behind-bruce-pearls-firing  

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110322/COLUMNIST0202/103220317/David-Climer-Pearl-carried-too-much-baggage-stay-UT?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports  

The rise & fall of Bruce Pearl
http://tennessee.247sports.com/Article/Estes-The-rise-and-fall-of-Bruce-Pearl-at-Tennessee-19127  

Former Vol Bobby Maze fingers Aaron Craft as trigger in Pearl’s ouster
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1057804.html  

Bruce Pearl’s greatest hits
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/3/22/2065220/bruce-pearls-greatest-hits-why-we-love-him-anyway  

A goodbye to Vol fans from Vol hoops coach John Pancratz
http://tnfullcourtpress.wordpress.com/  

Who is on Tennessee’s radar for next hoops coach?
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1057808.html  

Is Shaka Smart the smart choice for Tennessee?
http://eye-on-college-basketball.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/26283066/28020016  

Vol hoops signee Kevin Ware ready to put Vols in rear view mirror after Pearl’s firing
http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-high-school-sports/2011/03/21/tennesssee-basketball-recruit-kevin-ware-requests-release-would-consider-uga-and-georgia-tech/?cxntfid=blogs_georgia_high_school_sports  

Jay Bilas speaks out on Pearl’s firing (video)
http://espn.go.com/blog/CollegeBasketballNation/post/_/id/27836/video-bilas-on-the-tennessee-situation  

Dick Vitale believes firing of Pearl was overdue
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/dickvitale/news/story?id=6244360  

The Big Orange hot seat is still hot for Hamilton
http://www.foxsportstennessee.com/msn/03/21/11/The-big-orange-hot-seat/landing.html?blockID=445639&feedID=3882  

Dooley says now is really year 1 of his era as Vol coach
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/mar/22/dooley-says-really-year-one/?sports  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/032111aaa.html  

Dooley talks up spring practice (video)
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1057732.html  

Dooley & Vols ready to make SEC noise in 2011?
http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1202796  

Tauren Poole & Malik Jackson talk up Vols spring practice (video)
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1057752.html  

SEC East spring football questions
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1057894.html  

Will the firing of Bruce Pearl now lead to the same outcome for Jim Tressel
http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/story/14841833/however-late-firing-pearl-the-right-move-by-tennessee