Monthly Archives: January 2012

Vol Stuff (1/21/12)

Vols tip it up with defending champ UConn today at 4pm – CBS TV
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/012012aaa.html  

http://www.courant.com/sports/uconn-men/hc-uconn-tenn-advance-0121-20120120,0,6438519.story  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/21/vols-hosting-defending-champs/?sports  

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

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120121/SPORTS0601/301210023/UConn-UT-s-next-top-25-hurdle?odyssey=tab|topnews|img|Sports  

Dooley adds new defensive line coach
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/012012aac.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/21/palermo-hired-for-vols-defensive-line/?sportscollege  

Vols football recruiting update
http://www.tonybasilio.com/next_level_news_center.php?page=x_recruiting  

Projecting the Vols football future; running back Davante Bourque & wide receiver Jason Croom
 Bourque
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/20/2722442/projecting-the-future-davante-bourque  
 Croom
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/21/2722524/projecting-the-future-jason-croom  

A salute to Lady Vols athletics
http://www.utladyvols.com/view.gal?id=110732  

5 former Vols battle for NFL Super Bowl ring
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/012012aab.html  

SC wants to change the way divisional football titles are decided
http://eye-on-college-football.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/24156338/34477690  

A record 65 declare early for the NFL draft
http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2012/story/_/id/7480253/2012-nfl-draft-record-65-players-declare-early-enter-draft  

Scholarship guarantees and early signing would curb oversigning
http://blogs.ajc.com/jeff-schultz-blog/2012/01/20/scholarship-guarantees-early-signing-would-curb-oversigning/?cxntfid=blogs_jeff_schultz_blog  

 

Vol Stuff (1/20/12)

Vols-UConn previews
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/20/2720110/tennessee-vs-uconn-preview  

http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2012/jan/20/ut-uconn-basketball-preview/  

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/gametracker/preview/NCAAB_20120121_CT@TN/uconntennessee-preview  

Jarnell Stokes acclimating quickly to college game
http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2012-01-19/tennessees-jarnell-stokes-acclimates-quickly-to-college-game  

Hoops Vols can improve quickly by reducing turnovers
http://www.nooga.com/153187/vols-can-move-forward-by-cutting-down-on-turnovers/  

Tennis Vols open up season today against Memphis
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/011912aab.html  

Lady Vols open tennis season this weekend
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/011912aaa.html  

Projecting the Vols football future; linebacker Justin King & kicker George Bullock
 King
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/19/2719222/projecting-the-future-justin-king     
 Bullock
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/19/2718740/projecting-the-future-george-bullock  

Has Tennessee really lost contact in recruiting the Berry brothers?
http://www.maxpreps.com/news/fgdK8UKyEeGkPgAmVebEWg/tennessee-not-recruiting-eric-berrys-brothers.htm  

Lady Vols hold off LSU
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2012/jan/20/lady-vols-spoil-caldwells-return/  

http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/011912aaa.html  

Just how good of a job is Dooley doing with recruiting?
http://blazerchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/01/truth-about-derek-dooleys-recruiting.html#!/2012/01/truth-about-derek-dooleys-recruiting.html    

Vol recruiting highlights over the past 30 years
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1019170-tennessee-football-recruiting-the-10-greatest-recruiting-classes-since-1980  

Former Vol B.J. Coleman projected as late round NFL draft pick
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/20/kiper-coleman-fifth-sixth-round-pick/?sports  

A look back at the 08 SEC signing class
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/37521/looking-back-at-the-2008-signing-class  

When fanaticism goes to far
http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2012-01-19/alabama-fan-brian-downing-in-trouble-lsu-fan-indecent  

Vol Stuff (1/19/12)

Lady Vols tip it up with LSU tonight at 7pmET – CSS TV
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/011812aac.html  

Vols freeze at the stripe & arc, let a game slip away in Athens
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/18/2717732/georgia-57-tennessee-53-ot-defense-only-does-so-much  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1150028.html  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/011812aaa.html  

http://www.ajc.com/sports/uga/georgia-gets-first-sec-1307551.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/19/ugly-dogs-day-tennessee-loses-in-overtime-at/?sportscollege  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/19/vols-let-one-slip-away-in-athens/?sportscollege   

Other than Jarnell Stokes, what reasons do Vol fans have to be optimistic about Vol hoops?
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1029412-tennessee-basketball-3-reasons-besides-jarnell-stokes-to-feel-optimistic  

Vol hoopsters struggle to win the close games
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1149611.html  

Update on the 3 ex-Vol football commitments from Georgia
http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/01/18/update-on-the-3-ex-tennessee-football-commits-from-georgia/?cxntfid=blogs_recruiting  

A rundown of the Vols 2012 football schedule
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1028603-tennessee-football-a-complete-look-at-the-2012-volunteers-schedule  

Tauren Poole set to play in East-West Shrine Bowl
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/011012aaa.html  

Vols get down to baseball with leadoff banquet
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/011912aac.html  

Former Vol R.A.Dickey inducted into Tennessee Hall of Fame
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/011812aaa.html  

Vol Stuff (1/18/12)

Vols tip it up tonight at UGA – 8pmET/SEC TV
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/011712aag.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/18/vols-try-tonight-for-first-road-victory/?sportscollege  

New look Vols battle struggling UGA
http://www.ajc.com/sports/uga/new-look-tennessee-faces-1306201.html  

Vol hoopsters discovery of defense to late for this season?
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/17/2713124/is-tennessees-improvement-too-late-for-this-season  

Martin not happy about the number of fans wearing blue at home game with Kentucky
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2012/01/vols-martin-complains-about-kentucky-fans-at-home-game/1  

A Lady Vols slide show
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/011712aab.html  

Jay Graham a product of what he’s selling for Vols
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2012/jan/18/graham-product-what-im-selling-backs-coach/  

Projecting the Vols football future; defensive back Daniel Gray
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/17/2714509/projecting-the-future-daniel-gray  

5 things currently missing from the Vols 2012 recruiting class
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1027820-tennessee-football-recruiting-5-things-missing-from-the-vols-2012-class  

SEC hoops power poll
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/17/2714206/sec-basketball-power-poll-january-17  

Coaching changes in the SEC
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/37384/coaching-changes-in-the-sec  

Nick Saban canvasing Atlanta for junior prospects
http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/01/18/nick-saban-gets-headstart-at-recruiting-top-juniors-at-atlanta-high-schools-and-a-gym/?cxntfid=blogs_recruiting  

 

Vol Stuff (1/17/12)

Cuonzo Martin getting the attention of his SEC peers
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20120117/SPORTS02/201170328/Around-SEC-Vols-Martin-praised-by-peers  

Vols now playing at a NCAA tourney level team
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/17/cuonzo-martin-can-see-vols-in-ncaa-play/?sportscollege  

Will Sal Sunseri lead Vols defense back to glory days?
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1025645-tennessee-football-why-sal-sunseri-will-bring-defense-back-to-glory-days  

Projecting the Vols football future; Drae Bowles
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/16/2712215/projecting-the-future-drae-bowles  

Lady Vol Massengale named SEC co-freshman of the week
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/011612aaa.html  

2 weeks into the new year, it’s the same ole story for Lady Vols
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/17/2711548/two-weeks-in-its-the-same-story-for-lady-vols  

Lady Vol Stricklen day-to-day with knee sprain
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1149300.html  

SEC way to early pre-season rankings
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1149403.html  

LSU reloads for 2012
http://bruce-feldman.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/31626208/34356342  

NFLPA all-star game QB’s looking to make a NFL roster
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1149346.html  

Vol Stuff (1/16/12)

Dooley deals with dilemma
http://www.shoppernewsnow.com/columnTemplates/west.aspx  

Projecting the Vols football future; Quenshaun Watson and Latroy Lewis
  Watson
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/15/2709342/projecting-the-future-quenshaun-watson   
  Lewis
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/15/2709283/projecting-the-future-latroy-lewis  

Defensive lineman commitment may be Vols future nose tackle
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1025807-tennessee-football-recruiting-meet-daniel-mccullers-the-vols-flagship-recruit  

Vols & Bama wind up swapping coaches, Thompson heads back to Tuscaloosa
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/16/more-ut-coaches-leaving-lance-thompson-is-latest/?sportscollege  

Did Dooley hit a home run with Sunseri hire?
http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/dooley-tennessee-hits-home-run-sal-sunseri  

Lady Vols romp over Vandy
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120116/SPORTS0602/301160014/Lady-Vols-turn-after-half-vs-Vandy?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports  

http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/011512aaa.html  

Rocky Top weekend rewind
http://www.utsports.com/genrel/011512aac.html  

Vols in the NFL update
http://www.utsports.com/blog/2012/01/vols-in-the-nfl-playoffs-update-115.html  

Saban tells Georgia running back he’ll have to wait a year to sign with Bama
http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/01/15/nick-saban-tells-star-atlanta-rb-to-wait-until-next-year-to-sign-with-alabama/?cxntfid=blogs_recruiting  

SEC 3 & out
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1148914.html  

Conference USA and Mountain West may form new league
http://dennis-dodd.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6270202/34396819  

Vol Stuff (1/15/12)

Lady Vols tip it up with Vandy today at 2pm – SEC TV
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/011412aab.html  

Up close with Lady Vol frosh Ariel Massengale
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/011212aaa.html  

Vols battle hard but lose a close one to the #2 ranked Cats
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/14/2707505/kentucky-65-tennessee-62-the-right-direction  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1148596.html  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/011412aaa.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/15/vols-nearly-clip-cats/?sports  

Jarnell Stokes is the real deal
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/14/2707505/kentucky-65-tennessee-62-the-right-direction  

http://www.nooga.com/153131/holy-stokes-vols-frosh-delivers-stirring-debut/  

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120115/COLUMNIST0202/301150051/David-Climer-UT-sees-bright-future-close-loss-UK?odyssey=nav|head  

Stokes learning quickly for Vols
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/011412aaa.html  

Stokes upgrades Vols to a tourney threat
http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2012-01-14/what-we-learned-stokes-is-a-difference-maker  

Calipari misses out on a big prospect with Stokes
http://www.kentucky.com/2012/01/15/2028905/kentucky-tennessee-notes-vols.html  

Calipari impressed with Vols
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/15/calipari-impressed-with-vols/?sportsColumns  

Vols pick up 4 star running back commitment
http://rivals.yahoo.com/tennessee/football/recruiting/player-Davante-Bourque-92149;_ylt=Ag0FNXaG2y7u5Su3SM4I.MOlt5B4  

http://tennessee.scout.com/a.z?s=7&p=8&c=1&nid=4969319  

Jay Graham couldn’t resist returning to Tennessee
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/15/graham-unable-to-resist-return-to-ut/?sportscollege  

Photo gallery of Vols defensive lineman commitment Daniel McCullers
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1148662.html  

Vols in the NFL playoffs
http://www.utsports.com/blog/2012/01/vols-in-the-nfl-playoffs-update-115.html  

SEC football recruiting run down
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/15/sec-football-recruiting-rankings/?sportscollege  

NCAA nixes scholarship cuts, supports athlete allowances
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/16873382/ncaa-board-nixes-scholarship-cuts-delays-decision-on-allowance-proposal  

 

Vol Stuff (1/14/12)

Tennessee-Kentucky tip it up today at noon ET – ESPN TV
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/011312aac.html  

Vols-Cats preview
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2012/jan/13/ut-vs-uk-basketball-preview/  

Cuonzo Martin injects toughness into Vols
http://www.kentucky.com/2012/01/14/2027755/tennessee-coach-martin-injects.html  

Tennessee-Kentucky by the numbers
http://www.coachcal.com/10195/2012/01/94-feet-kentucky-tennessee-by-the-numbers/  

From the Kentucky press box – Vols improving
http://www.ukathletics.com/blog/2012/01/from-the-pressbox-1.html  

Vols raid national champion for new Defensive Coordinator
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/13/2704638/tennessee-volunteers-nab-alabama-assistant-sal-sunseri-for-new  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/14/vols-hire-sunseri/?sports  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/011312aaa.html  

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7458507/alabama-crimson-tide-sal-sunseri-leaving-job-tennessee-volunteers  

Sunseri hire a win for Vols
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/14/sunseri-hire-a-win-for-ut/?sportsColumns  

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1023650-tennessee-volunteers-football-why-hiring-sunseri-was-the-right-move  

Video of Dooley’s Friday press conference
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/011312aac.html  

Derek Dooley running Vols football program his way
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2012/jan/12/dooley-running-program-his-way/  

Projecting the Vols football future; running back Alden Hill
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/13/2705235/projecting-the-future-alden-hill  

Vols pick up big defensive line commitment
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/13/2705081/tennessee-volunteers-add-defensive-line-centerpiece-in-daniel  

51 SEC seniors to play in college all star games
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/37319/51-sec-seniors-to-play-in-all-star-games  

Early 2012 SEC outlook
http://www.foxsportssouth.com/01/12/12/Never-too-early-2012-SEC-football-outloo/landing_sec.html?blockID=644962&feedID=3703  

LSU-Bama rematch will trigger a college football playoff
http://joeposnanski.si.com/2012/01/13/a-playoff-is-coming/?sct=cf_wr_a1  

 

Friday Vol Stuff (1/13/12)

Lady Vols fall short at Kentucky
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/011212aaa.html  

Vols can’t close the deal at the end for a SEC road W in Starkville
http://www.nooga.com/153104/golden-turnover-costly-as-vols-lose-to-bulldogs/  

http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/12/2703720/vols-hang-tough-fall-62-58-in-starkville  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/011212aaa.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/12/vols-road-tough-loss-starkville/?sportscollege  

Vols close Thursday deal on a new OL coach, will Friday be the day for a new DC?
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/12/2703374/sam-pittman-joins-vols-as-offensive-line-coach  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/011212aaa.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/13/vols-get-pittman-for-line/?sportscollege  

http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/37256/vols-hire-pittman-to-coach-offensive-line  

What’s taking so long for Vols to find a new Defensive Coordinator?
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1019211-tennessee-vols-defensive-coordinator-search-whats-taking-so-long  

It will definitely be a new look football staff for Vols in 2012
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1022454-tennessee-football-derek-dooleys-2012-staff-could-be-almost-entirely-new  

Projecting the Vols football future; defensive back Tino Thomas
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/12/2701350/projecting-the-future-tino-thomas  

The mad hatter back under the media and LSU fan scrutiny
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/16844913/mad-hatter-loses-his-mind-vs-bama-and-much-of-tigers-nation-with-it  

NCAA president supports a 4 team playoff
http://www.ajc.com/sports/ncaa-president-supports-4-1301183.html  

Vol Stuff (1/12/12)

Lady Vols tip it up with Kentucky tonight at 7pmET – FSN TV
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/011112aaa.html  

Vols tip it up with Mississippi State tonight at 9pmET – ESPN2 TV
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/011012aac.html  

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/12/vols-look-to-end-road-woes-no-20-msu-set-to-host/  

Vols-MSU preview
http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/gametracker/preview/NCAAB_20120112_TN@MSST/tennesseemississippi-st-preview  

A rundown of Vols early enrollees
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/011112aak.html  

Navy’s Buddy Green expected to interview for Vols DC vacancy
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/navy-defensive-coordinator-buddy-green-scheduled-to-interview-with-tennessee/2012/01/11/gIQAFAtJrP_story.html  

Uncertainty troubling for Vol fans
http://timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/12/uncertainty-troubling-for-vols-nation/?sportsColumns  

Projecting the Vols football future; safety Cody Blanc
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/11/2701276/projecting-the-future-cody-blanc  

Vols pick up 2013 commitment from Florida defensive back
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/1/11/2699892/tennessee-volunteers-receives-2013-football-commitment-from-florida  

Ex-Vol assistant hoops coach Forbes has top ranked juco team
http://college-basketball-blog.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/26283066/34325418  

SEC lessons learned – bowl edition
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/37116/what-we-learned-in-the-sec-bowls-2  

Will SEC make it 7 titles in a row
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/andy_staples/01/11/way-too-early-2012-top-25/index.html?sct=cf_t11_a1  

UGA tight end announces for NFL
http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2012/story/_/id/7450987/georgia-bulldogs-orson-charles-enter-2012-nfl-draft  

Tebow’s amazing playoff stats
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/tebow-time-three-3-16-references-boffo-tv-172145772.html  

A college playoff may be at hand
http://blogs.ajc.com/mark-bradley-blog/2012/01/11/dare-we-dream-a-college-football-playoff-might-be-at-hand/?cxntfid=blogs_mark_bradley_blog