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ROCKY TOP BEAT: Lady Vols, Vols' seasons concluded abruptly
The basketball season ended rather abruptly last weekend for both the Lady Vols and the Vols; however, the way these two teams ended their seasons will leave entirely different lasting memories.
Rocky Top Beat: Basketball has taken Big Orange Country by storm
Basketball has taken Big Orange Country by storm. The Lady Vols are a fixture in the Sweet 16, but the Vols returning after a few years' hiatus was a pleasant surprise. There are plenty of accolades to be spread around Rocky Top, but basically it starts with the guards and ends with Jarnell Stokes and Jeronne Maymon dominating the paint.
Oh Good Greif: How sweet it is for Big Orange fans
"March Madness" enters the "Sweet 16" this weekend with both the women's and men's tournaments getting under way. It is especially sweet for Tennessee fans, as both the Lady Vols and Vols will be playing.
ROCKY TOP BEAT: UT, Auburn hoop game moves to new level with Pearl becoming Tiger coach
The basketball version of the Barnum and Bailey Circus, complete with ringmaster Bruce Pearl, has pitched its tent on "the plains" of Alabama. The future match ups involving Tennessee and Auburn just went to a new level for the foreseeable future.
Get ready for March Madness
The madness is under way, March Madness, that is.
ROCKY TOP BEAT: It was a great weekend for the Vols, Lady Vols
What a great weekend for the Vols and Lady Vols.
ROCKY TOP BEAT: Big Orange fans fixated toward spring practice
The Big Orange Nation will be fixated on the start of spring practice today.
Rocky Top Beat: Vols return to familiar territory
The Vols are once again in familiar territory, only this time they have no margin for error. The win Wednesday at Mississippi State was the first over two struggling SEC teams left on the schedule. The victory will do nothing to improve their RPI or chances for an NCAA Tournament bid; however, a loss would most likely have sent them the NIT route again.
Rocky Top Beat: This week at UT resembled past winters
This week saw things at UT start to resemble some of the winters from years past. After the Vols had started to show signs of another late-season run, they came up short against a talented Florida squad. Now, they find themselves in an all too familiar position of having little room for error as they close out the regular season but with a NCAA Tournament bid still in reach.
ROCKY TOP BEAT: Tennessee signs one of the top five recruiting classes in the nation
National Signing Day for 2014 is in the books and Vol fans should feel pretty good about the future with the caliber of this class. Part of that class has already enrolled early and will be on display this spring when the Vols head to the practice field. There is a long road ahead for these freshmen before they ever get grass stains on their game day uniforms.
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