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  • Get ready for March Madness

    The madness is under way, March Madness, that is.

    March 13, 2014

  • ROCKY TOP BEAT: It was a great weekend for the Vols, Lady Vols

    What a great weekend for the Vols and Lady Vols.

    March 10, 2014

  • ROCKY TOP BEAT: Big Orange fans fixated toward spring practice

    The Big Orange Nation will be fixated on the start of spring practice today.

    March 6, 2014

  • 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.

    February 27, 2014

  • 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.

    February 13, 2014

  • 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. 

    February 6, 2014

  • Rocky Top Beat: UT needs a "State of Athletics" address

    This week we had the annual right of passage from the political world with the “State of the Union” address. It would be great if, every year, the head of the University of Tennessee athletics would address UT fans on his vision for the future. Sadly, that will not happen with David Hart. It is just not his style.

    January 30, 2014

  • ROCKY TOP BEAT: UT basketball teams not living up to expectations

    The optimism surrounding UT athletics at the start of 2014 has been tempered a bit with both basketball teams failing to live up to expectations so far this month. With both teams having rosters with high caliber athletes, the results on the court have been inconsistent and disappointing for a fan base that was primed for better. 

    January 23, 2014

  • Rocky Top Beat: Last week was a hard one for UT hoop fans

    Last weekend was a hard one for Volunteer basketball fans. The Vols once again showed the inconsistencies that have kept them out of the NCAA Tournament since Coach Cuonzo Martin arrived on Rocky Top. Coming off a road victory at LSU, they failed to close out a game at home and lost in the waning seconds to Texas A&M this past Saturday at home.

    January 16, 2014

  • ROCKY TOP BEAT: 2014 promises to be a better year for UT sports

    Welcome to 2014, a year that holds the promise of a better sports year for the Volunteers. This week, 14 members of the highly touted incoming football recruiting class arrived at UT to enroll for the spring semester. The early enrollment will certainly give this part of the 2014 class a jump start on their fellow members that will arrive in the fall. Look for many of the early enrollees to contribute on the field in the fall after benefiting from spring practice. 

    January 9, 2014

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