1. Tennessee Volunteers' Basketball Schedule for the '08-'09 Season

    While we remind you that it's only 36 days until football time in Tennessee, it's also only 112 days until the defending SEC Champions take the floor again at Thompson-Boling Arena...

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  2. Tennessee Volunteers' 1998 National Championship: Part XII

    As we've followed the story of the '98 Vols, we've seen that Tennessee built off a foundation laid by Peyton Manning and company in the years leading up to that magical campaign...

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  3. Atlanta Braves Are Taking Things One Game at a Time

    It's a cliché: "We're just gonna take them one at a time." And when there are 162 of them over the course of the spring and summer, they can all blend together...

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  4. Tennessee Volunteers' 1998 National Championship: Part XI

    (Note: This piece is edited down from a much longer original feature on The 50 Best Vol Games at SouthEastern Sports Blog from December 19, 2006) We’ve followed the story of the ’98 ...

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  5. SEC Football: Top 10 Wide Receivers (1992-2007)

    We’ve previously looked at the Top 10 Rushing Offenses and the Top 10 Defenses in the modern era of SEC Football, since expansion and divisional alignment in 1992. Today we examine the best wide receiver threats over the past fifteen years...

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  6. Tennessee Volunteers' 1998 National Championship: Part IX

    Upset Saturday '98 The final hurdle to clear before making reservations in Tempe was a second straight trip to the SEC Championship Game. The Vols were 11-0 and ranked No...

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  7. SEC Football: Top-10 Defenses (1992-2007)

    As part of our look back to the 10th Anniversary of the ’98 Vols and their National Championship—a team that featured excellence in the backfield and on defense—earlier we ranked the Top-10 ...

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  8. Tennessee Volunteers' 1998 National Championship: Part VII

    (Note: Updated from an original piece on The 50 Best Vol Games 1989-2005 at SouthEastern Sports Blog, September 7, 2006) "Oh my goodness, he stumbled and fumbled!" On November 7, 1998, No...

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  9. Tennessee Volunteers' 1998 National Championship, Part VI

    Is it fact or myth that you need a great quarterback to win a championship? While the recent trend in the NFL would suggest otherwise—where 13 of the last 16 Super Bowls have been won by guys ...

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  10. SEC Unit Rankings: Comparing Athlon & Lindy's

    One of my favorite ways to kill time in the final weeks before football season is to dive into the multitude of preseason publications out there and see if I can learn something new or find that extra piece of information to help carry an argument...

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  11. A Championship Flair for the Dramatic

    I’m an avid fan of football, basketball and baseball. I’ve devoted time and energy to the fates of my favorite teams in years that have produced highly dramatic moments, often with the added adrenaline spike of championships on the line...

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  12. Tennessee Volunteers' 1998 National Championship: Part V

    Shutting the Door on the East Division The good vibes the Vols were feeling after beating Florida carried over for one game and one quarter...

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  13. SEC Football: Top 10 Rushing Offenses (1992-2007)

    (Note: This is also Part IV in a series celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the 1998 National Champion Tennessee Volunteers) Since the SEC went to its 12-team divisional format in ...

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  14. MLB: All-Star Picks at the Wire

    Here's my attempt to be objective in casting my ballot for the 2008 MLB All-Star Game. I always like to wait until the last minute to get all the information and numbers out there - voting ends Wednesday night, which you can do at mlb...

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  15. Tennessee Volunteers' 1998 National Championship: Part III

    (Updated from an original feature on The 50 Best Vol Games 1989-2005 from SouthEastern Sports Blog, December 14, 2006) "The kick is up, and the kick is...no-sir-ree. No-sir-ree. Final score: Tennessee 20...

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  16. Braves at the Halfway Mark: Dead or Alive?

    The Braves avoided a sweep today at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers, picking up a 4-2 win that moves them to 39-41 on the season. As they take Thursday off before heading up to Toronto for the weekend, their season hits its halfway mark...

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  17. Tennessee Volunteers' 1998 National Championship: Part II

    Almost over before it started... On September 5, 1998, playing a high noon season-opening kickoff on ESPN, the No. 10 Tennessee Volunteers traveled north to Syracuse, NY for a meeting with the No...

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  18. Tennessee Volunteers' 1998 National Championship: Part I

    The Prologue To understand what happened in Knoxville in 1998, you have to remember both what we'd gained and what we'd lost. The modern era of Tennessee Football, as I like to call it, started in 1989...

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  19. Celtics-Lakers: Banner 17

    "It's about to be lights out." - Paul PierceTonight, for the first time in my 26-year-old life, I thought to myself with great certainty, "I'll never see this again." You could feel it building...

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  20. Celtics-Lakers: A Dagger to the Heart of Los Angeles

    You get out of sports what you put into them. The more you invest your time, money and emotions into a team, the better your experience when they win, and the more it hurts when they lose...

    Will Shelton Written by Will Shelton about over 6 years ago 427 reads 5 comments

  21. Atlanta in Free Fall

    Four weeks ago, the Braves completed a four game sweep of the Mets as part of an 8-3 homestand that left them trailing only the Florida Marlins in the NL East...

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  22. 2008 Rocky Top Basketball League Draft

    Bad news: Ryan Childress has a dislocated kneecap and is out 12 weeks.Fun news: The second edition of the Rocky Top Basketball League, featuring Tennessee Basketball players past present and ...

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