1. ESPN: How the Worldwide Leader in Sports Has Failed the Fans

    Why do we gravitate to sports? Six simple words and an enigmatic punctuation with an answer that is so heavily layered it could easily be mistaken for a New York City high-rise...

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  2. A Lack of Institutional Control: A Letter of Allegations to the NCAA

    What in the world is going on with America’s favorite sport? People in this country have fallen head over heels in love with football over the last few decades, and while baseball ...

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  3. Will Jake Peavy's Return Provide a Spark for the Struggling White Sox?

    It's been a rocky road for Jake Peavy since winning the NL Cy Young Award in 2007 with the San Diego Padres . The 29-year-old from Mobile, AL has pitched just 382.1 innings in the past three injury-plagued seasons...

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  4. Chicago White Sox: Why Matt Thornton Isn't the Answer at Closer

    This offseason when the White Sox let go of former All-Star closer Bobby Jenks, nobody was panicking on the South Side. After all, the Sox had two great young power arms at the back of the pen to go along with All-Star set-up man Matt Thornton...

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  5. Chicago White Sox Bats Salvage A Series Split In Kansas City

    The White Sox made a quick pit stop in Kansas City this week for a two game series with the Royals before returning home Thursday for their home opener with the Tampa Bay Rays ...

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  6. White Sox Bullpen Struggles in Series Finale Against Cleveland

    Baseball season is a long and strenuous one. Even the elite teams in baseball face their fair share of ups and downs over 162 games. It's important not to overreact at the first sign of trouble...

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  7. Tennessee Football: 5 Players Poised for a Breakout Spring

    It was Alexander Pope who said, "hope springs eternal." And while I'm sure that most Vol fans don't care much about the content of "An Essay on Man," phrases that mention HOPE and SPRING seem to be right up their alley...

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  8. NCAA Tournament: "Second" Round All-Tournament Team

    College basketball is a team oriented game, but oftentimes in the NCAA Tournament there are individual performances that capture the spotlight...

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  9. NCAA Tournament Results: Distracted Tennessee Implodes Against Michigan

    Distractions. More often than not in the sports world, it's a word that is bantered about on talk radio and television programs as a popular topic of discussion...

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  10. Roger Goodell and the 10 People I Would Hate To Be in Sports

    Sports is an embedded part of society. It's a part of the culture of being a human being, and it's something that we have fed off of long before there were million dollar contracts and billion dollar industries centered around it...

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  11. Chicago Blackhawks: Resurgent Top Line Makes Hawks Dangerous Once Again

    When the Chicago Blackhawks made their way to the United Center for their game against the Minnesota Wild on February 16th, they were staring down a long road to even make it back to the playoffs...

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  12. Tennessee Basketball: Inconsistent Vols Begin Final Descent into Postseason

    Return your seat back and tray-tables to their upright and locked position, because the University of Tennessee men's basketball team are on their final approach towards the NCAA tournament and things are bound to get turbulent...

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  13. Tennessee Football Recruiting: Dooley Looks To Address Specific Needs For 2012

    Year number two always seems to be one of the more critical seasons for college football coaches in the SEC...

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  14. Toomer's Corner Incident Highlights the Best and Worst of the SEC

    Never trust a man with three names. Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wilkes Booth and now Harvey Almorn Updyke, Jr...

    Ryan Wooden Written by Ryan Wooden about over 3 years ago 984 reads 15 comments

  15. Tennessee Volunteers Recruiting: Vols Look to Georgia for Top Talent in 2012

    No rest for the weary. Yes I know that it is technically misquoted. I have been lambasted by teachers and professors for it's misuse, but I think Derek Dooley would agree with me on the validity of the phrase...

    Ryan Wooden Written by Ryan Wooden about over 3 years ago 1,486 reads 3 comments

  16. Byron Moore Announcement: What JUCO Recruit Means for Tennessee Football

    Derek Dooley's first season in Knoxville was a trying one. The Vols had to scratch and claw just to muster up a 6-7 season that was capped off by a controversial loss in a second-tier ...

    Ryan Wooden Written by Ryan Wooden about over 3 years ago 1,355 reads 3 comments

  17. SEC Recruiting: A Quick Breakdown of Every Top 25 Class In The SEC

    Originally posted Jan. 26th at http://knoxvegasvols.com/articles/sec-recruiting-breaking-down-the-sec-s-class-of-2011 Any time a conference dominates the landscape of a collegiate ...

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  18. Tennessee Volunteers Football: 4-Star JUCO DB Izauea Lanier Commits to the Vols

    Late Monday night, Derek Dooley and the Tennessee coaching staff got some fantastic news in the form of a commitment from 4-star JUCO defensive back Izauea Lanier...

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  19. Tennessee Volunteers Football: Who Should Be The Defensive MVP?

    This season has been a trying one, in the middle of a slew of trying seasons, for the Tennessee Volunteers football program...

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  20. BCS Championship: Where Does Auburn-Oregon Rank Historically in BCS Title Games?

    The BCS has been a controversial system since it's induction beginning in the 1998 season. Many have criticized its use, and I think it's safe to say the vast majority of college football fans across the country would prefer a playoff system...

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  21. Tennessee Football: All-American OL Marcus Jackson Commits to Volunteers

    Ask any coach across the country what the single most important factor towards being a successful head coach, and they will likely tell you that it is recruiting...

    Ryan Wooden Written by Ryan Wooden about over 3 years ago 4,127 reads 32 comments

  22. Ohio State vs. Arkansas: 5 Things To Watch for in Tonight's Sugar Bowl

    For the last week, the dominant storyline surrounding tomorrow night's Allstate Sugar Bowl has been the suspensions of the six Ohio State Buckeyes players who were implicated in selling Ohio State memorabilia...

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  23. Tennessee Volunteers Football: Defensive Coordinator Justin Wilcox Staying Put

    New Year's is prime time for the millions of college football fans around the country. Bowl season is in full swing and the Internet message boards are abuzz with rumors of coaching changes and recruiting news...

    Ryan Wooden Written by Ryan Wooden about over 3 years ago 1,234 reads 3 comments

  24. Striking It Rich: John Wall, D-Rose and The 5 Greatest NBA Draft Lottery Draws

    The NBA Draft Lottery is always an interesting time of year and has been a very successful, yet controversial marketing ploy for the league...

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  25. The 25 Best Games Of 2010: Reflecting on the Year In Sports

    Christmas has passed and people from all over the world are beginning to turn their attention to the New Year. A New Year means a fresh start to those who haven't had the greatest of years or a chance to keep the good mojo rolling for those who have...

    Ryan Wooden Written by Ryan Wooden about over 3 years ago 552 reads 13 comments