1. Tennessee Volunteers No. 1 in Men's College Basketball Strength of Schedule

    Don't look now, but the Tennessee Volunteers have played the toughest schedule in men's college basketball this season. Yes, that's right, they're No. 1 nationally in Strength of Schedule and are now No...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 2,335 reads 7 comments

  2. Ghost Of Legendary Coach Ray Mears Looms Large in Vols' Victory Over Vandy

    The Big Orange Blazer has never looked so good to the Tennessee Volunteers. As Dick Vitale reminded a national audience on ESPN Saturday, legendary head basketball coach Ray Mears ...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 606 reads 0 comments

  3. Bruce Pearl May Be Untouchable by NCAA As Long As Tennessee Wants Him

    The saga of Tennessee Head Basketball Coach Bruce Pearl's NCAA violations is a story in which the final chapter has yet to be written...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 1,907 reads 5 comments

  4. Maryland Offensive Coordinator James Franklin To Take Vanderbilt Commodore Helm

    Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin , who had previously been the "Coach-in-Waiting" for the Terrapins, is leaving College Park to take the helm of the Vanderbilt Commodores football program in Nashville...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 1,171 reads 4 comments

  5. Georgia's Mark Richt on the Hottest Seat in the SEC in 2011?

    Mark Bradley is a well-respected journalist. He was the top writer at the Lexington Herald-Leader for many years, which is why the Atlanta Journal-Constitution hired him...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 3,621 reads 20 comments

  6. Gus Malzahn Turns Down $15 Million Offer To Coach at Vanderbilt

    Wasn't Gus Malzahn a high school coach five years ago? Wasn't he essentially fired at Arkansas after a one and done year there in 2006, after which he spent two seasons in exile ...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 1,783 reads 30 comments

  7. Vikings vs. Giants Game In Detroit Shortchanges Minnesota Fans and Economy

    The NFL , as we all know, is a big business. It's all about money for the owners, coaches, players and everyone else associated with the game. The decision that was made to move the Vikings - Giants game from the Hubert H...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 1,443 reads 1 comments

  8. From "Coach-In-Waiting" At Texas To Head Coach At Florida: Muschamp a Gator

    Perhaps it was a foregone conclusion that Will Muschamp would come back to the Southeast. The North Georgia native, born in the shadow of Lookout Mountain, near the Tennessee and ...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 415 reads 2 comments

  9. Tennessee Paints Pittsburgh Orange With Overwhelming Upset Victory

    The Tennessee Volunteers scored one of their biggest men's basketball victories in school history today with a huge upset victory at Pittsburgh, beating the Panthers thoroughly to secure UT head coach Bruce Pearl's 450th all-time win...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 636 reads 4 comments

  10. ESPN's Jay Bilas Calls Mike Slive's Suspension of Vol Coach Bruce Pearl "Stupid"

    ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas, one of the game's top commentators, today called Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive's suspension of Tennessee Head Basketball Coach Bruce Pearl "stupid...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 1,561 reads 3 comments

  11. Tennessee Vols: Guess Who's No. 2 in the Men's College Basketball RPI

    You may not have noticed it, but the Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball team is on the cusp of being in the nation's Top 10—they moved up to No. 11 this week. However, and much more importantly, the Vols are now No...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 1,069 reads 3 comments

  12. Vols to Face Carolina in Nashville's Music City Bowl Thursday, Dec. 30

    After flirting with the opportunity to go to Florida on New Year's Day, it appears Tennessee's football team will be staying in-state after all with a trip from Knoxville to Nashville ...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 999 reads 1 comments

  13. Tennessee Football Headed to Jacksonville for the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day?

    Could winning its last four games in a row be enough to propel Tennessee and its head coach, Derek Dooley, into contention for the Gator Bowl? A tweet sent out by UT athletics director Mike Hamilton tonight makes it clear that's entirely possible...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 1,266 reads 4 comments

  14. Cam Newton Puts Together a Heisman-Clinching Performance

    There's never been a player like him in college football. Peyton Manning might be the best passing quarterback in modern history. Tim Tebow might be the best running quarterback to come along in this era...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 548 reads 3 comments

  15. SEC Basketball Teams That Will Play in the NCAA Tournament

    Which Southeastern Conference basketball teams will rise to the top nationally and play in the NCAA Tournament this season? It appears that the SEC East is loaded with talent in 2010-2011...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 396 reads 4 comments

  16. Roy Williams Gives John Calipari The Blues: Carolina Outfoxes Kentucky

    In college basketball or any other sport, the final five-minute stretch is always a chess game. That's when coaching matters...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 1,873 reads 36 comments

  17. Bruce Pearl's Tennessee Volunteers May Have Most Potential of Any in History

    Bruce Pearl has his Tennessee Volunteers basketball team playing well these days. No doubt they are loaded with potential, perhaps more than any team ever in Big Orange Country...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 637 reads 1 comments

  18. Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball May Be a Year Away From Another National Champion

    Tennessee Women's Basketball head coach Pat Summitt is desperately seeking leadership on the 2010-2011 edition of her Lady Volunteers. However, it appears to be in short supply on this year's team...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 813 reads 2 comments

  19. What Is Tennessee Football's Place in the Ultra-Competitive SEC Right Now?

    The upcoming bowl game that the Tennessee Volunteers have earned is a must win for head coach Derek Dooley as he tries to rebuild the UT football program. This is true for several reasons, including team confidence, momentum and recruiting...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about over 3 years ago 1,295 reads 16 comments

  20. Bruce Pearl's Transgressions Pale in Comparison To John Calipari's Violations

    Much has been made of the transgressions that Bruce Pearl committed when he and his staff at Tennessee went over the NCAA limit on phone calls to recruits, had committed recruits over to his house for dinner, and then lied about it to investigators...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about almost 4 years ago 1,027 reads 8 comments

  21. Derek Dooley Has Tennessee Volunteers Bowling Again for the 49th Time in History

    Derek Dooley took over the Tennessee Volunteers football team with barely a couple of weeks left to recruit in early 2010...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about almost 4 years ago 1,825 reads 9 comments

  22. Bobby Lowder May Be the Next Logan Young: Auburn's Trustee Being Probed by Feds

    Love him or hate him, Bobby Lowder, for better or worse, wields more power than virtually any other major college trustee in America. For decades, he has basically run Auburn University the way he wanted...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about almost 4 years ago 4,792 reads 21 comments

  23. Bruce Pearl Outcoaches Jay Wright in Madison Square Garden for NIT Tipoff Title

    Embattled Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball head coach Bruce Pearl showed his mettle Thanksgiving weekend, outcoaching Jay Wright and his seventh-ranked Villanova Wildcats ...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about almost 4 years ago 465 reads 2 comments

  24. Cam Newton Still Deserves The Heisman Trophy As College Football's Best Player

    With all of the controversy swirling around Cam Newton, you might think that it would have affected his play on the field...

    Mark Hancock Written by Mark Hancock about almost 4 years ago 380 reads 2 comments