1. Tennessee Basketball: 3 Improvements the Vols Must Make to Turn Season Around

    It’s in the books. It was nothing to write home about, but it was a conference win. The Vols finally looked like a major college basketball team by beating a team that looked nothing like a major college basketball team, Mississippi State...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about almost 2 years ago 2,472 reads 3 comments

  2. Tennessee Basketball: Grading the Vols Loss at Kentucky

    Josh Richardson’s missed foul shots with 42 seconds left against Kentucky embody Tennessee’s season: So much heart. So many missed opportunities...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about almost 2 years ago 1,269 reads 0 comments

  3. Tennessee Basketball: Players with Soaring Stock This Season for the Vols

    So this is supposed to be a “Stock Up, Stock Down” piece, but if you’ve watched Tennessee at all this season, you know the “stock down” list is lengthy and depressing...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about almost 2 years ago 2,048 reads 0 comments

  4. Tennessee Basketball: Bold Predictions for the Conference Season

    Tennessee basketball is at a major crossroads. With the news that Jeronne Maymon will redshirt this season, the look of this team is completely different than it was at the start of the season...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about almost 2 years ago 1,374 reads 0 comments

  5. Tennessee Basketball: Previewing the SEC Opener Against Ole Miss

    Don’t let the 11-2 record fool you. Ole Miss has benefited from an incredibly soft schedule. The only major conference school that the Rebels have played so far is Rutgers, ...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about almost 2 years ago 932 reads 0 comments

  6. Tennessee Basketball: Christmas Wish List for the Vols

    On December 13th , the Tennessee Volunteers got a Christmas miracle. After becoming the butt of jokes across college basketball (“Act your age, not your Tennessee basketball score...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 1,387 reads 1 comments

  7. Tennessee Volunteers: What Butch Jones Could Learn from Cuonzo Martin

    It’s easy for fans to get starry eyed when anything is possible. We have arguments like, “If Jordan and Wilt played one-on-one, who would get the most girls after?” or “Do you think Jon Gruden would leave his $4...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 3,378 reads 7 comments

  8. Tennessee Basketball: 4 Early-Season Adjustments Vol Starters Must Make

    Cuonzo Martin never claimed to be Mike D’Antoni. He never said his team would light up the score board, or that the games would really be all that fun to watch...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 912 reads 5 comments

  9. Tennessee Basketball: Ranking the 10 Most Influential Figures in Vols' History

    Tennessee is far from being a basketball juggernaut. There are no NCAA title banners, or Final Four banners, or really any banners at all...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 2,494 reads 1 comments

  10. Tennessee Basketball: No Need to Worry About Offensive Woes vs. Georgetown

    “Nobody wants to see 37-36; it’s an aesthetic embarrassment, and it’s not fair to the fans.” - Shane Ryan, Grantland .com Ouch...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 1,101 reads 3 comments

  11. Tennessee vs. Georgetown: Previewing the Key Matchups

    Have all those high-scoring games got you scouring YouTube for old Dikembe Mutombo highlights? Then clear your schedule Friday night. Cuonzo Martin and the Tennessee Volunteers will travel to D...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 1,571 reads 0 comments

  12. Tennessee Basketball: Why Tennessee Is Building Its Future Around Cuonzo Martin

    I’ll be the first to admit it. In March of 2011, I thought Cuonzo Martin’s name was “Quanzo,” I had no idea there such a thing as “Missouri State,” ...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 1,067 reads 4 comments

  13. Tennessee Basketball: How the Vols Match Up Against Oakland, Georgetown and UVA

    Three things we learned about the Tennessee Volunteers in Puerto Rico: 1. Oklahoma State is not a bad loss. 2. Josh Richardson and Quinton Chievous are surprisingly good defenders...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 758 reads 0 comments

  14. Tennessee Basketball: Should We Be Worried About Jeronne Maymon's Absence?

    By the time Jeronne Maymon returns to Tennessee’s lineup, he’ll be at legendary status. Rumors will spread across campus that Maymon is now 11 feet tall, drains full court shots, and will convince Jon Gruden to come to Knoxville...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 2,065 reads 3 comments

  15. Tennessee Basketball: Previewing Likely Matchups in Puerto Rico Tip-off

    The field awaiting Tennessee in the Puerto Rico Tipoff pales in comparison to the field it faced in the Maui Invitational a year ago, but there are some intriguing matchup possibilities ...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 795 reads 0 comments

  16. Tennessee Basketball: Five Issues Facing Tennessee This Season

    The Vols are an easy bandwagon team this season. Tennessee won eight of its last ten conference games last season, the team returns all but one contributing player, they play Memphis, ...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 1,424 reads 2 comments

  17. Tennessee Basketball: 4 Story Lines for the Vols to Begin the 2012-13 Season

    In Knoxville, basketball season couldn ’t get here fast enough. With another dismal football season coming to a close, the Sunsphere is all aglow (Knoxville joke) with ...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 1,509 reads 2 comments

  18. Coach Donovan Gives High Praise to Martin and Vols

    “They’re the best team right now in my opinion.” This strong statement came from Florida coach Billy Donovan at SEC Media Day, and he was talking about Tennessee...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 1,492 reads 1 comments

  19. College Basketball: How Much Are NCAA Sanctions Affecting Baylor and Tennessee?

    NCAA penalties are supposed to be just that. Penalties. Consequences for an institution’s lack of reverence for the sacred rules as written and enforced by college sports’ Big Brother...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 1,515 reads 4 comments

  20. Tennessee Basketball: Profile of Martin's Latest Memphis Area 5-Star Recruit

    Josh Pastner must really hate Cuonzo Martin. In less than two years, the Tennessee coach has snagged two 5-star recruits from Pastner ’s backyard (with a strong possibility for more)...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 334 reads 5 comments

  21. Why Is the NCAA Coming Down Harder on Football Than Basketball Programs?

    The 2012 season was supposed to be the swan song for Penn State football—the final hurrah before NCAA sanctions put the program into dormancy that some analysts believe could last a decade or longer...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about 2 years ago 797 reads 3 comments

  22. Tennessee Basketball: Vandy as Permanent Rival Helps with Losing Memphis Series

    With the curtain likely closing on one of Tennessee’s in-state basketball rivalries, another has intensified dramatically...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about over 2 years ago 1,367 reads 8 comments

  23. College Basketball: Has College Hoops Become Point Guard Driven Like the NBA?

    Jeremy Lin’s four year, $28.8 million deal has officially marked the Guilded Age of NBA point guards...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about over 2 years ago 2,466 reads 8 comments

  24. NBA Draft 2012: The Sacramento Kings Draft the Opposite of DeMarcus Cousins

    In just two seasons in the NBA , Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has completed the quadfecta of "players with character issues" by getting benched, suspended, punched by a teammate and kicked off a team plane...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about over 2 years ago 3,129 reads 12 comments

  25. Tennessee Basketball: Martin Takes a Page from Pearl to Fight for State Loyalty

    Cuonzo Martin is not going to paint his chest orange . Nor is Tennessee’s second-year coach going to sumo wrestle a student at Midnight Madness...

    Mark Alewine Written by Mark Alewine about over 2 years ago 1,484 reads 0 comments