Russell hosts The Drive weekdays from 3-6pm on Fox Sports Knoxville.

In Memory of John Ward

1994: I’m a freshman in high school. I’m coming back from a rafting trip with my church youth group and Tennessee is playing Mississippi State in Starkville. We listen in a van on our way back to Knoxville. On the radio. Now some might think this is a lousy way to take in a college…

When Vol Basketball Ruled The World

Friday Marks 10 Year Anniversary of Tennessee’s Historic Win Over #1 Memphis Where were you on the night of February 23, 2008? Ten years ago this week, Tennessee ascended to the top of the college basketball universe by winning at top-ranked Memphis. When the new polls came out the next day, the Vols were ranked…

Get On The Bus: The Casual Pint Northshore

It’s the Grand Prize drawing! Thursday at The Casual Pint Northshore. In addition to winning two seats on the bus to Atlanta for the Vols and Georgia Tech, Thursday’s winner will receive a pair of tickets to the game! Come out and register to win starting at 10AM. The Casual Pint Northshore is located “in…

Get On The Bus: The Phone Exchange

The next stop on the “Get On The Bus” tour is The Phone Exchange on Bearden Hill in Knoxville. In addition to 2 seats on the bus, The Phone Exchange is throwing in a pair of tickets to the game. So you’ll be set with transportation and tickets! Come by Thursday August 3 between 10AM-6PM…

John Currie Joins The Drive

  New UT AD John Currie joined us on The Drive today. Take a listen to the entire interview below. Among the highlights: -there doesn’t appear to be any plans to amend Butch Jones’s contract before the 2017 season kicks off. -Currie believes “there’s not another coach in the country who works as hard or…

Butch Jones Derangement Syndrome

It’s time we address a problem that is currently plaguing Vol Nation. Hosting a daily radio show in Knoxville, I’ve noticed it emerging slowly over the course of the last several months. I call it Butch Jones Derangement Syndrome. You likely know a sufferer. Perhaps you yourself are afflicted. Symptoms of Butch Jones Derangement Syndrome…

Catastrophe in Columbia

“Hello darkness my old friend…” It’s been a rough 48 hours in Big Orange Country. Saturday night at 7pm in Columbia seems like ages ago. It was a different simpler time. Full of hope and optimism. Then the game kicked off. Fast forward two days and all hell has broken loose. You knew it was…