Depth Gives Vols Hoops Enough to Win No Matter What

Rick Barnes feels his team could’ve made the NCAA Tournament last season, if not for late-season injuries. Leading scorer Robert Hubbs III battled a knee injury in conference play. He still earned the more minutes than any other player, but his field goal percentage dropped nine points in the final month. The season before, Kevin…

Vols Basketball: Toughness the Missing Element

It’s not lost on Rick Barnes that his roster is guard-heavy. Only three players stand taller than six foot eight inches. Last season’s best rebounder, Grant Williams, finished 14th in the SEC. Nearly every other school had a player averaging more rebounds per game. The team’s second best rebounder disappeared with Robert Hubbs III. Again…

FINAL: Lofton 10, Talk Sports 8

Well it wasn’t that bad. Jon and I challenged the SEC’s best three-point shooter of all time, Chris Lofton, to a shoot out. Two-on-one, sixty seconds for glory. Jon went in cold but started hot. We thought we had it won. Most people say they hate hearing themselves on recording because they don’t like the way they sound.…

Tennessee Extends Contract With Nike

Tennessee just recently released that they have extended their contract with Nike for an additional three years, with an incentive of new bringing in new apparel each year. After the extension, the contract now runs through the 2025-2026 season instead of 2022. Apparently, then AD Dave Hart signed the amendment back in October. When Hart…

Chris Darrington joins Vols basketball

Rick Barnes added a fourth and final piece to the 2017-2018 basketball roster. Chris Darrington committed to Tennessee early Thursday afternoon. Darrington (Vincennes, IN) is a 6-1, 175-pound combo guard and is projected to play at the one and two positions. According to 247 Sports, he is a 3-star prospect and is ranked the No. 6 JUCO…

Does Barnes still have it?

It’s been a big day on the recruiting trail for Tennessee basketball. The Vols signed two four-star forwards which has been a position of need for several years. Along with 6-foot-10 center Zach Kent, Tennessee added Derrick Walker and Yves Pons. Here are some quick notes on the two:   Derrick Walker (Kansas City, MO)…

Tennessee-Auburn isn’t about Bruce Pearl

The shadow of Bruce Pearl isn’t hanging over tonight’s game. Tonight, Rick Barnes and the basketball Vols, winners of three straight and surging onto the NCAA tournament bubble, head to Auburn Arena to take on Bruce Pearl and his Auburn Tigers, currently 14-7 this season. Bruce and the Tigers bounced back nicely from a complete…