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Hokie-Smokey Classic a Pivotal Moment in Vols’ Baseball Season

The Tennessee Volunteers baseball season has been a study of contrasts. They got off to a program-best 12-0 start and overall won 17 of their first 19 games. The Volunteers once ranked as high as #14 in the college baseball top 25 poll. Unfortunately, Tennessee has been unable to sustain their early success and for…
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#2 Michigan vs #11 Tenneessee: A Sweet 16 Preview

The Tennessee Volunteers have gone from the NCAA Tournament's First Four all the way to the Sweet 16. Their impressive run has not only secured coach Cuonzo Martin's job, it has also energized Rocky Top's fan base. The Vols first dominated Iowa 78-65 in overtime. They followed that up with routs of UMASS and Mercer…
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Martin on Shaky Ground As 3rd Season Draws to a Close

The Tennessee Volunteers have just one more regular-season game until the all-important SEC tournament. Their record stands at 19-11, with a 10-7 conference record. Once again, the Volunteers are one of the teams on the outskirts of the NCAA Tournament field. This reality has been an all-too-common theme during coach Cuonzo Martin's time on Rocky…
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2013 Tennessee Titans Defensive Report Card

After a promising 3-1 start, the Tennessee Titans' season imploded into a 7-9 crater that resulted in coach Mike Munchak's firing. While injuries on offense stunted the Titan's success, the defense didn't exactly distinguish itself either. The Titans have a talented team on paper, but a inconsistent defense held them back this season. While free…
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Ice Bears Fall Short In Bid For .500

With the crowd rocking and with the team playing inspired hockey, the patrons of the Knoxville Coliseum were treated to an entertaining game Saturday night. Despite a valiant effort, the Knoxville Ice Bears were denied in their bid to reach .500 and lost 2-1 to the league-leading Pensacola Ice Flyers. The Ice Bears move to…
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Former Volunteers In the Super Bowl Spotlight

As Super Bowl XLVIII ¬†approaches, the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks are deep into their preparations for what promises to be a game to remember. As they look forward to their titanic clash in the New Jersey swamp lands, several University of Tennessee alumni figure to be prominently involved. While the obvious, and most…
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