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Tennessee Basketball: What Each 2020 Signee Brings to the Program

There’s not much to complain about with Tennessee basketball these days. Fresh off one of the best seasons in team history, the Volunteers just signed the program’s best recruiting class since James Naismith started throwing stuff at the ground...

Derek Dooley’s Greatest Hits: The 2010-2012 Years

Despite the football program’s recent struggles, there have still been plenty of memorable moments throughout the years. A lot of those go to former head coach Derek Dooley, who was with the team from 2010-2012. Yes, that Derek Dooley....

Bowl Projections: Updating where Tennessee could land in the postseason

Tennessee still sits at five wins after the bye week, but that hasn’t slowed down the bowl projections this week. The Vols finish with Missouri and Vanderbilt, needing to win one of those to become eligible for a bowl...

Jordan Bowden named SEC player of the week

Tennessee is off to a hot start on the basketball court, moving to 3-0 after a win over Washington last weekend. The Volunteers hopped into the top 25 in the AP Poll, which is pretty impressive considering the fact...

Barnes: Tennessee-Memphis basketball rivalry unlikely to be renewed after 2020

We’re a little under a month away from Tennessee and Memphis meeting once again in Knoxville. This in-state rivalry game may just be the most anticipated matchup on Tennessee’s schedule this season — but will it continue? Tennessee head coach...

Tennessee cracks AP top 25 after win over Washington

The Tennessee Volunteers have returned to the top 25 in the AP college basketball poll. The Vols picked up a big win over the weekend, beating then No. 20 Washington in Toronto 75-62. Rick Barnes’ group shut down Washington’s...

Three Things: Washington

Tennessee led for about 38 of 40 game-time minutes and beat Washington 75-62. Here are three things. GIMME A HAND The Vols made 15 baskets in the first half and had 15 assists, which obviously means they had an assist on...

Opening line released for Tennessee vs. Missouri

The 5-5 Tennessee Volunteers will be back in action next Saturday afternoon in Columbia, Missouri, facing the Missouri Tigers. The Volunteers can clinch their first bowl bid since 2016 with a victory over Barry Odom’s Tigers. Missouri’s season has...

Tape Study: How Nigel Warrior has turned a corner in 2019

A few days ago my colleague here at Rocky Top Talk, Evan Winter, wrote an article highlighting the recent outstanding play of Tennessee’s senior safety Nigel Warrior. Evan’s inspiration for the piece came from a conversation former Tennessee coach,...

Recap: Tennessee beats No. 20 Washington to move to 3-0

The Tennessee Volunteers have passed their first big test of the 2019-20 season. Rick Barnes’ team headed north to Toronto this afternoon to face the No. 20 Washington Huskies. The result? A 75-62 win. This one was tied at...

Tennessee vs. Washington: How to watch and gamethread

Tennessee basketball gets their first real test of the season this afternoon against No. 20 Washington. The Huskies already have a top 20 win on the season, beating the Baylor Bears to open the year. The Volunteers are 2-0...

Tennessee vs. Washington Preview

If you’ve paid any attention at all to Tennessee basketball over the last few seasons, you know Rick Barnes isn’t afraid of an early-season test. Or — several of them, actually. The first one of those tough non-conference tests...

Tennessee Football: Making Sense of the Quarterback Battle

You would be forgiven if you entered the game versus Kentucky thinking that Brian Maurer was the quarterback making headlines in a victory. Most of us thought the true freshman would return to solidify the starting role, fully healthy...

Breaking down Tennessee’s performance against Murray State

Tennessee fought its way back from a 12-point first-half deficit to drop Murray State 82-63 on Tuesday night. Here are three things. SENIOR MOMENTS, PART II I was critical of Jordan Bowden and Lamonte Turner after the UNC Asheville game, and...

Better late than never for Nigel Warrior

Sometimes it’s difficult to tell if a player is improving on the field. In the case of Nigel Warrior, it’s pretty easy to see that he is playing the best football of his career. Warrior started the season out...

Tennessee officially announces signings of Keon Johnson, Jaden Springer and Corey Walker Jr.

The papers are signed and the ink is dry on Tennessee’s 2020 basketball recruiting class. The elite trio of Keon Johnson, Jaden Springer and Corey Walker Jr. made things official on Wednesday, signing their national letters of intent to...

Aggressive, confident Jordan Bowden has to stay consistent for Tennessee

Through the years, Jordan Bowden has almost teased Tennessee fans with his flashes of brilliance. The guard out of Knoxville has gotten hot in plenty of spurts before, showing off his deadeye shooting and explosive athletic ability. Problem is,...

Vols join loaded 2021 Hall of Fame Tip-Off field

It looks like the Tennessee men’s basketball team will continue their tough November non-conference scheduling for the foreseeable future. On Wednesday, CBS Sports Hoops insider Jon Rothstein reported that the Vols will join Villanova, Purdue and North Carolina in the...

Jordan Bowden powers Tennessee to comeback win over Murray State

The Murray State Racers didn’t come to Knoxville to mess around on Tuesday night. In just their second game without Ja Morant, Murray State rolled into Thompson-Boling Arena and punched Tennessee in the mouth. The long-ball was dropping for...

Tennessee-Murray State Preview

The Tennessee men’s basketball team returns to action tonight, looking to move to 2-0 with a win over Murray State. The Racers sent star point guard Ja Morant to the NBA last season and are now looking to reload...

SB Nation’s FanPulse: Confidence up after Kentucky win, Heisman favorites, and excitement surrounding the...

The situation became dire as Kentucky drove inside Tennessee’s one-yard line in hopes of punching in the go-ahead score. But Tennessee held tough and stopped the Wildcats on a 4th-and-goal, which subsequently led to another “W” on the season....