Silver for Shuler

Marvin Westwestwords

Heath Shuler is moving on up, big time, toward the top of the heap.
The former Tennessee quarterback will be honored next week with the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award.
To put this …

Vol great John Michels dead at 87

Marvin WestObits

Tennessee has lost another all-time football great.
All-American John Michels, College Hall of Fame honoree, died Thursday. He was 87.
The legendary Robert R. Neyland provided an indelible description: “John Michels is …

Pruitt hits home run with Chaney hire

Marvin Westwestwords

Tennessee finally has an offensive coordinator. Jeremy Pruitt says he found a perfect fit. Phillip Fulmer says the choice was worth the wait. The athletic director found the funds to …

Vol Robert Shaw finds success in Dallas

Marvin Westwestwords

One of my new year’s resolutions was to say, now and then, something nice about someone involved with or linked to Tennessee football.
After extensive research, I do believe I have …

Sad start to new year

Marvin WestObits

Through these old eyes, it does not appear that the new year is off to all that fine a start.
A celebration of life for the late Gene Tormohlen, 81, all-time …

Championship connections

Marvin Westwestwords

We are not left out in the cold.
No doubt you find it very comforting to have prominent connections to the national championship football game, coming soon to a large-screen TV …

Pray for Trey

Marvin WestFeature, westwords

Happiness is getting the last two gifts wrapped and the bicycle assembled with time left to light candles and sing Christmas carols.
Here is an add-on: Say a prayer for Henry …

Basketball mayhem

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It wasn’t exactly basketball. It was more like mayhem. The Memphis Tigers could have been arrested for assault.
Officials wore out their whistles. They called 35 fouls on the highly motivated …