My ‘maybe’ NCAA violation

Marvin Westwestwords

The NCAA has declared it is alive and will soon slow the cash flow from name, image and likeness that is influencing recruiting.
An astute reader asked if this is fact …

No debate: Bernard King best in baskets

Marvin Westwestwords

Surprise, surprise, Bernard King is hereby designated as the best basketball player ever at Tennessee.
Unanimous choice, no debate, three-time all-American, consensus as a junior in 1976-77, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall …

Marvin West: Tennessee best basketball teams

Marvin Westwestwords

Baseball: Tony Vitello’s over-the-wall bashers own the Tennessee sports spotlight. Their record is 40-4 with 103 home runs.
Football: Tennessee exceeded expectations in the NFL draft. Estimated contract value for five …

Easy decision: Squirrel instead of Marquarius

Marvin Westwestwords

Best I could tell from a distance, Tennessee spring football practice was dullsville. Squirrel was an exception.
“Squirrel can freakin’ run” said Kelsey Pope, new coach of wide receivers. “He doesn’t …

Vols, former Vols and no-negatives at Kansas 

Marvin Westwestwords

One of Jim Chaney’s make-believe friends says football saved him from being a pig farmer.
Homespun tales would have you believe “good old Jim” was and is just another country bumpkin …

Hooker-to-Tillman best reason for optimism

Marvin Westwestwords

Tennessee spring football practice is almost finished. No miracles have appeared. It seems the majority of fans remain optimistic. They are speculating on whether the Vols will win eight, nine …