Big Blue goes Code Red

Marvin Westwestwords

We have waived boundary restrictions for KnoxTNToday. You are about to be blessed with a small serving of a Kentucky in-house hissing contest.
John Calipari, close friend of Rick Barnes, is …

What a difference a year makes

Marvin Westwestwords

Background: Dinah Washington won a 1959 Grammy for her rendition of “What a difference a day makes, 24 little hours …”
Multiply a Dinah day by 365 and think what a …

Football outlook: Optimism, maybe fireworks

Marvin Westwestwords

Indeed, time flies. The season has changed right before our eyes. Football players are returning to work. Thousands of fans have switched from picnics and good, old summertime to information …

NCAA has spoken: Now what?

Marvin Westwestwords

Doug Jones, retired mentor of big investors and dependable reader of westwords, congratulated Phillip Fulmer for hiring the only Alabama guy who isn’t smart enough to get away with cheating.
Vince Vawter, famous …

Ben Joyce: Vol flamethrower remains a mystery

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In baseball lingo, Tennessee flamethrower Ben Joyce “brings it.”
The homegrown right-hander (Farragut High Admirals, Walters State Senators and the Volunteers) delivered the fastest pitch of the college season, 105.5 miles …

Follow the leader

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Nic Jacobsen, assistant track coach at Notre Dame, has followed the leader, Irish distance coach Sean Carlson, to Tennessee.
NCAA 10,000-meter champion Dylan Jacobs is transferring from Notre Dame to be a …

Hall of Fame honors Randy Sanders

Marvin Westwestwords

The Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame is moving on up. On August 25, it will induct Randy Sanders.
He is football personified. He was a very good high school quarterback …