John Majors: A living legend lost

Marvin Westwestwords

John Majors, one of the three biggest names in Tennessee football history, has died at age 85.
John was the oldest son from a famous football family, an all-American tailback for …

Manley Mixon is dead at 72

Marvin Westwestwords

Another old Vol is gone.
Manley Mixon, defensive end for the 1970 Volunteers, has died at age 72.
A celebration of life is planned for Saturday (6/6) at 2 p.m. at Austin …

Best-ever Volunteer athletes

Marvin Westwestwords

There aren’t many advantages to being old. Senior discounts go only so far.
Here is one plus: Based on the mind remaining relatively intact, many sports memories are fun. I was …

Liberty Bowl remembers Bill Battle, old Vols

Marvin Westwestwords

I knew I wouldn’t forget. To my surprise, Liberty Bowl godfathers remember.
On very cold December evenings in 1971 and 1974, Tennessee made successful post-season football appearances in Memphis. Late rallies …

Did Vols cheat to get Grunfeld and King? 

Marvin Westwestwords

News of Bernard King leaping toward the big screen triggered some interesting reactions.
There was minimum debate about whether he is Tennessee’s best-ever basketball player. Was he the best-ever in the …

Big screen for Bernard King

Marvin Westwestwords

As Michael Jordan is demonstrating, when you are one of the all-time greats, basketball fame does not fade fast.
Bernard King, Tennessee’s three-time all-American, three-time SEC player of the year, Naismith …