Tennessee football: 50 years later

Marvin Westwestwords

Note to Phillip: Please consider inviting the 1969 Tennessee football team back to campus for a 50th-anniversary celebration.
Oh, so this has been on the planning board for weeks. Yes, I …

Vol football: Back where we started

Marvin Westwestwords

Good news: Jeremy Pruitt sounds as if he understands the fans’ point of view. He says he has to give us a team that will make us proud.
Perhaps you have …

Joan Cronan Day: Saturday, June 8

Marvin Westwestwords

June 8 will be another Joan Cronan Day.
We still need proclamations from the mayors to make it official. A little something from the governor and a short salute from President …

Tennessee football and Memorial Day

Marvin Westwestwords

Please stand, remove your caps and direct your attention to how Tennessee football relates to Memorial Day.
Seventy-five years ago, more or less, four Volunteers died for their country in World …

If money will buy happiness …

Marvin Westwestwords

So, what do you get for $3 million and change in today’s college football coaching market?
Tennessee got Jim Chaney, Derrick Ansley and Tee Martin. We can hope that makes a …

Concussions of Stanley Morgan

Marvin Westwestwords

This is a sad story.
Stanley Morgan, 64, once a Volunteer of distinction, a near-legend in 14 years of professional football, is a victim of concussions, maybe more than 30.
Stanley is …

Bits ’n’ pieces of mixed emotions

Marvin Westwestwords

Jarrett Guarantano has been declared the seventh best quarterback in the Southeastern Conference by no less an authority than Connor O’Gara, Senior National Columnist (note capital letters) for Saturday Down …

Bernard King eligibility saga

Marvin Westwestwords

If you believe Bernard King was the all-time great of Tennessee basketball, you might reasonably conclude that the investigation and authentication of his controversial high school transcript was a historic …