Vol lessons on money matters

Marvin Westwestwords

Just before the really big clash between Alabama and Georgia on Jan. 8, 2018, a headline writer for Time magazine exclaimed, “This Could Be The Last College Football Championship Game …

Optimism wrapped in confusion

Marvin Westwestwords

What we have here is optimism wrapped in confusion.
The Southeastern Conference has taken one bold step in the general direction of a football season – without knowing exactly how everybody …

Bill Battle has the virus

Marvin Westwestwords

This is a health and welfare report.
Former Tennessee football coach Bill Battle is hospitalized in Birmingham with COVID-19, he said in a statement released Friday.
Battle, 78, remains optimistic.
“I appreciate the prayers and …

Butch Jones’ remaining ties to Tennessee

Marvin Westwestwords

The time of Lane Kiffin, Derek Dooley and Butch Jones has been correctly labeled as the Error Era of Tennessee football. Mark Nagi called it the dysfunctional decade.
More than once …

Basketball legend Ed Wiener has died

Marvin Westwestwords

Dr. Ed Wiener, Tennessee basketball all-American in the 1950s, has died at age 87. He was a dentist in Memphis for 55 years.
Wiener was a 6-3 forward for the Volunteers …

Hall of Fame for Todd Helton

Marvin Westwestwords

If you judge a man by the company he keeps …
The link between Todd Helton and Peyton Manning is obvious. One followed the other as Tennessee quarterback. Both were professional …

Jarrett Guarantano doing heavy homework

Marvin Westwestwords

No way to know how it will turn out but Jarrett Guarantano is hell-bent on being the best Tennessee quarterback he can be.
On the holiday weekend when the Volunteers were …