Baseball Vols dust off Todd Helton numbers

Marvin Westwestwords

Baseball Volunteers have awakened the echoes of Todd Helton and 1995.
That was the year the home-grown (Central High) first baseman/pitcher hit .407 with 20 home runs and 92 runs batted …

Old Vol Joe Graham leaves many memories

Marvin Westwestwords

The death of old Vol Joe Graham, 76, reminded those who remain of the tight bond, the brotherhood, of the Doug Dickey era of Tennessee football.
“Joe was a great teammate …

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 …