ETSU promotes Jason Shay

Marvin Westwestwords

Jason Shay, survivor from the Bruce Pearl crash and burn at Tennessee, is the new head coach of East Tennessee State basketball.
He is the replacement for Steve Forbes who recently …

Tennessee recruiting is a forest fire

Marvin Westwestwords

Tennessee football recruiting addicts are in Fourth of May wonderland, floating high above the clouds, with an unobstructed view of championships to come.
Back on Earth, the Volunteers are in a …

Vol Network brings back big games 

Marvin Westwestwords

The Vol Network has been relatively quiet for several weeks but it has made a comeback.
Radio repeats of special games is a great idea, a perfect pacifier for impatient fans …

Great moments in Tennessee sports

Marvin Westwestwords

Long-time friend Phil Kaplan, with semi-pro assistance, came up with a list of defining moments from the history of Tennessee athletics.
Longer-time friends Roland Julian and Tom Mattingly shared their views …

Old Vols and other stuff 

Marvin Westwestwords

In my modest collection of things, from a different time and place, is a Tom Siler book, “Tennessee’s Dazzling Decade,” written 50 years ago.
It has a priceless inscription, “To the …

Destiny fulfilled: Another Anosike for Vols

Marvin Westwestwords

Nkolika Nonyelum Anosike, better known as Nicky, one of the stars from the Pat Summitt collection of championships, thinks Tennessee basketball fans will enjoy her “little” brother.
Ejimofor Anosike, better known as …