What is happening with Tennessee basketball?

Marvin Westwestwords

As I and others have said, I am very fortunate, highly favored, richly blessed. I know a little something about beautiful basketball.
I’ve seen several players and quite a few games …

Mike DePalmer has died at 86

Marvin WestObits, westwords

Mike DePalmer, Tennessee’s most successful tennis coach, died Thursday at age 86.
He directed the Volunteers from 1981 through 1994, had a super 34-1 record in 1990 and was national coach …

Vol sports: Decade of D words

Marvin Westwestwords

Jeremy Pruitt has claimed the new decade for football. It would be OK if others picked up the pace. There is plenty of room for all-around improvement.
From a Tennessee perspective, …

Pruitt decisions, Gray plays win Gator Bowl

Marvin Westwestwords

Two-word description of the 75th Gator Bowl: Great game.
Maybe you have heard that second-level bowls are insignificant, just for fun, that it doesn’t really matter whether you win or lose.
It matters.
Tennessee …

Indiana Whop is hot

Marvin Westwestwords

Whop has already won.
By proclamation, Indiana’s Whop Philyor, No. 1 receiver who’ll wear No. 1 in the Gator Bowl, has the No. 1 nickname.
His mama doesn’t like the last part.
“That …

Story of the year: Trey Smith

Marvin Westwestwords

Trey Smith is a good book waiting to be written, an inspirational movie to be made.
The beginning is a few days away. We’ll wait for Trey to choose between entering …

Good news: Football is back

Marvin Westwestwords

Considering how bad were the basketball Vols against Memphis, we are indeed fortunate to have Tennessee football back in business.
Jeremy Pruitt and his helpers have been running full speed, here …

Memphis: Superiority complex

Marvin Westwestwords

I do believe Memphis in general and the Tigers in particular have a superiority complex. You’ll see it Saturday at Thompson-Boling. They’ve been conditioned to believe their coach is better …