Chairman of the boards is gone

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Howard Bayne, legendary tough guy of Tennessee basketball, died today In Dayton, Ohio, at age 75.
Howard, an original Ray Mears recruit in 1962, was a rare non-conformist. He was 6-6 …

SEC legends and not

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The tournament was fun. There were spectacular plays and a couple of great games and one strange development.
The Southeastern Conference is still trying to stay in step. It encourages audience …

Cheers for the champions

Marvin Westwestwords

Now there is a word that says something. And it sure sounds good.
Being the champion of Southeastern Conference basketball is particularly meaningful. We have learned the hard way that titles …

Barnes’ exciting Vols are wildly inconsistent

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Funny thing about Rick Barnes’ disregard for coach-of-the-year conversation. He didn’t know anything about it and wasn’t interested in learning.
How could that be, you ask?
Wrong award. Doesn’t fit the fine …

Cuonzo reappears

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Old friend Cuonzo Martin will return to Tennessee’s life for a couple of hours on Wednesday night.
You do remember Cuonzo? He was basketball coach of the Volunteers for a short-short, …