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 …

Did Vols cheat to get Grunfeld and King? 

Marvin Westwestwords

News of Bernard King leaping toward the big screen triggered some interesting reactions.
There was minimum debate about whether he is Tennessee’s best-ever basketball player. Was he the best-ever in the …

Big screen for Bernard King

Marvin Westwestwords

As Michael Jordan is demonstrating, when you are one of the all-time greats, basketball fame does not fade fast.
Bernard King, Tennessee’s three-time all-American, three-time SEC player of the year, Naismith …

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 …

All of a sudden, Fulky is the main man

Marvin Westwestwords

A lot of us are talking about Fulky.
Conversation sounds different now. Gone are references to a baby giraffe learning to walk and sneaky recollections of Ichabod Crane in The Legend …

This might not be Barnes’ best year

Marvin Westwestwords

If Jim Valvano was still with us, he’d say “Never give up, never, ever give up.”
If Willie Nelson was here, he’d be singing a sad song, “Turn out the lights, …

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 …

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 …