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 …

Tennessee baskets: Shoe on the other foot

Marvin Westwestwords

Last week, Tennessee lost a close one at Alabama while John Fulkerson and Kennedy Chandler were in the health and welfare cage.
Last night, the shoe was on the other foot. …

The most interesting man in Vol basketball

Marvin Westwestwords

TV advertising introduced us to “The Most Interesting Man in the World.”
One step down is my endless search for the most interesting Tennessee basketball player.
For years, John Fulkerson has had …

Basketball Vols going where none have been

Marvin Westwestwords

The way Hank Snow sang the song, it was easy to believe he’d really been everywhere.
“Reno, Chicago, Fargo …
“Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow…
“Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville…
“I’ve been everywhere, man.”
Basketball travel writer Mike Strange …

Rick Barnes’ philosophy may be changing

Marvin Westwestwords

Lo, these many years, I have believed what I was told, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
It seemed logical that people who have long been swimming a particular …

Tennessee is a basketball school

Marvin Westwestwords

Tennessee was a baseball school on Saturday. Grand-slamming Vanderbilt lifts the spirit.
Today, Tennessee is a basketball school, for the next few minutes as you read this, and maybe for the …

Fans channeling Pat Summitt need to hush

Betty BeanKnox Scene

If you want to be mad about Tennessee women’s basketball players taking a pre-game knee during the national anthem a couple of weeks ago, that’s your business. But please don’t …