Posted 11 May 2010 — by Volunteer Category Basketball
Here is the latest, and in my opinion the best yet, from Swiperboy, or for all those Tennessee Vol basketball fans out there Renaldo Woolridge. Woolridge, or Swiperboy, is a rising junior on the Tennessee Volunteers men’s basketball team, and at one point a starter at small forward this past year.
Should the basketball part of Woolridge’s life not come to fruition, it seems he has a budding music career on the horizon should he continue on that path… And don’t miss a Melvin Goins cameo baller Vols.
Posted 30 Mar 2010 — by Volunteer Category Basketball
Thanks for the memories Wayne...
What can you say when a Vol basketball team which you have vehemently cheered for over the years goes farther than any other previous team has, yet misses basketball immortality by mere seconds?
I guess all you can say is thanks for the ride. To coach Bruce Pearl for taking this Volunteer basketball team to heights never reached before. To seniors Wheezy (Wayne Chism), Prince (J.P. Prince) and B-Maze (Bobby Maze) for their steadfast leadership, and everyone else – Brian Williams, Scotty Hopson, Cam Tatum, Kenny Hall, Steven Pearl, Melvin Goins, Josh Bone, Skylar McBee, Renaldo Woolridge, Emanuel Negedu and Quinn Cannington for their perseverance, hustle and never-say-die attitude.
Posted 28 Mar 2010 — by Volunteer Category Basketball
The Volunteers reached the Elite Eight for the first time in school history Friday, March 26 with a victory over 2-seed Ohio State. This is a great video featuring the broadcast by the Vol network and highlighting the moments before, during and after the game. Wayne Chism gets his proper due in the locker room following the game. The senior has won more games than any Vol ever and recorded a stat line of 22 points and 11 rebounds against the Buckeyes. The Vols move on to play Michigan State in the Elite Eight.
Posted 25 Mar 2010 — by Volunteer Category Basketball
The Tennessee Volunteers are going to the Sweet 16 and coach Bruce Pearl is pumped… And as you can see by the video he lets Bill Raftery know it. Pearl discusses his son Steven’s play among other topics and J.P. Prince gets in a few words following the Vols second round win.
Posted 12 Mar 2010 — by Volunteer Category Basketball
Tennessee got a much needed victory over the No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks in January, setting the tone for the Vols’ 2010 basketball season. This victory came soon after a Jan. 1 incident which led to forward Tyler Smith being kicked off the team and reserves Cameron Tatum, Melvin Goins and Brian Williams being suspended indefinitely. Game highlights included a 17-point effort from Scotty Hopson, a 16-point effort by Bobby Maze and a huge 3-pointer as the 24-second clock was winding down in the 2nd half by walk-on freshman Skylar McBee.
If you're looking for the apex of Tennessee Football, here it is. The '97 Vols were actually the 7 seed in our tournament, burdened with two losses on their record and one of them a beatdown at the hands of Nebraska. But they've been quite resilient in this field, taking down the 11-1 SEC Champions from 1989, the 1967 team that won a share of […]
Butch Jones and his coaching staff have wasted no time establishing relationships with players from this year's class and have the Tennessee Vols second nationally in the early rankings. UT also has three quick commitments for the 2015 class -- all from local players who are poised to be highly-coveted recruits. On Sunday night, the Vols got some big fu […]
The power of the '85 Vols was on display in the last round, facing the more talented 1990 squad and winning easily with 69% of the vote. For those 35 and up - and we're not exactly sure what percentage of our readers are in that demographic, but we're about to find out - the '85 Vols are usually just behind (or even on par with depending […]
So, we all know the 1998 team is the most beloved, is the only undefeated and unanimous National Champion in our bracket (which covered the last 50 years to limit ourselves to teams our readers could have actually seen), and would be a tough out for anyone. But as the question is not "who's your favorite?" but "who wins?", after roll […]
So the main reason it's been more quiet than usual around these parts is all of us are hard at work on the Rocky Top Tennessee 2013 preseason magazine. One of the stories I'm contributing this year is a narrative history of Butch Jones' tenure at Central Michigan and Cincinnati: what's the how and the why behind his 50-27 overall record? […]