Punter's career-high 31 help Tennessee win coach Barnes' debut

New Tennessee Volunteers head coach Rick Barnes led Texas to NCAA tourney bids in 16 of his 17 years there. Randy Sartin USA TODAY SportsKNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Kevin Punter scored a career-high 31 points and put Tennessee ahead for good in the final two minutes Friday as the Volunteers outlasted UNC Asheville 82-78 to begin the latest chapter of Rick Barnes' coaching career.Punter...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Preview Capsule

Tennessee Preview Capsule Eds: With BC-BKC--Tennessee-Preview By The Associated Press= Tennessee Last season: 16-16, didn't take part in the postseason. Nickname: Volunteers Coach: Rick Barnes Conference: Southeastern Key returners: Kevin Punter, a natural shooting guard, will be playing point guard at least part of the time this season after averaging 10.3 points per game last year...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee counting on Barnes to provide stability

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Change remains the only constant at Tennessee. Tennessee is on its third coach in as many seasons after NCAA issues caused the Volunteers to fire Donnie Tyndall after only one year. Replacing Tyndall is Rick Barnes, who got dismissed at Texas despite leading the Longhorns to NCAA Tournament appearances in 16 of his 17 years on the job. Barnes has earned NCAA...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Armani Moore armwrestles SEC commissioner

Tennessee basketball player Armani Moore issued a Twitter challenge to SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey leading up to the SEC basketball tipoff/media day in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday. The Vols senior wanted to arm-wrestle the conference commissioner, with the loser donating to the charity of the winner's choice.
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee tries to succeed without natural point guard again

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee is in a familiar situation: The Volunteers are without a pure point guard this season. They can only hope it works out as well as it did last year. Tennessee's lack of a proven point guard last season forced Josh Richardson into that role, and he responded by earning first-team all-Southeastern Conference honors in his senior year. Now the Volunteers...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

3-star center Kyle Alexander commits to Tennessee

Rick Barnes hasn’t been on the job very long but he has already made an impact with the Volunteers. On Thursday, Tennessee received a commitment from 6-foot-10, 3-star center Kyle Alexander. Tennessee has landed a commitment from 2015 prospect Kyle Alexander, per a source. Played for Orangeville Prep (Canada). Intriguing player. — Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) May 7, 2015 ...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Rick Barnes expected to land at Tennessee

Texas announced over the weekend that it has decided to part ways with men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes. If early reports are any indication, Barnes will be trading in his burnt orange for a different shade of the same color. Citing multiple sources, 247Sports reports that Barnes is expected to become the next head coach...Read More
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Barnes a possibility for Tennessee coaching job?

Could Rick Barnes trade his burnt orange to the brighter Tennessee shade of the color? Some college basketball experts think that may be a possibility. In discussing his recent dismissal from Texas, Barnes hinted that he may have a new job pretty soon: Rick Barnes: “Will I coach again? Yeah. Probably quicker than you think.” — Chip Brown (@ChipBrownHD) March 29, 2015 ...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee fans show love for Bruce Pearl on campus rock

The Rock is one of the major landmarks at the University of Tennessee. According to the UT Athletics website, for decades, students have painted the rock with messages ranging from “birth announcements to memorials, break-up messages to marriage proposals, protests of war to messages of peace, celebration of Vol victories to expressions of, shall we say, disappointment.” Apparently...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Basketball Coach To His Player: ‘I’m Going To Kill You’ (Video)

Vanderbilt men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings might have gotten a little carried away Thursday night. Just a bit. The Commodores picked up a nice 73-65 road win over Tennessee, but Stallings was still hot under the collar following the game, as he sought out one of his players, Wade Baldwin IV. Stallings apparently had an issue with Baldwin clapping in the face of Tennessee’s...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vandy PG has strong words for rival Tennessee

Thursday evening, the Vanderbilt men’s basketball team will face Tennessee in Knoxville. Commodores’ freshman guard Wade Baldwin appears to be quite pumped up for the game.  This afternoon, in a session with the media, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound guard had some strong words for the Volunteers and, specifically, their best player, senior guard Josh Richardson.  #Vandy PG Wade...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

UK player takes out cheerleader, finds out she's OK on Twitter

Kentucky gets every SEC team’s best shot, and tonight in Knoxville was no different. Tennessee played with the top-ranked Wildcats for about 30 minutes before John Calipari’s team pulled away for the 66-48 win. Devin Booker led the way for Kentucky with 18 points and seven rebounds, but he was also involved in a pretty frightening collision on the sideline, when he fell into...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin Booker accidentally takes down Tennessee cheerleader (Video)

A Tennessee Volunteers cheerleader was accidentally taken down from behind by Kentucky Wildcats guard Devin Booker late in the first half of Tuesday night's game in Knoxville.Booker was fouled from behind on a layup attempt and knocked out of bounds, falling off-balance right into the back of the cheerleader's legs. She had no chance to get out of the way:No information yet as to...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cheerleader falls awkwardly after being taken out by Devin Booker (Video)

During Tuesday’s game between Kentucky and Tennessee, a Volunteers cheerleader took a nasty fall after being taken out by one of the Wildcats. Late in the first half, Kentucky freshman Devin Booker was fouled on his way to the basket by Tennessee junior Armani Moore. The result was Booker falling out of bounds and, unfortunately,...Read More
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia coach yells at student section for taunting Bruce Pearl

Georgia’s men’s basketball coach Mark Fox got pretty upset with the Bulldogs’ student section Saturday afternoon.  His team is facing Auburn in Athens, Ga. During the second half of the contest, Georgia’s students began chanting at Tigers’ coach Bruce Pearl. This did not please Fox, who proceeded to yell at the Georgia student section, asking them to stop.  Georgia...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bruce Pearl gets warm reception in Tennessee return

Some Tennessee fans may still hold some hard feelings against former Vols basketball coach Bruce Pearl, who was fired in 2011 after Pearl was caught lying to the NCAA about violations committed by the program. After a three year show-cause penalty, Pearl is back coaching in the SEC with Auburn, and made his first trip back to Knoxville to take on his old team. To their credit, the...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee basketball giving away ugly holiday sweater shirts to fans

College basketball, outside of Lexington, Kentucky, does not get the same kind of fan support as college football in SEC country. As such, programs are forced to think of creative ways to get supporters in the door. Tennessee basketball’s newest idea is a bit strange. The Vols will be giving out “Tacky Holiday Sweater” t-shirts to the first 900 fans who purchase a Holiday Mini...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tariq Owens Commits To Tennessee

Tariq Owens has committed to Tennessee as a member of the 2014 incoming class. The 6-foot-9 power forward had previously signed with Ohio before head coach Jim Christian left for the Boston College job. Owens selected the Volunteers over Temple and UT-Martin. Owens is rated as a three-star recruit and should have a chance to contribute immediately due to the losses of Jarnell Stokes...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Basketball: Reassemble to disintegrate?

Two weeks ago Donnie Tyndall made the leap from Southern Mississippi to Rocky Top to take over the Tennessee basketball program. Since then the Vols have lost all four members of their incoming recruiting class, as well as current Vols Darius Thompson, and A.J. Davis who were both freshman brought in by Cuonzo Martin last year. While Tyndall has moved quickly to salvage the incoming...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Basketball: What lies ahead for Donnie Tyndall

Tuesday morning, April 22, Donnie Tyndall was named the newest Tennessee basketball coach. He is the fifth coach the Vols have had since the turn of the new millennium. Tyndall, a Michigan-native, comes in with a winning background. He’s been to two NCAA tournaments with Morehead State, including an improbable run into the third round of the 2011 tournament after upsetting heavily...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New coach Tyndall aims to unite Vols fan base

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Donnie Tyndall knows he wasn't the first choice to become Tennessee's next men's basketball coach. Then again, the same can be said for Volunteers' football coach Butch Jones, whose hiring has been a popular one, although others were sought before him by Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart. Tyndall probably wasn't even among the top five candidates to first...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Tennessee basketball hires Southern Miss coach Donnie Tyndall

In an impromptu press conference called last week to announce former Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin was taking the California-Berkley job, athletic director Dave Hart admitted that the Volunteers were late in the hiring process. With the Final Four already passed and the signing period closing fast, time was of the essence. "We will move as quickly as we can, as quickly...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vols targeting veteran leaders with hoops coaching search

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- On April 1, Cuonzo Martin said the only place he wanted to coach basketball was at Tennessee. Two weeks later, the three-year Volunteers coach was gone, accepting the same job at California. It came after Martin guided Tennessee to the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 and had been offered a $500,000 pay raise and two-year contract extension by UT athletics director...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Basketball: Gonzo Cuonzo

Just two weeks after turning down the Marquette job, the Tennessee athletics department announced Tuesday that third-year head coach Cuonzo Martin has left the Tennessee basketball team to take the same job at California-Berkley. This comes after Martin’s most successful season not only with the Vols, but as a head coach in general as he led the team to his first Sweet 16, and...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan McRae On Cuonzo Martin’s Treatment At Tennessee: “Can’t Treat People Any Kind Of Way And Expect Good In Return”

Cuonzo Martin’s sudden departure from Tennessee was a surprise, but probably not totally unexpected based on how Martin was received earlier this season, before Tennessee’s run to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. Many Vols fans wanted to run Martin out of town, and some even petitioned the school to bring back former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl, who has since been hired at...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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