Coaching search ends with Donnie Tyndall


According to reports from Gary Parrish of CBS Sports, Tennessee will officially name Donnie Tyndall as its new basketball coach sometime on Tuesday. Tyndall, 43, has recruited in the SEC as an assistant at LSU, worked in the state of Tennessee as an assistant at Middle Tennessee, flourished in the region as the head coach at Morehead State, and won … Continue reading

Jarnell Stokes turning pro


Tennessee junior forward Jarnell Stokes will announce his intentions to turn pro at a 1:00 p.m. press conference tomorrow (Friday), according to CBS college basketball analyst Gary Parrish. UT’s Jarnell Stokes is planning to announce he’s turning pro Friday, multiple sources told @CBSSports. Story: — Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) April 11, 2014   Stokes finishes his college career as Tennessee’s … Continue reading

Cuonzo Martin to remain at UT, official statements

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Director of Athletics Dave Hart released this statement on Tuesday afternoon: “We are proud that Cuonzo Martin will continue to lead our men’s basketball program. His three Tennessee teams have finished in the upper echelon of the SEC, and each of those teams entered the month of March in contention for an NCAA Tournament bid. His third team excelled in … Continue reading

Cuonzo Martin withdraws name from Marquette job

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According to CBS national columnist Gary Parrish, Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin has removed his name from consideration for the Marquette job and is expected to remain head coach of the Vols Marquette, who lost coach Buzz Williams to Virginia Tech, met with Martin on Sunday about its coaching vacancy and there seemed to be mutual interest from both parties. … Continue reading

Vol comeback falls short, UM advances

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Tennessee’s sweet sixteen run came to a bitter end Friday night with a 71-73 loss to the Michigan Wolverines. Though it won its last two contests against UMASS and Mercer by 19 and 20 points, respectively — thanks in part to its stingy defense — Tennessee allowed Michigan to shoot nearly 62 percent from the field, including 7-9 from behind … Continue reading

Tennessee advances to the Sweet 16!

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Expectations were high entering the 2013-14 basketball season and by most accounts, Tennessee underachieved—through February anyway. A team which was expected to make the Big Dance easily, was one of the last four teams invited to the NCAA Tournament. But the funny thing about a tournament sport is teams have a chance to change the way they are remembered—a chance to … Continue reading

Vols were the tougher breed; advance over Iowa

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If you’re one of those who didn’t think Tennessee was officially in the NCAA Tournament (which they were). Now it’s undisputed. Tennessee (22-12) defeated Iowa 78-65 in overtime on Wednesday night to advance into the round of 64 of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. “I’m so happy for these guys,” Cuonzo Martin said after the game. “We have been through a lot … Continue reading