August, 2014

 

Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook pre-orders now live

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The 2014-15 edition of Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, our 34th, is now available for pre-order. If you pre-order now, your book will be shipped first in line in mid October. So it’s a first-come, first-served deal. Cost, as it has been for years, is $22.95. There’s also a PDF version for $16.95 that can be viewed on most tablets, smartphones and e-readers. And there’s also a bundle for both. The PDF will be available in late September. You can order at www.blueribbonyearbookonline.com. See why BR is called the “bible” of college basketball!Read More


How Tennessee can utilize big man Woodson’s skills

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Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson is officially enrolled at Tennessee and the Vols are awaiting word on whether he’ll be eligible. There seems to be no precedent to suggest he wouldn’t be eligible, given that his scholarship wasn’t renewed by Memphis. Why would a player be punished, because he didn’t choose to have his scholarship revoked? There could be issues with accepting transfers with disciplinary problems, but Memphis coach Josh Pastner signed off on Woodson and bade him no ill will. So how will the Vols best utilize Woodson’s talents? It’s calledRead More


Vols take acceptable risk by adding former Memphis big man

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As long as he’s been a head coach, Tennessee’s Donnie Tyndall has maintained a policy of keeping a scholarship in reserve, just in case a good player might become available late in the summer, or as a mid-year transfer. The policy paid off at Southern Miss, Tyndall’s last job, when he and his staff signed forward Michael Craig in August, a couple of days after school started. He turned out to be the Golden Eagles’ best player, was a part of 56 wins in two years, and last season wasRead More


ESPN releases start times for SEC/Big 12 Challenge hoops series

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – ESPN announced the television network designations and start times for the 2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge Presented by Sonic on Tuesday. Five of the inter-conference games will be televised by either ESPN or ESPN2 while four games will be shown on ESPNU and one on the SEC Network. This is the second season that the SEC and the Big 12 Conference have met on the hardwood in an inter-conference event. All 10 of the Big 12’s teams and 10 of the SEC’s 14 member institutions participate in the annualRead More


Orlando Classic field offers stern test for Vols

The Orlando Classic bracket was announced on Tuesday, and Tennessee learned its first-round opponent. On Nov. 27, the Vols will get a crack at a former Tennessee assistant, Kerry Keating, now the head coach at Santa Clara. A win earns Tennessee a potential shot at Kansas, which plays Rhode Island in a first-round game. Here’s another look at our earlier analysis of the Orlando field: Georgia Tech—The Yellow Jackets suffered a setback when power forward Robert Carter decided to transfer to Maryland, but coach Brian Gregory has some bodies, including two returningRead More