The Tennessee men's basketball team delivered for coach Cuonzo Martin and in support of their NCAA tournament hopes with an impressively physical and physically impressive 67-48 win over Georgia on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA — The firsts were everywhere in the hours and minutes before fifth-ranked Duke hit Georgia Tech's sparkling McCamish Pavilion basketball court.
Gang, remember the Friday mailbag. Bring it, and the snow will not be an excuse this week.
OK, it snows Friday night and it's 60 degrees and sunny on Sunday. Yep, welcome to Chattanooga, home of the Choo-Choo, the Moon Pie and weather swings so complex that the Brothers Karamazov seems like light reading by comparison.
If you allow yourself to ignore the oppressive government that drew these Winter Olympics to Sochi...and the anti-gay mandates of Vladimir Putin,the former KGB officer turned Russian president ... and the mirage that is a happy, prosperous Sochi rather than the impoverished, repressed community that's been temporarily hidden from the rest of the world, well, it's been a pretty good Games so far.
The Southeastern Conference better hope that those folks picking four teams for the new college football playoff will view the SEC far more favorably than those selecting the 68 schools for the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Will Wade didn't wait long to discuss the days leading up to his University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs' 83-73 victory over Western Carolina on Friday night.
Gang, great week and here's hoping there's not a Snowmageddon 3.0.
Amid the Snowmageddon and the college hoops craziness and Derek Jeter and Michael Sam and even Richie Incognito being everything other than incognito on Twitter, the news Wednesday evening that the NCAA announced a couple of proposed college football rule changes almost escaped the sports spotlight.
Gang, stay inside if you can and stay warm. Also, if you have the means, you can join our man Billy in Brainerd with his favorite "Ronrico White Russian" and chill today.
Try not to hate Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Cory Gearrin too much as you attempt to scrape the snow and ice from your car windshield this morning. It's not his fault he's, um, bravely adjusting to the 70-degree temperatures of Orlando, Fla., instead of shoveling the white stuff from his family's Rhea County driveway.
Tennessee fought. It battled and scrapped.
Gang, hope this finds you warm and cozy. If you don't have to get out, don't. We have to go to work.
KNOXVILLE — It was the kind of hustle play that possibly could save a season. It certainly helped save Tennessee during its frantic first half against No. 3 Florida on Tuesday night.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has become the sports executive with the world's biggest rabbit's foot.