College Basketball

Tennessee to open basketball season against VCU

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Tennessee's coach Donnie Tyndall will open his first season with the Volunteers against Shaka Smart and VCU.

'14 PF Tariq Owens commits to Tennessee

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Tennessee gets yet another commitment for head coach Donnie Tyndall, this time from power forward Tariq Owens.

Ian Chiles commits to transfer to Volunteers

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The Volunteers have landed another commit and transfer, this time coming in the form of former IUPUI guard Ian Chiles.

Eric McKnight commits to Volunteers

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The former Florida Gulf Coast forward has decided to play his final season at Tennessee.

The winning entry of the RTT Bracket Contest is...

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It's true. He named his bracket "IAmTheOneWhoPicksByMascot" and everything. He gets a free t-shirt and you don't because that's what March Madness is all about.

Sweet 16 Thursday Game Thread

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It's sweet, Sweet Sixteen time. Here's your warm-up thread for tomorrow.

March Madness Saturday Game Thread

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Here's the day's info and game thread. Enjoy!

2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket - Pythag & Log5 style

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For five of the past six years in which we've created a pythag and Log5 bracket, it has finished 2nd, 3rd, 58th, 16th, and 62nd in our own RTT pool. How does it look this year, and how will it do?

UT Snatches Victory, Defeat from Texas A&M

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Performance art is when a game looks exactly like a season looks kinda like the prior two seasons and now it looks like winning out and needing help again this year, let alone next year.

Comparing Cuonzo Martin to Expectations

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I don't know what a successful Tennessee program looks like, but I have a few ideas.

Tennessee-Auburn Preview

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It's as must-win as home games against sub-150 RPI teams go.

Tennessee Men's Basketball vs. Citadel, 7 PM EST

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HEY WAIT THERE'S A TENNESSEE GAME IN 15 MINUTES AND NO GAME THREAD

2013 RTT Bracket Challenge Results

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sddbaker wins this year's RTT Bracket Challenge. Three woos for her.

RTT Bracket Challenge update

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The first weekend of March Madness certainly did some damage to brackets in the Rocky Top Talk pool. Here are the current standings.

Reminder: RTT Bracket Challenge, and another, too!

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Enter the RTT Bracket Challenge and, while you're at it, enter the same bracket in the Gameday Depot Bracket Challenge and earn points that convert into merchandise.

2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket - Pythag & Log5 style

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For four of the past five years in which we've created a pythag and Log5 bracket, it has finished 2nd, 3rd, 58th, and 16th in our own RTT pool. How does it look this year, and how will it do?

Lady Vols Vs. Ole Miss: Game Thread

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Once again, it's more men's basketball stomping on women's basketball concurrent Tennessee basketball action. This is the thread for the women's game against Ole Miss at 2 PM.

Your Tennessee Basketball Refuge of the Night

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So the Tennessee men play ...Presbyterian? Something like that? at 7 PM, and the Tennessee ladies play someone named Brittney Griner and team called Baylor at 8 PM. Only one of these games is...

Vols Cruise, Win Oakland Series on Aggregate

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The Vols jumped out to a 15-2 lead and never looked back, using a crushing defense and an efficient offense to take down the Oakland Golden Grizzlies 77-50.

Blogpollin' Week 10: In Which We Give Up Entirely

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The best two teams on performance haven't beaten anyone, the best two teams on resume have common opponents, four SEC teams in the top 10 have all beaten each other, and at least 3 teams' best win...

Helping Football Help Basketball (and Vice Versa)

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How huge football games help basketball recruiting. And vice versa.

Tardy 2012 RTT Bracket Challenge Results

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Well, I certainly screwed this up. It's what, nearly three weeks after the National Championship? Whoops. Anyway, congratulations to MississipVOL for winning the 2012 RTT Bracket Challenge. He or...

National Championship Open Thread

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It's the last day of the college basketball season, and this is your RTT open thread. Who are you pulling for tonight and why?

Final Four Open Thread

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A couple of big Final Four games this evening, so if you're watching, here's your open thread.

The Current Upstandings in the RTT Bracket Challenge

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Apologies for the title of the post -- it's what my 10-year-old daughter says when reading off the standings when we're playing card games. Inside joke, and now you're part of the club!...

First Place in the RTT Bracket Challenge Currently Belongs to Bobo

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As sddbaker said in yesterday's game thread, time travelers really have an unfair advantage in bracket pools, so none of us should be surprised that bobo_the_vol is first in the RTT 2012 Bracket...

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