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The Cuonzo Quandary

By Alex Norman This was supposed to be the season that the Tennessee Volunteers returned to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011. There wasn’t going to be…

You Mad Bro? Local Sports Talk Radio Anger Grows

By Alex Norman Consistent readers of this column have noticed how much joy I get from local sports talk radio shows.  I don’t have official confirmation, but at last count…

Todd Kelly Jr. Stays Home

By Alex Norman It used to be a day of surprises… but more and more, National Signing Day… the day high school football players sign their Letters of Intent to…

When the Event Means More than the Game

By Alex Norman These days it is all the rage in the National Hockey League to play outdoors.  This year alone, five games will have been played without a roof. …

I’m Worried About October 25th, 2014

By Alex Norman Not going to lie to you, the good readers of The Knoxville Focus… I’m concerned about what is going to happen at Neyland Stadium on October 25th,…

The Agony of Defeat

By Alex Norman “Losing feels worse than winning feels good.” – Vin Scully As I watched the end to the final (thank you baby Jesus) BCS National Championship game, I…

The Absence of Patience

By Alex Norman On November 11th, Tennessee’s men’s basketball team opened the season with a road game against Xavier.  A late Vols rally fell a bit short in a hostile…

The Patience of Bruce Pearl

By Alex Norman Bruce Pearl is waiting… just as he has been since March of 2011, when he was relieved of his duties as Tennessee men’s basketball coach. In August…

Webb outlasts Catholic 34-7

By Alex Norman According to Google, Webb School and Knoxville Catholic High School are only separated by 1.9 miles. These days the power in their rivalry is located on the…

Battle at Bristol… A Major Recruiting Opportunity for Tennessee?

By Alex Norman Back in March, Tennessee football coach Butch Jones was the Grand Marshal for the Food City 500 Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.  He was impressed…