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Pearl heads to The Plains, Knoxville loses its mind

By Alex Norman Bruce Pearl loves Knoxville so much he chose to stay here, despite his firing in March 2011. Knoxville loves Bruce Pearl so much tens of thousands of…

Vols beat South Carolina 59-44 in SEC Tournament Quarterfinals

By Alex Norman It wasn’t a thing of beauty by any means, but it was a win… and in the SEC tournament, wins are not always easy to come by…

Will Vols’ struggles mean end for Cuonzo Martin?

By Alex Norman The Southeastern Conference might be the gold standard in football, but in men’s basketball it is lower than bronze. With the exception of Florida, do you feel…

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…