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Slowly but surely, I’ve become a fan of Speedy

By Steve Williams It took me over three years to become a fan of Meighan Simmons. The Tennesee Lady Vol who Pat Summitt nicknamed “Speedy” was a turnover machine as…

I’ve got an idea what you can do with those rotten tomatoes

By Steve Williams Basketball referees are human. They make mistakes. I know. I’ve made a few in my time. Fortunately, the rule book allows for some mistakes to be corrected.…

There’s still time on the clock for Cuonzo and the Vols

By Steve Williams No question about it, it’s been an up-and-down basketball season for Tennessee. What started with high expectations has been surprisingly frustrating. Instead of looking forward to seeing…

‘Randy’s Runts’ haven’t been short on heart and determination

By Steve Williams His players hadn’t heard of “Rupp’s Runts,” but Halls High School basketball coach Randy Moore knew about the famous Kentucky team of the mid-1960s coached by Adolph…

Carter Hornets are state’s top-scoring basketball team

By Steve Williams The old saying in sports about “offense sells tickets and defense wins championships” comes to mind when considering what Carter High School’s boys basketball team has done…

Super blowout could turn out to be Peyton’s last game

By Steve Williams The biggest worry going into Super Bowl XLVIII was the weather. But that turned out to be the least of worries. Still, the most watched game of…

A nice wish, a Super question and snow days at Rec Hall

By Steve Williams A little over 48 hours after Florida handed the Tennessee men’s basketball team its worst defeat of the season, a voice was heard in the darkness: “Right…

Cuonzo isn’t only UT coach with work to do

By Steve Williams Increasing speculation that Bruce Pearl could again be the men’s basketball coach at the University of Tennessee is a hot topic at the water cooler these days.…

Vols help Cuonzo weather storm, outlook is brighter

By Steve Williams Criticism of the University of Tennessee men’s basketball program was raining down after a disappointing 65-58 home loss to North Carolina State on Dec. 18. Some fans…

Here’s hoping Santa will swoosh in to fulfill a wish

Here’s hoping Santa will swoosh in to fulfill a wish

By Steve Williams Dear Santa, I guess it was one day last spring when I walked into The Knoxville Focus office and saw this cute little black puppy. At first,…