The shame that is a tournament sport

The shame that is a tournament sport By Mark Nagi Tennessee’s men’s basketball team has never been to the Final 4. You’ll hear that a lot in the weeks to come, as we get closer to the NCAA tournament. Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes has only been to the Final 4 once....

Super Bowl LVIII Preview

Super Bowl LVIII Preview By Mark Nagi The final football game of consequence of the season is set for this coming Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII. Yes, I know the XFL/USFL merger brings us something called the UFL...

MacIntyre Commitment Bodes Well for UT

MacIntyre Commitment Bodes Well for UT By Mark Nagi There was a time when the Tennessee quarterback position was the land of misfit toys. Quinten Dormady. Jarrett Guarantano. Brian Maurer. J.T. Shrout. Will McBride. Harrison Bailey. You might not remember all those...

Jack Alley ready for Air Force

Jack Alley ready for Air Force By Mark Nagi It was a tough season overall for the Farragut Admirals, as they finished the regular season a win shy of the playoffs. One of the real bright spots for the Ads was senior linebacker Jack Alley, who finished with 132...

Saban Steps Aside, Tennessee Rejoices

Saban Steps Aside, Tennessee Rejoices By Mark Nagi Last week it was announced that Nick Saban was retiring and would no longer be the head football coach at Alabama. With that, church bells rang out from Athens to Gainesville, Oxford to Starkville, Columbia (take your...

A sneak peek at 2024 in sports

A sneak peek at 2024 in sports By Mark Nagi Well, it is that time.  Here’s hoping that you all had a wonderful New Year’s and best wishes for the 360 or so days ahead. Regular readers of this column know that I like to get out the crystal ball at the start of every...