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Tennessee administrators met with a mystery candidate for 3-5 hours Friday - volfan30
[quote]The candidate is believed to be Xavier's Chris Mack, Dayton's Archie Miller or Minnesota's Rick Pitino according to sources. The meeting took place north of Knoxville and Tennessee AD Dave Hart was present. In other news, it appears Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin is out of the running. No...


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Group of frontrunners emerging in Tennessee search, interviews to begin soon - volfan30
[quote]-Tennessee spent Tuesday and Wednesday reaching out to coaches through intermediaries and figuring out the financial side of the search -By Thursday Tennessee had reached out to Tad Boyle, Richard Pitino, Mike White, Tim Miles, Archie Miller, Chris Mack and Donnie Tyndall. Doesn't seem any...


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SEC Network building studio, production center on UT campus, others will follow - volfan30
[quote]Tennessee will officially announce plans to complete an all-inclusive studio, production bay and regional office for the SEC Network by August. Work began on this project earlier this year. The network, which is based on Charlotte, will operate out of the Knoxville facility 24/7, 365. With...


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Mutual interest between VOLS and Xavier's Chris Mack, Cincinnati's Mick Cronin - volfan30
[quote]Multiple sources in Cincinnati and Knoxville have confirmed to govols247 that Xavier coach Chris Mack and Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin are interested in the opening at Tennessee. Mack has been an assistant or head coach at Xavier for all but three years since 1999 and played at Xavier befo...


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BREAKING: Frank Haith to be named next head coach at Tulsa - volfan30
[quote]Done deal. Frank Haith, as expected, will be the next coach at Tulsa, a source told @CBSSports. Updated story coming. [/quote] Parrish...


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Cuonzo Martin speaks, "For UT to get what they need...it was probably time" - volfan30
[quote]"The one thing I wanted to make clear and understood, it had nothing to do with any petition," Martin said. "Really. Nothing at all. That didn't phase me one bit. It didn't. I just really felt like it was the best thing for both parties. In order for the University of Tennessee, the fan base,...


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Ben Howland, Tubby Smith approached Tennessee today; UT contacted White, Tyndall - volfan30
[quote]-Former UCLA coach Ben Howland and Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith contacted Tennessee today to let them know of their interest in the Tennessee opening. There are some concerns with both on the UT end, but Tennessee seems to be more interested in Howland than Smith at this point in time. If How...


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Would Tennessee be willing to wait until after the Finals to hire Spoelstra? - volfan30
[img]http://media.247sports.com/Uploads/Assets/481/32/6_1032481.JPG[/img] [img]http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2013/0814/ncf_a_erik-spooelstra_mb_300.jpg[/img] Very good friends with Butch and has some ties to the area. Spent time here this summer and has done all he can in the NBA game most likely. ...


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Official Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Thread - volfan30
I will keep this thread up to date with rumblings. Any significant happenings will get their own threads. [u][b]HOT BOARD (Via VolQuest, 247)[/b][/u] [b]Gregg Marshall, Wichita State[/b] [b]Ben Howland, former UCLA, Pittsburgh, Northern Arizona[/b] [b]Archie Miller, Dayton[/b] [b]Donn...


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Chris Dortch of Blue Ribbon says Ben Howland has reached out to UT today - volfan30
[link=(tonybasilio.com)]LINK[/link] Believes UT's top 3 is Howland, Cronin and Mack (after the Marshall and Smarts of the world)...


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Dave Hart Press Conference just started - volfan30
[link=(http://video.utsports.com/?NwNl08KEoBk)]LINK[/link]...


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Jeff Goodman on Knoxville radio: Vols will not do worse than Chris Mack - volfan30
Was just on. Says from what he is hearing Tennessee's top group is Gregg Marshall, Archie Miller, Tad Boyle and Chris Mack. Thinks Marshall is the first call, but also added he doesn't think it will get past Mack. Said Mack wanted the job when Pearl was fired but got cold feet due to unresolved NCAA...


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Official :bow: Dave Hart Thread - volfan30
Cuonzo tried to get an extension, but you recognized that he made a fluke run with Pearl's players and played hard ball. Got this fricker out of town and made the sweet 16 in the process. [img]http://binaryapi.ap.org/55a38edb52594b5c9826a7bf6385a4e1/460x.jpg[/img] :bow: :bow: :bow:...


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VolQuest: No extension/raise for Cuonzo, "50/50" he survives next year - volfan30
VolQuest writer John Brice on the Nation radio show [quote]"Right now obviously there has not been a raise or extension despite the sweet sixteen. That is unlikely to change, he has two years left on his contract and I don't think he's going to get anything substantial if there is a small raise. ...


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7'1 British center Kingsley Okoroh commits to VOLS - volfan30
[quote]7'1 center Kingsley Okoroh from London. He is #204 in the 247Composite rankings and I was told he will be ranked in the top 150 by 247Sports in their final update. He had offers from Gonzaga, Arizona State, Washington, Washington State, Nebraska, UTEP, Oakland and Marist. Okoroh averaged 9...


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Jarnell Stokes holding press conference tomorrow on campus to announce decision - volfan30
[quote]UT announces #Vols forward Jarnell Stokes will be available to meet with the UT media Friday afternoon. Decision coming[/quote] Seems like most people expect him to declare for the draft, but UT has never hosted an on campus press conference where the player announced he was declaring for ...


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VOLS opener vs. Utah State likely being moved to Sunday night - volfan30
VOLS last did this in 2004 vs. UNLV. Expected to be an 8 PM, ESPN kickoff on Sunday night. [link=(http://www.wate.com/story/25102418/boomsday-vols-opening-game-may-switch-days-this-year)]LINK[/link]...


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Blue Ribbon's Early SEC Hoops Outlook, 2014-15 - volfan30
[quote]1. Florida G Kasey Hill, 6-1 So. G Eli Carter, 6-2 Jr. G Michael Frazier, 6-4 Jr. F Dorian Finney-Smith, 6-8 Jr. F Chris Walker, 6-10 So. Quick Outlook: The Gators return three key contributors in Frazier, Hill and Finney-Smith from a team that dominated the league in 2014. Look for a...


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How are SEC non-conference basketball schedules looking for next year? - volfan30
I know scheduling has been a huge problem for the conference the last few years outside of UK, Florida and Tennessee (and obviously Bama last year). Anyone know how your team's schedule is looking next year? Tennessee's is looking decent as long as we continue to avoid 300+ RPI schools. vs. ...


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Cuonzo Martin will not receive large extension or raise - volfan30
[quote]it doesn't appear that Martin's decision to pull his name out of the Marquette search is related to Tennessee offering him a substantial increase on his current deal. Now, that may happen in the future, but from what we can gather it doesn't seem like this was about him making some demands, h...


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If Jarnell Stokes doesn't return next season, Cuonzo's coaching career is over - volfan30
This was his get out of jail free card and he let it slip away. Next season's roster without Stokes will be middle of the pack in the SEC and he will be staring a 3rd NIT in 4 years and a scolding hot seat right in the face. A 5th year may be granted as a courtesy due to this year's 2 week run, ...


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Cuonzo Martin withdraws name from Marquette Coaching Search - volfan30
Will remain at Tennessee. [quote]@GaryParrishCBS 3m Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin has removed himself from consideration at Marquette, a source told @CBSSports. Story coming ...[/quote] Ehhhhhhhhh...


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Tennessee releases tiered ticket prices for 2014 season - volfan30
Road Games Oklahoma - $105 Georgia - $80 Ole Miss - $75 South Carolina - $70 Vandy - $65 Home Games Alabama-$97.50 Florida-$97.50 Utah State-$39.00 Arkansas State-$39.00 Chattanooga-$39.00 Kentucky-$39.00 Missouri-$39.00...


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Monday: Marquette has offered the job to Cuonzo, VOLS will not match big $ - volfan30
[quote]"This is Martin's job to take ...Decision within 24 hrs. He is number one on the Marquette list. Question is if he decides to leave. Tennessee will have a chance to retain him, but there is a question of how much they want to. Expect a decision within the next 24 hours."[/quote] -Andy Katz...


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The ATL Thread: Opening Day Edition - volfan30
[b]Miller Park Milwaukee, WI[/b] [b]First Pitch:[/b] 2:10 PM ET [b]Television:[/b] SportSouth [b]Braves Lineup[/b] (per Jim Powell) [b]1. Jason Heyward RF (L)[/b] [img]http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/headshots/mlb/players/full/29551.png&w=350&h=254[/img] [b]2. B.J. Upton CF (R)[/b...


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Gary Parrish: Buzz Williams wanted VOLS job, "likely" would have been hired - volfan30
[quote]According to Parrish, Buzz Williams and those close to him had made it clear to Tennessee higher ups towards the end of the season that that was the job he wanted if it came open. Tennessee was well aware of his interest and Buzz is "likely the Tennessee coach today" if UT hadn't gotten hot d...


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Cuonzo Martin met with Marquette Sunday - volfan30
[quote]To no one's surprise, the pursuit of Martin from Marquette's side is absolutely real at this point, and from what I can gather most feel like he is going to listen attentively, if he's not doing so already. Have heard speculation from some people on the Tennessee side of things this morni...


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Auburn fans: What is Pearl's buyout? - volfan30
Also, has he signed the contract yet? TIA....


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VOLS will not give Cuonzo a raise from $1.3M according to Rivals mod - volfan30
[quote]Has only 2 years left on his contract, which would be extended through 2017-2018 if Cuonzo agrees. Salary will remain at $1.3M/season though, which is 11th in the SEC.[/quote] This is the guy who broke the Kiffin hire and Dooley firing. With all the talk this week about the lack of supp...


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Cuonzo and Izzo will team up for Sweet 16 scouts on Michigan, UVA - volfan30
[quote]"I've heard that Michigan State and Tom (Izzo) would love to see UT beat Michigan on Friday and will help with a scout. Cuonzo and UT can reciprocate with some help on a Virginia scout." [/quote] -Michigan State's beat writer for M-Live on Knox radio today. Formerly covered the Pearl era ...


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