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jbcarol

Volunteers #1 in AP Poll
« on: January 21, 2019, 05:10:49 pm »

Wes Rucker
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COLUMN: Dear #Vols fans: Let players and coaches worry about keeping this No. 1 ranking. You just enjoy it. You’ve spent more than a decade earning it: http://bit.ly/2DobKXV


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You, the long-suffering Tennessee fan, can celebrate the Vols basketball team rising to the No. 1 spot in both of this week’s major polls.

You, the long-suffering Tennessee fan, don’t have to ignore the fact that the Vols started playing basketball in 1908 and, despite having an underrated history with the sport, are now ranked No. 1 nationally for just the second time in history. And the first time lasted all of one week.

Eleven years later, the Vols are back in the top spot.

The goal this time, obviously, is to have more staying power in that top spot. And if you’re like me and believe those ignorant of history are bound to repeat it, Tennessee’s first trip to No. 1 lasted only one week because its first game at No. 1 was … a midweek trip to in-state rival Vanderbilt.
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ALLVOL

Re: Volunteers #1 in AP Poll
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 01:52:49 pm »

never in my wildest dreams would I have thought the men's team would be #1 and the women's team stink the joint up. Perhaps this is a sign of the apocalypse... LOL

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jbcarol

Re: Volunteers #1 in AP Poll
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 11:38:44 am »

Wes Rucker
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FINAL IN KNOXVILLE: No. 1 Tennessee 83, West Virginia 66.

Today was #Vols’ 14th consecutive win this season and their 20th consecutive win in the Tommy Bowl.
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Re: Volunteers #1 in AP Poll
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 11:41:02 am »

Wonder what Ernie and Bernie think of this?
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jbcarol

Re: Volunteers #1 in AP Poll
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 09:32:22 pm »

Wes Rucker
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FINAL IN KNOXVILLE: No. 1 Tennessee 83, West Virginia 66.

Today was #Vols’ 14th consecutive win this season and their 20th consecutive win in the Tommy Bowl.

Vols’ program record 15-game winning streak ended on 1/20/1917
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jbcarol

Re: Volunteers #1 in AP Poll
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 01:53:16 pm »

Tennessee Volunteer Men's Basketball program's greatest run ever?
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ALLVOL

Re: Volunteers #1 in AP Poll
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2019, 06:09:42 pm »

Tennessee Volunteer Men's Basketball program's greatest run ever?
So far, without question. But there's a LOT of season left.
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jbcarol

Re: Volunteers #1 in AP Poll
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2019, 07:27:47 pm »


Memory of the Ray Mears era, Big Orange Top (Circus atmosphere at Stokely) and the Ernie and Bernie Show
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ALLVOL

Re: Volunteers #1 in AP Poll
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2019, 09:34:32 pm »


Memory of the Ray Mears era, Big Orange Top (Circus atmosphere at Stokely) and the Ernie and Bernie Show
Dang JB, that was cool. I'd not seen that. Thank you sir.

jbcarol

Re: Volunteers #1 in AP Poll
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 12:44:34 pm »

AP Top 25
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No. 1 Tennessee received 40 of 64 first-place votes in this week’s AP Top 25, remaining ahead of Duke for the fourth straight week. Read the story:
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jbcarol

Re: Volunteers #1 in AP Poll
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2019, 06:29:18 pm »

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jbcarol

Re: Volunteers #1 in AP Poll
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2019, 09:00:34 am »

Wes Rucker
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COLUMN FROM LEXINGTON: Bad habits finally bite top-ranked #Vols in shockingly naive loss at fifth-ranked Kentucky: http://bit.ly/2GtOfzx



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LEXINGTON, Ky. — You probably don’t want to read this. I wouldn’t want to read it if I were in your shoes.

If you can get past that initial reaction, though, you probably know it’s true.

This was coming.

And Tennessee needed it.
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ALLVOL

Re: Volunteers #1 in AP Poll
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2019, 10:17:32 am »

Wes Rucker
‏Verified account@wesrucker247
 
COLUMN FROM LEXINGTON: Bad habits finally bite top-ranked #Vols in shockingly naive loss at fifth-ranked Kentucky: http://bit.ly/2GtOfzx



Can't disagree at all with this article.
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jbcarol

Re: Volunteers #1 in AP Poll
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2019, 10:25:02 pm »

Wes Rucker
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I get why there’s concern about the way #Vols have played the past two games, but take a step back, guys. This team is 24-2 overall, 12-1 in the SEC, has a legit chance to win the SEC and compete for a national championship.

Long season. Every team struggles for a bit. Chill.

12:14 PM - 20 Feb 2019
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jbcarol

Re: Volunteers #1 in AP Poll
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2019, 01:34:38 pm »

Wes Rucker
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 2h2 hours ago

COLUMN: Are these #Vols great or just really good? We don’t know yet. We will soon: http://bit.ly/2XrHOSV



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We know Tennessee is either a really good team or a great team, and the next month-and-change will determine where history slots these Vols.

Anyone can beat anyone in basketball — God Save The 3-Point Line — but there are two short-and-sweet rules we all need to accept regarding these Vols: Really good teams win most games they’re supposed to win and occasionally beat other really good teams, but great teams win most games they’re supposed to win and win most games against really good teams.

Tennessee, at the moment, is a really good team. But not a great team.

Yes, these Vols are ranked seventh nationally, and they were ranked No. 1 nationally for four weeks. Yes, they’re 24-3 overall and 12-2 in the SEC, and they had a 19-game winning streak, and they still have a legitimate chance to win every championship —
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