Tennessee Volunteers Basketball Schedule
Things are looking awfully bright for the Tennessee Volunteers basketball
program with the team coming off a thrilling Sweet Sixteen run in 2013-2014, narrowly losing to the Michigan State Spartans
73-71. The Vols were led by Senior guard Jordan McRae and junior forward Jarnell Stokes, who tied a school record with 12
double-doubles last season. Hoping to continue the momentum into the coming season, the Vols will do so with a new coaching
staff, after Vols coach Cuonzo Martin left in the offseason to become the head coach of the University of California Golden
Bears. With new coach Donnie Tyndall set to take the team into the 2014-2015 season, the Vols are looking to find their way
back to the Sweet Sixteen and beyond. Though the SEC is known as a football conference, their basketball programs are known
for making a splash in the NCAA Tournament as well. The three SEC who made the Big Dance this season all had successful runs
in the tournament with the #1 seeded Florida Gators, entering as the #1 overall seed, made it to the Final Four before losing
to the eventual National Champion Connecticut Huskies. The young Kentucky Wildcats surprised everyone by making it all the
way to the Championship Game, while the Tennessee Volunteers enjoyed a surprising run to the Sweet Sixteen. In the upcoming
season, the Vols will face many tough challenges during the SEC regular season. They will play home and away games against
tough foes like the Florida Gators, last year's SEC Champions, the always tough Kentucky Wildcats who are returning many important
players from their incredible 2013-2014 season, and their rival Georgia Bulldogs. These matchups never fail to provide excitement
for Vols fans, who always pack Thompson-Boling Arena with unmatched enthusiasm. To add to the excitement and bolster their
strength of schedule, the Vols have added a 2 year non conference matchup with the Butler Bulldogs to the schedule with the
2014 clash taking place in Knoxville. Don't miss any of the exciting games on this years schedule by getting all of you Tennessee
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Tennessee Volunteers Basketball History
The Tennessee Volunteers, members
of the Southestern Conference, have enjoyed incredible success in their storied history. With four National Championships
and 19 NCAA Tournament appearances in program history, the Vols have made the Sweet Sixteen five times since 2000. The men
in orange and white have been the pride and joy of Eastern Tennessee, thrilling fans and bringing many winning seasons to
the University of Tennessee. The Vols play their home games at Thompson-Boling Arena, one of the largest basketball specific
arenas in the region. The program enjoyed its most successful era under Coach Bruce Pearl from 2005-2011. Under Pearl, the
Vols made the the NCAA Tournament every season, even rising to #1 in the nation in 2008. Pearl was fired in 2011 after an
investigation into recruiting violations, leading to the hiring of Coach Cuonzo Martin. Under Martin, the Vols continued to
find success, including another Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2014. The future looks bright for the Vols, who are hoping to
pick up where they left off in 2014-2015.
Tennessee Volunteers Basketball Experience
When you experience
a Vols home game at Thompson-Boling Arena, you are witnessing the very best in college basketball talent, with top programs
taking the court every night. You never know what will happen on Pat Summit Court, where the Vols host fellow SEC foes like
the Florida Gators, Vanderbilt Commodores, Kentucky Wildcats, Georgia Bulldogs, LSU Tigers and many more every season. Over
the last decade, Thompson-Boling Arena has had some of the highest attendance numbers in the country, with fans packing the
arena to cheer on their beloved Vols. With the crowd singing their fight song, "Rocky Top" at the top of their lungs, to the
sea of Orange that greets the visiting team at every home game, you will definitely want to put a game at Thompson-Boling
Arena on your sports bucket list because there is simply no atmosphere in college basketball like it.
Volunteers Basketball Fans
If you know anything about SEC sports, then you know that their supporters are true fanatics.
No matter the sport, there is a genuine hatred amongst the teams in the conference and every matchup is an epic battle. For
over a century, Volunteer fans have been cheering on their home team, wearing their signature University of Tennessee orange
and white, filling the stadiums and arenas with their fight song sung in unison. College basketball is a sport best seen live,
where fans can do much more than just watch the game, they are experiencing the true joy of being part of a community, a community
that bands together for one objective-a Volunteer victory. Tennessee Volunteer fans have a reputation of being among the most
passionate in all of college sports, and this season you have the chance to be a part of this thrilling atmosphere by getting
your Volunteer basketball tickets at StubHub and check out home games against teams like the Florida Gators, Kentucky Wildcats,
Butler Bulldogs, Alabama Crimson Tide and many more. Just one trip to Knoxville and you will see why Vols fans are known throughout
college sports as being among the best there is.
Tennessee Volunteers Basketball Trivia
basketball legend was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013?
Former Volunteer small forward
Bernard King received this great honor after having an iconic career on Rocky Top. Hailing from Brooklyn, King arrived in
Knoxville in 1974 where he set many Tennessee and SEC records, solidifying himself not only as one of the UT program's greatest
players but the SEC's as well. A three time All American, King averaged a double-double for his college career with 25.8 points
and 13.2 rebounds, setting quite a standard for future Vols to aspire to. King won the SEC Player of the Year Award in all
three of his seasons in Knoxville and was drafted by the New Jersey Nets with the seventh overall pick in the 1977 NBA Draft.
Bernard King went on to enjoy a long and successful pro career that included 4 NBA All Star Game appearances.