Stories by Steve Megargee

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tennessee coach Pat Summitt dies

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history, died this morning.
By Steve Megargee

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Past few days 'difficult' for Summitt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt's family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women's basketball coach as her Alzheimer's disease progresses.
By Steve Megargee

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Teen wins Arthur Ashe Courage Award

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Zaevion Dobson, a high school football player who was shot to death while shielding two girls from gunfire, will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs.
By Steve Megargee

Monday, May 23, 2016

Mississippi State rewarded for its strong season with top seed

Mississippi State won the Southeastern Conference regular-season title one year after finishing in the league basement. Now the Bulldogs want to carry the momentum of that dramatic rise into the ...
By Steve Megargee

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

SEC will take part in satellite camps now

Southeastern Conference coaches are ready to start participating in the satellite camps their league had wanted to eliminate nationwide.
By Steve Megargee

Monday, April 18, 2016

SEC East teams leave spring with plenty of question marks

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Southeastern Conference Eastern Division's new look was on display this spring.
By Steve Megargee

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Rules changes for NCAA women has helped in flow, strategy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Women's college basketball coaches believe a set of rule changes that included switching to a four-quarter format has improved the game's pace and increased the level of strategy.
By Steve Megargee

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Tennessee coaches defend school amid allegations

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee's coaches held a rare joint news conference Tuesday to say that an unfair picture of the athletic department is emerging amid a lawsuit that states the school ...
By Steve Megargee

Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Gamecocks women clinch share of SEC title

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. A'ja Wilson scored 25 points as No. 3 South Carolina beat No. 24 Tennessee 62-56 on Monday night to clinch at least a share of its third consecutive ...
By Steve Megargee

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Alabama, Michigan enjoy big National Signing Day

National Signing Day went much like this past season: Alabama dominated and Jim Harbaugh had everybody talking about Michigan.
By Steve Megargee

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

Kevin Punter Jr. leads Tennessee over South Carolina

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Kevin Punter Jr. scored a career-high 36 points as Tennessee capitalized on sizzling 3-point shooting in the second half for a 78-69 victory over No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday.
By Steve Megargee

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

It's uncertain which teams will challenge Kentucky

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - As the Southeastern Conference heads into league competition, it remains tough to figure which teams stand as defending champion Kentucky's biggest competition.
By Steve Megargee

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Lady Vols searching for answers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennes­see Lady Vols are in a tailspin. A lack of scoring and cohesiveness has Holly Warlick's squad tumbling down the rankings. 
By Steve Megargee

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015

Tennessee escapes with victory over South Carolina

KNOXVILLE, Tenn - Aaron Medley's 27-yard field goal with 9:14 left broke a 24-all tie and lifted Tennessee to a 27-24 victory over South Carolina.
By Steve Megargee

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Gamecocks-Vols usually goes down to wire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - While there is sense Tennessee shouldn't have much trouble beating South Carolina today, this annual series' recent history tells a much different story.
By Steve Megargee

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

No. 19 UGA loses star RB Nick Chubb to knee injury

Georgia running back Nick Chubb has left Saturday's game with Tennessee after injuring his left knee on the first play from scrimmage.
By Steve Megargee

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Georgia, Tennessee try to forgot recent past

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - No. 19 Georgia's game at Tennessee today could come down to which team has the shorter memory.
By Steve Megargee

Friday, June 12, 2015

Leslie to have summer to remember

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - This year is proving doubly rewarding for former basketball star Lisa Leslie.
By Steve Megargee

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Record scoring changes face of college softball

The pitchers' duels that once dominated college softball are less common with teams across the country scoring runs and hitting homers at unprecedented levels.
By Steve Megargee

Monday, May 18, 2015

South Carolina puts NCAA hopes on line in SEC tournament

South Carolina understands what's at stake this week in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
By Steve Megargee
 
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