Stories by Steve Megargee

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Field-goal accuracy still a problem in college

Whenever an NFL kicker attempts a field goal from inside 50 yards these days, success seems inevitable. That isn't the case in college.
By Steve Megargee

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Tennessee offense is coming around

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee's dormant offense finally might be awakening just in time for the stretch run.
By Steve Megargee

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Surprising teams climb into mix in college football

Imagine a playoff that includes Arizona facing Texas Christian in one semifinal and Mississippi State meeting Georgia Tech in the other. It's not quite as far-fetched as it might have seemed ...
By Steve Megargee

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Unclear future for guarantee games in playoff era

It's no sure thing that guarantee games - the ones involving Football Championship Subdivision programs - will be as common in the College Football Playoff era.
By Steve Megargee

Friday, July 18, 2014

Volunteers' class keeps it in the family

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee is counting on family connections to help the program return to prominence.
By Steve Megargee

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Must-win games are nothing new to Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The do-or-die nature of the NCAA Tournament is nothing new to Tennessee. The Volunteers (24-12) have been playing with virtually no margin for error since late February, after ...
By Steve Megargee

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Lady Vols end Gamecocks' winning streak

Isabelle Harrison had 20 points and 15 rebounds Sunday as No. 10 Tennessee defeated No. 4 South Caro­lina 73-61 to snap the Game­cocks' 10-game winning streak in the regular-season finale ...
By Steve Megargee

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Georgia's winning streak snapped

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Jarnell Stokes had 20 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday night as Tennessee trounced Georgia 67-48 to snap the Bulldogs' four-game winning streak.
By Steve Megargee

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

Vols beat Gamecocks for 13th consecutive time

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Jordan McRae scored 24 points and shot 6 of 8 from 3-point range Saturday as Tennessee trounced South Carolina 72-53 to beat the Gamecocks for the 13th consecutive time.
By Steve Megargee

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Coaches pushing limits with use of technology

Recruiting is the lifeline of college coaches and some football staffs have pushed the boundaries of NCAA regulations to reach top recruits. The stakes are high for National Signing Day.
By Steve Megargee

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Southeastern Conference basketball rivals meet tonight

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Seven months after rooming together at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy, Mississippi's Marshall Henderson and Tennessee's Jordan McRae are meeting again under much different ...
By Steve Megargee

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Alabama has something to prove vs. Oklahoma

Alabama heads to the Sugar Bowl facing the same kind of challenge it encountered the last time the Crimson Tide played in this game.
By Steve Megargee

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

Sugar Bowl matches No. 3 Alabama, No. 11 Oklahoma

In a rare meeting between two of the nation's most storied programs, No. 3 Alabama and No. 11 Oklahoma will face off Jan. 2 in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans.
By Steve Megargee

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Statue of Summitt 'looks like a winner'

A statue of Pat Summitt was revealed at a dedication ceremony for the Pat Summitt Plaza to honor the coach who led the Tennessee women's basketball team to eight national titles and 18 Final Four ...
By Steve Megargee

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

Auburn runs past Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Nick Marshall rushed for 214 of Auburn's 444 yards Saturday as the seventh-ranked Tigers needed just nine pass attempts to roll to a 55-23 victory over Tennessee.
By Steve Megargee

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Bernard King battled racism at Tennessee

In an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary airing Tuesday, King talks about his experience with racism during his time as a Volunteer.
By Steve Megargee

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

Unpredictable season in SEC continues

It might rank as the craziest weekend in recent Southeastern Conference history. Five ranked teams lost in one day.
By Steve Megargee

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Tennessee upsets South Carolina on last play

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Michael Palardy made a 19-yard field goal as time expired Saturday to give Tennessee a 23-21 victory over No. 11 South Carolina, whose quarterback Connor Shaw left the game with ...
By Steve Megargee

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

No. 11 Gamecocks taking Vols seriously

No. 11 South Carolina knows it can't overlook Tennessee after barely beating Vols last season.
By Steve Megargee

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

Tennessee's Worley knows all about Clowney

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Perhaps no quarterback understands the challenge of facing South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney better than Tennessee's Justin Worley.
By Steve Megargee
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