With Tennessee basketball set to open up March Madness tonight against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker provide a preview of the game. They also look at the football Vols’ offensive line ahead of spring practice. Josh Ward and Ron Slay join to discuss the tournament.
Breaking down Tennessee basketball vs. Louisiana
As a No. 4 seed, Tennessee basketball will face No. 13 seed Louisiana at 9:40 p.m. ET Thursday night. At 26-7 under 13th-year head coach Bob Martin, Louisiana finished second in the Sun Belt for the regular season but captured the tournament title. They are led by 6’11” forward Jordan Brown, but they also have elite three-point shooters. What must the Vols do to win?
Is Tennessee basketball the best program to never reach the Final Four?
Despite great players and good historical success, the Vols have only reached one Elite Eight in history. Are they the best program to never reach the Final Four? In terms of SEC programs, they have competition with the Alabama Crimson Tide, Missouri Tigers and Vanderbilt Commodores.
Josh Ward talks NCAA Tournament
The Sports Animal’s Josh Ward stopped by the show Thursday to look back on some of the Vols’ more memorable moments in the NCAA Tournament and preview UT’s matchup with Louisiana. They went down memory lane with legendary wins in the tourney and heartbreaking losses.
Tennessee football RB spring practice preview
Rocky Top returns all three major contributors from last year’s team at running back in Jabari Small, Jaylen Wright and Dylan Sampson. Princeton Fant, who lined up in the power back spot, is gone, but Tennessee football added Khalifa Keith to this past year’s recruiting class. What will the unit look like in the spring?
Ron Slay talks Vols
Former Vol Ron Slay joined the show to discuss Tennessee basketball in the NCAA Tournament, if the Vols or Lady Vols will go further and if the 12-team College Football Playoff will be more exciting than March Madness. He also broke down Louisiana and the type of matchup they are for the Vols.