Bert Bertelkamp Talks 2021-22 Tennessee Basketball Team

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    Photo via Knoxville New Sentinel

    Former Tennessee basketball player and current Vol Radio color commentator Bert Bertelkamp joined RTI co-founder John Cave Osborne and his son Jack on the “According To The Osbornes” podcast.

    Bertelkamp, a former Bearden High School standout and SEC Champion, discussed his playing days both at Bearden and at Tennessee.

    The guard averaged 6.1 points, three assists and 2.1 rebounds per game in his four years at Tennesseee. Bertelkamp played 31 minutes a game as a senior where he dished out a career high 5.3 assists per game.

    Bertelkamp has stayed involved with Tennessee basketball since his playing days, now serving as the Tennessee radio color commentator.

    The former guard is known for his enthusiastic calls and bluntness when calling his alma mater. His catch phrase “money!’ when a Tennessee player hits a three-pointer is a fan favorite.

    In his appearance on “According To The Osbornes”, Bertelkamp talks about Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes and the Vols’ 2021-22 basketball team.

    Tennessee is ranked No. 18 in the preseason AP poll and the media picked the Vols to finish fourth in the SEC.

    The Vols open up their 2021-22 season Tuesday night against UT-Martin at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. ET and SEC Network will broadcast the game.

    You can view the podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.