WATCH: Rick Barnes, Zakai Zeigler, and Olivier Nkamhoua React to Victory over Texas

Zakai Zeigler

Fourth-ranked Tennessee handed tenth-ranked Texas an 11-point loss on Saturday night in Thomson-Boling Arena as the Vols found an 82-71 victory over the Longhorns. Tennessee was led by Olivier Nkamhoua and Zakai Zeigler as both players were sensational on the court. Nkamhoua showed patience and poise as he worked his way up to a career-high […]

WATCH: Chris Lofton’s Unforgettable Tennessee Basketball Highlights

Chris Lofton

Saturday will be a memorable day on Rocky Top as No. 5 Tennessee is set to host Kentucky in a critical SEC East game. During halftime, Tennessee will also honor VFL and basketball legend Chris Lofton as the Vols make him the fifth retired jersey in program history. It’s fitting that the Vols will be […]

Texas Basketball Fires Head Coach Amidst Season

Texas Fires Head Coach Chris Beard Amidst Season

Texas Basketball has fired head coach Chris Beard, per multiple reports on Thursday afternoon. The firing comes while Beard currently faces a felony domestic family violence charge from an altercation with his fiancée on December 12. Beard was arrested for the alleged assault and was later released after posting a $10,000 bond. Texas indefinitely suspended […]

Texas Basketball Head Coach Chris Beard Arrested on Unsettling Charge

Texas Fires Head Coach Chris Beard Amidst Season

Multiple reports on Monday morning show that Texas men’s basketball head coach Chris Beard was arrested early Monday on unsettling charges. According to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office via On3 Sports, Christopher Michael Beard, age 49, was arrested for “ASSAULT ON FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD MEMBER IMPEDE BREATH CIRCULATION,” a 3rd-degree felony. The sheriff’s office lists that Beard […]

Tennessee’s Opponent For The Big 12/SEC Challenge Announced

Texas basketball will make a return trip to Knoxville for this year’s Big 12/SEC Challenge after the Vols traveled to Austin for last year’s matchup. Tennessee hosts the Longhorns on Jan. 28. Tip-off time has not been announced. The matchup marks the second time Tennessee has faced Texas in the nine years of the event […]

Vols’ Last-Minute Comeback Attempt Falls Just Short of Glory

Santiago Vescovi

Had Tennessee have been able to come back and defeat Texas last night, on the road, it would have been one of the Vols’ most resilient wins on the season without question. With eight minutes left in the game, the Vols were down 17 points in a hostile environment. However, after the next six and […]

No. 18 Tennessee @ Texas: How to Watch, Betting Odds, Key Statistics

Tennessee Texas

Rick Barnes and the 18th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers will take on the Texas Longhorns in the main event of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday. The game, which will feature two strong teams with a budding cross-country rivalry, will also be Barnes’ return to the University of Texas. Prior to his time in Tennessee, Barnes was […]

Everything Rick Barnes Said About the Texas/Tennessee Matchup

Rick Barnes Tennessee Texas

Before the 1998 season, the University of Texas’ basketball program hired Rick Barnes to be the new head coach. Seventeen years later, his time in Austin would come to a close. And coming up this Saturday, just seven years after that event, Barnes will be leading his 18th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers to take on the Longhorns […]

Eight Facts From Rick Barnes’ 17 Years At Texas

Sean Payton’s Last Season With The Saints Was A Success After seven years as Tennessee’s head coach, Rick Barnes makes his return to Austin Saturday night when the Vols face Texas in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Barnes is one of the most successful coaches in Texas basketball history and took the Longhorns on their most […]

Tennessee Basketball Throws Shade at Texas in History Lesson

Tennessee Texas

Before Tennessee and Texas square off on the basketball court this Saturday night in Austin, the Vol Hoops team wanted to provide some background information on top. Not specifically information pertaining to the players on the court, but more so relating to the history between both states. In Tennessee’s game preview that was released on […]