This Week in UT Sports History – Sept. 7th-13th
Each week, we take a look back at both the good and bad that happened in Tennessee athletics in our weekly column, This Week in UT Sports History.
Report: Barnes Says it’s “Absolute Lie” He Contacted UCLA First
In yet another twist and turn in the Rick Barnes and UCLA saga, Barnes reportedly vehemently denied a report saying he contacted UCLA first.
RTI Podcast: The Fallout from Barnes’ Presser
The RTI Podcast debates whether or not what Rick Barnes said could be used against him in recruiting, how it affects his perception by fans, and more.
A Complete Summary of the Rick Barnes-UCLA Timeline
Still have any questions about what happened with Rick Barnes and UCLA, the timeline of events, or who did what? We have the full breakdown for you.
Fulmer Felt “Apprehension” and “Concern” During UCLA Situation
Deciding between UCLA and Tennessee was rough on Rick Barnes, but it was almost equally as taxing on Tennessee AD Phillip Fulmer.
Rick Barnes Clears Up Relationship with UT AD Phillip Fulmer
Rick Barnes cleared up any rumors about his relationship being strained with Tennessee Athletics Director Phillip Fulmer.
Barnes Offers Candid Response to UCLA Offer, Decision to Stay
Rick Barnes didn’t sugarcoat anything on Tuesday, admitting he would’ve taken the UCLA job if not for a snag with the buyout.
Report: Rick Barnes Expected to Stay at Tennessee
After a hectic 24-plus hours, Tennessee’s men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes will reportedly remain with the Vols and won’t be leaving for UCLA.
Update: UCLA “Waiting on Barnes’ Decision” After New UT Offer
A report claims that UCLA thought they had Rick Barnes wrapped up, but Tennessee came back with more money and now UCLA is “waiting” on Barnes’ decision.
UCLA Has Reportedly Offered Barnes a $5 Million Deal
Another update on the ongoing Rick Barnes and UCLA situation states that the Bruins have offered Barnes a substantial raise as part of their deal.