While players can play basketball year round if they so choose, on occasion it’s beneficial to participate in other sports. That’s what members of the Tennessee men’s basketball team did last week, playing a game of flag football (7-on-7) at the football team’s indoor practice facility.
Seniors Jeronne Maymon and D’Montre Edwards were the captains, with Maymon’s team winning by the final score of 28-20. And for those who may be wondering, yes Maymon did play. That’s certainly a good sign for head coach Cuonzo Martin, especially when considering Maymon’s expectation that he would be 100% by the end of this month.
Adding a healthy Maymon (12.7 ppg, 8.1 rpg in 2011-12) to a rotation that includes forwards Edwards and Jarnell Stokes and guards Antonio Barton (transferred in from Memphis) and Jordan McRae should make the Volunteers a threat to reach the NCAA tournament.
Tennessee also adds three freshmen to the mix, with shooting guard Robert Hubbs being the one of the nation’s best freshmen at his position.
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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for me to be joined by a guest on the podcast and today, it was Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports.
Jeff is a west coast guy, so we spent some time talking about Pac-12 hoops and USC vs. Oregon. We also got into Kansas-West Virginia, Purdue’s win over Michigan State and Denzel Valentine vs. Buddy Hield.
And like me, Jeff is a bit of a beer snob, so we did have a chance to chat about some of our favorites early on. At this point, I should be sponsored by Bell’s.
Anyway, you can listen to the podcast by clicking “play” on the Soundcloud player embedded below. Or you can do so through either iTunes or Stitcher if you so choose. Thanks for listening!
Kentucky’s ‘Dancing Guy’ has turned into a fan favorite at Rupp Arena.
Every home game, during one of the TV timeouts in the second half, ‘Mony Mony’ will come on, Dancing Guy will hop into the aisle and he’ll break it down like only a middle-aged white guy from Kentucky can.
As you can see, it didn’t quite go all that well for Dancing Guy on Tuesday night, as he tried to do a rail slide while holding a young, female fan and completely ate it.
Here’s another angle of the fall:
It looks much scarier that it actually was, as all reports indicate that everyone made it through the fall healthy.