Entrance for 'Gate 21' — Vol. XL

The InsideTennessee staff combined to put together this 3,000-plus-word installment of "Gate 21" for its site members. From recruiting to team news, sign in or subscribe now to get educated on what's going on in Big Orange Country.

When Vic Wharton received his Tennessee offer last week, how tough was it for the Class of 2014 prospect and in-state talent from pulling the trigger immediately?

What Tennessee targets are playing in high school All-American games and what are coaches doing to get a leg up on the competition with those players?

What is causing the men's basketball team's offense to sputter on occasion?

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What affect does Butch Jones taking over as football head coach have on former Volunteers?

The volleyball roster took a major blow this week. What happened?

Answers to these and several other questions revolving around Tennessee athletics are answered in the 40th edition of "Gate 21" in InsideTennessee's subscriber-only forum, VolChat.

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