One former Tennessee basketball player spends so much of his time in the Rocky Top Summer League signing autographs, shaking hands and posing for photos that he has come to be known as "The Mayor."
He might not be the Rocky Top League's most talented player but he certainly qualifies as the Knoxville summer league's most popular player ... and probably its most unassuming player, as well.
Tennessee has had its share of shining moments in men's basketball.
February 25, 2008
He can thread passes through microscopic openings to produce layups for his teammates. He can rebound at 6-feet-4 against guys half-a-foot taller. He can break down a defense despite a lack of exceptional quickness.
To truly appreciate success, you first must experience failure. No one understands this principle better than Dane Bradshaw, the only senior member of the University of Tennessee basketball team.
The only thing worse than a "one and done" in March Madness is a "two and through." Tennessee's basketball team experienced that last year, getting bounced from the NCAA Tournament on a Round 2 loss to Wichita State.
The reigning national champions and this year's Southeastern Conference champions came rolling into Thompson-Boling Arena hell bent on avenging last year's close defeat to Tennessee in Knoxville. But the Vols, Dane Bradshaw and 24,000 fans had other ideas.
February 28, 2007
No player better typifies the end of the Buzz Peterson era than Dane Bradshaw. Likewise, no player better typifies the beginning of the Bruce Pearl era than Dane Bradshaw. It's strange but it's true.
February 26, 2007