Major Wingate's absence from the Tennessee basketball roster is becoming more significant these days. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound senior's preseason dismissal surely contributed to the Vols' three-game losing streak.
January 18, 2007
Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl refuses to bend the rules, even for his most important players. Today, for the second time in the past year, he has dismissed one of his key post players from the program.
September 6, 2006
Three starters return from a 2005-06 University of Tennessee basketball team that went 22-8, won the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title and earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years.
Tennessee basketball player Major Wingate averaged 10 points and less than 4 rebounds per game during the 2005-06 regular season. When the NCAA Tournament tipped off, however, the 6-foot-10 Vol went off, elevating his game to another level.
A Tennessee basketball player's future could be going up in a puff of smoke … literally.
The disciplinary issues in the University of Tennessee athletics department aren't confined to the football program.
One stands 6-feet-10 and weighs 250 pounds. The other stands 6-feet-2 and weighs 190 pounds.
Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl didn't take long to put the disappointment of a loss to Wichita State in the rear view mirror.