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GoVols247 writers Wes Rucker, Ryan Callahan, Grant Ramey and Patrick Brown discuss anything and everything related to University of Tennessee sports, sports in general and pop culture.

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Episode 177: Pruitt's Vols not taking it easy in May

GoVols247’s Wes Rucker, Grant Ramey and Patrick Brown went into the Fort Rucker Sun Room —the Fort Rucker Studio somehow is still being renovated —to discuss several topics pertaining to Jeremy Pruitt and his Tennessee football program.Pruitt told a Knoxville radio station earlier this week that it’s been a pretty good May for his program to this point, in part because a vast majority of his players have stayed in Knoxville for the mini-term period — the few weeks in between the spring and summer semesters where even student-athletes to go home and relax for a bit. These Vols haven’t done that, though. They couldn’t afford to relax after missing out on 15 badly needed bowl practices after last season, and they don’t seem to be relaxing.Other football topics have emerged in the past week, too, including a viral video posted by defensive line signee Elijah Simmons. That video and several other topics — a general recruiting update (don’t panic, folks) and a shoutout to the 23rd-ranked Tennessee baseball team — are discussed in this episode.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Episode 177: Pruitt's Vols not taking it easy in May

Episode 176: Grant Williams leaning toward leaving?

GoVols247’s Wes Rucker, Grant Ramey and Patrick Brown went into the Fort Rucker Sun Room — the Fort Rucker Studio somehow is still being renovated — to discuss the NBA Draft preparation process of Tennessee stars Grant Williams, Admiral Schofield, Jordan Bone and Kyle Alexander.Recent mock drafts have included Schofield (a senior) and Williams (a junior) late in the first round, which could be an indication that Williams — the two-time reigning SEC Player of the Year, and a first-team All-American — will forego his senior season and remain in the draft. That obviously would be a big blow for the Vols heading into next season, but having two potential first-round picks and four potential picks in the same draft would be a huge statement for Rick Barnes and his program.If Williams is indeed projected late in the first round, does he essentially have to stay in the draft? Is Bone still intent on turning pro, even if he goes undrafted? Why is Schofield continuing to fly under the radar? Why is Alexander not getting even an invitation to the NBA G-League Combine but has been invited to workout for multiple NBA teams? There’s plenty of draft stuff to discuss, and this episode features plenty of it.Williams’ departure would make a transition season even more challenging for the Vols, but reinforcements are on the way. Tennessee recently added another player to its signing class, and that player — Finland native Olivier Robinson-Nkamhoua — is a talented one. The versatile, 6-foot-8 forward is considered by some a top-100 overall prospect, and his stock is very much on the rise after he emerged as a senior at Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland, Md. He likely would have burst onto the scene as soon as he arrived from overseas, but he missed his junior season with a leg injury.Former Vols forward Derrick Walker also made news this week by announcing his decision to enroll at Nebraska.In other words, it’s been a newsy Tennessee basketball week for May. There’s plenty to discuss.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Episode 176: Grant Williams leaning toward leaving?

Episode 175: The portal door swings both ways

GoVols247’s Wes Rucker (from the Fort Rucker Sun Room) and Grant Ramey (from GoVols247’s Blount County Satellite Office) convened via the magic of Al Gore’s Internets to break down a newsy, early-offseason week for Rick Barnes and the Tennessee basketball program.Three Vols —senior wing Admiral Schofield, junior forward Grant Williams and junior point guard Jordan Bone —were invited to the upcoming NBA Draft Combine, which means Williams and Bone now have the option to stay in the NBA Draft and still return to school if they’re not selected. That obviously won’t happen in Williams’ case, because he’d come off the board at some point if he stayed in the draft, but some think that could happen with Bone. The impact of having three players invited to the combine and the impact that could have on Williams Bone is a major discussion point in this episode.Other big news happened this week, though. Sophomore forward Derrick Walker has put his name into the transfer portal after a postseason conversation with Barnes, which at least somewhat surprisingly leaves another hold for Barnes and Co. to fill this offseason.What went into Walker’s decision, and what impact will it have on the 2019-20 season? On the surface, Walker seemed to be in line for much more playing time next season, but perhaps there are other reasons for him leaving the program. Either way, his absence creates another opportunity for Tennessee to bolster the roster, and that’s exactly what the Vols hope to do. Remember, the transfer portal swings both ways, and there are still some exciting high school, prep school and junior college prospects on the table, too.It was always going to be an interesting offseason for the Tennessee basketball roster, but it might be even more interesting than we thought. That means there’s plenty to discuss.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49 MIN2 weeks ago
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Episode 175: The portal door swings both ways

Latest Episodes

Episode 177: Pruitt's Vols not taking it easy in May

GoVols247’s Wes Rucker, Grant Ramey and Patrick Brown went into the Fort Rucker Sun Room —the Fort Rucker Studio somehow is still being renovated —to discuss several topics pertaining to Jeremy Pruitt and his Tennessee football program.Pruitt told a Knoxville radio station earlier this week that it’s been a pretty good May for his program to this point, in part because a vast majority of his players have stayed in Knoxville for the mini-term period — the few weeks in between the spring and summer semesters where even student-athletes to go home and relax for a bit. These Vols haven’t done that, though. They couldn’t afford to relax after missing out on 15 badly needed bowl practices after last season, and they don’t seem to be relaxing.Other football topics have emerged in the past week, too, including a viral video posted by defensive line signee Elijah Simmons. That video and several other topics — a general recruiting update (don’t panic, folks) and a shoutout to the 23rd-ranked Tennessee baseball team — are discussed in this episode.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50 MIN1 days ago
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Episode 177: Pruitt's Vols not taking it easy in May

Episode 176: Grant Williams leaning toward leaving?

GoVols247’s Wes Rucker, Grant Ramey and Patrick Brown went into the Fort Rucker Sun Room — the Fort Rucker Studio somehow is still being renovated — to discuss the NBA Draft preparation process of Tennessee stars Grant Williams, Admiral Schofield, Jordan Bone and Kyle Alexander.Recent mock drafts have included Schofield (a senior) and Williams (a junior) late in the first round, which could be an indication that Williams — the two-time reigning SEC Player of the Year, and a first-team All-American — will forego his senior season and remain in the draft. That obviously would be a big blow for the Vols heading into next season, but having two potential first-round picks and four potential picks in the same draft would be a huge statement for Rick Barnes and his program.If Williams is indeed projected late in the first round, does he essentially have to stay in the draft? Is Bone still intent on turning pro, even if he goes undrafted? Why is Schofield continuing to fly under the radar? Why is Alexander not getting even an invitation to the NBA G-League Combine but has been invited to workout for multiple NBA teams? There’s plenty of draft stuff to discuss, and this episode features plenty of it.Williams’ departure would make a transition season even more challenging for the Vols, but reinforcements are on the way. Tennessee recently added another player to its signing class, and that player — Finland native Olivier Robinson-Nkamhoua — is a talented one. The versatile, 6-foot-8 forward is considered by some a top-100 overall prospect, and his stock is very much on the rise after he emerged as a senior at Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland, Md. He likely would have burst onto the scene as soon as he arrived from overseas, but he missed his junior season with a leg injury.Former Vols forward Derrick Walker also made news this week by announcing his decision to enroll at Nebraska.In other words, it’s been a newsy Tennessee basketball week for May. There’s plenty to discuss.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41 MIN2 days ago
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Episode 176: Grant Williams leaning toward leaving?

Episode 175: The portal door swings both ways

GoVols247’s Wes Rucker (from the Fort Rucker Sun Room) and Grant Ramey (from GoVols247’s Blount County Satellite Office) convened via the magic of Al Gore’s Internets to break down a newsy, early-offseason week for Rick Barnes and the Tennessee basketball program.Three Vols —senior wing Admiral Schofield, junior forward Grant Williams and junior point guard Jordan Bone —were invited to the upcoming NBA Draft Combine, which means Williams and Bone now have the option to stay in the NBA Draft and still return to school if they’re not selected. That obviously won’t happen in Williams’ case, because he’d come off the board at some point if he stayed in the draft, but some think that could happen with Bone. The impact of having three players invited to the combine and the impact that could have on Williams Bone is a major discussion point in this episode.Other big news happened this week, though. Sophomore forward Derrick Walker has put his name into the transfer portal after a postseason conversation with Barnes, which at least somewhat surprisingly leaves another hold for Barnes and Co. to fill this offseason.What went into Walker’s decision, and what impact will it have on the 2019-20 season? On the surface, Walker seemed to be in line for much more playing time next season, but perhaps there are other reasons for him leaving the program. Either way, his absence creates another opportunity for Tennessee to bolster the roster, and that’s exactly what the Vols hope to do. Remember, the transfer portal swings both ways, and there are still some exciting high school, prep school and junior college prospects on the table, too.It was always going to be an interesting offseason for the Tennessee basketball roster, but it might be even more interesting than we thought. That means there’s plenty to discuss.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49 MIN2 weeks ago
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