Tennessee Responds To Your Nike FOIAs And The Answer Is Super Shady 

Wednesday, I asked those of you in Tennessee to submit a public records request on behalf of Deadspin because ours had been denied due to a chilling and arbitrary law limiting records requests to Tennessee residents only. I wanted copies of Tennessee's communication with Nike, because the university's controversial… » 3/13/15 11:25am 3/13/15 11:25am

Tennessee Won't Give Us Nike's Emails; Maybe They'll Give Them To You

The University of Tennessee recently decided to do away with calling nearly all its women's sports teams Lady Vols, a move that came at about the same time the university announced switching from Adidas to Nike for athletic apparel. Now, they are all Volunteers who will use the Power T logo—except for the women's… » 3/11/15 7:04pm 3/11/15 7:04pm

Is A No. 11 Seed Actually Among The Best Teams In The Country?

One of the quirks of college basketball is that we get to see only a brief audition of each team before the NCAA tournament begins. By the time the NBA playoffs start, there are 82 games' worth of data on each team, and each of those consists of 48 minutes. At the college level, teams entering the tournament have… » 3/19/14 1:26pm 3/19/14 1:26pm

SEC Tournament Punctuated By Overenthusiastic Referee's Technical Foul

Today's Tennessee-Florida SEC tournament semifinal from Atlanta has featured plenty of #refshow, with technical fouls, flagrant fouls, and the always-awful "official replay." Referee Pat Adams took things to the next degree, though, when he emphatically T'd up Volunteer Jeronne Maymon after a high-level staredown. » 3/15/14 3:22pm 3/15/14 3:22pm