This & ThatUniversity of Tennessee football has an interesting past

I watch or listen to the University of Tennessee football games as often as possible. The team called the Volunteers has been my team since I first began to hear the storied Vols on our old battery powered Philco Cathedral style radio in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s. Early on we had no electric power and it was before transistor radio days so the battery was approximately 1 foot long by six inches high and six inches wide. My loyalty to the program has been constant, win or loose. In recent times the team has been through somewhat of a dry spell but hopefully success will come under the leadership of Coach Butch Jones.

When I think of those early days of my life, many memories come to mind. I remember being glued to the radio as I listened to the exploits of Hank Lauricella and others. Lauricella, who though small for college football, stood out as one of the best players in the history of UT football. Lauricella, who stood 5-11 and weighed only 175 pounds, earned All-Southeastern Conference and All-American in 1951. He finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting that year.  More...

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