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February 6, 2021

Rick Barnes made history in Tennessee’s win tonight

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:40pm February 6, 2021 2/6/21

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Rick Barnes has John Calipari’s number. Tennessee’s 82-71 win over Kentucky tonight brings Barnes’ record vs. Cal as the Vols’ head coach to 8-5, making him the only active head coach to lead his team to at least three victories in Rupp. Tennessee has won six of its last nine games against Kentucky, a stat…

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November 24, 2020

Tennessee extends COVID shutdown; first game Dec. 12

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:00pm November 24, 2020 11/24/20

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How about an update on our neighbors to the south? Yesterday, Tennessee canceled the Volunteer Classic, its season-opening three-team event, after multiple Tier 1 personnel, including head coach Rick Barnes, tested positive for the coronavirus. At the time, the Vols hoped they would be able to return to the court in time for next week’s…

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November 23, 2020

Tennessee pauses basketball activities after positive COVID tests

Drew Franklin 12:57pm November 23, 2020 11/23/20

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Add the University of Tennessee to the growing list of schools shutting down college basketball activities prior to the start of the season. The Vols paused all events after some of the team’s COVID tests returned positive, says Jon Rothstein. Head coach Rick Barnes is among the positive. Tennessee was set to host Charlotte in…

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April 20, 2020

Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 246: The Last Dance + One and Done staying + Rick Barnes joins the show

KSR 11:30am April 20, 2020 4/20/20 Comments Disabled

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It’s Monday and you know what that means — an all new Aaron Torres Podcast! Aaron opens the show by talking about the Michael Jordan documentary, and then moves to the one and done rule potentially staying and the latest on the G-League. Then, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes joins the show for a candid interview.…

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March 4, 2020

Rick Barnes still believes UK is one of the two best teams in the country

Drew Franklin 5:00pm March 4, 2020 3/4/20

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Before Rick Barnes brought his Tennessee team to Lexington, he called Kentucky one of the two best teams in the country, along with Kansas. “I think Kentucky is the most underrated and under-appreciated teams in the country right now,” Barnes said on Monday. But did he feel the same way last night, moments after the…

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March 2, 2020

Rick Barnes believes Kentucky and Kansas are the two best teams in college basketball

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm March 2, 2020 3/2/20

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If Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes was the head of the NCAA Selection Committee, the Kentucky Wildcats would be a one-seed in the latest tournament projections. In fact, if he was ranking the best teams in college basketball, John Calipari’s group would be one of the top two teams he has seen this season. During…

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April 16, 2019

Rick Barnes admits the real reason he didn’t take the UCLA job

Nick Roush 2:30pm April 16, 2019 4/16/19

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Last week, Rick Barnes turned down UCLA to remain the head coach at Tennessee; today he admitted the real reason behind that decision. In a press conference introducing Kim English as Barnes’ new assistant coach, he explained how he reached the conclusion to remain at Tennessee. His response should leave Volunteer fans reassured. “It has…

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April 8, 2019

Rick Barnes turns down UCLA to stay at Tennessee

Nick Roush 10:43pm April 8, 2019 4/8/19

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The UCLA coaching search is officially a disaster. ESPN’s Chris Low reports Rick Barnes will remain at Tennessee. UCLA tried to lure the Naismith Coach of the Year away from Knoxville with a $5 million per year deal, but according to Evan Daniels, the Bruins botched the deal in the eleventh hour. Without Barnes in…

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Rick Barnes expected to make UCLA decision today

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:45pm April 8, 2019 4/8/19

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Over the weekend, Rick Barnes emerged as a serious contender for the UCLA job; according to WBIR, Tennessee has made an offer to keep Barnes in Knoxville and a decision is expected today. Per WBIR’s report, UCLA officials met with Barnes in Knoxville over the weekend and offered him a five-year contract, after which Tennessee…

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October 18, 2018

Top 5 John Calipari and Rick Barnes bromance quotes

TJ Walker 8:00pm October 18, 2018 10/18/18 Comments Disabled

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Since Rick Barnes took over Tennessee in 2015 we hear this story at least twice a season. Barnes and UK head coach John Calipari are boys, and Calipari helped convinced Barnes to take the Tennessee job. But the two seem like they’re ready to take their relationship to the next level after Wednesday’s SEC Media…

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