March Madness is set to go. The play-in games for the NCAA Tournament begin Tuesday, and with that, Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker provide their picks for the Final Four, top Cinderella teams and how far Tennessee basketball goes. The football Vols also made news with an article about them being underrated heading into spring practice and more recruiting updates.
How far does Tennessee basketball go in March Madness?
Where exactly will the Vols finish up in this year’s NCAA Tournament? Are they a first round exit? Will they win it all? The range on the show was either the Round of 32 or the Sweet 16 with the possibility of an Elite Eight or a first-round exit. Is anything more realistic than that?
Who makes the Final Four in March Madness?
Which four teams will reach the Final Four this year? Will the No. 1 seed Purdue Boilermakers come out of Tennessee basketball’s bracket, or will somebody else make it? What are some trendy upset picks, and is there a standout candidate to make a Cinderella run in this year’s tourney?
Is March Madness a gimmick?
Given the number of teams and at-large bids combined with the rules of college basketball, is the NCAA Tournament worth the excitement? After all, it has rendered the regular season borderline irrelevant, and the rules are designed to reward mediocrity, which is why upsets shouldn’t be celebrated the way they are.
Are experts underrating Tennessee football ahead of spring practice?
An article by Will Backus of 247Sports names the Vols as one of the more underrated teams heading into spring practice. Is that the case? If so, what are underrated position units, and who are underrated players? Are there any storylines worth paying attention to? Is the defense underrated?
Will Vols or Lady Vols go further in March Madness?
Just like the men’s team, the women’s Tennessee basketball team is also a No. 4 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Which team goes further in March Madness? Is reaching the women’s basketball Sweet 16 the equivalent of reaching the tourney itself on the men’s side?
Recruiting news for Tennessee football
Rocky Top recently made the top eight for a tight end out of Michigan whose brother plays for the Ole Miss Rebels. The Vols also made an impression on a 2024 linebacker out of Alabama and 2024 quarterback out of Georgia. How likely are they to land any of these prospects?