Team preview: Tennessee

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2005-06 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 18, 2005, 12:19 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)


After last season, during which the promise of the Buzz Peterson era had been all but exterminated, some Tennessee fans wondered whether new athletic director Mike Hamilton cared enough about basketball and/or had enough guts to take drastic action to revive the program's sinking fortunes.

Turns out he did.