Will Shelton

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Will Shelton has served as a Senior Writer & Editor at RockyTopTalk.com since December 2008. A Knoxville native (Alcoa High School '99) and former student at the University of Tennessee, Will is currently the associate pastor at Keith Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens, TN and is happily married to his wife Alex.

In addition to sports blogging, Will also worked as a play-by-play man for Alcoa High School football. He appears on Sports 180 on WNML Knoxville every Friday, and hosts the Rocky Top Talk Podcast.

A lifelong Vol fan, Will continues to give control of his emotional well-being to the Titans, Celtics, and Braves as well, and continues to enjoy writing about himself in the third person.

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Vols Beat Gamecocks, Gators Next

Tennessee looks to have locked up an NCAA Tournament bid with a 15 point win over South Carolina, and a five game winning streak gets its biggest test next.

Tennessee vs South Carolina Preview

Down goes Arkansas, and the bubble clears up for Tennessee. The Vols should feel very good about themselves if they can handle the Gamecocks today.

Bubble Watch - Thursday Thursday Thursday

College basketball's most gluttonous day includes eleven games of bubble importance with the Vols keeping a close eye on the cut line. Here's the when and where for every game that matters today.

Championship Week - What To Watch For

As the Vols wait until Friday to take the floor, here are the conference tournament matchups for fifteen other bubble teams so you know who to root against.

From Survive To Advance

Tennessee beat Missouri so bad it may have changed the conversation about Cuonzo Martin. The Vols are playing their very best basketball at the perfect time.

Tennessee vs Missouri - For All The Bubbles

A bracketology elimination game unfolds Saturday in Knoxville, where the suddenly-hot Vols face the Missouri team that beat them three weeks ago.

Vols 82 Auburn 54 - To The End

The Vols won their third straight, stubbornly refusing to leave the bubble conversation for the third year in a row and setting up a showdown game with Missouri in the season finale.

Searching for the X-Factor

An in-depth look at Tennessee's offensive numbers shows a need for more Antonio Barton to help carry Jordan McRae's load. When that happens and the Vols shoot just barely above their averages, they almost always win.

Keeping It Interesting

The Vols did such a good job destroying Vanderbilt they not only stayed in the NCAA Tournament conversation, but allowed you to believe they could do some damage if they made it in.

How A Football Fanbase Watches Basketball

In the football-mad SEC, basketball success is often elusive. How has Tennessee fared compared to its SEC neighbors over the long haul, and how does a football mindset impact basketball fans, especially with a coach's job in the balance?

Tennessee Bracket Math - February 24

The Vols are down but not quite out in the bubble conversation. We crunch the numbers again and find it may take a near-perfect finish in the regular season and the SEC Tournament to finish a worthy resume.

Vols 67 Georgia 48 - Our Version of Normal

Count them out, they win. And when this Tennessee team wins, it wins big.

The Search for Clutch

The Vols have lost three of their last four with tournament and coaching fates on the line. All of them were there to be had but Tennessee failed to execute down the stretch, a common problem this season.

The Hard Way Is The Only Way We Know

Another close loss leaves Tennessee's NCAA Tournament hopes on life support, a familiar position for Cuonzo Martin.

Tennessee at Missouri Preview

The Vols look to bounce back and score another quality road win to pad their resume.

Cuonzo Martin vs Former UT Coaches

Bruce Pearl had unprecedented success as Tennessee's head coach, and in his wake Cuonzo Martin's good hasn't been good enough. But how does Martin's tenure stack up to other UT coaches before Pearl, and what is a good definition of success for UT?

The Continual Almost

The Vols fought hard and almost took down #3 Florida in Knoxville before getting closed out in the final minutes, denying Tennessee another signature win and putting the pressure back on Cuonzo Martin.

What's Going To Be Different This Time?

Tennessee got embarrassed in Gainesville two weeks ago. What can the Vols do differently in a huge return match in Knoxville?

Vols 72 Carolina 53 - All Business, No Drama

Tennessee steamrolled the Gamecocks, their 13th straight in the series, setting up a showdown with Florida on Tuesday night in Knoxville.

Vandy 64 Vols 60 - Not Quite

The Vols fell behind, caught up, but never took the lead, and Vanderbilt held off every late rally to get a nice home win over a UT team that seems quite at home on the bubble.

Who Are You And What Are You Doing Here?

Tennessee is 33-41 over the last six years. How will it sign a Top 5 recruiting class today? Butch Jones.

Tennessee Basketball: Last 10 Games

The Vols are in position to get on the dance floor and make some noise if they can finish strong the way Cuonzo Martin's teams are accustomed to.

Tennessee at Alabama Preview

The Tide have faced the nation's second toughest schedule, and their record reflects it. Can the Vols handle a tested but weary Alabama team to get their second SEC road win?

Vols 86 Ole Miss 70 - Bounce Back

A complete performance on either side of one Ole Miss run helped the Vols pound the Rebels and put the Florida loss behind them.

Tennessee vs Ole Miss Preview

Ole Miss needs a quality road win, and Tennessee needs a win of any kind after getting embarrassed in Gainesville. Marshall Henderson returns to Knoxville and the Vols look to rebound in a big game Wednesday night.

Tennessee at Florida Preview

Despite overwhelming success for Gator basketball, Tennessee is 11-5 against Florida since 2006. Can the Vols put together a complete performance in Gainesville to get the biggest win of the year?

Vols 81 Arkansas 74 - All About The Finish

Tennessee responded to every Arkansas run, then surged ahead in the final three minutes. A strong home win sets up a chance for the season's biggest win at Florida.

Tennessee vs Arkansas Preview

The fastest team in the league comes to Knoxville in a big opportunity game for both teams. Can Arkansas finally win a meaningful game on the road?

Fifteen Days

The story of Cuonzo Martin and this season will go in one of three directions in the next fifteen days, as the Vols face their most difficult stretch and their best chance to score quality wins.

Tennessee Bracket Math - January 13

How do the Vols look in RPI, KenPom, bracketology and more this week?

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