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Will Shelton

  • joined Jul 08, 2008
  • last login Aug 21, 2014
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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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User Blog

A History of Vols Leaving Early for the NFL

6

Normally if you're leaving early, you're a guarantee. But more and more players are declaring for the draft and not hearing their names called, including three former Vols in the last two years.

Ju'Wuan James & O-Line Pride

9

One of the best offensive lines in school history sends the first of several to the NFL Draft

The 5 Most Overachieving Tennessee Teams

3

Which Tennessee teams rose above and beyond talent and expectations? Three champions and two others which may surprise you make our list.

Overachieving & Underachieving Series: The Middle

3

Which Vol teams performed close to their talent level and expectations in the last 25 years?

The 5 Most Underachieving Tennessee Teams

20

The first of a three part series looking at the last 25 years of Tennessee Football. Which Vol squads underachieved, overachieved, or were just right? We begin today with the five most...

SEC Future Schedules: Third Saturday Lives On

67

Tennessee and Alabama get to stay together as the league adopts a new non-conference scheduling policy.

2015 Schedule: What Will Tyndall Face in Year One?

16

A preseason tournament with two heavyweights, the Big 12/SEC Challenge, a lighter-than-usual SEC slate and the possible return of one of our biggest rivalries begin to fill Tennessee's 2014-15...

Let Donnie Be Donnie

150

The Vols have hired Southern Miss head coach Donnie Tyndall as their next leader. Comparisons will fly today, both positive and negative, but the new man has done enough on his own to deserve the...

Michael White Turns Down Tennessee - What Next?

34

The basketball coaching search continues, with the Vols apparently missing out on their top target. Michael White has reportedly elected to stay with Louisiana Tech, and the Vol administration once...

Report: Search Turns to Michael White

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Multiple sources are reporting the Vols have focused in on Louisiana Tech coach Michael White

Poll: Who Would You Hire?

59

Among realistic names, which coach would Vol fans most like to see in Knoxville?

Tennessee Coaching Candidates

121

Who will be the next men's basketball coach in Knoxville? We've got a dozen names from Wichita to Chattanooga.

Will Tennessee Pay to be an Elite Program?

84

Cuonzo Martin leaves Tennessee as the SEC's 11th highest paid coach and with a relationship certainly damaged between he and the administration. Will Dave Hart pay up to commit to the basketball...

Initial Impressions of Team 118

18

The Orange & White Game featured a ton of offense, plenty of new talent, and plenty of questions for Butch Jones and his second Volunteer squad.

Orange & White Game: Five To Watch

74

Freshmen and hope are everywhere.

Report: Jarnell Stokes To The NBA

16

A report from CBS Sports has the Vol big man headed to the NBA.

Vols Land #1 In-State Player Jauan Jennings

28

Butch Jones continues to recruit at a championship level in Knoxville.

Fulmer, Dooley, Cuonzo and Patience

52

Looking back at a tumultuous season and what our fanbase can learn from coaches on the hot seat.

Cuonzo, Marquette, and the Cost of Doing Business

141

Tennessee has to pay for the level of basketball success it wants or lose its coach to programs who will. And if the Vols are going to pay, they should pay the man they already have.

Michigan Survives Tennessee 73-71

57

Incredible shooting from the Wolverines put them in front, and a furious Vol rally fell short when four straight Michigan turnovers gave way to an offensive foul called on Jarnell Stokes in the...

Tennessee vs Michigan Preview

43

Offense vs Defense, Woodson vs Manning, and a spot in the Elite Eight on the line.

Michigan Roster Breakdown

15

If he's wearing maize, he can shoot the three.

RTT Podcast: Sweet 16

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We're joined by Thomas Beindit of SB Nation's Big Ten Basketball blog and Wolverine 247 to talk the Vols and Michigan, plus our crew will discuss the long and strange journey of Cuonzo Martin.

Michigan Season Review

13

The Wolverines earned their seed with an incredible non-conference schedule and plenty of quality wins in one of basketball's toughest conferences.

Cuonzo Martin and 2015

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UT's NCAA Tournament run has made fans feel better about not just the present, but the future. Who will join the fight next season as Tennessee Basketball continues to move forward under Cuonzo...

Tennessee Advances to the Sweet 16!

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The Vols blow out Mercer, and a once-maligned team and coach now dance their way to the Sweet 16.

Tennessee vs Mercer Preview

10

A rematch of last year's first round of the NIT, won by Mercer in Knoxville. Two senior-led teams will collide in a matchup featuring Mercer's hot shooting against Tennessee's defensive intensity.

Vols Dominate UMass, Mercer Next

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Tennessee opened the game on a 21-8 run and never led by less than 10 from there in a 19 point win over UMass. With Mercer upsetting Duke, the 11 seed Vols will face the 14 seed Bears with a trip...

Tennessee vs UMass Preview

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The Vols play on, facing another up-tempo team in their second NCAA Tournament game.

NCAA Tournament Thursday Live Thread

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The Vols are through, but your bracket can't relax. A full schedule of the day's events, plus follow along with us live in the comments.

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