VOL Network Classics to Feature Tennessee Basketball Double Feature Saturday on WJLE

May 20, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

The Vol Network will continue its weekly radio series this Saturday, May 23 on WJLE called “Vol Network Classics”.

The broadcast begins at 1 p.m. on WJLE AM 1480 and FM 101.7 and the Vol Network.

This week is a double feature: 1987 Tennessee Basketball vs. Auburn starring Tony White & 1977 Tennessee Basketball at Kentucky with Ernie Grunfeld and Bernard King.

Tennessee’s Tony White scored a school-record 51 points in the 1987 Tennessee-Auburn basketball game played on February 14, 1987, a school-record which still stands today. White was the SEC Co-player of the Year in 1987 and led the SEC in scoring in 1986 and 1987. Nicknamed “The Wizard”, he finished his career as Tennessee’s second leading all-time scorer.

Tennessee’s 1977 basketball game at Kentucky, played on January 12, is a very, very rare audio archive that was only discovered a few years ago. It was the first time Tennessee had played at brand new Rupp Arena and the game set the NCAA record for single-game attendance at an on-campus basketball facility. The rebroadcast of this game will begin during the second half as most of the first half of the game archive is missing. Tennessee featured All-Americans Ernie Grunfeld and Bernard King . Kentucky was ranked No. 2 in the country with All-American Jack Givens and Rick Robey. The game went to overtime. It turned out to be Tennessee’s fourth-straight win over Kentucky and it was the Wildcats’ first SEC loss in Rupp Arena.

Catch this historic double feature “Vol Network Classic” Saturday, May 23 starting at 1 p.m. on WJLE and the Vol Network