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Vince joined The Sports Animal and the News Sentinel Sports Page as the daily show host in October of 2010. He was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He’s a graduate of USF in Tampa with a Broadcasting Degree. Vince has covered sports working in radio and television in numerous SEC and BIG 12 markets. He’s worked in radio and television in Dallas, New Orleans, Tampa, Orlando, Tuscaloosa and Knoxville, one previous time. He’s freelanced as a reporter/correspondent for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio and Sirius/XM. He’s been a play-by-play voice in college football, basketball and baseball. He handles high school football play-by-play calls of the “Game of the Week” on The Sports Animal with analyst Will West. You’ll hear him filling-in on other great sports talk shows here on The Sports Animal. He also contributes on the Vol Network during football and basketball broadcasts. In 2013, Vince joins the longtime voice of Tennessee Volunteers baseball, John Wilkerson, this season in the broadcast booth calling UT baseball games. He has a sports blog on Examiner.com as the National SEC Examiner. Read his blog HERE. Vince also fills-in anchoring news and traffic reports for NewsTalk 98.7, WIVK and The Sports Animal.
06/12/2007 - current
John Adams is one of the most accomplished columnists in the country. He's won countless sports writing awards throughout his career. John has been named Columnist of the Year in the state of Tennessee 16 different years. He has been a newspaper columnist in Jacksonville, Baton Rouge, Jackson (MS), Shreveport and Knoxville. John is recognized for his entertaining, thought-provoking style and his unique humor. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University.
07/08/2009 - current
Mike Strange grew up in Frankfort, Ky., and holds degrees from Georgetown College and the University of Kentucky.
He worked at newspapers in Middlesboro, Ky., and Owensboro, Ky., but then decided to try a non-boro and joined the News Sentinel in 1983. After one year on the Lady Vols beat, he has covered University of Tennessee football and men's basketball since 1984. Among his favorite events are the Final Four, the Kentucky Derby and just about any bowl game (warm weather preferred). The Maui Invitational wasn't bad, either.
Mike lives in South Knoxville, enjoys the mountains and bicycling. He has a daughter who is a UT grad and a son who aspires to be.
Jesse Smithey has served as preps editor and golf writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel since 2006. He is a May 2002 graduate of the University of Tennessee and was hired at the News Sentinel in August 2002.
06/11/2012 - current
Brendan F. Quinn grew up embroiled in the wars of the legendary Philadelphia Big 5. He comes to Knoxville to focus solely on one team—University of Tennessee men’s basketball.
A graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Quinn covered the city’s six Division I basketball teams as a staff writer at The (Philadelphia) Bulletin from 2006 to 2008 and as a contributor to The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2009 and 2010. He accepted a position as sports editor at Nooga.com in August 2011 and spent nine months in Chattanooga before heading two hours north to the Knoxville News Sentinel in June 2012.
Quinn has written for Basketball Times, a national college basketball magazine, since 2006 and was named one of the four best sportswriters in the country under 30 by the United States Basketball Writers Association in 2010 and 2011. In the 2011 USBWA Best Writing Contest, his story, "A Toast to Tom Jernstedt," finished fourth nationally in the enterprise writing category.
08/02/2012 - current
Evan Woodbery joined the News Sentinel in August 2012 to cover Tennessee football. He previously covered athletic programs at three other SEC schools -- Auburn, South Carolina and Alabama. Woodbery grew up in Bay Village, Ohio, and graduated from Germantown High School outside of Memphis. He welcomes reader feedback by e-mail or on Twitter