COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Knoxville (Tenn.) paper reports Barnes will remain with Vols

Published Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com The Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel is reporting Hickory native Rick Barnes has decided he will remain head men’s basketball coach at Tennessee rather than pursue an open job at UCLA. ESPN reported earlier Monday that the Bruins were interested in trying to hire Barnes, who played at Hickory High and Lenoir-Rhyne University. KNOXVILLE’S STORY: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/sports/college/university-of-tennessee/mens-basketball/2019/04/08/tennessee-vols-basketball-rick-barnes-ucla/3396770002/ ESPN’S STORY: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/26472062/barnes-deciding-ucla-vols   …

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: ESPN story says Barnes weighing UCLA offer or staying with Vols

Published Monday, April 8th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com ESPN is reporting Hickory native and former Lenoir-Rhyne University basketball player Rick Barnes is weighing his options of remaining as head coach at Tennessee or taking a lucrative offer to become the next men’s head basketball coach at UCLA. THE STORY: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/26472062/barnes-deciding-ucla-vols

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Hickory native Barnes wins Naismith Award as country’s top coach

Published Sunday, April 7th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Hickory native Rick Barnes, who played high school basketball at Hickory and college basketball at Lenoir-Rhyne University, has been named the Naismith Award at 2019’s top men’s basketball coach in the country. His selection was announced at the Naismith Awards Brunch at the Final Four on Sunday in Minneapolis. Barnes was the runner-up for the award last season. He …

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Bryan Lentz, Barnes back together again at Tennessee

Published Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

HobbsDailyReport.com KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Catawba County native Bryan Lentz is going back to work for Rick Barnes, another county native, in college basketball. Barnes announced Tuesday he’s adding Lentz in a Video Coordinator/Director of Player Development role at Tennessee. Lentz has been an assistant coach at Appalachian State for the last four seasons. Lentz — who played college basketball at …

CATAWBA COUNTY HALL OF FAME: Vols’ Barnes to be featured speaker

Published Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Rick Barnes, a graduate of Hickory High and Lenoir-Rhyne University and head men’s basketball coach at Tennessee, will be the featured speaker at the induction ceremony for this year’s class of the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame. The Hickory Metro Sports Commission (HMSC) announced Barnes’ appearance via a press release on Tuesday. The induction banquet is …