April 27, 2012

Martin talks workouts, rule changes

Tennessee's basketball squad just wrapped the spring portion of their offseason individual work, but thanks to new NCAA legislation, the players and the coaches won't have to wait until fall to get back to work on the court. Unlike in years past, supervised workouts are being allowed this summer, a change welcomed almost universally in the coaching ranks, certainly by the Vols' Cuonzo Martin.

The new rules allow for players to have two hours of supervised skill work with a member of the coach and six hours of conditioning work per week for a total of eight hours during the summer months. The rule covers eight weeks, and the Vols will have to count their 10-day trip to Italy in August towards that total.

"I think it's great for our guys, but here's a fine balance of not working too much. We've got the two hours a week, so we'll probably go in 30-minute segments, four days a week," Martin said.

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