Editorial Results (free)
1. Despite Personnel Losses, UT’s Defense Should Be Much-Improved
- Saturday, August 29, 2015
John Jancek begins his third season as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator under head coach Butch Jones, and thanks to two solid recruiting classes should have his best defense with the Vols.
UT is bigger and faster on the defensive side than the previous two seasons, when the Vols showed improvement from the 2012 season by shaving more than 100 yards and 11 points per game allowed.
2. Vols Nearly Set on Offense as Season Approaches
- Saturday, August 22, 2015
With Tennessee’s football team three weeks into fall camp, the offensive depth charts are set at some positions, while others remain open.
UT coach Butch Jones enters the 2015 season with no questions at quarterback or running back. His has plenty of receivers and all should get their share of playing time.
3. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 08, 2015
Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.
The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.
4. Lofton Faces Yet Another Basketball Career Crossroad
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
Chris Lofton is on the comeback trail again. The former Tennessee All-American guard is on the mend from a turf-toe injury that ended his 2014-15 season with Besiktas in Istanbul, the top level of Turkish pro basketball.
5. New Coach, Fans Will Keep Eye on Rocky Top League
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Hoops fans, rejoice. Your summer basketball fix is almost here.
The Pilot Rocky Top League returns for its eighth year starting June 15 and should feature 11 players who will be on the University of Tennessee’s roster in 2015-16.
6. Renovations Add to Charm of Smokies Park
- Saturday, June 06, 2015
SEVIERVILLE – You don’t have to be an avid baseball fan to have a great time at Smokies Park.
Of course, the most ravenous baseball fan also will find the Tennessee Smokies’ home stadium has all you could want in a minor-league ballpark. There also is Southern League baseball, a Double-A league from which players often make the jump straight to the major leagues.
7. Better Catch Schwarber While He’s Still a Smokie
- Saturday, June 06, 2015
SEVIERVILLE – Tennessee Smokies catcher Kyle Schwarber didn’t waste any time catching the attention of the Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon during spring training.
It was March 5, Schwarber’s 22nd birthday, and the Cubs were playing San Francisco. Schwarber came to bat for the first time in spring training with the bases loaded against Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong.
8. Clarksville Star Can’t Wait to Be Part of Lady Vols
- Saturday, May 30, 2015
Haley Bearden will watch every pitch this weekend as the University of Tennessee softball team pursues its ultimate goal in the NCAA Women’s College World Series.
The 2015 Clarksville High School graduate and UT softball recruit has been a fan since she was young, hardly ever missing a televised game, and dreamed of playing for the Lady Vols one day.
9. Top 10 Recruiting Class Might Be Serrano’s Salvation
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
Senior right-handed pitcher Will Neely, who opened the TSSAA Class AAA state tournament this week with a no-hitter and a 2-0 win against Bartlett, was the driving force behind Hardin Valley Academy’s run to its first-ever state tournament appearance.
10. Conquering Fear of Heights on Mt. LeConte
- Saturday, May 16, 2015
I was standing on the edge of a cliff during a hike to Mt. LeConte about two weeks ago.
Holding onto a thin metal handrail cable, I was walking a path maybe two feet wide on jagged rock with some water running through it, on the side of the mountain, about 4,000 feet above sea level.
11. Changing Hometown, Careers Pays Off for Hyams
- Saturday, May 09, 2015
Jimmy Hyams moved to Knoxville from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the summer of 1985 looking for a fresh start to his journalism career and found a job as a sportswriter for the Knoxville News Sentinel.
12. No Stanley Cup Delusions for Knoxville’s Ice Bears
- Saturday, May 02, 2015
As the NHL playoffs heat up, the Southern Professional Hockey League is done for another season.
All is quiet inside Civic Coliseum, home of the Knoxville Ice Bears. They ended their 2014-15 season by claiming Knoxville’s fourth President’s Cup as champions of the SPHL.
13. Kelly, Berry Battle for Safety Spot in Legacy Showdown
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Todd Kelly Jr. concludes his first spring practice with Tennessee’s football team this week in a heated competition for a safety job.
14. Spring has Sprung Mixed Success for Vols
- Saturday, April 18, 2015
Turn on local TV news in Knoxville, and University of Tennessee spring football is the usually the lead story.
Pick up the daily newspaper, and the Vols’ football team is all over the front page.
15. Injuries Slow Development of Vols Defensive Players
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
Tennessee football fans might want to look past the defensive lineup for the Orange & White Spring Game. It will bear little resemblance to the unit that will start the 2015 season opener against Bowling Green on Sept. 5 at Nashville’s LP Field.
16. Vols’ Dobbs Embraces the Role of ‘CEO Quarterback’
- Saturday, April 04, 2015
Joshua Dobbs enters his junior season as Tennessee’s undisputed No. 1 quarterback and team leader, the player most responsible for the Vols’ relevance again in SEC football.
17. In-State Emphasis Paying Off for Vols Swim Program
- Saturday, March 28, 2015
You don’t need to search the Allan Jones Aquatic Center for a reminder of Tennessee’s glory years in men’s swimming under legendary coach Ray Bussard.
Hanging from the rafters are 10 SEC championship banners and the 1978 NCAA championship banner. Bussard coached eight SEC championship teams – the first in 1969 and seven consecutive from 1972-78 – and the NCAA title team.
18. Webb’s Decorated Tennis Program Taking Its Lumps
- Saturday, March 21, 2015
It’s a mid-March afternoon, and the Webb School of Knoxville boys’ tennis team is fresh off an 8-1 loss to Bristol’s Tennessee High School.
Webb coach Jimmy Pitkanen sees it as a learning experience – just like every other match, win or lose.
19. Smart Play: NFL Player Chooses Brain Over Bank
- Friday, March 20, 2015
His feet were killing him. That’s why former Ole Miss linebacker Patrick Willis recently walked away from the NFL at age 30.
20. Teammate’s Death Looms Over UT’s Tennis Season
- Saturday, March 14, 2015
Tennessee senior Mikelis Libietis sits on the bench before a match on Court 1 at Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center and is reminded of one of his greatest losses.
Not a tennis match.
Court 1 is named “Sean Karl Court” in memory of Brentwood’s Sean Karl, former University of Tennessee tennis player who died Nov. 16, 2014 of cancer. He was 20.
21. Lady Vols Softball Squad Itching to Halt Rare 3-Game Losing Skid
- Saturday, March 07, 2015
Snow and ice covered the field at Tennessee’s Lee Softball Stadium, gripping it in the silence of winter.
Inside the clubhouse, UT’s players were coming and going after indoor workouts and meetings with coaches.
22. Lady Vols Seem to Be Slipping Off National Stage
- Saturday, February 28, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There is a bronze statue of legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt standing proudly across the street from Thompson-Boling Arena.
Summitt’s arms are crossed and she has a smile on her face. Thousands of Lady Vols fans have walked past the Summitt statue since it was unveiled Nov. 22, 2013.
23. Relevant Again? 10 Keys to Success for UT Baseball
- Saturday, February 21, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Tennessee baseball coach Dave Serrano wasn’t pushing the panic button after his team lost two of three games in their season opening series at Florida International University in Miami last weekend.
24. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 14, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.
Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.
UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.
25. Vols’ Jones Continues to Impress With Recruiting Skills
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
KNOXVILLE – National signing day is in the books, and Tennessee football coach Butch Jones and his staff can relax and savor another top-tier recruiting class.
Oops. Wait a minute. No time off for Jones and his assistants when it comes to recruiting. They’re already busy putting together the 2016 class, and looking at recruits for future classes.
26. Campbell’s Gamble Finally Pays With Scholarship
- Saturday, January 31, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Galen Campbell might get to play a minute here or there as the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team pursues its surprising run toward bubble status for the NCAA tournament.
27. Murfreesboro, Nashville Players Get Jump on UT Careers
- Saturday, January 24, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Jack Jones didn’t want to waste any time getting started with his football career at the University of Tennessee, so he graduated in December from Murfreesboro Oakland High School.
28. Big Hit and Some Misses From Vols’ 2014 Early Enrollees
- Saturday, January 17, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Recruiting is anything but an exact science. Experts are everywhere. Star ratings rise and fall. Player projections are widely varied.
One thing is certain: Only time will tell if coaches hit or miss on a recruit.
29. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.
30. UT’s Tyndall Winning Fans Despite NCAA Investigation
- Saturday, January 03, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Donnie Tyndall has hardly slowed down since the former Southern Miss head coach took over Tennessee’s basketball program in April.
Of course, Tyndall had little choice.
31. Vol Players See TaxSlayer Win as a Big Step for Program
- Saturday, December 27, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Christmas break has come and gone for the University of Tennessee’s football team. Now it’s back to business.
The Vols return to campus for practice Saturday and, after a Sunday practice, fly to Jacksonville for the Jan. 2 game against Iowa in the TaxSlayer Bowl, formerly the Gator Bowl.
32. Vols’ Barnett Faces Nation’s Best in Iowa’s Scherff
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Derek Barnett is spending most of the Christmas holidays away from his Nashville home, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
33. Old Friends Conspire to Get Tennessee a Better Bowl
- Saturday, December 13, 2014
For all the tough times University of Tennessee football has endured in recent years, a turn for the better was bound to happen.
It certainly did early this week.
UT’s invitation to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville – now called the TaxSlayer Bowl – was a stunning coup for a 6-6 team that seemed destined for anything but a January bowl on the beach.
34. Dobbs the Latest in Line of Dual-Threat UT Quarterbacks
- Saturday, November 29, 2014
If the University of Tennessee’s football team gains bowl eligibility with a victory Saturday at Vanderbilt, it can look back to a quarterback change Oct. 25 against Alabama as a pivotal point in the season.
35. Just When We Started to Feel Good About UT Football
- Saturday, November 22, 2014
KNOXVILLE – All seemed so right for the University of Tennessee’s football team for 36 hours or so after last Saturday’s 50-16 victory over Kentucky at Neyland Stadium.
UT (5-5, 2-4 SEC) won its second straight conference game and moved within one victory of gaining bowl eligibility for the first time since 2010.
36. Vols Unlikely to Repeat November 2013 Collapse
- Saturday, November 15, 2014
KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones doesn’t have to remind his team about the disappointing fade last November.
UT went 0-3 to start what has historically been its best month of football. First, the Vols lost to Missouri and Auburn. Then a 14-10 loss to Vanderbilt in Neyland Stadium knocked the Vols out of bowl eligibility.
37. With Dobbs at QB, Vols Look Set for Bowl Season
- Saturday, November 08, 2014
As the jubilation settled this week, the University of Tennessee’s football team and its fans still savored last Saturday’s 45-42 overtime victory at South Carolina.
This week’s open date is so much sweeter for UT (4-5, 1-4 SEC) because of the stunning comeback victory.
38. Dobbs Makes Strong Case for Vols Starting QB Job
- Saturday, November 01, 2014
KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones faces a big question this week about his starting quarterback for Saturday night’s game at South Carolina.
Will it be sophomore Josh Dobbs, whose impressive debut off the bench in last Saturday’s 34-20 loss to No. 4-ranked Alabama gave UT a dual-threat QB?
39. UT Who? Vols-Ole Miss Game a Mirror Image of ’69
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Bud Ford usually had no problem wearing the orange blazer in his early days as assistant sports information director at the University of Tennessee.
Not on this day, though. It was Nov. 15, 1969.
40. Is This the Year the Vols Stomp the Chomp?
- Saturday, October 04, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Much has happened since Tennessee placekicker James Wilhoit booted a 50-yarder with seven seconds remaining and the No. 13-ranked Vols beat No. 11 Florida 30-28 at Neyland Stadium.
41. Vols Hope to Snap 20-Game Road Slump vs. Ranked Opponents
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
KNOXVILLE – It doesn’t get much easier for the University of Tennessee’s football team.
The Sept. 20 open date has come and gone. UT’s coaches and players had ample time to digest and dissect details of the 34-10 loss to No. 4-ranked Oklahoma on Sept. 13 and a week to prepare for a challenge just as formidable.
42. Prep Coaches, Players Sold on Jones the Recruiter
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Nothing surprises Murfreesboro Blackman High School football coach Philip Shadowens when it comes to college recruiting.
Shadowens has seen it all – including the flurry of activity created by Blackman senior quarterback and safety Jauan Jennings, rated the No. 18 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com.
43. Jones’ Wide Net Gathers Old Friends, Top Prospects
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Butch Jones was sitting in the office of Knoxville’s South-Doyle High School athletic director and football coach Clark Duncan during a visit to see recruit Jocquez Bruce last winter.
44. Young Volunteers Face Long Odds at Oklahoma
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
Two games into the 2014 season, and it’s time for the University of Tennessee to play some big-boy football.
The Vols (2-0) took care of business at Neyland Stadium in the first two games against Utah State and Arkansas State.
45. ‘Swamp Rat’ Remembers Last Tennessee-Oklahoma Game
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
University of Tennessee quarterback Dewey “Swamp Rat” Warren stood on the field during a timeout with a few seconds left in the Jan. 1, 1968 Orange Bowl.
Warren was the holder for UT place-kicker Karl Kremser, who lined up for a 43-yard field goal attempt against Oklahoma. The Sooners led, 26-24.
46. High-Flying Vols Can’t Overlook Arkansas State
- Saturday, September 06, 2014
KNOXVILLE – You had to be hiding under a rock not to hear the buzz this week about the University of Tennessee’s football team.
One person not reveling in the Vols’ 38-7 season opening victory over Utah State on Sunday night was UT coach Butch Jones.
47. Vols Among NCAA’s Youngest Headed Into Sunday Opener
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
KNOXVILLE – For better or worse, University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones won’t need to wait long to see the talent level of his highly touted freshman class.
Jones will find out Sunday night at 7 when the Vols play host to Utah State at Neyland Stadium. The Aggies will be an underdog – probably by a touchdown or so – and a trendy pick for some as an upset special.
48. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.
49. Vols Resurrect Fond Memories of ‘Wide Receiver U’
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
None of the receivers on the University of Tennessee football team were born when the program was dubbed “Wide Receiver U” in the 1980s.
Guys like Tim McGee, Anthony Miller, Alvin Harper and Carl Pickens paved the way for UT to become the premier destination for wide receivers seeking stardom into the 1990s.
50. ‘Sudden Change’ Means Little Job Security at University of Tennessee
- Friday, August 01, 2014
KNOXVILLE — Don’t look for University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones to play favorites when fall training camp begins Friday, Aug. 1.
Jones is all about open competition. Every practice. Every session. Every minute.
51. 17 Hall of Famers Ask Goodell for Help
- Friday, August 02, 2013
Seventeen Pro Football Hall of Famers and Dave Robinson, who will be inducted this weekend, have signed a letter telling NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell they are concerned about medical care for former players and the league’s “continued denial of the link between repeated head impacts and permanent brain damage.”
52. Miller: Grizzlies ‘Right There’ on Path to Winning Championship
- Friday, August 02, 2013
Mike Miller had several teams interested in his 3-point shooting as a possible missing link for a long playoff run. It didn’t take him long to figure out where he wanted to be: Memphis.
53. Ousted IRS Chief Regrets Treatment of Tea Party
- Monday, May 20, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service apologized to Congress on Friday for his agency's tougher treatment of tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. He said they resulted from a misguided effort to handle a flood of applications, not political bias.
54. Your Nonprofit Must Change With the Times
- Friday, November 16, 2012
Part two of a three-part series People use their cell phones day and night. Many use iPads or other tablets. Gone is the phone booth, and for many, gone is the checkbook. Communication and financial transactions take place online, in real time, while people are on the move. It’s all about being mobile.
55. Social Media Icons
- Monday, March 29, 2010
It’s been 46 years since Marshall McLuhan declared, “The medium is the message.”
In that time, the visionary media critic’s five-word analysis has been debated and interpreted in ways even he likely couldn’t imagine.
56. Despite Export Boom, Manufacturers Cautious About Job Growth
- Tuesday, April 22, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The massive cranes slicing the skies over Brazil, Dubai and China can't come off the assembly lines fast enough at Manitowoc Co.'s manufacturing plants here and overseas.
But an insatiable global appetite doesn't mean the Wisconsin-based heavy equipment maker is boosting its payrolls.
57. Memphis Takes Additional Step as Nexus Of Transportation and Commerce
- Friday, December 01, 2006
The River of Trade Corridor Coalition, a partnership of more than 225 members spread out over nine states and dedicated to the promotion of commerce, selected Memphis as the site of its major quarterly meeting, which convenes today.