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1. 'It Just Doesn't Make Sense': Gamers Baffled by Shootings
- Tuesday, August 28, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament was known to barely speak to fellow gamers and sometimes exhibited an erratic playing style, according to other competitors, who were baffled that their virtual sport could lead to bloodshed.
2. Last Word: Suburban Elections, Charter Changes and Aretha Franklin
- Friday, August 17, 2018
Almost there for the November ballot with Thursday’s qualifying deadline for the contenders in the five sets of elections in five of the six suburban towns and cities. Three mayor’s races – all contested -- in Germantown, Lakeland and Bartlett. 11 races decided at the deadline with candidates running unopposed. Something of a surprise in one of the Millington alderman races.
3. Tigers RB Henderson On Doak Walker Watch List
- Thursday, July 19, 2018
Junior University of Memphis running back Darrell Henderson was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List, the second watch list of the week for Henderson, who previously was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List.
4. District 99 State Rep. Ron Lollar Dead at 69
- Friday, July 6, 2018
State Rep. Ron Lollar, R-Bartlett, who had served Northeast Shelby County in the state Legislature since 2006, died Friday morning in his sleep. He was 69 years old.
Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald, who was at Lollar’s house, was among several people who confirmed the representative’s death in the early morning hours.
5. August Ballot Starts to Fill Out Ahead of April 5 Filing Deadline
- Wednesday, March 28, 2018
With contenders in the May county primaries now appearing at various campaign forums, holding their own events and going door-to-door in search of votes, there are still a few gaps to be filled on the Aug. 2 state and federal primary ballot.
6. Mixed Emotions as Vols, Lady Vols Exit Postseason
- Friday, March 23, 2018
Wait till next year. Again. Hope for better. It’s going to be a long offseason for Tennessee basketball.
The Vols were seeded No. 3 in the NCAA Tournament’s South Region and were upset by No. 11 seed Loyola-Chicago, 63-62, in the second round in Dallas.
7. A Look Back At UT’s History In NCAA Tourney
- Friday, March 16, 2018
Basketball coach Rick Barnes was fired by Texas in late March of 2015 when he refused to fire members of his coaching staff.
8. ‘Gym Rat’ Building Another Winning Program
- Friday, March 2, 2018
Tennessee’s basketball team is rolling into March Madness.
The 16th-ranked Vols (22-7, 12-5 SEC) entered this week second in the SEC standings and having clinched a double-bye in the March 7-11 SEC tournament with one regular-season games remaining, Saturday against Georgia at Thompson-Boling Arena (6 p.m. ET, SEC Network).
9. Woodruff Settles into Dream Job With Vols
- Friday, February 23, 2018
Knoxville native Chris Woodruff was at a crossroads in life when he retired from professional tennis in 2002.
10. Last Word: Closing the Loophole, Skeleton Hotel Update and Jubilee Conversion
- Friday, February 2, 2018
The state legislator who sponsored the most recent version of the law making it much more difficult to remove Confederate monuments acknowledges that the city of Memphis found a legitimate loophole in the 2016 law he crafted. Republican Steve McDaniel, of Parkers Crossroads, tells our Nashville correspondent Sam Stockard that he has a bill in the House to close the loophole. But it won't undo what happened here. Although there is still a court fight over that taking shape.
11. UT Defies Expectations, Projected as No. 4, 5 Seed
- Friday, February 2, 2018
You won’t find a lot of star power on Tennessee’s basketball team. You will find a roster of players buying into the system of third-year coach Rick Barnes.
12. After Disaster of 2017, New Year Looking Good for Vols
- Friday, January 12, 2018
Vol Nation should celebrate. It’s a new year. It’s got to be better than 2017. Tennessee athletics had a bad year, one of the worst ever. It was rough for fans, alumni and boosters.
13. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2017
- Monday, January 1, 2018
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music.
14. Pay for No Play: Paying Millions to Former Coaches
- Friday, December 8, 2017
Tennessee’s bungled search for a football coach will come at a cost for the university. A big cost.
There are buyouts everywhere. A potential lawsuit looms. And a rift between boosters caused by the botched search may be the costliest item of all for the university long term.
15. The Week Ahead: Dec. 4-10
- Monday, December 4, 2017
Good morning, Memphis! The holidays are in full swing, and several events this week aim to help you make a dent in your shopping list while also supporting local artisans and small businesses. Check out the details on those, plus our entertainment picks and more you need to know about in The Week Ahead...
16. Interim Coach Can Get Vols Into Bowl Game
- Friday, November 17, 2017
Brady Hoke makes his debut as Tennessee’s interim football coach Saturday at 7 p.m. EST (ESPN) against LSU in Neyland Stadium.
Perhaps it’s an audition for the head coaching vacancy left when Butch Jones was fired on Sunday morning, hours after the Vols (4-6, 0-6 SEC) returned to Knoxville from a 50-17 loss at Missouri.
17. Upset at Missouri Vital to Bowl Hopes for Tennessee Vols
- Friday, November 10, 2017
Tennessee’s football program remains in limbo as the Vols pursue bowl eligibility under fifth-year coach Butch Jones.
Jones is hanging onto his job as the Vols (4-5, 0-5 SEC) play their final three games of the season, starting with Saturday night’s 7:30 ET game (SEC Network) against Missouri (4-5, 1-4 SEC) in Columbia.
18. Jones’ Teams Have Never Regressed, Until Now
- Friday, November 3, 2017
Looks like Butch Jones has survived another week to coach Tennessee’s football team.
What happens if UT loses to Southern Miss at homecoming Saturday night (7:30 ET, SEC Network) at Neyland Stadium? Good question.
19. All Eyes on Shoop’s Defense Against Gators
- Friday, September 15, 2017
Butch Jones will coach one of the biggest games of his Tennessee career against Florida on Saturday.
It’s an even bigger game for UT defensive coordinator Bob Shoop.
Shoop was hired Jan. 9, 2016, from Penn State to fortify Tennessee’s defense, arriving with much hoopla and great expectations. So far, he has not delivered like he did at Penn State (2014-15) and Vanderbilt (2011-13).
20. Looks Like Another 8-4 Season for Tennessee
- Friday, August 25, 2017
Oops. I goofed last year. So did lots of other people who thought Tennessee’s football team would win the SEC East Division and go to the league championship game for the first time since 2007.
21. Wolf, Offense Look To Prove Predictions Wrong
- Friday, August 18, 2017
It’s championship or bust for Tennessee senior tight end Ethan Wolf.
Bowl victories are nice. So are nine-win seasons. But Wolf wants a lot more in his final season with the Vols.
“Our goal here at Tennessee every single year is to win a championship, and that’s going to remain the goal,” Wolf says. “Yeah, there may have been a little bit of excitement the first year, maybe the second year winning the bowl game. It’s always exciting, but that’s the bare minimum right now.”
22. Last Word: Fifth Wave, Hidden Gem in OB and the Freeze Filibuster
- Friday, July 14, 2017
There is one less contender in the crowded field of potential and declared candidates for the Republican nomination for Governor in 2018. State Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris of Collierville was nominated for federal court judge Thursday by President Donald Trump who also nominated Memphis attorney and former federal prosecutor Tommy Parker to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee as well. Both are part of what The White House described as a “fifth wave” of judicial nominees.
23. Redshirt Season Helps Johnson Improve Game
- Friday, June 30, 2017
Jalen Johnson’s first season on Tennessee’s basketball team didn’t go as planned. Now, he’s better for it.
The 6-foot-5 wing from Durham, North Carolina, arrived on campus last fall barely 170 pounds and competing for minutes with the likes of Robert Hubbs III, who led the Vols in scoring (13.7) and minutes (31.6) as a senior last season.
24. How Did Vols Not Win More With This Talent?
- Friday, May 5, 2017
One check of the 2017 NFL Draft shows why Tennessee was the favorite to win the SEC East Division last fall.
UT had six players drafted in the first four rounds, the most for the program since 2002, breaking a two-year drought with no players. The six Vols drafted tied for the most since 2010 and 2007. Eight Vols were drafted in 2003 and 10 drafted in 2002.
25. Spring Lessons: Here’s Who Vols Will Start
- Friday, April 28, 2017
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones isn’t big on naming starters and divulging depth charts. Not until he has to. So it comes as no surprise the Vols enter summer workouts and fall camp with junior Quinten Dormady and redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano still competing for the starting quarterback’s job.
26. Who Will Grab the Spotlight in Vols' Spring Game?
- Friday, April 21, 2017
Tennessee completes its fifth spring practice under head coach Butch Jones on Saturday, April 22, at 4 p.m. with the DISH Orange & White Game at Neyland Stadium.
It’s merely the beginning as the Vols prepare for the 2017 season.
27. Vols Need a Good Spring With So Many No. 1 Players Gone
- Friday, March 17, 2017
Butch Jones is about to embark on his most crucial of five seasons as Tennessee’s football coach, and it begins with spring practices starting Tuesday, March 21.
Jones is coming off back-to-back 9-4 seasons capped by bowl wins, but has fallen short of the SEC East Division title both years. He was the preseason favorite to win the East in 2016, and the previous year had a team with potential to win the division.
28. Busiest Season for Sports Hits Big Orange Country
- Friday, March 3, 2017
It’s the busiest time of the year for Tennessee athletics. There’s even some football to whet your gridiron appetite.
The Vols begin spring football practices March 21, and the DISH Orange & White Game is April 22 at Neyland Stadium. By then, much will have happened in Big Orange Nation.
- Friday, February 24, 2017
Stax Music Academy will perform a Black History Month tribute to the 1967 Stax/Volt European Tour Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave. The concert will feature the music of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T. & the MGs, Eddie Floyd, Carla Thomas, and Arthur Conley. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door; call 901-946-2513, ext. 250, to buy advance tickets.
30. Slow Pace of AD Hire Typical of How UT Works
- Friday, January 27, 2017
About the University of Tennessee’s athletics director search: What’s your hurry? It only took a little over five months after Dave Hart’s retirement announcement to start the process of hiring a search firm and finalizing a committee that will oversee the selection process. The last thing you want to do is rush things, right?
31. Last Word: The Grizz Farm Club Moves, Changing the NAACP and $15 An Hour
- Tuesday, January 24, 2017
How many of you knew the Iowa Energy was what amounts to a minor league team connected to the Grizz? How many of you knew that before Wade Baldwin and Troy Williams got sent there last month?
32. Freshman Bone Gives Vols Hope for Quicker Rebuild
- Friday, January 20, 2017
Tennessee coach Rick Barnes isn’t ready to proclaim Jordan Bone a rising star in SEC basketball, but he sure saw promising signs from his freshman point guard last Saturday night in Nashville.
33. What Lies Ahead for UT Athletics in 2017
- Friday, December 30, 2016
Hey Vols fans, Happy New Year. May your 2017 year in Tennessee sports be better than your 2016 year in Tennessee sports. Perhaps, a fresh start is what we all need. Let’s face it. The Music City Bowl wasn’t where Tennessee wanted the 2016 football season to end. The Vols were picked to win the SEC East Division in preseason and floundered to an 8-4 record in the regular season, 4-4 in the SEC. Their football season was about the norm for most UT sports in 2016: average. Here are some dates to mark in hope of better things ahead in 2017...
34. Growing Pains
- Saturday, December 24, 2016
First came the ho-hum start that left open the possibility the Grizzlies’ harshest critics might be right: This season could be the fast-forwarded beginning of an end, a sad narrative that could leave the Grizzlies on the outside of the postseason after a thrilling six-year run.
35. Kustoff, Cohen Win Seats in Congress And the Rest of Shelby County's Ballot
- Saturday, November 12, 2016
Shelby County voters re-elected all but six incumbents seeking re-election on the Nov. 8 election ballot.
And the biggest upset on the local ballot gave Democrats a gain of one seat in the state House delegation from Shelby County.
36. County Has Lowest Voter Turnout in 12 Years
- Thursday, November 10, 2016
Voter turnout in Shelby County for the 2016 presidential general election was 59.7 percent, according to unofficial returns posted by the Shelby County Election Commission early Wednesday, Nov. 9. That marks the lowest showing since the 2004 presidential general election, when turnout was 57 percent.
37. Last Word: About Last Night, The Long Vote Count and New Homeowner Numbers
- Wednesday, November 9, 2016
If you followed John Podesta’s lead and called it a day sometime around midnight expecting this whole Presidential thing would get wrapped up later in the day Wednesday, you have some catching up to do.
38. Shelby County Vote Count Stalls For Third Presidential Contest
- Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump won Tennessee’s 11 electoral votes Tuesday, Nov. 8, in unofficial statewide election returns while Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton carried Shelby County in the popular vote.
39. Vols Prepare for ‘Grind’ of Weaker Foes
- Friday, October 28, 2016
Tennessee begins the easy part of its football schedule Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7:15 p.m. (ESPN2) against South Carolina in Columbia. Just don’t tell UT coach Butch Jones this is the easy part of the schedule.
40. Could This Be the Year the Crimson Tide Rolls Out With a Loss at Tennessee?
- Friday, October 14, 2016
Tennessee defensive end LaTroy Lewis was raised in Akron, Ohio, and recalls a special Saturday of football each fall when he was a youth: Ohio State vs. Michigan.
“That’s what I was taught my whole life,” Lewis says, “and then I got down here in the South, and it was kind of like: ‘Is there any other game beside Tennessee and Alabama?’”
41. For the First Time This Season, Vols Set to Play as Underdog
- Friday, October 7, 2016
You almost can feel Tennessee is a football team of destiny as the most difficult games of the schedule loom Saturday at Texas A&M and Oct. 15 against Alabama at Neyland Stadium.
There aren’t many successful Hail Mary passes, but the Vols got one last Saturday and beat Georgia 34-31 in Athens. Tennessee trailed Georgia 17-0 in the first half.
42. Last Word: Talking Terms on Beale, Bolton High's Past and DeAngelo Williams
- Friday, September 23, 2016
There will be a funeral in south Memphis Friday at Metropolitan Baptist Church for seven of the 10 people – three adults and seven children -- who died not quite two weeks ago in a house fire on Severson Street. The remaining three funerals follow into the weekend.
43. High-Scoring Ohio Good Warmup for Florida Game
- Friday, September 16, 2016
Tennessee football returns to normalcy this week, if you call a noon EDT kickoff normal.
The Vols survived a Thursday night scare in the season opener against Appalachian State in Neyland Stadium. Then they roared from behind last Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway and beat Virginia Tech 45-24 in the Pilot Flying J. Battle at Bristol before a college football record crowd of 156,990.
44. Vols Can’t Afford Another Iffy Effort at the Speedway
- Friday, September 9, 2016
Imagine if Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd hadn’t recovered the fumble by UT quarterback Joshua Dobbs in the end zone for a touchdown in overtime last Thursday night.
45. Looks Like 10-2, SEC Title Game, Orange Bowl for UT
- Monday, September 5, 2016
Editor’s note: Nashville sports correspondent Dave Link has been accurate in predicting season outcomes for the Tennessee Vols in recent years. His 2016 season predictions, released just before press time, culminates with an SEC Championship appearance. Here’s his take on the season…
46. Vols Offensive Line Rushing Into Much-Anticipated Season
- Friday, August 19, 2016
Jalen Hurd knows right where he stands among Tennessee’s running backs of the past and wants to be No. 1 in career rushing yards at the end of the 2016 season.
The junior from Hendersonville Beech High School needs 892 yards to surpass Travis Henry as UT’s career rushing leader.
47. Collierville, Millington Mayoral Races Top Suburban Ballots in November
- Thursday, August 18, 2016
The mayors of Collierville and Millington are running for re-election on the November ballot and as the noon Thursday, Aug. 18, filing deadline approaches for the Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville and Millington municipal ballots the two mayors have challengers.
48. August Primaries Feature Intra-Party Challenges
- Monday, April 11, 2016
Two years after a disastrous slate of races for countywide offices, there is a move among younger Democratic partisans in Memphis to shake up the Democrats who represent the city in the Tennessee Legislature.
49. 8th Congressional District Primaries Draw 22 Contenders, 13 Republican
- Friday, April 8, 2016
The Republican primary race to fill the 8th District Congressional seat Republican incumbent Stephen Fincher is giving up drew a field of 13 contenders – seven from Shelby County and four from Jackson, Tennessee – at the Thursday, April 7, noon filing deadline for the Aug. 4 ballot.
50. Tennessee AD Dave Hart: Sexual Assault Unacceptable Act
- Friday, February 26, 2016
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart stood by his embattled football coach during a news conference Thursday at the university, two weeks after a federal lawsuit was filed Feb. 9 in Nashville alleging that Tennessee mishandles assault complaints against athletes.
51. Callahan Breaks Down UT’s 'Pretty Impressive' Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 20, 2016
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones keeps his pulse on recruiting year-around, along with his SEC counterparts and other FBS coaches.
Chasing recruits is an endless cycle, the lifeblood of championship football teams.
52. Bertelkamp Made Right Call in Going with the Vols
- Saturday, January 30, 2016
Bert Bertelkamp would be the first to tell you he’s pulling for Tennessee when calling basketball games as color commentator for the Vol Network.
And why wouldn’t he?
Bertelkamp is Big Orange to the bone. His father Hank played for the Vols (1951-53), was a team captain and remains a big supporter of UT.
53. Titans Face Number of Questions As Season Ends
- Friday, January 1, 2016
The Tennessee Titans are on the clock. If they lose to the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday’s season finale, the Titans franchise will have the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft for the first time since the Houston Oilers took Earl Campbell first overall in 1978.
54. Memorable Events of 2015 will Spill Into 2016
- Saturday, January 2, 2016
When you really get down to it, history is a collection of moments, moments that, when they fall one after the other over the long arc of time, eventually form the tapestry representing who we are.
55. Northwestern Defense Tough, But Give Edge to UT
- Saturday, December 26, 2015
There’s nothing like spending the Christmas holidays in Florida, and Tennessee’s football team will savor every minute of it for the second consecutive year.
The Vols (8-4) board a flight Saturday morning to Tampa, Fla., where they will spend almost a week before the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against Northwestern (10-2).
56. North Texas Could Never Upset the Vols, Right?
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
No way Tennessee’s football team can lose Saturday’s homecoming game against North Texas, one of the worst teams in college football.
Tennessee (5-4) was a 40.5-point favorite early in the week coming off a 27-24 victory over South Carolina last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
57. Success Looks Like Five-Game Win Streak For Vols
- Saturday, October 31, 2015
Leaves are changing colors, a chill is in the fall air and Tennessee’s football schedule is getting softer.
Happens every year.
We’ve all heard by now how Tennessee is the best 3-4 team in college football. Now is the time to prove it.
58. Here’s How Vols Grade Going Into Second Half
- Saturday, October 17, 2015
Order has been restored in Vol Nation, at least for now.
Tennessee’s football team restored it with a 38-31 victory over then-No. 19 Georgia last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
UT’s rally from a 24-3 deficit has much of the fan base back on board with Vols coach Butch Jones and his staff after a precarious week leading up to the game.
59. Heat Really On for Jones Against Arkansas
- Saturday, October 3, 2015
It’s been a long week for Tennessee football coach Butch Jones.
Kickoff can’t come soon enough for Jones and his staff Saturday night when the Vols (2-2, 0-1 SEC) play host to Arkansas (1-3, 0-1) at Neyland Stadium.
60. Despite Rhetoric, Florida Game Critical for Tennessee's Butch Jones
- Saturday, September 26, 2015
Tennessee’s Butch Jones will coach the biggest game of his three-year tenure with the Vols – and probably the biggest of his entire coaching career – at Florida on Saturday.
Like it or not, Jones is carrying the weight of UT’s 10-game losing streak to Florida on his shoulders.
61. Rocky Top In Nashville: Good For City, Bad For Vols
- Saturday, September 5, 2015
I can’t help but get fired up for a college football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech in front of 150,000 people at Bristol Motor Speedway.
62. College Football Notebook: No More Dress Rehearsals for Memphis Tigers
- Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Last week, the University of Memphis football team finished training camp with simulated end-of-week preparation, culminating with a video test Friday night and a mock game Saturday, Aug. 29, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
63. 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.
64. Fisher, Other Familiar Faces Return for Preseason Play
- Saturday, August 22, 2015
The Tennessee Titans welcome back a familiar face Sunday night when Jeff Fisher rolls back into Nashville as coach of the St. Louis Rams.
65. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 8, 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.
66. Painful Lesson: Grizzlies Make Warriors Better
- Friday, May 15, 2015
There was so much that the Golden State Warriors did not have to be taught. They did, after all, win 67 games in the regular season. They swept the New Orleans Pelicans out of the first round and coach Monty Williams out of his job.
67. Changing Hometown, Careers Pays Off for Hyams
- Saturday, May 9, 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.
68. 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.
69. 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.
70. 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.
71. 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.
72. One Team, Two Coaches: Grizzlies A Product of Hollins-Joerger
- Friday, February 13, 2015
Lionel Hollins’ departure from the Grizzlies was awkward, messy, ill-timed and could have been the start of a very disheartening chapter in franchise history.
“It could have been a train wreck, honestly,” point guard Mike Conley said.
73. 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.
74. 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.
75. 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.
76. 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.
77. With Dobbs at QB, Vols Look Set for Bowl Season
- Saturday, November 8, 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.
78. Dobbs Makes Strong Case for Vols Starting QB Job
- Saturday, November 1, 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?
79. Beasley Looks to Reclaim Career With the Grizzlies
- Friday, October 3, 2014
Michael Beasley is at least worth the smallest of risks – being invited to Grizzlies training camp, signed to a nonguaranteed contract, in the position of competing for the one and only open spot on the team’s roster.
80. Stuttering Foundation's Fraser Honored for Service
- Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Jane Fraser, president of the Memphis-based Stuttering Foundation of America, has received an honorary fellowship from the London-based Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists. She was selected for her distinguished service in promoting the profession of speech and language therapy. Fraser, whose father started the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation in 1947, has served as its president since 1981.
81. 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.
82. 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.
83. 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.
84. Grindhouse Now House of Horrors for Grizzlies
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The Grizzlies just started a six-game homestand with a loss – their fourth in a row at FedExForum.
Seems The Grindhouse has turned into a fun house for visiting teams this season as they have gone 5-3 against the Grizzlies.
85. Calathes Poised to ‘Surprise’ People in Rookie Season
- Wednesday, October 9, 2013
If rookie Nick Calathes turns out to be that long-coveted, legitimate back-up point guard for the Grizzlies, then count Mike Conley as the first one to have said, “I told you so.”
86. Memphis Investment Firm Expands Into Nashville
- Saturday, February 9, 2013
Memphis-based investment firm Duncan-Williams Inc. has continued its national expansion with the opening of a Nashville office.
87. Memphis Investment Firm Expands Into Nashville
- Friday, February 8, 2013
Memphis-based investment firm Duncan-Williams Inc. has continued expansion with the opening of a Nashville office. As part of the expansion, H. Denny Taylor Jr. has joined Duncan-Williams in Nashville as a managing director and will serve as co-head of mergers, acquisitions and capital raising.
88. Lovette Heads Career Services at Remington College
- Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Demetrius “Dee” Lovette has been named director of career services at Remington College’s Memphis campus. In the role, Lovette provides job placement services to students and graduates, and works with local employers to assess their workforce needs and provide qualified applicants.
89. Haynes Joins Table Group as Principal Consultant
- Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Brad Haynes has joined The Table Group Inc. as principal consultant. Haynes will provide executive teams with customized consulting and training sessions built around teamwork, leadership and overall organizational health.
90. LSI Buys Flex Space to Expand
- Friday, August 24, 2012
A northeast industrial flex warehouse in Appling Center Industrial Park has been snatched up by an expanding Bartlett-based engineering firm.
Larry W. Bailey, trustee of the Bailey Children’s Trust, bought the 30,397-square-foot facility and its 2.55 acres at 2756 Appling Center Cove for $1.5 million.
91. New York REIT Buys Williams-Sonoma Distribution Center
- Thursday, August 23, 2012
American Realty Capital Trust III Inc., a New York-based real estate investment trust, has acquired the 1.1 million-square-foot Williams-Sonoma distribution center in Olive Branch for $52.4 million, or $47 per square foot, from a private investor.
92. New York REIT Buys Williams-Sonoma Distribution Center
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
American Realty Capital Trust III Inc., a New York-based real estate investment trust, has acquired the 1.1 million-square-foot Williams-Sonoma distribution center in Olive Branch for $52.4 million, or $47 per square foot, from a private investor.
93. Duncan-Williams Opens New Offices, Adds Staff
- Monday, July 16, 2012
In recent weeks, it sometimes has seemed that Duncan Williams is never in one place for too long.
Almost as soon as the president of Memphis-based investment firm Duncan-Williams Inc. has settled back into the swing of things after returning from one trip, he’s boarding a plane for the next. And that pattern doesn’t look like it will slow down anytime soon, given that the firm has been opening offices around the country at a steady clip.
94. Wal-Mart's Proxy Vote Shows Dissent Against Execs
- Tuesday, June 5, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart's final shareholder vote for its board of directors showed unprecedented dissent against key executives and board members, including CEO Mike Duke, in the wake of allegations of bribery in Mexico.
95. Tigers’ Dreadful Season Finally Coming to End
- Thursday, November 24, 2011
The Memphis fan walked up the tunnel and into Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, looked at the scoreboard, saw 13:43 remaining in the first quarter and a “7” under “Herd,” and he cussed.
“They scored already?” the man complained to a bystander, then added with a sigh, “That’s Tiger football.”
96. Lesser-Known Miss. Gov Candidates Offer Platforms
- Monday, August 1, 2011
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic and Republican primaries this coming Tuesday will narrow the field of candidates for Mississippi governor.
Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant of Brandon and commercial building contractor Dave Dennis of Pass Christian are spending the most in the five-person race for the Republican nomination, while Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and Clarksdale businessman and attorney Bill Luckett are grabbing the most attention on the Democratic side.
97. Grubb & Ellis’ deWitt Appointed To MAAR Commercial Council
- Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Greg deWitt of Grubb & Ellis Co. has been appointed to the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council. He will take over one of the council’s director seats next year before becoming the council’s vice president in 2012.
98. Vanguard Health Plans to Buy Mich. Hospital System
- Monday, March 22, 2010
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Medical Center officials said Friday that plans for the nonprofit hospital system to be purchased by the privately held Vanguard Health Systems Inc. will allow it to maintain its commitment to charitable care and boost investment in its future.
99. Banks Make Strengthening Moves
- Monday, November 9, 2009
A few months ago, First Horizon National Corp.’s then-chief investor relations officer was named by an industry magazine as the best IR officer among banks with a market capitalization less than $5 billion.
- Thursday, October 8, 2009
The Small Business Chamber will host a Lunch and Learn today from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Parmasters Golf, 888 S. White Station Road. Carl Raff and Dave Williams of Business Enhancement Associates will present “Common Pitfalls Small Businesses Can Avoid in Order to Stay Afloat.” To register, e-mail Sally Baker Brenner at firstname.lastname@example.org.