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1. Not a Very Good Year for UT Athletics
- Friday, June 09, 2017
It hasn’t been the greatest of years for Tennessee sports. From football to basketball to baseball, and several sports in between, the Vols – for the most part – fell short in 2016-17.
2. Big Names With UT Ties Eyed for Vol Baseball Job
- Friday, May 26, 2017
Tennessee baseball is starting a new era. Dave Serrano coached his final games for the Vols (27-25, 7-21 SEC) last weekend when the Vols were swept by Missouri (35-21, 14-16) in a three-game series at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
3. New AD Fires Shot Easily Heard at Nelson Stadium
- Friday, May 12, 2017
Tennessee coaches of all sports were alerted last Thursday when Sam Winterbotham was fired after 11 seasons as the Vols’ men’s tennis coach.
No doubt UT baseball coach Dave Serrano got the alert. He could be next in line.
4. 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.
5. What a Strange Twist of Events in Hiring of Currie
- Friday, March 10, 2017
John Currie is the new athletics director at the University of Tennessee. Has it sunk in yet? Currie, previously the athletic director at Kansas State, was introduced last week by new UT chancellor Beverly Davenport during a ceremony featuring fans, boosters, coaches and, of course, former Tennessee and NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.
6. New Vols AD Currie Says His Tennessee Experience Should Help
- Wednesday, March 08, 2017
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – New Tennessee athletic director John Currie has some shopping to do.
7. New Tennessee Athletic Director Currie Gets Five-Year Deal
- Monday, March 06, 2017
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – New Tennessee athletic director John Currie has a five-year contract worth at least $900,000 annually with opportunities for raises and additional bonuses.
8. Helton Providing Priceless, Free Service to Vols
- Friday, February 17, 2017
Todd Helton stands behind the batting cage at Tennessee’s Lindsey Nelson Stadium, eyeing swings and chatting with UT baseball players.
He’s back in his comfort zone.
9. New Tennessee Chancellor Vows to Move 'Quickly' in AD Search
- Thursday, February 16, 2017
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – New Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport says the school plans to move "very quickly" in hiring an athletic director but isn't specifying a target date on making the selection.
10. Last Word: De-Annexation Theories, Clash on School Vouchers and Garth & Trisha
- Friday, February 03, 2017
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and his administration come up with some surprises in de-annexation recommendations to the city task force on the issue. The three most recently annexed areas of Memphis were considered likely to be in the recommendations. Although the indication last year was that this would take a lot of discussion before someone actually wrote that on a Power Point presentation at City Hall. Not only did Strickland do that – he also included four other areas.
11. Hart’s Tenure as AD Has Been Mostly Good for Vols
- Friday, February 03, 2017
While we wait – and wait and wait and wait – for the University of Tennessee to hire its next athletics director, let’s ponder the man who soon will walk out the door.
Dave Hart is leaving the UT athletics department better than he found it. He got things back on solid financial footing. He brought a measure of stability.
12. Recruiting Reforms Could Bring End to Signing Day Circus
- Monday, January 30, 2017
The first Wednesday of February in college football has become a celebration of hat-picking suspense and hopeful speculation. Schools use national signing day to excite their fans, market the program and impress future recruits with a flashy welcome.
13. 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?
14. What are the Odds? Blackburn is Still the Favorite
- Friday, January 27, 2017
Tennessee has its search firm and its search committee is in place to find the replacement for Dave Hart as the university’s athletic director.
Hart announced last August he would retire June 30, and with Tennessee undergoing a transition in its chancellor’s position, the search for Hart’s replacement was put on the back burner.
15. Jones Picks Bad Time to Lead UT Football Program
- Friday, January 06, 2017
There was a time in University of Tennessee football history when a nine-win season and a victory over Nebraska in a bowl would guarantee a coach something just this side of a lifetime contract.
But not right now.
16. 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...
17. Long Offseason Ahead for Jones
- Friday, December 16, 2016
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones has plenty of winning to do next year. For starters, UT (8-4, 4-4 SEC) needs to win the Dec. 30 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville against Nebraska (9-3, 6-3 Big Ten).
18. Something Missing in Jones’ ‘Infallible’ System
- Friday, December 02, 2016
By now, Tennessee fans have taken enough deep breaths to come to grips with losing to Vanderbilt. They don’t like it, mind you, but they’ve accepted it. As for Butch Jones, what now?
I’ll leave it to others to gauge the heat of Jones’ seat as we weave through the postseason and into next year. Suffice it to say, the honeymoon is over.
19. Tennessee’s Hand Yanked From The Sugar Bowl
- Friday, December 02, 2016
It’s going to be a long bowl season for Tennessee’s football team and its fans. The Vols find out their bowl destination soon after Saturday’s SEC championship game (4 EST, CBS) between Florida and Alabama in Atlanta.
20. Last Word: Stewart Case Conclusion, River Re-View and Rhodes Hacks
- Wednesday, September 28, 2016
81.4 million of you watched Monday’s Trump-Clinton debate which aired on 11 networks altogether, according to the preliminary numbers from Nielsen, the television rating business.
The day after the debate here in Memphis was a reminder of the urgent issues that will likely remain once all of the votes – popular and electoral -- are counted and estimated on Nov. 8.
21. Tennessee Opted Against Hart Extension Before His Retirement
- Wednesday, September 28, 2016
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee had opted against giving athletic director Dave Hart a contract extension with a raise before he announced he was stepping down, according to documents obtained in a public records request by The Associated Press.
22. ‘Breathtaking’ Transformation in Bristol
- Friday, September 09, 2016
This isn’t just any football game. It’s the Battle at Bristol.
When Tennessee plays Virginia Tech on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, about 150,000 fans are expected to be in attendance, making it the largest crowd ever to watch a football game.
23. Last Word: Clawback, Coliseum Talks Begin and Galilee Cemetery Mess
- Friday, August 19, 2016
The new plant manager at the Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt plant didn’t know the plant had a nine-year $1.5 million payment in lieu of taxes agreement much less that the company hasn’t spent any money with locally owned small or minority business firms in 2013, 2014 or 2015 – that according to EDGE officials.
24. Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart to Retire in June 2017
- Friday, August 19, 2016
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will retire next summer after a tumultuous tenure that included consolidation of the men's and women's athletic departments, improvements in fundraising and facilities and the settlement of a Title IX lawsuit.
25. Hart Wants Univ. of Tennessee to Lead in Addressing Sexual Assault
- Wednesday, August 03, 2016
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart wants the school to play a leading role in addressing sexual assault after the recent settlement of a Title IX lawsuit filed against the university.
26. A UT Hall of Fame without Neyland? How’s that possible?
- Saturday, April 16, 2016
His name is on the football stadium, where a twice-life-size statue of him is displayed between gates 15A and 17.
The roadway that runs between the stadium and the Tennessee River bears his name.
27. Lynch at NFL Combine, UT Troubles, Memphis Carries Senior Day
- Monday, February 29, 2016
Paxton Lynch went through all the drills – physical and mental – at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis and, brace yourself for this deep insight, but the “experts” feel confident that his pro career will land somewhere between Tom Brady and Tim Tebow.
28. 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.
29. Butch Jones Builds for Championship Run With Staff Tweaks
- Friday, January 22, 2016
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones got serious about taking the next step with his football program not long after his team’s 45-6 victory over Northwestern in the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl.
Jones fired defensive coordinator John Jancek on Jan. 6, and three days later hired his top candidate for the opening, Bob Shoop of Penn State.
30. University of Tennessee Plans Feasibility Study for Neyland Renovation
- Friday, January 15, 2016
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee is looking into a potential renovation of Neyland Stadium.
The school announced Thursday it has partnered with Populous "to conduct a comprehensive renovation plan and feasibility study." Athletic director Dave Hart said in a statement "this process is a critical step in determining the appropriate vision and supporting business model for a significant renovation."
31. New Vols Coach Ready to Rebuild
- Saturday, December 19, 2015
Tennessee coach Rick Barnes isn’t complaining about the shortcomings of his basketball team.
32. Tennessee Coach Butch Jones Receives $500,000 Raise
- Tuesday, December 15, 2015
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has given Butch Jones a $500,000 raise that will increase his annual pay to $4.1 million.
The school announced the raise Monday. Jones' contract continues to run through the 2020 season.
33. Rocky Top In Nashville: Good For City, Bad For Vols
- Saturday, September 05, 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.
34. 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.
35. Tennessee Coach Butch Jones Gets Raise, Extension
- Tuesday, December 09, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Butch Jones appears to have Tennessee's football heading in the right direction, and the university rewarded him with a raise and two-year contract extension Monday.
36. Events Lined Up for Elvis Week in Memphis
- Wednesday, June 12, 2013
MEMPHIS (AP) – An appearance by former Elvis Presley co-star Mother Dolores Hart and a listening party for a new box set featuring his performances at Stax Records are highlights of the annual celebration of the rock n' roll icon this August.
37. Tennessee Plans to Honor Summitt With Sculpture
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Tennessee plans to honor former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt by building an on-campus statue in her honor.
Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton confirmed Tuesday morning what athletic director Dave Hart has been mentioning during the school's Big Orange Caravan statewide tour. Stanton said the statue would go up "hopefully as soon as in the fall."
38. Ricin in Obama Letter, Odd Packages Scramble Hill
- Thursday, April 18, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Letters sent to President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator tested positive for poisonous ricin in preliminary checks Wednesday, and authorities chased reports of other suspicious mail at a U.S. Capitol already on edge.
39. UT President's Advice to Vols Fans: Be Patient
- Friday, December 23, 2011
CHATTANOOGA (AP) – After almost a year as president of the University of Tennessee, there is no hiding Joe DiPietro's enthusiasm for his system-wide strategic plan, his efforts to streamline the replacement of outdated learning facilities and promote all the campuses.
40. Schoolhouse Shuffle
- Monday, April 26, 2010
On a cold February morning, a group of excited parents clustered in a tent in back of Kate Bond Elementary School.
41. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 04, 1996
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