Editorial Results (free)
1. One Gimpy WR No Longer a Big Problem
- Friday, August 11, 2017
Tennessee Titans rookie receiver Corey Davis limped off the practice field last Thursday with a hamstring injury.
2. Daniel Berger Makes it Back-to-Back Wins at FESJC
- Monday, June 12, 2017
When he won his first PGA Tour event here last year, young Daniel Berger celebrated. Maybe a bit too much at the cost of some sleep.
3. Wide Receiver U? That’s So 20 Years Ago
- Friday, May 26, 2017
At the 2015 SEC Media Days, Tennessee coach Butch Jones referred to his school as “the original Wide Receiver U.”
The reference goes back to the days when the Vols were loaded with fast, talented pass receivers on the perimeter. In a heady stretch from 1982-91, UT had six wide receivers selected in the first round of the NFL draft – Anthony Hancock, Willie Gault, Clyde Duncan, Tim McGee, Anthony Miller and Alvin Harper.
4. 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.
5. Robinson Gives Mariota Weapons for Success
- Friday, May 5, 2017
Just when we think we’ve figured out Titans G.M. Jon Robinson, he reinvents himself.
On the first night of the recent NFL Draft, we assumed Robinson would play it safe, trading the No. 5 overall pick to acquire more draft capital.
6. Titans Draft About More Than Physical Skills
- Friday, May 5, 2017
It’s easy to look at the Tennessee Titans’ 2017 draft and conclude general manager Jon Robinson drafted for need.
After all, he took two wide receivers, a tight end and a cornerback among his first four picks. And all of those players will have better-than-average opportunities to earn early playing time.
7. 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.
8. Tennessee Titans Have Rarely Found Success With Drafted SEC Players
- Friday, April 7, 2017
The NFL Draft is fast approaching, which raises an interesting question: Is this the year the Titans finally shop locally and target Southeastern Conference talent?
If history is any indicator, the answer: No.
9. Titans Still Rebuilding After Years of Bad Draft Picks
- Friday, March 3, 2017
When wide receiver Kendall Wright was a healthy scratch for the Titans’ final game of the season, it further underscored why this franchise is still struggling to gain altitude in the NFL.
10. 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.
11. Back-to-Back Dak? Dobbs Shines at Senior Bowl
- Friday, February 3, 2017
To say Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs might be the next Dak Prescott is a stretch. Or is it? Prescott, the former Mississippi State quarterback, caught the eye of the Dallas Cowboys with his MVP performance in the 2016 Senior Bowl. The Cowboys chose Prescott in the fourth round (No. 135 overall pick) of the 2016 NFL Draft, and it proved a fruitful pick.
12. Titaned Up: Success Found In Big Moves, Smallest Details
- Friday, December 30, 2016
Most critics of last year’s Tennessee Titans saw unsettled ownership, a revolving door of coaches and a lack of talent at key positions.
Jon Robinson saw weeds.
13. Will This Young Quarterback Ever Be a Success?
- Friday, October 7, 2016
In his first 16 NFL starts, the jury is out on the quarterback. Is he destined to be the cornerstone of the franchise or just another first-round draft pick who ultimately will fade away?
He struggles to complete passes downfield. He throws too many interceptions. He keeps fumbling. Sometimes it appears his biggest strength is running the ball, not throwing it.
14. Players Like Mularkey’s Honesty – Even With Media
- Friday, August 26, 2016
You don’t have to be around Mike Mularkey very long to realize something about him that you won’t necessarily find in a lot of NFL head coaches.
Mularkey, when asked a question, doesn’t dance around an uncomfortable issue to protect a player. Instead, he meets it head on and gives an honest assessment, even if it doesn’t always paint a player or situation in the best light.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. Memphis Baseball Trusting Young Pitchers
- Wednesday, April 6, 2016
University of Memphis baseball coach Daron Schoenrock looks at his freshmen pitchers and sees talent and promise, even if at times this season “the moments have been a little big for them.”
18. Mike Norvell Era Starts with Optimism And a Raise-the-Bar Recruiting Class
- Friday, February 5, 2016
In a few minutes, first-year coach Mike Norvell would be standing behind a lectern providing assembled media a summary of his first recruiting class at the University of Memphis.
“Not a good class,” he would say, “a great class, a home-run-hitting class.”
19. 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).
20. College Football Notebook: Vols Get Bowl Upgrade, All-SEC Teams Named
- Thursday, December 10, 2015
Last season, coach Butch Jones got Tennessee back to a bowl game. This season, they’ve moved up from the TaxSlayer Bowl to the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day.
It’s a tangible step for a program that finished 8-4, 5-3 in the SEC. And looking back over the schedule at what might have been, the Vols easily could have played for the SEC title or at least already have 10 wins.
21. Painful thought: Will the Titans ever be good again?
- Saturday, November 21, 2015
As the Tennessee Titans head down the backstretch of another unproductive season, it might be time to ponder a scary question: Will the Titans ever be good again?
How much longer will they be an NFL’s bottom feeder, swimming the same muddy waters as the Raiders, Browns, Lions and Jaguars?
22. CFB Notebook: Memphis Still Ranked, Alabama Still Tops in SEC
- Tuesday, November 10, 2015
In one tumultuous weekend of college football, we learned the following: The University of Memphis could not keep winning forever; the 15-game winning streak and undefeated season ended in a 45-20 loss to Navy.
23. Timberlake Sings a Little, Dances a Little at Memphis Event
- Monday, October 19, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Timberlake sang and strutted his way through his induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame on Saturday, doing vocal impersonations of soul singers Al Green and Otis Redding, performing on stage with Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, and joking with buddy Jimmy Fallon.
24. Fallon, Richards to Attend Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will be among the attendees at this weekend’s Memphis Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
25. Fallon, Richards to Attend Music Hall Of Fame Induction in Memphis
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will be among the attendees at this weekend’s Memphis Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Downtown Cannon Center on Saturday, Oct. 17.
26. Three Games In, How Much Better are Titans?
- Saturday, October 3, 2015
At some point, the Tennessee Titans have to grow up.
After blowing an opportunity to take the early lead in the AFC South by letting it slip away against the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday, the Titans now head into their bye week on a downturn with two consecutive losses.
27. Mariota’s Toughness an Edge as Colts Come Calling
- Saturday, September 26, 2015
Two games in, it is still a bit too early to declare Marcus Mariota the franchise savior for the Tennessee Titans.
But one thing that stood out is that we may have learned as much or more about Mariota’s makeup in last Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Browns than we did in his week one shellacking of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
28. 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.
29. Titans Wide Receiver Hunter Granted Bond by Virginia Judge
- Friday, July 24, 2015
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter was granted bond by a Virginia judge on Tuesday, July 21, a day after turning himself in to authorities in his hometown on a charge of malicious wounding.
30. Big Second Half? Titans Have Rebounded Before
- Saturday, November 8, 2014
As the Tennessee Titans reassemble from their bye week, there is some sense of optimism that somehow this team that went 2-6 through the first half of the season can put together something to make the final 2014 ledger look somewhat respectable.
31. 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.
32. Meritan’s Branch Named Among Top Nurses
- Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Cindy Branch, Meritan’s associate vice president for health services, has been selected to represent Tennessee as one of the nation’s top 50 home care and hospice nurses by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Healthcare Nurses Association. Branch, a registered nurse, has oversight of Meritan’s nursing programs, including home health, private duty nursing and medical residential homes. She will be recognized at NACH’s annual meeting in October.
33. Titans Offense Looks Like NFL Product
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Exciting. Now, there’s a word that hasn’t been associated much with the Tennessee Titans in recent years.
But based on the early preseason, Coach Ken Whisenhunt is fielding a Titans team that might actually be worth watching.
34. Williams Joins Del-Nat as Director of Finance
- Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Ronnie Williams has joined Del-Nat Tire Corp. as director of finance. Williams, who has a 15-year background in finance and accounting, most recently served as director of finance at Health Choice LLC. In his new role, he will be responsible for finance and accounting functions and will direct operations to meet budget and financial goals.
35. Glankler Brown Job Too Good to Pass Up for Jobe
- Thursday, July 18, 2013
Attorney Mark Jobe has recently started working as an associate with Glankler Brown PLLC.
36. Holiday Season Marked by Different Shopper Types
- Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Four types of American shoppers have altered the shopping landscape this holiday season.
There's the bargain hunter who times deals. The midnight buyer who stays up late for discounts. The returner who gets buyer's remorse. And the "me" shopper who self-gifts.
37. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, October 31, 1997
Consumer households in the South spent an average of $30,289 in 1995, the lowest of any of the four regions in the country and approximately 6 percent less than average annual expenditures for U Consumer households in the South spent an average of $...