Editorial Results (free)
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Our Nostalgia is a College Running Back’s Unnecessary Risk
- Friday, December 23, 2016
There is never enough money and there are always too many games. We all recognize this truth, right? The NBA’s 82-game schedule remains an owner’s revenue-generating necessity while simultaneously the reason to rest star players in hopes of avoiding injuries.
5. 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.
6. Won’t be the same without the head ball coach
- Saturday, November 7, 2015
I miss Steve Spurrier.
It won’t be the same without Spurrier coaching South Carolina when Tennessee (4-4, 2-3 SEC) plays host to the Gamecocks (3-5, 1-5) on Saturday.
It wasn’t the same this week without Spurrier throwing a jab or two at UT leading up to the game.
7. College Football Notebook: As Usual, LSU And Alabama Control SEC West
- Tuesday, November 3, 2015
So here we are back at a familiar place: LSU vs. Alabama in a game that goes a long way toward determining the SEC West champion. And by extension, in all probability, the SEC champion. (Sorry Florida, but in this corner, we’re not true believers yet.)
8. Just Another Predictable SEC Football Season? Not Quite
- Friday, October 16, 2015
The Ol’ Ball Coach resigned at South Carolina. No more Steve Spurrier fun and frivolity at SEC Media Days, no more jabs at opposing coaches, no more quips that make sports writers tingle.
And yes, Justin Fuente is one of the names being floated for the South Carolina job.
9. College Football Notebook: Memphis Tigers Crack Top 25
- Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Yes, it would have been great fun to have both Ole Miss and the University of Memphis undefeated for their Oct. 17 game at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, especially since the 11 a.m. game will be carried on ABC.
10. Facing USF, Memphis Looks to Remove Late-Game Drama
- Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Late in the offensive carnival that was masquerading as a college football game, University of Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch looked to encourage the Tigers’ beleaguered defense.
This was last Thursday night, Sept. 24, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in the Tigers’ ESPN game vs. All American Conference-rival Cincinnati. And late in the fourth quarter, the score was tied 46-46 and the Memphis defense was headed back onto the field.
11. Tigers Give Up 752 Yards, Still Beat Cincinnati To Remain Undefeated
- Friday, September 25, 2015
Playing on ESPN’s national stage Thursday, Sept. 24, the University of Memphis showed the country what it can do on offense.
And what it can’t yet do on defense.
But in the end, on the right side of a 53-46 victory over Cincinnati at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium before 45,172 fans, the Tigers also showed they could overcome just about anything.
12. Memphis Football Players Suspended for BYU Brawl
- Wednesday, September 2, 2015
When last we saw the University of Memphis football team in action, they were winning the Miami Beach Bowl and then fighting on the field afterward with Brigham Young University players.
It was an ugly scene, with plenty of blame to go around, though BYU apparently isn’t going to hand out any real punishment until after playing at Nebraska in the first game of the season.
13. College Football Notebook: Expert Predicts Top Teams, Fuente’s Future in Memphis
- Tuesday, August 25, 2015
With college football season about to kick off, The Daily News threw a few questions at USA Today’s George Schroeder, national college football writer and a past president of the Football Writers Association of America.
14. College Football Notebook: Preseason Spotlight on Memphis Tigers Defense
- Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The University of Memphis lost eight starters from a defense that played a huge role in last year’s 10-win season.
But they also lost coordinator Barry Odom, who returned to alma mater Missouri as defensive coordinator.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. College Football Notebook: September 9
- Tuesday, September 9, 2014
University of Memphis sophomore quarterback Paxton Lynch apparently likes the big stage. Lynch passed for a career-high 305 yards as he completed 27-of-41 passes (one touchdown, no interceptions) in the Tigers’ 42-35 loss at then-No. 11 UCLA.
19. Ben Crane Wins St. Jude Classic for 5th PGA Title
- Tuesday, June 10, 2014
MEMPHIS (AP) – With four PGA Tour titles on his resume, Ben Crane knew what it would take to win again.
20. Golf Tourney Welcoming Deep Field
- Thursday, June 5, 2014
A year ago, former University Georgia standout Harris English tamed TPC Southwind for his first career victory on the PGA Tour, holding off Phil Mickelson and three others in the final round.
“I have a lot of good thoughts for this place,” English said Wednesday, on the eve of the 57th FedEx St. Jude Classic that tees off the morning of Thursday, June 5.
21. Cannon Works for Golf Tournament's Success
- Friday, May 30, 2014
The putter and a few white golf balls sit next to a wall in Phil Cannon’s office at TPC Southwind. It seems logical, the long-time director of the FedEx St. Jude Classic having golf equipment within easy reach.
22. Pawnshops Clients Today are Driving BMWs
- Friday, January 2, 2009
PHILADELPHIA - At Society Hill Loan, a pawnshop in a middle-class neighborhood here, a steady rain fell outside as a fashionably dressed young man parked his Cadillac Escalade outside. Looking around warily, he came in to speak with Nat Leonard, co-owner of the store.