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Jones Rewarded With Raise

Jones Rewarded With Raise

Sports December 22, 2015 at 6:38 pm 0 comments

By Kellen Hiser Tennessee head coach Butch Jones was rewarded with a raise on Monday following the Vols’ 8-4 regular-season and berth in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day. “Butch Jones has done an outstanding job leading this football program on and off the field,” said Tennessee Vice ChancellorRead More

The Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol

The Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol

Sports December 19, 2015 at 6:20 pm 0 comments

BRISTOL (press release) Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, announced today via a team member event at their Knoxville headquarters that they have signed on to be the title sponsor of the Battle at Bristol – an iconic college football game to be heldRead More

Sports view: Jeff Gordon retires

Sports view: Jeff Gordon retires

Sports December 4, 2015 at 3:02 am 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz If there was any justice in sports, Jeff Gordon would have been hoisting the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship trophy at the end of the Homestead race on Sunday.  Instead, Gordon settled for a sixth place finish which left him third overall in this year’s series. Gordon announcedRead More

Bristol Motor Speedway announces key dates for 2016

Bristol Motor Speedway announces key dates for 2016

Entertainment, Sports, State News November 24, 2015 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

Tennessee VS Virginia Tech highlights events BRISTOL (press release)—Hot on the heels of announcing the April 2016 debut of Colossus, the world’s largest outdoor, center-hung video display, Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) is presenting more upcoming dates for sports fans to engrave on their calendars. “We have a lot of energyRead More

Carson-Newman football cracks AFCA top 25

Carson-Newman football cracks AFCA top 25

Sports, State News November 17, 2015 at 7:37 pm 0 comments

WACO (press release)—For the first time this season, Carson-Newman football finds itself ranked in the American Football Coaches Association national poll. The Eagles, who have been receiving votes in six of the previous 10 iterations of the poll, check in at No. 25 this week. With this national ranking, theRead More

Griffin to be feature speaker at First Annual Catcher Con

Griffin to be feature speaker at First Annual Catcher Con

Sports, State News November 17, 2015 at 7:35 pm 0 comments

By Michael Wottreng Carson-Newman baseball coach Tom Griffin will be one of the featured speakers at the 1st Annual Catcher Con being held in the Music City from December 11-13. The 11th-year coach will be the first speaker on the second day of the event from 8-9:15 a.m. on Saturday,Read More

Trevor Daniel nominated for Burlsworth Trophy

Trevor Daniel nominated for Burlsworth Trophy

Sports, State News November 17, 2015 at 7:29 pm 0 comments

By Jason Yellin Tennessee sophomore punter Trevor Daniel is among the nominees for the Burlsworth Trophy, presented to the most outstanding football player in America who began his career as a Walk-On. Daniel is also a candidate for the Ray Guy Award. Daniel is averaging 46.3 yards per punt, fifthRead More

Tennessee coaches required to complete sudden cardiac arrest course

Tennessee coaches required to complete sudden cardiac arrest course

Health, Sports, State News November 17, 2015 at 7:23 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—Tennessee parents and coaches will be learning more about sudden cardiac arrest, the leading cause of death among student athletes. The Tennessee General Assembly passed a new law in April 2015 requiring coaches and parents of athletes 18 years and younger to be informed about the signs andRead More

Butch Jones press conference

Butch Jones press conference

Sports, State News November 17, 2015 at 7:09 pm 0 comments

Jones says that he is not responsible for the quality of the field. By Lee Cox No football team plays a perfect game every time it takes the field, and UT has proven they are no exception to this rule. While victorious in their last three game situations, the VolunteersRead More

UT beats North Texas to become bowl eligible

UT beats North Texas to become bowl eligible

Sports, State News November 15, 2015 at 1:42 am 0 comments

By Michael Williams The University of Tennessee Volunteers shut out the North Texas Mean Green Saturday at Neyland Stadium with a final score of 24–0. The victory, before a crowd of 96,000, was homecoming for UT and secures the team a bowl appearance. North Texas came into the game withRead More