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gv-vols23 - GoVolsXtra Story — Missouri's 29-21 win over Tennessee on Saturday night means an anxious week ahead for both teams. The Vols still need a sixth win at Vanderbilt in the regular-season finale to get bowl eligible. "It's a one-game season,'' said coach Butch Jones after the Vols dropped to 5-6, 2-5 SEC.

Tennessee’s fake field goal success spoiled by loss — It might already be forgotten in the aftermath of Tennessee's 29-21 loss to No. 19 Missouri, but there was a moment Saturday night at Neyland Stadium that will be filed into the chapter of UT football history reserved for moments both brilliant and just plain wild.

Ice Bears mascot pushed down stairs at hockey game — KNOXVILLE - The man who plays the Knoxville Ice Bears hockey team mascot "Chilli" had to be cut from his suit before first responders could take him to the hospital after someone shoved him down some stairs during Friday evening's game, Knoxville police said Saturday.

Marquez North (shoulder) won’t play against Missouri — Tennessee will be without its second leading receiver for Saturday night's game against Missouri. Sophomore receiver Marquez North warmed up with pads on but later returned to the Neyland Stadium sideline in street clothes prior to kickoff. North, who has an injured shoulder, practiced sparingly this week.
Nov 22, 2014

Some important #Vols are sidelined for the Missouri game. Updates here:

Winning UFC main-event bout ‘an unreal experience’ for Ovince St. Preux — Ovince St. Preux is ready for some rest and relaxation, and no doubt he's earned it. The mixed martial arts fighter is coming off the biggest victory of his career, a technical knockout in 34 seconds against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in UFC Fight Night 56 on Nov. 8 in Uberlandia, Brazil.
Nov 22, 2014

Former UT football player Ovince St. Preux has his main-event moment. #UFC…

UT pulls plug on Lady Volunteer Hall of Fame — Along with the nickname and logo, a hall of fame devoted to Tennessee women's athletics is being constricted. The Lady Volunteer Hall of Fame, which began in 2001, apparently won't be adding any more inductees. Athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton said this week that discussions are underway about "how to best honor and recognize the accomplishments of all of our former student-athletes moving forward."
Nov 22, 2014

Rebranding affects Lady Volunteer Hall of Fame. Volleyball players show 'LV' sign.…

Warlick still critical of rebounding, hustle in Lady Vols’ blowout win — Coach points out rebounding and hustle as areas that need improving.

Former deputy under federal probe twice hired by Knox County Schools — Knox County Schools twice hired a deputy under federal probe in a gambling extortion conspiracy despite being made aware of his alleged transgressions, a News Sentinel investigation showed. Former Knox County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jimmy W. Douglas remained on the job as an educational assistant for the school system right up to the day federal authorities arrested him.
Nov 21, 2014

Former deputy under federal probe twice hired by Knox County Schools via @knoxnews

Testimony: Parkridge man random victim in gang initiation — A father of eight lost his life because a Knoxville teenager wanted to join a gang - an effort he ultimately failed, according to testimony Friday. Quantavious Williams, then 17, told Knoxville police Investigator Brian Moran the November 2013 shooting death of Jack Hutchins Jr., 52, was the result of a gang initiation, Moran testified in Knox County Juvenile Court.

18 Tennessee players to run through T for final time — Eighteen players will run through the T for the final time on Saturday before Tennessee's game against Missouri. Here's a look at the players. Derrick Brodus kicker Brodus hasn't kicked a field goal since 2012, but he will always have a place in Tennessee lore because of his first appearance against Middle Tennessee State in 2011.

5 Big Things: Vols vs. Missouri — Next Man Up: Tennessee's defense will be shorthanded, particularly in the first half against Missouri. Safety Brian Randolph has to sit out the first half due to a targeting penalty in the Kentucky win last Saturday. He'll be back after halftime. A.J. Johnson, the All-SEC middle linebacker, won't.

Key matchups, stock up and stock down for UT vs. Missouri — MATCHUPS O-line vs. the Sack Attack After a one-week absence, the offensive line returns to the top of the matchups chart. Play up front is improved since Joshua Dobbs took over at quarterback and Jacob Gilliam returned at right tackle. Missouri, however, ratchets up the Sack Alert System.

Krystal Signature Secret Stuffing — The Krystal Co. is promoting its new Steamer Pack of 24 Krystal hamburgers by creating its very own Signature Secret Dressing recipe that is made using 20 Krystal burgers. The recipe is featured on each of the Steamer Pack burger boxes and will be available through Dec. 1.

Judge denies release for Phillips, former Knox school board member — KNOXVILLE - Knox County Criminal Court Judge Scott Green on Friday denied an attempt by former Knoxville businessman Bill Phillips to get out of prison early. Phillips, 50, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in February after violating his probation.

Mike Strange: These Vols will have to work for it, but they don’t mind — The home opener of the Donnie Tyndall era of Tennessee basketball was won Thursday night by the virtue of hard work. And so must every other win, at least for 2014-15. For 30 minutes, this was anybody's game. The Vols pulled away over the final 10 minutes to subdue Texas Southern 70-58.

Two lawmen provided armed protection for high-stakes poker game, records revealed — KNOXVILLE - Court records unsealed Friday show two lawmen provided armed protection for a high-stakes poker game in Gatlinburg. Robert Ed Cummings, then a University of Tennessee Police Department officer, and David Joyner, a current Pigeon Forge Police Department investigator, used their badges and service weapons to protect a $100,000 poker game in Gatlinburg in August 2009, according to a plea agreement filed in U.S.

Lady Vols’ backcourt better suited for fast pace — Tennessee doesn't lack for guards. Therefore, Holly Warlick thinks the Lady Vols shouldn't be scrimping on tempo.

100-year-old woman sees the ocean for the 1st time — ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - Ruby Holt spent most of her 100 years on a farm in rural Tennessee, picking cotton and raising four children. She never had the time or money to go to a beach. That changed this month, just a few weeks shy of Holt's 101st birthday.
Nov 21, 2014

100-year-old woman sees the ocean for the 1st time via @knoxnews (photos by @brynnbot)

Sean Karl receives tribute from UT tennis coaches, players — At the Goodfriend Tennis Center where fans have been known to cheer loudly for the University of Tennessee teams, a quiet reverence permeated Thursday afternoon as the late player Sean Karl's life was eulogized. But through heartfelt tributes by coaches, Vol teammates and friends, the event still managed to turn into a reverberating salute.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @philkaplan: Sean Karl, who died Sunday, receives stirring tribute from UT coaches, players.…

Nov 20, 2014

Sean Karl, who died Sunday, receives stirring tribute from UT coaches, players.…