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Mike Strange: Vols’ return to Raleigh is no sequel

knoxnews.com — RALEIGH, N. C. - The last time Tennessee heard a final buzzer sound in PNC Arena, it was the signal to start the celebration. The date was last March 23. The Vols had come to Raleigh and blasted their way past UMass and Mercer. Next stop, Indianapolis and the Sweet 16.

Grand jury recesses without hearing rape charges against Vol players

knoxnews.com — KNOXVILLE - A Knox County grand jury recessed Wednesday without hearing rape allegations against two University of Tennessee football players. "A new grand jury will be empaneled in early January," said Sean McDermott, spokesman for District Attorney General Charme Allen. McDermott said the cases against A.J.
Dec 18, 2014

Grand jury recesses without hearing UT rape case. Attorneys confirm they were representing Johnson and Williams. knoxnews.com/news/watchful-…

Former Powell football coach John Allen cleared of allegations

knoxnews.com — Former Powell football coach John Allen has been cleared on allegations that he "unnecessarily" placed students at risk of injury. Allen was notified on Tuesday by phone and received a three-paragraph letter from the Tennessee Department of Children Services stating that the investigation had been classified as "unsubstantiated."
Dec 17, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

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N.C. State guards Ralston Turner, Trevor Lacey too much for Vols on the road

knoxnews.com — RALEIGH, N.C. - Before the Tennessee men's basketball team left Knoxville for its first true road game, senior guard Josh Richardson was asked, what, if anything, could be drawn from last season's loss to North Carolina State as the rematch with the Wolfpack approached. "T.J. Warren is gone," Richardson said.
Dec 17, 2014

N.C. State backcourt, spearheaded by two SEC transfers, teach #Vols tough road lesson knoxnews.com/govolsxtra/bas…

Was Dewayne Hendrix unhappy at UT?

knoxnews.com — Former Tennessee defensive end Dewayne Hendrix was quoted in his hometown newspaper Tuesday saying that his decision to transfer came because of conflicts with the coaching staff, then posted a contradictory message on his Twitter account. In a story that was posted Tuesday, Hendrix told Norm Sanders of the Belleville (Ill.)
Dec 17, 2014

Was Hendrix unhappy at UT? Quote from player removed from online story. knoxnews.com/govolsxtra/foo…

Jalen Hurd faces court date for underage drinking citation

knoxnews.com — Tennessee freshman running back Jalen Hurd faces a Jan. 20 court date for booking and arraignment on a misdemeanor citation for underage drinking according to Knox County court records. The Tennesseean reported on Tuesday night that Hurd and Tennessee student Hunter Rivait were arrested by citation on Dec.
Dec 17, 2014

Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd faces court date for underage drinking. knoxnews.com/govolsxtra/foo…

N.C. State rolls past Tennessee, 83-72

knoxnews.com — RALEIGH, N.C. - The Tennessee basketball team lost its first true road game of the season, falling 83-72 to North Carolina State at PNC Arena on Wednesday. Two former SEC players led the Wolfpack (9-2) past the Vols (4-4). Former LSU player Ralston Turner scored a career-high 33 points.

Grand jury recesses without hearing rape charges against Vol players

knoxnews.com — A Knox County grand jury recessed Wednesday without hearing rape allegations against two University of Tennessee football players. "A new grand jury will be empaneled in early January," said Sean McDermott, spokesman for District Attorney General Charme Allen. McDermott said the cases against A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams are still under review by the office.
Dec 17, 2014

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Knoxville teen charged in weekend fatal shooting

knoxnews.com — KNOXVILLE - A 19-year-old Knoxville man has turned himself into authorities and has been charged in Saturday's fatal shooting death of another teenager. According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office website, Jack Bush turned himself in at the City County Building at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Dec 17, 2014

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Firefighters on scene of North Hills house fire

knoxnews.com — KNOXVILLE - The Knoxville Fire Department is on the scene of a house fire in North Knoxville. Fire fighters responded to a reported house fire at about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 2500 block of North Park Boulevard in the North Hills area of the city. Further information was not immediately available.

Sevier County’s Deuce Wallace get scholarship offer from Northwestern

knoxnews.com — Sevier County junior quarterback Deuce Wallace picked up his second FBS-level scholarship offer this week. This time it's from a Power 5 conference. Northwestern, from the Big 10, offered Wallace a scholarship on Tuesday. "Northwestern was here last week and met with him and had been watching his film," Sevier County coach Tony Linginfelter said.

Ice Bears coach Mike Craigen and team captain David Segal are suspended by SPHL

knoxnews.com — Knoxville Ice Bears coach Mike Craigen and team captain David Segal will watch Thursday night's game against the Mississippi RiverKings from the Civic Coliseum stands. Craigen is serving a one-game suspension and Segal a two-game suspension issued by the Southern Professional Hockey League for their actions during last Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss at Peoria.

Senators upset with White House handling of TVA board nominees

knoxnews.com — WASHINGTON - Upset over the way the Obama administration has handled nominations to TVA's board of directors, U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker have put the White House on notice: No future nominees to the public utility board will be confirmed unless the two senators are consulted first.

GVX Audio: ESPN college basketball analyst talks UT hoops

knoxnews.com — On the News Sentinel Sports Page radio show today, ESPN college basketball analyst Sean Farnham joined Vince Ferrara and Dustin Dopirak to discuss the Tennessee men's basketball team. UT (4-3) faces North Carolina State (8-2) tonight (TV: ESPN2, 7 p.m.) at PNC Arena in Raleigh. It's the Vols' first true road game of the season.

True road game offers new challenge for Vols

knoxnews.com — Donnie Tyndall had a good feeling his Tennessee basketball team would finish off its upset of Butler on Sunday.

Tennessee's 54-51 victory over Wichita State

Lady Vols survive frantic finish against Shockers

knoxnews.com — Holly Warlick and Jody Adams discuss women's basketball frequently and they had plenty to talk about after Tuesday night. Warlick thought the conversation might start not long after the frantic finish of Tennessee's 54-51 victory over Wichita State before a relieved crowd of 9,026 at Thompson-Boling Arena.

GVX TV: Looking ahead to NC State

knoxnews.com — Tennessee basketball reporter Ben Frederickson and sports columnist Mike Strange discuss Wednesday night's game against NC State, including NC State guard Cat Barber, former Alabama guard Trevor Lacey and UT's recent victories over Butler and Kansas State. Related Links:

Knox County Schools reviews bus driver documents after questions raised

knoxnews.com — Knox County Schools will review licensing documents of all contracted school bus drivers after questions arose about the qualifications of a driver involved in the fatal crash earlier this month. In a reversal of positions, Knox County Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre on Monday ordered the Transportation Department "to undertake a comprehensive review of the licensure of all drivers currently employed by our contractors."
Dec 16, 2014

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Dec 16, 2014

School bus driver in fatal crash not properly licensed. School system reviews records after newspaper's revelations shar.es/13y88i