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Hitch’n a ride

By Joe Rector I’ve been doing a bit of driving to supplement my income. The job entails delivering a new car to one dealer and then returning with another from…

Lady Vols Gets Not So Sweet Ending

By Alex Norman The Tennessee Lady Vols entered the NCAA Tournament trying to get to their first Final Four since 2008, and earn a trip to Nashville. The wait continues.…

Mathieu could have set up Tennessee for a national title

By Steve Williams It’s hard to argue with a Sweet 16 showing, but Tennessee could have won the NCAA championship this season. Point guard DeAndre Mathieu, a product of Knoxville…

Publisher’s Position: Politics Alive and Well In the School System

Publisher’s Position: Politics Alive and Well In the School System

By Steve Hunley If anyone doubted that the school system and the appointed superintendent plays politics, two recent press releases should be enough to remove the rose colored glasses of…

Paradigm Shifts

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “The questions never change, just the answers.”  Sometimes I don’t remember if I’ve written something, read it somewhere, or just thought it.  Perhaps my stories and…

The Sixth Starter (Part II)

By Ralphine Major The coach often held No. 10 in reserve and called on him and his swift ball-handling skills to bail the Eagles out of trouble against the press. …

Off-and-on play against Michigan mirrors Vols’ season

By Steve Williams Tennessee’s play against Michigan in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament was like a microcosm of its season. The Vols fell behind, battled back…

Rally Falls Just Short… Vols Season Ends In Sweet 16

By Alex Norman Tennessee’s athletics program has had its share of gut punch losses over the years. Add the events of March 28, 2014 to that growing list. The Vols…

I’m an expert… in my own mind

By Joe Rector I am an expert at, well, everything. At least that’s what my wife and kids tell me. On so many occasions throughout the year, I’ve had to…

Focus on the Law: Unionization Of College Athletics

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Federal law, namely the National Labor Relations Act, passed by Congress in 1935 declares it is the “policy of the United States to eliminate…