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This week belongs to high school football

By Steve Williams It’s a special time of the year. High school football season openers are just days away. I wish I had a nickle for every time I’ve heard…

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Carter High quarterback values academics as well as football

By Steve Williams Knoxville already is represented by one quarterback in the Ivy League and may have another one playing in the prestigious conference in the near future. Carter High…

College football must be careful to not abuse autonomy

By Steve Williams We’ve seen a lot of change in collegiate sports, particularly football, over the past 20 years or so. Some of the change has been good. I wish…

Butch and Vols can prove the SEC media wrong again

By Steve Williams It seems like Butch Jones’ brick-by-brick rebuilding project is moving at an inch-by-inch pace by the look of the 2014 season forecast and preseason all-conference selections at…

Vols still trying to get back on college football map

By Steve Williams It’s 48 days until Tennessee’s 2014 season football opener. That’s the good news. The sad news is it’s been 2,417 days since Tennessee football was relevant. The…

Pulling for Will’s team, the USA and ‘The Coach’

By Steve Williams If local fans of the Tennessee Vols would like an additional college football team to follow and pull for this season, may I suggest Navy. The Midshipmen…

Mershon was a talented Lady Eagle at Berean and Gibbs

Mershon was a talented Lady Eagle at Berean and Gibbs

  By Steve Williams Berean Christian School’s Anna Mershon, taking advantage of the TSSAA’s co-op program, experienced a state softball championship as a sophomore two years ago and almost got…

Sound the vuvuzelas! Get ready for another 2-1 match

By Steve Williams For years we’ve heard many American sports fans say soccer isn’t exciting enough. “Not enough scoring,” they say when the World Cup rolls around every four years.…

Tennessee Football is No Life of Riley

By Steve Williams Off-season bad news has stung the University of Tennessee football program once again. Riley Ferguson, red-shirt freshman quarterback who many thought might become the starter in 2014,…

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