Big game in town

Marvin WestFeature, westwords

With no regard for big-game week, another problem has popped up.
Florida, winner of 12 of the past 13 games against Tennessee, is far, far ahead in the newest university rankings …

Greatest honor

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This is a substitute column. I decided to spare you what I might have written about East Tennessee State and Texas-El Paso. They have nice people.
Be advised that three really …

Reading of the words

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I do believe it was Mac Davis who sang “Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble.”
I am flattered to report that the Jim Martin family and friends in Charlotte (plus …

How you start or how you finish

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I don’t know but I’ve been told that how you start isn’t as important as how you finish. That could apply to a story, a fishing trip or a lifetime.
Tennessee …

Mills remembers Naumoff

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Friday is the celebration day of Paul Naumoff’s life (2 p.m., Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, 9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville).
Family, friends, Tennessee football fans and old Vols will gather to share memories …

Joined at the hip

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Tennessee quarterback competition owns the spotlight. Thousands, maybe a million, anxiously await the outcome.
Off stage, the irony of ironies is unfolding. Phillip Fulmer and Jeremy Pruitt are joined at the …

Paul Naumoff dies

Marvin WestFeature, westwords

Updated 5 p.m. 8/18
Paul Naumoff, one of the legendary hitters in Tennessee football history, has died at age 73.
The all-American linebacker, longtime resident of Lenoir City, was famous for an …