How humbling

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For a place sort of set in its ways, football things sure do change in a hurry around here.
Gone are progress and momentum and Jeremy Pruitt being hailed as prospective …

Wonderful, wonderful

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All around town, the now words are wonderful, wonderful.
Tennessee’s traditional victory over Kentucky, more meaningful than usual, exceeded expectations. The Wildcats were thought to be the stronger team. Not so.
Facts …

UT swimming from 40 years ago

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Amazing things are happening at the University of Tennessee. Memories are being dusted off. People are finding that other people still care.
Tomorrow evening (11/9), Volunteer swimmers of 1977-78 will gather …

Salute to Service

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These are strange times.
In an era when some athletes kneel in protest during the national anthem and ordinary people struggle with whether they are right or wrong, the University of …

Tennessee is a basketball school

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Tennessee was once considered a football school. I remember it well.
Tennessee may, in time, regain that distinction but it is currently much better in basketball. The indoor game is good …

Pivotal games remain if …

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Wow, Alabama is pretty good.
That may be the best offense we’ve seen – strong, balanced, excellent speed, superior quarterback. The recycled analyst has done one heck of a job.
Tennessee regressed. …

Relief and belief

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What we have here is good news a full notch above maybe and perhaps. Call it relief and belief.
No jumping to conclusions, mind you, but I am about to begin …

Auburn contradictions

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Unpredictable Auburn has a new problem. Off to the side, it has created one for Tennessee.
The Tigers, thought to be championship contenders back in the summer, are disappointing. They lost …