Sam McKenzie: A proud father

Marvin Westwestwords

Most fathers find considerable satisfaction in the success of their sons. So it was for the late Sam McKenzie. His boys made him proud.
In the spring of ‘81, Sam very …

Unexpected heroes

Marvin Westwestwords

Tennessee football players made little impact in SEC media polling. There were no first-team selections.
If the future is anything like the past, someone will surprise us and become an unexpected …

Butch Jones respects tradition

Marvin Westwestwords

Tennessee tradition means something to Butch Jones. The coach appreciates checkerboards, the walk to the stadium and even the navy, though he seldom finds time for autumn boating.
He tips his …

Chuck Rohe down but not out

Marvin Westwestwords

Charles Henry “Chuck” Rohe, 85, multi-talented living legend, has been entertaining the staff at a hospital near his home in Windermere, Florida.
Chuck was finishing a seven-mile bicycle ride when he …

Baseball card sold for $609,200

Marvin Westwestwords

The unidentified person who became only the fifth owner of a rare Honus Wagner baseball card paid $609,200.
The remainder of the J. Ross Greene card collection sold for $331,200.
“A little …

Where are we and how did we get here?

Marvin Westwestwords

Two months and a week or so before the Tennessee opening kickoff seems a relatively safe time to assess where we are and how did we get here.
According to my …

UT athlete Martin Korik laid to rest

Marvin Westwestwords

Martin Korik, undefeated as a Tennessee pole-vaulter in four years of dual meets, was buried today at Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. He was 88.
In the era of bamboo poles, …

Dr. Joe got it right

Marvin Westwestwords

Happiness is upon us. Dr. Joe DiPietro got it right. The president of the University of Tennessee engaged Phillip Fulmer as special advisor and ambassador for the statewide system.
Through the …