Memorial service for Walter Chadwick

Marvin Westwestwords

A memorial service was planned for today in Decatur, Ga., for former Tennessee football star Walter Chadwick. Burial was to follow at Decatur Cemetery. His death at age 73 was announced on …

Walter Chadwick never gave up

Marvin Westwestwords

Forty-eight years ago, life and an armored money truck dealt a cruel blow to Walter Chadwick. He was damaged beyond repair. All concerned gave him up for dead.
“They gave me …

Big decision coming from NCAA

Marvin Westwestwords

Sometime soon, any day now, the NCAA will deliver a big decision to the University of Tennessee.
Seven-foot Uros Plavsic either will or won’t be eligible for basketball.
Coach Rick Barnes, he …

Spectacular atmosphere plus new word

Marvin Westwestwords

What a day, well, what a second half. Could be the Vols are learning to win.
Big game at the big ball park, significant victory, so much excitement, so much adversity …

Remembering train tragedy

Marvin WestWest Knox, westwords

It’s been 54 years and Ed Roland still isn’t over it.
On the early Monday morning of Oct. 18, 1965, the then junior at Bearden High was puttering along on his …

Hooray and amazing, Vol season reborn

Marvin Westwestwords

Hooray, hooray and amazing, too. Give us another chorus of Rocky Top. The Tennessee football season has been reborn.
For the first time in a long time, defense pulled an upset …

Celebration of Wait Field

Marvin Westwestwords

The University of Tennessee, “a premier public research institution,” is celebrating 225 years of “lighting the way for others.”
The new chancellor, Dr. Donde Plowman, and the godfathers have done their …