Category Archives: UT sports

Big Orange boogie woogie

If I can help it, I’m not going to miss seeing boogie woogie piano player Jason D. Williams when he is in our area. The spitting image of (a younger) Jerry Lee Lewis, Williams most recently was in town for … Continue reading

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Business community warmly embraces Lady Vols Coach Holly Warlick at festive reception

The Knoxville business community gave new Lady Vols Basketball Coach Holly Warlick and her staff a warm reception last week at a well attended cocktail party at the Knoxville Convention Center. In return, Warlick made three commitments that surely gave … Continue reading

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Newest Vol is a winner!

This is a guest blog post by my friend and client Mary Bogert, the general manager of the Knoxville Convention Center. She wrote it for her own blog, From Inside the Center, shortly after a welcome event that Moxley Carmichael … Continue reading

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Pilot Celebrity Pumpers raise funds — and spirits

The annual Pilot Pumpers fundraiser for the United Way last month raised a record $63,478. Here’s the deal: during the three-day promotion at all area Pilot convenience stores, Pilot donates to United Way five cents for every gallon of gas … Continue reading

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The “Vol Historian” on being a “cabana boy”

Tom Mattingly, a former city of Knoxville employee before joining the UT Sports Information Office for 18 years (1987 to 2005), has for the past four years written a Sunday column and daily blog for the News Sentinel. Both are … Continue reading

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Celebrating Vince Dooley’s other love

Legendary University of Georgia football coach and athletic director, Vince Dooley — also the father of UT football coach Derek Dooley — is in town to visit the Knoxville Botanical Garden tonight and sign copies of his new book about … Continue reading

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Johnny Majors on music, race and running it up

Former University of Tennessee football coach Johnny Majors was guest of honor Sunday at one of the Knoxville Symphony League‘s “Elegant Dining” dinners and I, for one, was surprised and touched by some of what he had to say. He … Continue reading

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Business crowd likes what it sees as new UT prez is introduced at a packed downtown gathering

• “He said all the right things.” • “He seems like a good guy. And he’s from UT!” • “He doesn’t seem like a loose cannon!” Those were some of the comments heard in the crowd of nearly 300 business … Continue reading

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Barbara Dooley on life, football and “Precious”

Barbara Dooley, the mother of UT football coach Derek Dooley and the wife of legendary University of Georgia coach and athletic director Vince Dooley, says her son has her under a gag order in Knoxville — she’s not allowed to … Continue reading

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Sexist Little League coach sent Joan Cronan, UT’s Women’s Athletic Director, on her career path

Joan Cronan was 12 years old and growing up in the town of Opelousas in southern Louisiana. “I was a tomboy before it was cool for women to be in sports,” the UT women’s athletic director told a lunch gathering … Continue reading

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