Category Archives: UT sports

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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Follies show delivers laughs, jabs at newsmakers

There was so much material this year that the annual Front Page Follies show was bound to be funny! Held Saturday at the Knoxville Convention Center, it did not disappoint. The Follies show is the annual performance by area journalists and … Continue reading

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Wow! That was one expensive football!

The Evergreen Ball, a fundraiser for Friends of the Smokies, was held at Cherokee Country Club Feb. 12th after being postponed from its original date by inclement weather. Of course there was the usual silent auction, dinner, live auction, dancing routine. But my … Continue reading

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Monte Kiffin blitzes United Way gathering

The invitation said Monte Kiffin was to be the guest speaker Tuesday at the United Way’s Tocqueville Society dinner. The party, which is an annual “thank you” to those who contribute $10,000 or more to the United Way, as well … Continue reading

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Pat Summitt shows soft side (honest!)

Ninety-one-year-old Mary Ellen Allen was only 5-foot-2 but she played basketball in elementary school, high school and two years of college. Wednesday, the Jacksboro woman fulfilled one of her dreams when she got to meet Lady Vols Head Coach Pat … Continue reading

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Pat Summitt: “Start your own engine!”

Confidence, courage and character. That’s what Lady Vols Head Coach Pat Summitt said she tries to instill in her teams. Summitt spoke Tuesday night to the Girl Scouts‘ “Women of Achievement” dinner at the Knoxville Convention Center. She said the … Continue reading

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