The Long Months Ahead (Without Football)

By Alex Norman The Super Bowl is over, and millions of football fans are asking the same question… What am I going to do with my life? Well, you could always spend more time with your family, start a new hobby, and perhaps begin taking those yoga classes you always wanted. Who am I kidding!  […]

Honk if you already miss football season

By Steve Williams About this time every year, after the last football game of the season has been played, we hear fans moaning about the long wait ahead until next season. It’s a depressing time for many. You would think they had been sentenced to only cold and darkness, bread and water, for the next […]

Focus on the Law: Basic Estate Planning

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Whether you are rich, poor or somewhere in between, you should make plans for the future.  It may be uncomfortable to think about but we may not always be healthy and all of us will die someday.  It is important to decide what should happen if we become unable […]

A Hero on and off the field

By Ralphine Major He was scheduled to speak on Super Bowl Sunday last year, but was given a trip to the Super Bowl instead.  A few months later, he captivated an entire congregation for nearly an hour with his riveting story and testimony.  It is a story of hopes and dreams, football and shattered dreams, […]

Least of these

By Sarah Baker It was sixth grade, and I probably weighed sixty pounds soaking wet.  The rowdy cafeteria was being monitored by Coach Mike White, whose piercing blue-eyed stare and thunderous voice left no need for a whistle or a megaphone.  I was hungry and grouchy, looking at the length of the line from the […]

It’s (not so) great to be a Tennessee Vol

Hamilton’s unfortunate legacy lives on at UT By Richie Beeler The University of Tennessee athletic department is approximately $200 million in debt with a cash reserve of $1.95 million, according to a report from CBS Sports released last week. That puts UT in the worst financial shape of any athletic department in the Southeastern Conference, […]

Hiram W. Johnson of California

Hiram W. Johnson of California

  By Ray Hill Few politicians enjoyed the lengthy career Hiram W. Johnson carved out in California.  Johnson’s time in public office was stormy, yet he remained enduringly popular.  By the time of his death in 1945, Hiram Johnson was a living icon in his home state. Johnson was born on September 2, 1866, the […]

The Doctor Is In: Freedoms

By Dr. Jim Ferguson In the late 17th century the English philosopher John Locke wrote a treatise on what would become known as the “social contract.”  In his paper Locke influenced many Enlightenment thinkers, including Thomas Jefferson who wrote our Declaration of Independence.  Jefferson echoed Locke stating, “governments are instituted of men deriving their just […]

Former Vol Heads to the Super Bowl

By Alex Norman The time Morgan Cox spent with the Vols was perhaps the most diverse period in program history. During the three seasons Cox was the starting long snapper for Tennessee, the Vols were one quarter away from an SEC championship (2007), then they fired Phillip Fulmer (2008), and that was followed by Lane […]

The Summitt Legacy: A Personal Perspective

By Tasha Mahurin One can’t properly pen a series about the heritage of the University of Tennessee’s athletics program without paying tribute to Lady Vols basketball Coach Pat Summitt. I began this series with a goal to highlight unsung heroes from the University’s past; however, Summitt’s legacy extends far beyond this journalist’s earnest efforts towards […]