Paradigm Shifts

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “The questions never change, just the answers.”  Sometimes I don’t remember if I’ve written something, read it somewhere, or just thought it.  Perhaps my stories and life  have merged into one composite.  You need to pray for my wife, Becky, because she’s my sounding board as well as my “editress.”  She’s […]

The Sixth Starter (Part II)

By Ralphine Major The coach often held No. 10 in reserve and called on him and his swift ball-handling skills to bail the Eagles out of trouble against the press.  Not only did he call on him to do that, but he also called on No. 10 when the Eagles had to press full court.  […]

Off-and-on play against Michigan mirrors Vols’ season

By Steve Williams Tennessee’s play against Michigan in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament was like a microcosm of its season. The Vols fell behind, battled back and came up a little short. Going into Friday night’s game in Indianapolis, I thought Michigan, a team known for its 3-point marksmanship, would experience […]

Rally Falls Just Short… Vols Season Ends In Sweet 16

By Alex Norman Tennessee’s athletics program has had its share of gut punch losses over the years. Add the events of March 28, 2014 to that growing list. The Vols basketball team fell to Michigan 73-71 in the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Region Semifinals, in a game that will be remembered for a questionable call in […]

I’m an expert… in my own mind

By Joe Rector I am an expert at, well, everything. At least that’s what my wife and kids tell me. On so many occasions throughout the year, I’ve had to straighten them out on a multitude of issues. Those whom I love so much have been misguided souls at times, and it was my duty […]

Focus on the Law: Unionization Of College Athletics

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Federal law, namely the National Labor Relations Act, passed by Congress in 1935 declares it is the “policy of the United States to eliminate the causes of certain substantial obstructions to the free flow of commerce and to mitigate and eliminate these obstructions when they have occurred by encouraging […]

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Twelve

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Twelve

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s Senator Estes Kefauver had once again bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1956.  Unlike 1952, Kefauver had encountered stiff competition from various other candidates.  Former Illinois governor and 1952 Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson had not been coy or hesitant as he had been four years earlier.  Stevenson wanted the […]

Nuisance

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Nuisance is the maintenance of a wrongful condition on a person’s own property over an unreasonable length of time which annoys or disturbs the free use of another’s property or which renders its ordinary use or physical occupation uncomfortable.  For example, in the case of Oakley v. Simmons, 799 […]

Determined Vols make it to the Dance after all

By Steve Williams Give Cuonzo Martin credit. The embattled University of Tennessee basketball coach didn’t let himself get caught up in all that negativity. He kept his eye on the prize and his players followed suit. As I write this on Friday night, the Vols are coming off NCAA tournament wins over Iowa and UMass […]

Pearl heads to The Plains, Knoxville loses its mind

By Alex Norman Bruce Pearl loves Knoxville so much he chose to stay here, despite his firing in March 2011. Knoxville loves Bruce Pearl so much tens of thousands of Tennessee fans signed a petition demanding his return as Vols basketball coach. Today Pearl has a new team, and a new home… And Knoxville can’t […]