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Douglas Fritz: Glory days gone from NFL

November 29th, 2013 12:21 pm by Douglas Fritz

Football is still a nice side dish. Now, if somebody could just fix the thing.

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Former Press sports editor has seen it all in 103 years

November 9th, 2013 9:59 pm by Trey Williams

The first Johnson City Press sports editor wasn’t around long, but Earl Nidiffer is happy to report on sports memories he’s made for more than 100 years.

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No defending UT performance against Auburn

No defending UT performance against Auburn

November 9th, 2013 6:28 pm by Trey Williams

In a performance evoking images of Sal Sunseri’s Keystone Cops last season, UT defenders were whiffing to beat the band while unsuccessfully trying to hold that Tiger. The Tennessee defense gave up 444 yards rushing in a 55-23 loss to No. 7 Auburn.

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Get ready for plenty more fouls

Get ready for plenty more fouls

November 5th, 2013 11:14 am by Joe Avento

In an effort to increase scoring, the NCAA has changed the way officials will call games. More fouls — likely many more fouls — will be called when the season gets underway this week.

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Good draw for Science Hill; Boone left out

Good draw for Science Hill; Boone left out

November 2nd, 2013 11:37 pm by Douglas Fritz

Science Hill wound up with arguably the best-case scenario in Class 6A’s Quadrant 1 of the TSSAA football playoffs. The Hilltoppers are seeded third, and will play host to Knox Farragut.

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Hampton holds up its end of bargain

Hampton holds up its end of bargain

October 26th, 2013 7:26 pm by Douglas Fritz

Frequent penalties nearly derailed Hampton, but the Bulldogs found a way to complete their part of setting up a Week 10 showdown with Cloudland, getting 224 yards from freshman Adam McClain to beat South Greene 48-41 on Friday night.

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Heady times for a trio of former ETSU stars

Heady times for a trio of former ETSU stars

October 26th, 2013 7:25 pm by Joe Avento

It’s been quite a week for former East Tennessee State athletes. Mister Jennings had his jersey retired in France, Tom McCormack won a national cross country championship and Aaron Schoenfeld scored his first MLS goal.

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Perry, Bowman relive old days during visit

Perry, Bowman relive old days during visit

October 22nd, 2013 7:23 pm by Trey Williams

Talk about a fall classic. An impromptu invitation to eat lunch with Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry and his former San Francisco Giants teammate Ernie Ferrell Bowman hit the spot Tuesday afternoon.

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Smith doesn’t take no for an answer

Smith doesn’t take no for an answer

October 14th, 2013 5:51 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Fifteen years after floating the idea of a college football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway to the public, track owner Bruton Smith's dream became a reality on Monday.

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Big personalities make for real basketball treat

Big personalities make for real basketball treat

October 8th, 2013 10:29 pm by Joe Avento

When Richard Sander was announced as ETSU’s athletic director, Sonny Smith immediately recalled his days as basketball coach at VCU, where Sander hired him in 1988.

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