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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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Finally, Neyland has a pulse again

Finally, Neyland has a pulse again

October 5th, 2013 9:41 pm by Trey Williams

Neyland Stadium had a pulse Saturday, and Tennessee’s heartbreaking loss to the Bulldogs had many Volunteers fans prouder than they’ve been in years to bleed orange.

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International experiences going well for ex-Bucs

International experiences going well for ex-Bucs

October 3rd, 2013 7:06 pm by Joe Avento

Just call these ex-Bucs the real globetrotters. Isiah Brown begins his second pro season, Adam Sollazzo is playing this season in Italy, while Dillion Sneed is in Japan, Mike Smith is in Belgium and Justin Tubbs will play in Canada.

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Bilas: NCAA shouldn't limit compensation

Bilas: NCAA shouldn't limit compensation

October 2nd, 2013 9:01 pm by Trey Williams

The former Duke player, who is also an attorney, is compelled to rock the boat that’s become a cruise ship for a few and a canoe for the crew. It’s as if Jerry Maguire and Al McGuire have been crossed with Norma Rae and Woody Guthrie.

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Weirdness abounds at Neyland

Weirdness abounds at Neyland

September 28th, 2013 7:32 pm by Trey Williams

Seeing a fledgling program nearly defeat one of the most tradition-rich was part of a strange scene.

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