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Peyton Manning plays football with a chess master's mind

Peyton Manning plays football with a chess master's mind

October 15th, 2013 4:47 pm by ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer

Just two years removed from the neck troubles that weakened his right arm but strengthened his resolve, Peyton Manning is off to the best start by any quarterback in NFL history.

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Hokie-Smokey showdown: Local businesses expected to score from big game at BMS

Hokie-Smokey showdown: Local businesses expected to score from big game at BMS

October 15th, 2013 8:41 am by Nathan Baker

No matter who has the most points when the final whistle blows on Sept. 10, 2016, one clear winner from the “Biggest College Football Game Ever” will be the local economy.

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Jones, Beamer on hand as BMS unveils plan for Vols-Hokies game

Jones, Beamer on hand as BMS unveils plan for Vols-Hokies game

October 14th, 2013 7:30 pm by Trey Williams

When first-year Tennessee football coach Butch Jones was the grand marshal at BMS's Food City 500 in March, his mind started racing. “As a football coach,” Jones said, “I walked in, I’m like, ‘Wow, what if we had a football game here?”

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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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'Battle at Bristol' is on: UT, Virginia Tech to face off at BMS

'Battle at Bristol' is on: UT, Virginia Tech to face off at BMS

October 14th, 2013 11:08 am by Jeff Birchfield

"College Football's Biggest Game Ever" will take place on Sept. 10, 2016.

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Vols, Hokies to play at BMS

Vols, Hokies to play at BMS

October 9th, 2013 6:20 pm by Jeff Birchfield

An anonymous source confirmed multiple media reports on Wednesday of plans for Tennessee and Virginia Tech to play a football game at Bristol Motor Speedway in September 2016. An official announcement is expected during a Monday press conference scheduled

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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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Ex-Hilltopper Franklin flourishing with Colts

Ex-Hilltopper Franklin flourishing with Colts

October 5th, 2013 7:03 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Former Science Hill and Tennessee player Aubrayo Franklin has started all four games at nose tackle for the Indianpolis Colts this season, and has nine tackles, easily on pace to beat his total each of the past two seasons.

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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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Vols coach stays optimistic despite losses

Vols coach stays optimistic despite losses

September 22nd, 2013 8:25 pm by The Associated Press

Tennessee coach Butch Jones believes his program is slowly moving forward, even though the results suggests the Volunteers remain stuck in neutral. The Vols wasted an opportunity to end a couple of losing streaks Saturday by falling 31-17 to No. 20 Flori

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