Live Report On Dangerous Driving Conditions Interrupted By Car Wreck

It just keeps happening: a TV reporter's live shot covering bad weather gets the most effective illustration when a car wrecks onscreen. This is from Chattanooga CBS affiliate WDEF last night via reader Jake. We have to ask the question: is it really safe for reporters to be hanging out on road-sides? » 2/26/15 12:05pm 2/26/15 12:05pm

Students' Valentine's Day Sex in Stadium Press Box Ends up on Snapchat

If three's a trend, then sex in public places is definitely in right now. Maybe it was Valentine's Day, the inescapable Fifty Shades of Grey movie, or just ... I don't know, global warming? ... but people were getting down in full public view last weekend. The latest tale comes from the University of Tennessee, where… » 2/18/15 2:50pm 2/18/15 2:50pm

Police Chief's Perfect Response: Respect Protestors, Keep an Open Mind

When a pro-cop citizen wrote the Nashville Police to express his "frustration and outrage" at the city's peaceful handling of recent Ferguson protests, Chief Steve Anderson reminded the letter-writer of a simple fact: "The police are merely a representative of a government formed by the people for the people—for… » 12/28/14 1:00pm 12/28/14 1:00pm

This Is What Happens When A WR Screen Falls Apart

Hardin Valley (Tenn.) called a WR screen, but the blocking receiver didn't block. That's how you get South-Doyle (Tenn.) player and Tennessee commit Jocquez Bruce ruining a Hardin Valley player's Friday night. » 9/16/14 6:21pm 9/16/14 6:21pm

Coach Ejected And Suspended For Title Game After Late Hit On His Player

Ensworth (TN) was up 21-12 with two seconds to go in its state semifinal matchup against Brentwood Academy when Brentwood's Derek Barnett—committed to play at Tennessee next year—hit an Ensworth player well out of bounds. It was a clearly cheap and late hit and tempers flared. The referees ended the game right there… » 11/23/13 2:25pm 11/23/13 2:25pm

Jonathan Johnson Narrowly Avoids Running Into Brick Wall

This, minutes into the second quarter in Tennessee, was almost a disaster. Jonathan Johnson stretches out for an overthrown fade pass in the back corner of the endzone and winds up running head first into the wall. Luckily, there was still some padding on that portion of the wall, but less than a foot to his right… » 10/05/13 5:04pm 10/05/13 5:04pm

Old-Time College Football Booster Gets Wistful About Paying Players

Roy Adams, an infamous booster in SEC country, thinks the game has changed of late and that the players and boosters don't have the same relationship. He thinks the players want too much money. Don't get Adams wrong, he'd probably still give it to them and brag about it, but it's just not as quaint as it used to be. » 10/05/13 1:46pm 10/05/13 1:46pm

Bear Tries To Go On Coffee Run, Everybody Gets All Up In Its Business

Here's a black bear running through the town center of Gatlinburg, Tenn., likely in search of coffee because it was a lazy weekend morning and his ass just could not wake up. » 9/13/13 4:15pm 9/13/13 4:15pm

Zach Lowe on how Tennessee's "jock tax" affected Chris Johnson, who signed two 10-day contracts last season with the Grizzlies: "Johnson earned about $54,000 from those two 10-day deals (eight games played) and had to start his tax prep with a fat $7,500 check to the ownership group that waived him." [Grantland] » 7/19/13 7:06pm 7/19/13 7:06pm

Another Fan Dies At A Football Game, This Time After Falling From Upper…

Isaac Grubb, of Lenoir City, Tennessee, died on Friday night after falling over a 33-inch balcony railing in the Georgia Dome and dropping to the lower level. Grubb fell on another man who was in attendance, but that fan only suffered minor injuries. The Facebook page of an Isaac Grubb from Lenior City says he was in… » 9/01/12 7:35pm 9/01/12 7:35pm

Pat Summitt Hit A Hole-In-One Yesterday

Pat Summitt, the recently retired Lady Vols legend, has apparently been practicing her golf game with all that new found free time. She and her foursome, which included "former player Lisa Reagan, Billie Moore, who coached Summitt at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, and ESPN analyst Debbie Antonelli," were playing at a… » 6/09/12 11:00am 6/09/12 11:00am

Tennessee's Pro Athlete Tax: You'll Find No Sympathy Here

It took Brian Rafalski complaining about Tennessee's tax that targets visiting players before everyone decided that it's a huge injustice. And while it is pretty bizarre, it's certainly not a death knell for Tennessee pro sports. » 3/28/10 3:00pm 3/28/10 3:00pm

Layla Kiffin Will Become New Head Coach's Wife At USC

Unreal. After all his distracting, rule-bending bravado in one year at Tennessee, Lane Kiffin has, according to multiple outlets, signed on to replace Pete Carroll at USC. In addition to his wife, Kiffin's also bringing dad to Southern Cal. » 1/12/10 9:06pm 1/12/10 9:06pm

College Football Preview: I've Got a Crush on Mike Leach

I've got a crush on Mike Leach. I don't want to go on a date and eat cheese fries with him and watch planes take off from Lubbock or anything but I'm not going to pretend I don't like him anymore. We aren't in 8th grade. So I'm coming clean. My football team, the Tennessee Vols, has never had a coaching search in my… » 11/21/08 12:15pm 11/21/08 12:15pm

College Football Preview: Colt McCoy and Chase Daniel Duel for Rights…

Back when I wrote that I couldn’t wait to watch the BYU-TCU game, I meant it. Completely. But what I forgot was that I’d be on the road in a hotel room. I don’t know why it is but hotels have the most erratic cable channel selections known to man. If you’re anything like me you’ve found yourself lying on a bed,… » 10/17/08 1:30pm 10/17/08 1:30pm

College Football Roundup: Carnage Came and Carnage Conquered

For those of you who emailed and asked whether the bearded guy in the orange shirt on the sideline at UT-Georgia was me. Yep, it was. There's a refined sense of pleasure in being a fan and watching your team suffer a drubbing from the sideline. I think I spoke about five words the entire game because I was afraid of… » 10/13/08 1:00pm 10/13/08 1:00pm

College Football Preview: Texas and Oklahoma Is At NOON (EST) You Drunk…

The biggest week of college football games comes at a good time. Your stocks are tanking, summer is fading, you may or may not get fired in the newest round of layoffs, and you're thinking about getting an MBA or going to law school but you're not sure whether it makes sense to take out the student loads. As if that… » 10/10/08 1:30pm 10/10/08 1:30pm

College Football Roundup Week 5: The Saga of Destroyed College Gameday…

Each week more signs appear behind the stage at ESPN's College Gameday. Some are original and funny (Knowshon Crossing sign with his leaping outline), some are entirely inside jokes (let's make a sign with our friend's name on it and hold it up for three hours early in the morning), and some are deemed offensive and… » 9/29/08 1:30pm 9/29/08 1:30pm