September 12, 2009 |
It took only a few hours for Lane Kiffin to realize that Tennessee wasn't like Los Angeles or Oakland or any other stop in his coaching career. The day Kiffin was introduced as the Volunteers' coach last December, the Internet buzzed with photos of him standing beside his wife, Layla, and two university officials. Layla, with her long blond hair and bright smile, became an instant sensation among Tennessee fans, the subject of flurried Google searches, a Facebook page called "Our Coach's Wife is Hotter Than Your Coach's Wife" and a web site with a name that cannot be reprinted in the newspaper.
April 5, 2012 |
To hear Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl Kate Upton tell it, nothing beats a Carl's Jr. burger. But a Tennessee woman is now facing charges after she called 911 to report that the hamburger she received at her local Hardee's (sister chain to Carl's Jr.) was downright "nasty" and she wanted a refund, stat. Actually, Donna Marie Nichols, 50, called 911 twice last week to report her disappointment with the burger. The Smoking Gun website obtained one of the audio calls, which explains why this story has been pinging around the blogosphere this morning.
August 27, 2009 |
Tennessee seems to be the gift that keeps on giving to the UCLA football program. A year ago, the Volunteers came to the Rose Bowl and decided to stop running, even though they were averaging five yards per carry. They also decided not to press Bruins receivers, even though their defense was being picked apart. The result was a 27-24 UCLA victory. But the parting gift came after the season, when Tennessee's new coaching staff decided to back off from recruiting tailback Damien Thigpen , allowing an opening for UCLA.
October 10, 2012
PITTSBURGH (2-2) AT TENNESSEE (1-4) TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. PDT. Line: Steelers by 5. Over/under: 42. Sam Farmer's pick: The Titans are giving up a league-high 36.2 points per game. Even with their defensive problems, the Steelers should be able to take advantage of that. Pittsburgh 35, Tennessee 24.
November 24, 2007 |
Singer Billy Ray Cyrus wants his daughter's upcoming "Hannah Montana" film to be shot in Tennessee, but state officials say they might not be able to offer the producers enough financial incentives. The film, based on the wildly popular Disney TV series, is scheduled to start shooting in April. In the series, 14-year-old Miley Cyrus plays a high school student, Miley Stewart, who moves from Tennessee to Southern California and lives a secret double life as a pop star.
April 29, 2012 |
Renaldo Woolridge, a 6-foot-9 forward who played at Tennessee, said he was transferring to USC and is looking forward to playing in the 2012-13 season with the Trojans. Woolridge, the son of former NBA player Orlando Woolridge, will "walk" as a Tennessee graduate this spring and then complete a few hours of coursework during a mini-term that will enable him to play for the Trojans without having to sit out a season. Woolridge, who played at Studio City Harvard-Westlake High, averaged 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds last season.
April 9, 2006 |
Emergency teams spray-painted damaged houses with "X" signs Saturday after checking for bodies and survivors, and crews moved in dump trucks to haul away the wreckage piled up by tornadoes blamed for 12 deaths. Nine people were killed in Sumner County and three were killed in Warren County, state Emergency Management Agency spokesman Randy Harris said Saturday. Hospitals admitted at least 60 people with storm-related injuries.
January 11, 2005 |
Gov. Phil Bredesen announced Monday that he would drop 323,000 adults from the state's expanded Medicaid program to save $1.6 billion a year, but would preserve health coverage for children. The announcement capped weeks of negotiations between Bredesen and healthcare advocates in an effort to save a Tennessee program that offered coverage to the working poor who make too much money to qualify for regular Medicaid.
October 26, 2013 |
EUGENE, Ore. -- How good is Oregon? The Ducks are playing UCLA here tonight at Autzen Stadium, but a lot of us were looking south to Alabama for a comparison. The question "How would Oregon do against Alabama?" can't be answered until the schools play. Fans and experts have long wondered how the Ducks' up-tempo offense would fare against the Crimson Tide's defensive power? We can only get a glimpse of a possible matchup through a common opponent: Tennessee. Oregon trounced Tennessee at Autzen, 59-14, on Sept 14. Oregon led 59-7 after three quarters.
December 19, 2009
USC today VS. NO. 9 TENNESSEE When: 1:30 p.m. Where: Galen Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 710. Records: USC 4-4, Tennessee 8-1. Update: USC has won two straight games since consecutive defeats to ranked teams on the road. Tennessee has won four straight since its only loss of the season, a 73-72 defeat to then-No. 5 Purdue in the final of the Paradise Jam. The Volunteers return five starters from a 21-win team a year ago and lead the Southeastern Conference in scoring (84.1)