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April 5, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
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.
November 24, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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.
August 27, 2009 | Chris Foster
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.
January 11, 2005 | From Associated Press
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 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.
April 29, 2012 | By Gary Klein
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.
October 22, 2009 | Chris Dufresne
Tennessee (3-3) at No. 1 Alabama (7-0) Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Channel 2 Billed for years as the "third Saturday in October," this rivalry lost some luster when the Southeastern Conference's split into divisions in 1992 necessitated sometimes playing on October's fourth Saturday. You'd say 'Alabama all the way' in this one, except Tennessee may have discovered something in its 45-19 romp over Georgia. The pick: Alabama. Boston College (5-2) at Notre Dame (4-2)
October 26, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
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)
July 5, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
Malik Jackson , a defensive end who played as a reserve in every game for USC last season, is transferring to Tennessee. Jackson is the second USC player who has said he will transfer since USC was hit with sanctions by the NCAA last month. The penalties include four years' probation, a two-year bowl ban and the loss of 30 scholarships. USC is appealing some of the sanctions. Because of the two-year bowl ban, NCAA rules allow juniors and seniors to transfer without having to sit out a season.
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