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October 24, 1989
Cal State Fullerton baseball Coach Larry Cochell has held talks with the University of Tennessee about the school's open baseball coaching position and might travel to Knoxville for further talks.
January 13, 2010 | By Gary Klein
Given the giant task of replacing charismatic, championship-winning football coach Pete Carroll, USC on Tuesday surprised no one by turning to one of its own. But the coach the Trojans chose was a shocker. Lane Kiffin, a Carroll protégé who had quickly become among the most controversial coaches in college football during his one season at the University of Tennessee, rejoined a program he helped to glory in six seasons as an assistant. "We are really excited to welcome Lane Kiffin back to USC," Athletic Director Mike Garrett said in a statement announcing the hiring.
April 9, 2008 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
TAMPA, Fla. -- Offense attracts attention, defense wins championships. The Tennessee women's basketball team demonstrated that Tuesday night in the NCAA championship game against Stanford, holding the high-scoring Cardinal to a season-low point total while forcing it into a season-high 25 turnovers in the 64-48 victory at St. Pete Times Forum. The Lady Vols won their second consecutive title and eighth overall, ending Stanford's 23-game winning streak with an all-around team effort.
September 21, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Johnny Majors, University of Tennessee coach, will resume his job today, less than one month after undergoing heart bypass surgery. Majors, 57, said he expects to coach the team against Cincinnati next Saturday from the press box. The Volunteers have gone 3-0 under interim Coach Phil Fulmer.
August 28, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tennessee football Coach Johnny Majors' condition was upgraded, two days after quintuple heart bypass surgery. Majors, 57, is "continuing to make normal progress," according to a statement from the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He recovered enough to move from the hospital's open-heart unit to a private room, hospital spokeswoman Lisa McNeal said. The coach's condition was upgraded from "serious but stable" to "stable," the hospital's highest patient condition category.
August 9, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The University of Tennessee president resigned amid growing scrutiny of his spending, including questions about his use of the school's airplane and a university credit card. John Shumaker cut up the credit card and this month reimbursed the university $25,000 for airplane flights. Shumaker, 60, came to the university a little more than a year ago from the University of Louisville. Both schools have ordered audits of his spending.
April 3, 2008 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
The injury this week to Tennessee women's basketball star Candace Parker should have no effect on her status heading into next week's WNBA draft, according to some of the league's coaches, including Michael Cooper of the Sparks, who hold the No. 1 pick. Parker, a redshirt junior for the Lady Vols and the NCAA player of the year last season, dislocated her left shoulder twice Tuesday night in a 53-45 victory over Texas A&M in the Oklahoma City Regional final of the NCAA tournament.
March 23, 2008 | Nina Revoyr, Nina Revoyr's new novel, "The Age of Dreaming," will be published next month.
At the time of his death of a heart attack at 45, James Agee had published relatively little of his own creative work. Known more for his insightful movie reviews and film adaptations, Agee had produced a novella, a volume of poetry and "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," a study of Alabama sharecroppers. He left behind the manuscript of a novel he'd been working on for more than a decade, which editor David McDowell published as "A Death in the Family."
December 16, 2007 | Kurt Streeter
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Jump shot, fadeaway, soft touch? Got it. Behind the back, between the legs, to the hoop? Got it. Spin moves, step-backs, rebounds and soaring dunks? Got 'em all, and more. She is the most dominant player in college basketball. Yes, you read right -- she. As in Candace Parker, 21 years old, a 6-foot-4 athlete so superbly multidimensional that she is listed as a forward/center/guard for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols.
April 4, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
All is right again in women's basketball. Tennessee, ending a nine-year break between titles, once again rules the collegiate game after rolling to a 59-46 victory over upstart Rutgers on Tuesday night in Quicken Loans Arena to win its seventh NCAA championship. Although Coach Pat Summitt's Lady Vols have reached the Final Four six times in the last nine seasons, Tennessee had not won a national title since 1998, losing to Connecticut in the championship game in 2000, 2003 and 2004.
March 12, 2007 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
With a three-guard offense, a smallish forward and a big man who stands all of 6 feet 9, Tennessee spent most of this season looking up at opponents. "We're used to that," Coach Bruce Pearl said. The Volunteers overcame their lack of size with quickness and shooting, doing both of those things well enough to be 22-10 and earn a No. 5 seeding in the NCAA South Regional. And that should make for an interesting matchup, if not a footrace, against the No.
January 24, 2006 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
Duke is the one. At least for now. The second-ranked Blue Devils (19-0) made that abundantly clear Monday, routing top-ranked and previously unbeaten Tennessee, 75-53, here before a sellout crowd of 9,314 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Junior point guard Lindsey Harding led five Blue Devils in double figures with 15 points. She was even stronger on defense, gathering a career-high eight steals and directing a team that forced 22 Tennessee turnovers.
July 25, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The University of Tennessee will plead its case to the NCAA Committee on Infractions on Aug. 11, with a decision regarding possible sanctions against the Volunteers' football program expected within a month. Tennessee is accused of violating several NCAA recruiting rules and with operating an improper summer camp for football prospects. NCAA enforcement chief David Berst characterized the allegations as "major," meaning they could result in sanctions.
January 23, 2006 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
A No. 1 versus No. 2 matchup is not as rare in women's basketball as it is in the men's game. But that doesn't make tonight's nationally televised game (4:30 PST, ESPN2) at Durham, N.C., between No. 1 Tennessee (18-0) and No. 2 Duke (18-0) any less compelling. At this point in the season these are the two best teams in the country. And although too often these games fail to live up to the hype, this one appears worthy of the attention at sold-out Cameron Indoor Stadium.
April 6, 2004 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
Those tuning in to tonight's Connecticut-Tennessee basketball game to determine the 2004 NCAA women's Division I championship may think they're watching the History Channel. These longtime and occasionally bitter rivals played for the NCAA title last year, and this will be the fourth time since 1995 that they have met in the national final. The Huskies and Lady Vols know each other as well as two teams can. And they are as compatible as grits and clam chowder.
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