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Lovie Smith going to Tampa Bay

(AP) — Former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith is set to take on the challenge of rebuilding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Two people familiar with Smith’s plans said Wednesday night, December 2,  that the coach has reached an agreement to fill the opening created by the firing of Greg Schiano following a 4-12 finish. The […]

War Veteran, Football Star Rocky Bleier to Lead ‘Salute to Veterans Parade’

  Pigeon Forge to honor all service members before launching Winterfest celebration Vietnam War veteran and Pittsburgh Steelers football legend Rocky Bleier will be the grand marshal of Pigeon Forge’s third annual Salute to Veterans Parade. The parade is Tuesday, Nov. 12, and is the lead-in to the city’s Winterfest Kickoff event. It will start […]

Rocky Top, Tennessee

Written by: Cathy Cole Now that the town formerly known as Lake City has officially voted to change their name to Rocky Top the proposed $20 million project that includes a brewery and distillery, interactive kids’ theater, and an outdoor amphitheater, an indoor/outdoor water park and resort with a restaurant that looks like a shipwreck […]

First African-American wins NASCAR race in 50 years

Submitted by Zane Patrick   It’s one win for Darrell Wallace Jr., but what will it mean for other African-American race car drivers — present and future?   The answer to that question might not come for years. Nonetheless, NASCAR wasted no time Saturday in hailing Wallace’s on-track success at Martinsville Speedway in southern Virginia. […]

NASCAR caller complains over caution thrown at Talladega

Submitted by Kirby Hudson   (AP) — A day after a caution froze the field on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway, a caller complained to SiriusXM NASCAR radio he’d been robbed of his right to see a race to the finish line. The gripe could not have been more off base. In a season […]

“Pig” Howard thankful for positive feedback

Submitted by Nancy Morris   (AP) — Tennessee wide receiver Alton ”Pig” Howard says he has received only positive feedback since fumbling in overtime Saturday while trying to stretch the ball across the goal line in the Volunteers’ 34-31 loss to No. 7 Georgia. ”Not one person came to me saying anything negative about it,” […]

Vols Lose to Georgia in Overtime Action

By Michael Williams      Despite a loss to the Georgia Bulldogs, the University of Tennessee Volunteers have nothing to be ashamed of following a 34-31 loss in overtime action.   The unranked Vols came into the game after a win last week against South Alabama hoping to defeat a nationally ranked competitor. The #6 ranked […]

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