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Game Notes: Mocs vs. Furman at home Saturday 5pm Video included

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The Mocs are looking for their first 21-3 start since opening the 1982-83 season (26-3).

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Mocs pick up 20th win, 79-63 over Wofford

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The Chattanooga Mocs moved to 20-3 on the season with a 79-63 win over Wofford in McKenzie Arena. Tre' McLean (21) and Justin Tuoyo(20) combined for 41 points as the Mocs moved to 9-1 atop the Southern Conference.
 

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Joyner paces Lady Mocs past Furman

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga juniorJasmine Joyner (Southaven, Miss.) recorded her sixth double-double of the year to lead the Mocs to a 61-46 win over Furman at the McKenzie Arena Thursday evening. UTC improves to 15-7 overall and 6-2 in league play while the Paladins drop to 11-12 on the year and 4-4 in the SoCon.
 

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Warlick wins 100th as No. 23 Lady Vols down Arkansas

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Holly Warlick's players carried her off the court Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena, a journey the head coach was simultaneously grateful for and leery of.

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UPDATE: ER football coach reprimanded two months before resignation Video included

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East Ridge football coach Tracy Malone has resigned as coach and teaching position.

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UPDATE: National Signing Day 2016: Colleges Video included

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We're following Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and of course, UTC for National Signing Day.

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National Signing Day 2016: Our local student athletes Video included

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Stay with Channel 3 Eyewitness Sports and WRCBtv.com for updates on our local student athletes.

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Marion Co. football coach Ricky Ross steps down; to take DC job at McCallie

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Ricky Ross has stepped down as Marion County Head Coach to become the Defensive Coordinator at McCallie. Ross met with his players around 11 a.m. Wednesday to tell them he was leaving.  

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Vols rally from 21 down to stymie No. 20 Kentucky

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Once down 21 points, the Tennessee Volunteers rallied to earn a 84-77 victory over No. 20 Kentucky in the 219th meeting between the two schools Tuesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

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Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. The NFL told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Gaga will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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Browns tired of Johnny Manziel's antics, point to release

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The Browns are about to throw Johnny Football away. The team issued a strong statement Tuesday, condemning quarterback Johnny Manziel's actions and pointing to his release in March, a move that has seemed inevitable for months. 

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Compromise reached over Lady Vols name change

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Chancellor Jimmy Cheek revealed that all women's athletics teams will wear a commemorative patch on their uniforms during the 2016-2017 season to honor the "legacy of the Lady Vols."

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Mocs score record 125 points in win over The Citadel

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The Chattanooga Mocs raced past The Citadel 125-85 Monday night for their sixth win in a row and 14th in the last 15 games. The squad improves to 19-3 on the year, 8-1 atop the Southern Conference standings.

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Tennessee women's sports teams to wear commemorative patch

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Tennessee women's sports teams other than the basketball squad will wear a commemorative patch on their uniforms to honor the Lady Vols legacy during the 2016-17 school year. 

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NFL reaches deal with CBS and NBC for Thursday Night Football

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The National Football League said Monday it will broadcast more games on Thursday nights starting next year. The league also said it will continue its partnership with CBS, while adding NBC as a partner.

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Report: Calvin Johnson told family, coach 2015 is his final year

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At a time when many think Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is thinking about whether to retire, ESPN reports that the thinking stage ended months ago. 

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Djokovic wins 6th Australian title; Murray loses 5th final

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In five previous Australian Open wins, Novak Djokovic had never felt so much love. After maintaining his perfect record in six finals at Melbourne Park - and extending his old friend Andy Murray's streak to five losses from five championship deciders Down Under.

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Detroit rookie skates fastest lap at NHL skills competition

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Detroit Red Wings rookie Dylan Larkin made quite the debut in his first All-Star weekend, winning not only the title of fastest skater at this event but setting the record for the fastest lap around a full rink. 

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Chattanooga upends Samford 63-56 behind Tuoyo and McLean

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Justin Tuoyo scored 15 points and Tre' McLean added 12 points and 10 rebounds as Chattanooga defeated Samford 63-56 Saturday night.

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Johnny Manziel being investigated following altercation

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Police in Texas are investigating allegations that troubled Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel might have assaulted his former girlfriend. 

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NFL says concussions way up in 2015; will study reasons why

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The NFL says reported concussions rose 58 percent in regular-season games to the highest number in any of the past four years. The league issued its concussion data for 2015 on Friday, a little more than a week before the Super Bowl, and it showed that helmet-to-helmet hits were also way up. 

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Vols football set Orange & White game for April 16

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Since Butch Jones' arrival, the Orange and White games have featured three out of the four biggest crowds in spring games, according to UT Athletics.

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Lawmakers split over Lady Vols name bill

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Tennessee lawmakers discussed a bill designed to force the University of Tennessee put the Lady Vol name back on all women's athletics. 

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Former Moc BJ Coleman signs contract with CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders

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Former UTC Star Quarterback and Green Bay Packer BJ Coleman signed a two-year contract with the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders on Monday. 

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Denver's defense carries Manning back to the Super Bowl

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FSU settling lawsuit with woman who accused Winston of rape

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Florida State University said Monday it's settling a lawsuit with a former student who said the school failed to respond when she accused former star quarterback Jameis Winston of rape. FSU will pay Erica Kinsman $250,000 and her attorneys $700,000.

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Former NFL star Vince Young arrested for drunken driving

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Police say former NFL quarterback Vince Young has been arrested on charges of drunken driving in Austin, Texas.

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Despite injuries, issues, Broncos, Patriots stay in the hunt

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One team went without the services of its Hall of Fame-bound quarterback for more than a third of the season, and when he was available, he was a shell of his former self. The other had its quarterback all season but faced week after week of injuries to his pass catchers, offensive linemen and running backs. Often, teams with those story lines are studying the draft board this time of year. 

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UPDATE: First responders to receive support from National Compassion Fund Video included

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A resolution to allow first responders to receive support through the National Compassion Fund passed in the Chattanooga City Council Tuesday night.

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Honorary Cheerleader a fan favorite at Bledsoe Middle School

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An honorary Bledsoe County Middle School cheerleader is one who inspires both on and off the court. Taylor Lockhart wears her uniform proudly, and people say her smile lights up the room. 

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Jordan Smith sings the national anthem at NFL playoff game

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The season nine winner of "The Voice" sang the national anthem Sunday ahead of the NFC Divisional playoff game between the Carolina Panthers and the Seattle Seahawks. Jordan Smith, of Harlan, Ky., performed in front of a sold-out crowd of 74,287 fans at Bank of America Stadium. 

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Mariakis promoted to CCS Head Coach, Mocs add Rob Spence as Assistant

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has hired former CCS Head Coach Rob Spence as an Offensive Assistant and CCS Assistant Mark Mariakis has been promoted to CCS Head Coach. 

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Manning, Broncos rock on after 23-16 win over Steelers

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This would've been no way to send Peyton Manning into the offseason. Seven dropped passes. A whiplash-inducing, blindside hit from an unblocked blitzer. A flurry of field goals and a defense that gave up big chunks of yards too often. All that ugliness got set aside thanks to the sort of comeback that has defined the Denver Broncos all season. 

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Panthers build 31-0 lead, hold on to beat Seahawks 31-24

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Four games into his playoff career, Cam Newton recognizes the key element to success. He calls it "Big Mo," and there couldn't have been a better example than Carolina's 31-24 victory over Seattle on Sunday. 

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Freeze Your Half Off half marathon brings in runners of all levels

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Runners bundled up and braved the cold Saturday morning for the "Run Your Half Off" half marathon. The free half marathon was put on by Run Chattanooga.

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No Fumbles: Advertisers Likely to Play It Safe for Super Bowl 50

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No kids talking from beyond the grave. No lost puppies cowering in the rain. Advertisers paying through the nose for spots during Super Bowl 50 are expected to play it safe and stress positive or uplifting themes this year, industry observers say.

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Kirby Smart adds 3 assistant coaches to Georgia staff

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - New Georgia coach Kirby Smart has hired James Coley as wide receivers coach, Dell McGee as running backs coach and Marshall Malchow as recruiting director.      Coley was Miami's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach the last three years. McGee was Georgia Southern's running backs coach the last two years and was the Eagles' interim head coach for their GoDaddy Bowl win over Bowling Green.      Malchow comes to Georgia from the Un... More>>

Manning leads Broncos past Chargers 27-20

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DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning replaced Brock Osweiler in the third quarter Sunday and led the Broncos a 27-20 win over the San Diego Chargers that clinched the top seed in the AFC playoffs for Denver.      Combined with New England's loss at Miami, the Broncos (12-4) secured the No. 1 seed even as they head into the playoffs with a quarterback quandary on their hands.      The Chargers (4-12) wrapped up what might have been their final season representing S... More>>

Chiefs chairman expects NFL team to play in LA next season

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs owner Clark Hunt expects at least one NFL franchise to be playing in Los Angeles next season, though he declined to speculate Sunday whether the Raiders, Chargers or Rams are the leading candidate.      The three are expected to file for relocation Monday, the day after the regular season ends.      Hunt is part of a six-man committee made up of league owners that will meet to discuss relocation. The rest of the league's owne... More>>

Colts use backup plan to salvage 30-24 victory over Titans

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Recently signed Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley each threw one touchdown pass in the first half Sunday, and Jerrell Freeman scored on a 23-yard interception in the second half to lead Indianapolis past Tennessee 30-24.      But not into the playoffs.      The Colts (8-8) won their last two games to avoid the first losing season since 2011, but didn't get the help they needed - a Houston loss and seven other games to go the right way -- to... More>>

Forbath's FG on final play sends Saints past Falcons 20-17

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ATLANTA (AP) - Jamarca Sanford's interception at the Atlanta 25 with less than two minutes remaining set up Kai Forbath's 30-yard field goal as time expired, giving the New Orleans Saints a 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.      Sanford cut in front of Devonta Freeman for the interception with 1:47 remaining.      It was the Saints' sixth sweep of the season series with the Falcons in 10 years under coach Sean Payton. Payton is 15-5 against Atl... More>>

Titans name Mike Mularkey Head Coach

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Mike Mularkey stepped in as interim coach of the Titans back in November, he wanted to prove himself worthy of being the team’s permanent coach moving forward. Mularkey’s work during the final two months of the 2015 season convinced the team’s ownership group he’s the right man for the job. 

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Tennessee's Curt Maggitt won't seek 6th year of eligibility

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee defensive end/linebacker Curt Maggitt has played his last down for the Vols, deciding not to seek a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA.      In an Instagram post Saturday, Maggitt wrote "thank you so much for the memories the past 5 years Tennessee! I will truly miss everything about being a UT football player!"      Tennessee athletic department spokesman Ryan Robinson confirmed Maggitt had decided not to p... More>>

Allen scores 18, Florida beats Georgia 77-63 to open SEC

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - KeVaughn Allen scored 18 points, John Egbunu notched his third double-double of the season and Florida beat Georgia 77-63 in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams Saturday night.      Devin Robinson chipped in 13 points for the Gators (9-4) before leaving with a bruised chest late in the first half. He did not return.      Yante Maten led Georgia with 20 points, his sixth 20-plus-point outing in the last eight games. Ke... More>>

Ekholm scores in OT, Predators beat Hurricanes 2-1

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Mattias Ekholm scored with 1:51 left in overtime to lift the Nashville Predators over the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Saturday night.      Paul Gaustad tied the game for Nashville with a short-handed goal in the second period. It was his first goal of the season.      Victor Rask put Carolina ahead 8:58 into the first with his 11th goal.      Nashville's Pekka Rinne had 27 saves and Carolina's Eddie Lack stopped 19.  ... More>>

Mocs' Johnson takes fourth at UTC's Southern Scuffle

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CHATTANOOGA, TN  (gomocs.com) -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrapped up another outstanding Defense Soap & Flips Wrestling Southern Scuffle in McKenzie Arena Saturday night. Penn State won its fifth straight title with 183 points, while the Mocs placed 20th in the loaded field. "Fantastic event, stated head coach Hearth Eslinger. "I think it's the best event we've put on here in Chattanooga. I just think the more the machine goes and the more oil we p... More>>

Roadrunners down Loyola 70-67 for 11th straight win

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NEW ORLEANS, LA  (dsroadrunners.com) ---  The 9th ranked Dalton State basketball Roadrunners ran their record to 11-2 overall and 3-0 in the Southern State Athletic Conference with a hard-fought 70-67 win over Loyola on Saturday. Rudy Winters was the late game hero for the Roadrunners. He led the team in scoring including the final 8 points for DS.  Dalton State leading scorer Marcel Hawkins fouled out of the game with 7:03 remaining and finished with just five points. ... More>>

McLean, Pryor Lead Mocs to 84-78 Win at The Citadel

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CHARLESTON, SC  (gomocs.com) ---The Chattanooga Mocs scored a come-from-behind 84-78 win at The Citadel Saturday afternoon in the Southern Conference opener for both programs. The Mocs were down six, 72-66, with 3:59 to play. That changed quickly. Tre’ McLean got it started with a three-point play at 3:47. On the ensuing possession, a McLean steal led to an Eric Robertson dunk. Greg Pryor’s steal on the next trip down turned into a McLean slam to retake the lead, 73-7... More>>

Penn State's Hackenberg declares for NFL draft after bowl

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is leaving school early for the NFL.      Hackenberg declared his intentions following a 24-17 loss to Georgia in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Saturday.      "This place means a lot to me," Hackenberg said. "It's been an awesome ride, tough way to end it today. It means the world to me. My family and I talked about it and we felt this was the best decision for me. I felt my role ... More>>

Brown, Canty lead Auburn past Tennessee, 83-77 in SEC opener

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Bryce Brown and Kareem Canty scored 20 points apiece to lead Auburn to an 83-77 victory over Tennessee Saturday in both teams' Southeastern Conference opener.      Brown scored 17 of his points in the second half - including four 3-pointers - to help the Tigers (7-5) snap a two-game losing streak.      Tyler Harris added 19 points and 13 rebounds for Auburn.      Kevin Punter and Admiral Schofield helped keep the Voluntee... More>>

Chattanooga beats The Citadel 84-78 in SoCon opener

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Tre' McLean scored 18 points, Greg Pryor added 16 points with five assists and Chattanooga held on to beat The Citadel 84-78 in the Southern Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.      Duke Ethridge chipped in 13 points for Chattanooga (12-2, 1-0), which shot 50 percent from the floor and has won seven-straight games.      Derrick Henry scored 16 points on 3-of-11 shooting but made 8 of 9 free throws to lead The Citadel (7-7,... More>>

Georgia beats Penn State 24-17 in TaxSlayer for 5th straight

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Terry Godwin threw a touchdown pass on a trick play and caught one later, helping Georgia beat Penn State 24-17 in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Saturday.      The Bulldogs (10-3) won their fifth consecutive game to close the season, this one under interim coach Bryan McClendon and with incoming coach Kirby Smart watching from the stands.      Smart had to like what he saw. Despite a makeshift coaching staff - Georgia used different offen... More>>

TV ratings for New Year's 6 Bowls down 13 percent overall

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UNDATED  (AP)  -- Lopsided games and having the College Football Playoff semifinals on New Year's Eve led to a 13 percent drop in TV ratings for the New Year's Six Bowls from last year.      The Rose Bowl on Friday drew its lowest rating (7.9) since it became part of the BCS in 1999.      The overnight ratings for the big New Year's Day bowls were announced Saturday by ESPN, which broadcasts all the games.      All three of Friday'... More>>

Could UT expand Neyland Stadium?

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UT Athletics is partnering with a sports architecture company to conduct a renovation plan and feasibility study for Neyland Stadium.

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Want to speak at the next Hamilton Co. School Board meeting? Here's how

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For those disappointed in the lack of public questions or comments at Wednesday night's special called session of the Hamilton County School Board, the next regularly scheduled meeting is Thursday January 21st at 5:30 p.m. 

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Lamar Jackson has 4 TDs, Louisville beats Texas A&M 27-21

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lamar Jackson ran for a career-high and Music City Bowl-record 226 yards and two touchdowns and threw for two more scores to help Louisville beat Texas A&M 27-21 on Wednesday night.      The freshman, making his first start since Oct. 30, finished with a bowl-record 453 total yards, and set the Louisville career rushing mark before the end of the first quarter in giving the Cardinals a 20-7 lead they never lost. Jackson ran for 126 yards in th... More>>

Roadrunners roll to 10th straight win, 89-79 over Ave Maria

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AVE MARIA, FLA  (dsroadrunners.com) -- Ninth ranked Dalton State basketball (10-2 overall, 2-0 SSAC) began a three-game road trip Wednesday night with an 89-79 win at Ave Maria University (3-10). The Gyrenes jumped out to a 26-17 lead, but the Roadrunners came back to tie the game at 29 and take the lead at 31-29.  Dalton State never trailed again and led by as many as nine before the break. They completed the period, 42-34. The hosts pulled to within five points a couple o... More>>

UPDATE: Purple Heart ceremony for Navy sailor killed in July 16th attacks to be private

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Randall Smith, the Navy sailor killed in the July 16th attacks will not be open to the public. According to the Navy Personnel Public Affairs Office, the family has requested it be kept private. 

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DeShields helps No. 13 Lady Vols blast Stetson 90-56

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Diamond DeShields had 30 points Wednesday as No. 13 Tennessee ended its scoring slump with a 90-56 victory over Stetson.      The Lady Volunteers (9-3) had averaged just 52.3 points over their last four games and hadn't exceeded 58 points in any of them. Tennessee reached 59 points with over four minutes left in the third quarter Wednesday and never trailed.      Te'a Cooper scored 13 points,  Jaime Nared had 12 and Mercedes Ru... More>>

DSC's Elliott gains ground at Patriot All-America Invitational

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LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ  (dsroadrunners.com) -- Dalton State junior golfer Sean Elliott finished tied for 36th after Wednesday's second round of the three-day, 54-hole Patriot All-America invitational at the par-71 Wigwam Golf Resort in Litchfield Park, near Phoenix. The tournament features All-Americans in NCAA D-I, D-II, and D-III as well as NAIA, NJCAA, and AJGA.  The elite 84-player honors those who have been killed or disabled in military service of America. Elliott (78-74... More>>

Manning returns to practice, but Osweiler still the starter

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning will be active Sunday and serve as Brock Osweiler's backup when the Denver Broncos try to secure their fifth consecutive AFC West title and a first-round bye by beating San Diego.      Coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday that Manning has made enough progress from his foot injury to return to practice.      Manning's last full practice was Nov. 13 and he last worked out with teammates on Dec. 17 before a setback in his re... More>>

Prescott, Mississippi State top NC State 51-28 in Belk Bowl

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Dak Prescott closed out his college career in impressive fashion, throwing for a Belk Bowl-record 380 yards and four touchdowns in Mississippi State's 51-28 victory over North Carolina State on Wednesday.      Selected the game MVP, Prescott completed 25 of 42 passes and ran for 47 yards to become the fourth player in FBS history to throw for 9,000 yards and run for 2,500 yards.      Prescott threw two touchdown passes to Brandon Hol... More>>

Clemson sends 3 players home for unspecified violations

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has sent three players home from the Orange Bowl for violating team rules.      Receiver Deon Cain, kicker Ammon Lakip and tight end Jay Jay McCullough were suspended this week.      Swinney didn't say what the players did wrong. He would only say "when you don't do the right thing, there are consequences to pay."      All three players are backups, but the loss of Cain is a b... More>>

Vol Hall of Fame defensive end Doug Atkins dies at 85

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Doug Atkins, a defensive lineman who earned induction into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 85.      Robert Shelton, a co-owner of Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home in Humboldt, Tennessee, said that Atkins died Wednesday morning of natural causes at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.      Atkins played professionally from 1953-69 with the Cleveland Browns, Chic... More>>

Malzahn: Auburn hires Kevin Steele as defensive coordinator

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Auburn coach Gus Malzahn says he has hired Kevin Steele as defensive coordinator.      Malzahn made the announcement Wednesday after Auburn's 31-10 victory over Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl. He didn't take questions about the hiring.      Malzahn says Steele will "take over a very talented group," though the defense struggled much of the season.      Steele spent this season as LSU's defensive coordinator ... More>>

Alabama reserve DB Brown suspended for Cotton Bowl

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DALLAS (AP) - Alabama reserve defensive back Tony Brown is suspended for the Cotton Bowl against Michigan State after a violation of team rules.      Coach Nick Saban said in a statement released by the school Wednesday that an internal decision was made to send Brown home.      The Crimson Tide face the Spartans on Thursday night in the College Football Playoff semifinals.      Brown, a sophomore, is listed on the depth chart as a backup at... More>>

Iowa's Kirk Ferentz wins Bobby Dodd coach of the year

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ATLANTA (AP) - Kirk Ferentz has been selected the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year after leading Iowa to 12 wins and a spot in the Rose Bowl.      Ferentz, completing his 17th year, is the longest tenured coach in the Big Ten. He also won the Eddie Robinson Award, given to the nation's top coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Clemson's Dabo Swinney was named The Associated Press coach of the year.      The Bobby Dodd Trophy, presented by the Peach Bowl and ... More>>

Roddy White plans to be in Atlanta, open stadium in 2 years

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Roddy White says he plans to retire as a career Falcon and to still be in uniform when the team's new stadium opens in two years.      The four-time Pro Bowl receiver hasn't been used much in Atlanta's first season under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.      Even so, the 34-year-old White wants to remain with the team through 2017, the final season of his $30 million contract.      He says his biggest disappoin... More>>

Johnson lifts Auburn past Memphis 31-10 in Birmingham Bowl

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Jeremy Johnson came off the bench to run and pass for a touchdown, lifting Auburn to a 31-10 victory over Memphis Wednesday in the Birmingham Bowl.      Johnson sparked a sputtering offense that suddenly scored three touchdowns in a five-minute span starting late in the third quarter. Auburn (7-6) avoided the first losing season of Gus Malzahn's 11-year college coaching career.      A defense without a coordinator didn't allow an of... More>>

Titans shelve Mariota for season

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota's season is over. Titans interim head coach Mike Mularkey says it's "not worth the risk" of playing the rookie in their season finale Sunday at Indianapolis.      Mariota had tested his sprained right knee both Monday and Tuesday.      Mularkey says Mariota is not as far along as they thought he might be Wednesday. So the Titans (3-12) have decided to play it safe and bench him for the ... More>>

Moc student-athletes raise academic bar, set new mark with 3.113 GPA

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CHATTANOOGA, TN  (gomocs.com) -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is enjoying an impressive run of competitive success to this point in the 2015-16 academic year.  The Mocs won their third straight Southern Conference Championship in football and took home their first league title in volleyball since 1998.  UTC is also picked to win the SoCon in three winter sports, including men's basketball, women's basketball and wrestling. As good as things are going in co... More>>

Mocs stymie Lipscomb 80-56 for 6th straight win

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NASHVILLE (gomocs.com) ---  Eric Robertson and Duke Ethridge scored 18 points apiece to lead the Chattanooga Mocs (11-2) to an 80-56 win at Lipscomb (4-12) Tuesday night. It was a balanced effort with four in double digits. Dee Oldham added 11 points and a game-high nine rebounds. Both are highs as a Moc for the senior transfer from UT Martin. Tre’ McLean chipped in 10 points, five rebounds and four assists. Brett Wishon led the Bisons with 14 points. George Brammeier had ... More>>

US Soccer announces March SheBelieves Cup

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The World Cup champion U.S. women's national team will host a four-team tournament in Tennessee and Florida in March as the team prepares for the Olympics in Rio this summer. 

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The bus left without Lane Kiffin - again

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Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says he gave Kiffin a lift back to the hotel in the early hours Tuesday morning.

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Jalen Reeves-Maybin returns to UT for his senior year

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Jalen Reeves-Maybin will be back on the field for the Tennessee Volunteers in 2016. The star linebacker contemplated entering the NFL Draft, but in a tweet on Tuesday he announced he was returning using the hashtag #OneMoreTimeVolNation. 

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Blues beat Predators for 3rd time this season, 4-3 in OT

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Alexander Steen scored 4:01 into overtime, giving the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.      Steen got the puck from Paul Stastny and scored on a wrist shot in the slot, beating backup goalie Carter Hutton. It was his 13th goal of the season.      St. Louis improved to 3-3 in overtime, while the Predators dropped to 0-6.      Two goals late in the third period lifted Nashville back ... More>>

Horford leads Hawks to 121-115 win over the Rockets

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HOUSTON (AP) - Al Horford had 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 121-115 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.      Atlanta trailed by 19 early in the game before rallying for the victory. Kent Bazemore added 26 points and Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague both had 22 as the Hawks won for the seventh time in eight games.      Dwight Howard led Houston with 30 points and 16 rebounds, while James Harden had 26 points, 10 rebound... More>>

Alabama goes overtime to edge Jacksonville State 67-59

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Riley Norris scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Alabama beat Jacksonville State 67-59 in overtime on Tuesday night.      Jacksonville State's Jeremy Watson hit a shot to open overtime but Alabama scored the next 10 points, six from the free-throw line, and led 65-57 with 39 seconds left.      JaQuail Townser's 3-pointer with 33 seconds left in regulation tied the game for the Gamecosks (4-11) at 55-all. Alabama's Retin Oba... More>>

Robertson, Ethridge lead Mocs past Lipscomb 80-56

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Eric Robertson and Duke Ethridge scored 18 points apiece to help Chattanooga beat Lipscomb 80-56 on Tuesday night.      Robertson hit 5 of 10 from 3-point range for Chattanooga (11-2), which has won six in a row and is off to its best start since the 1993-94 season. Dee Oldham scored 11 points with nine rebounds and Tre' McLean added 10 points.      Junior Justin Tuoyo blocked two shots, moving him into a tie with Stanley Lawrence (... More>>

Georgia Tech downs Duquesne 73-67

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ATLANTA (AP) - Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 20 points and fellow senior Adam Smith added 17 to help Georgia Tech beat Duquesne 73-67 by nearly matching the Dukes 3-pointer for 3-pointer.      The Yellow Jackets (10-3) rallied to avoid an upset as both teams closed their non-conference schedules, with the visiting Dukes (10-3) having one of their best seasons in decades.      Smith accounted for four of the Jackets' eight made 3-pointers and Georges-Hunt adde... More>>

Georgia defeats Robert Morris 79-67

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Yante Maten scored 20 points and J.J. Frazier added 17 as Georgia defeated Robert Morris 79-67 on Tuesday, winning its fourth straight game.      Mante and Frazier got hot for Georgia (7-3) late to pull away, scoring 16 of Georgia's final 18 points.      The Colonials got as close as 44-39 with 15:31 to play after a 3-pointer by Elijah Minnie. But highlight-reel dunks by Kenny Paul Geno and Houston Kessler ignited a short burst to push t... More>>

Falcons place nose tackle Soliai on IR with calf injury

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have placed nose tackle Paul Soliai on injured reserve with a calf injury.      Soliai left Sunday's 20-13 win over Carolina with the injury and again slowly limped off the field after returning to the game.      Soliai had 22 tackles and one fumble recovery in 14 games this season. He signed a five-year contract with Atlanta as a free agent before the 2014 season following seven years with the Dolphins.  ... More>>

The CFP semifinals, a new tradition for New Year's Eve

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - When it comes to which sports have a foothold on holidays, the NFL owns Thanksgiving, the NBA owns Christmas and college football has long been associated with New Year's Day.      Now, college football wants New Year's Eve, too.      Including Thursday's matchups in the Orange and Cotton bowls, the College Football Playoff semifinals are scheduled to fall on Dec. 31 eight times between now and 2025. Those in charge of the playof... More>>

Tickets go on sale for AT&T Field East-West Showdown, UT vs. Memphis Baseball

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Tickets for the East-West Showdown between the University of Tennessee and the University of Memphis at AT&T Field go on sale. The three-game series opens on Friday, February 19 at 5:00 p.m. and will continue through the weekend with games beginning at 1:00 p.m. on both Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21.

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PREVIEW: Clemson vs Alabama in CFP Championship

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 Regardless of the outcome of Monday night's College Football Playoff championship game between No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama, a case can be made that no team in the history of the sport has had a better run than the Crimson Tide under coach Nick Saban.

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Alabama's Saban: Love him or hate him, his dynasty stands

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To all those who think Nick Saban leads a joyless life, that all he cares about is winning football games, he'd like to set the record straight. "I'm a very happy person." 

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No. 11 Stanford women crush Chattanooga 73-30

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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Erica McCall scored 18 points and No. 11 Stanford crushed Chattanooga 73-30 on Monday night.      McCall was 9 of 16 from the floor, scoring from the inside with ease, and added eight rebounds for the Cardinal (10-2). Lili Thompson scored 11 points and Karlie Samuelson had 10 points. Stanford outrebounded the Lady Mocs 48-40, had 11 steals and eight blocked shots.      Chattanooga shot just over 21 percent and made 4 of 17 3-point a... More>>

Ellis scores 26 points, Pacers beat Hawks 93-87

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Monta Ellis scored 26 points and the Indiana Pacers beat Atlanta 93-87 on Monday night, ending the Hawks' six-game winning streak.      Ellis had 15 points in the first half, and Ian Mahinmi finished with 13 points and nine rebounds.      With the Pacers leading by three, Ellis pulled up for a 3-point attempt with 16 seconds to play. The ball bounced off the rim, but Mahinmi was waiting for a tip-in that gave Indiana a five-point lead. More>>

Guyer Institute says Manning's accuser not employed in 2011

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The founder of an Indianapolis medical clinic says the man who claimed Peyton Manning used HGH in 2011 did not even work there until two years later and "fabricated" his allegations.      Dr. Dale Guyer, who started The Guyer Institute, says "with absolute certainty" that the allegations about Manning are false.      The accusations are in a report by Al Jazeera, based on secret recordings of an unpaid student intern... More>>

Falcons, Quinn turn focus to finale after missing playoffs

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Dan Quinn is trying to make the most out of missing the playoffs in his first season as Falcons head coach.      Atlanta didn't get eliminated from playoff contention until Minnesota won Sunday night, and Quinn says he still laments a six-game losing streak that ruined a 6-1 start.      Even so, the Falcons are coming off their best game under Quinn, knocking off unbeaten rival Carolina to erase some of the sting of a 38-point sh... More>>

Roadrunners reflect on 2015 sporting successes

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DALTON, GA   (dsroadrunners.com) --- As 2015 winds down, we reflect on what has been a very good year for Dalton State athletics. It has been a year when Roadrunner athletics served up about $525,000 in aid to our over 170 student-athletes. "Total benefit to the school's bottom line is about $1.4 million," according to Derek Waugh, DS Director of Athletics. "Our athletes are from over 25 states and countries." Waugh said 21 student-athletes had 4.0 GPAs ... More>>

Braves mourn death of longtime coach Bobby Dews

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ATLANTA (mlb.com) -- Had Bobby Dews been around to see the outpouring of appreciation directed toward him on Sunday, he would have likely displayed his shy smile and made some comical comment before walking toward the comfort provided by the shadows. Over the course of the past four decades, Dews has enriched the lives of countless individuals associated with the Braves' organization. Players loved both his humor and unselfish determination to make them better. Executives and fellow... More>>

Falcons end Carolina's perfect season bid in 20-13 win

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ATLANTA (AP) - Carolina's bid for an undefeated season ended Sunday when Julio Jones' dramatic 70-yard touchdown reception powered the Atlanta Falcons to a 20-13 victory over Cam Newton and the Panthers.      Carolina (14-1) got the ball with 90 seconds left and no timeouts remaining. Newton completed a 19-yard pass to Corey Brown on first down but fumbled when stripped by Vic Beasley Jr. on the following play. Adrian Clayborn recovered for the Falcons, wrapping up the w... More>>

No. 21 Texas A&M rallies for 92-88 victory over Tennessee

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Jalen Jones scored 27 points and made a tiebreaking basket with 1:28 left as No. 21 Texas A&M erased a 13-point, second-half deficit and beat Tennessee 92-88 on Saturday for its sixth straight victory. 

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Sibley, Croone lead Furman over Chattanooga 70-55

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Devin Sibley scored 18 points, Stephen Croone had 17 and Furman stopped Chattanooga's eight-game winning streak 70-55 on Saturday. The Paladins shot 50 percent and pulled away from the preseason league favorite Mocs , who were trying to match the 1983-84 team's 14-2 start. 

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Signal Mountain's Reese Phillips transfers to Montana

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Kentucky quarterback and Signal Mtn. grad Reese Phillips announced on Thursday he was leaving the University of Kentucky. He tells Eyewitness Sports Director Paul Shahen his list of six possible transfer destinations is topped by Montana.

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Chad Voytik using Grad Transfer, but won't rush decision

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Cleveland grad, University of Pittsburgh quarterback Chad Voytik will use his graduate transfer this spring. He has two things working for him, plenty of time to decide and a list of growing options.

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Ridgeland grad Vonn Bell declares NFL Draft Eligible

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Ridgeland grad and Ohio State safety Vonn Bell will leave OSU a year early and enter the NFL Draft.

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Vols part ways with defensive coordinator John Jancek

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Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones and defensive coordinator John Jancek have agreed to part ways on Wednesday. 

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MBB Preview: Mocs host Mercer in Tuesday night SoCon game

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The Chattanooga Mocs (12-2) face the Mercer (11-3) Tuesday night at 7 in McKenzie Arena. 

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Former Miami interim coach Larry Scott joins Tennessee staff

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Larry Scott, who served as Miami's interim head coach for the final six games this season, has agreed in principle to become Tennessee's tight ends coach.

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#DawgsOn3 UGA beats Penn State 24-17 in 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl

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The Bulldogs (10-3) won their fifth consecutive game to close the season, this one under interim coach Bryan McClendon and with incoming coach Kirby Smart watching from the stands.

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TV ratings for College Football Playoff down 36 percent

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Television ratings for the first College Football Playoff semifinals held on New Year's Eve dropped approximately 36 percent from last season when they were played on New Year's Day. ESPN announced the overnight ratings Friday. 

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#VolsOn3: 2016 Outback Bowl play-by-play

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Both Northwestern and Tennessee are resilient teams that resist the temptation to look back on their seasons and wonder what might have been. 

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#VolsOn3 Vols face Northwestern in Outback Bowl in Tampa

Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd (1) runs for his second touchdown during the first half against Iowa in the Taxslayer Bowl at EverBank Field on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 in Jacksonville, FL. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL) Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd (1) runs for his second touchdown during the first half against Iowa in the Taxslayer Bowl at EverBank Field on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 in Jacksonville, FL. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)
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College Football bowl games on New Year's Day is a tradition like no other in the country. Channel 3 is bringing viewers double coverage of the Tennessee Volunteers and the Georgia Bulldogs in Florida. 

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Who has the edge in the 2016 Outback Bowl?

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Tennessee is preparing for the Outback Bowl battle against Northwestern, but which team has the advantage?

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Tennessee rallies late to beat Tennessee State 74-69

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Punter scored 23 points and capped a critical 9-0 run with a 3-point play Tuesday as Tennessee rallied to beat Tennessee State 74-69 despite trailing for most of the second half.      Tennessee (7-5) trailed by as many seven points in the second half before Armani Moore put the Volunteers ahead for good 67-66 on a putback of Punter's missed 3-point attempt with 2:26 remaining. Detrick Mostella's basket and Punter's 3-point play extended the ... More>>

Globetrotter's Meadowlark Lemon dies at 83

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Meadowlark Lemon, the “clown prince” of basketball's barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humor brought joy to millions of fans around the world, has died.

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NFL moves Vikings-Packers to Sunday night

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Vikings-Packers game at Green Bay that will decide the NFC North title has been moved to Sunday night.      Through its flex scheduling option, the NFL placed that game in prime time, with the winner taking the division crown.      Ten games are set for a 1 p.m. EST kickoff, with the New York Jets at Buffalo, and Pittsburgh at Cleveland involving a potential AFC wild card. Houston, which will win the AFC South by beating Jacksonville at... More>>

Peyton Manning refutes report he used HGH in 2011

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Peyton Manning is vehemently refuting a report set to air on Al Jazeera that contends the Denver Broncos quarterback received human growth hormone through his wife during his recovery from neck fusion surgeries in 2011 in Indianapolis. 

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