Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Friday, March 7th, 11:30 pm
(WBIR - Knoxville) The Vols are preparing for a big game Saturday against the Missouri Tigers. It's the last game of the Vols' regular season and the team's up and down season has set up a do-or-die scenario.
Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Thursday, March 6th, 11:02 am
(WBIR) A road project meant to help redesign the Cumberland Avenue strip could start as early as June 1, the city announced Thursday.
In a release, the city said TDOT has given the okay to begin Phase I, which includes the stretch of Cumberland Avenue between 22nd Street and Alcoa Highway. The city said it plans to begin seeking bids for the work starting this weekend.
Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Wednesday, March 5th, 11:10 pm
University of Tennessee students got to hear from a former ambassador to the Middle East on Wednesday.
Cameron Munter was an ambassador in Pakistan from 2010 to 2012. Munster delivered the semi-annual Ashe Lecture at the Baker Center's Toyota Auditorium. Munter also served in at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and was an Ambassador in Belgrade.
Wednesday, he voiced his opinion on the situation in Ukraine.
Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Wednesday, March 5th, 9:29 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican leaders in the state Senate are warning that new funding for the University of Tennessee could be threatened over the use of student fees for a weeklong program about sex.
Senate Education Chairwoman Dolores Gresham of Somerville and Government Operations Chairman Mike Bell of Riceville in a letter to university leaders Wednesday call the use of fees for the student-run Sex Week an "abuse" of funds.
Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Tuesday, March 4th, 9:32 pm
This week, a Christian organization will make an official presentation at UT's sex week.
Campus Crusade for Christ, or Cru, will speak on the subject of long-term intimacy and marriage. Organizers say the the talk is about opening a conversation about each other's beliefs instead of pointing fingers.
Some lawmakers have tried to denounce Sex Week and get rid of it, something one organizer says could be dangerous.