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Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Hundreds of East Tennessee cancer patients benefit from a volunteer effort to help them around the holidays.

"This says love is all you need," reads a hand made pillow case.

Love motivated UT Medical Oncologist Dr. Susan Huntsinger to start a program to help the cancer patients she treats.

"To be able to do this for them and give them just that little bit of spark that little bit of hope is just a wonderful thing," she said.

She realized the holidays can be especially difficult for her patients.

UT defends ritual of prayer before football games

UT defends ritual of prayer before football games

UT says it doesn't believe it's time-honored ritual of praying before each football home game violates the constitution.

Tuesday, UT said it is drafting a full response to the foundation, but officials said they believe their tradition follows court guidelines. 

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A national organization called the Freedom From Religion Foundation is trying to change one of UT's pregame rituals.

Vote to bring NBC's Today show to UT!

Vote to bring NBC's Today show to UT!

NBC's Today show will be on the UT campus on Wednesday, and you could help bring them back later this year!

UT is one of six finalists in "Kathie Lee and Hoda Go Back to College" challenge.  The winner will have the show broadcast live from campus in early October.

A Today Show reporter will be doing live segments from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday from the south side of Ayres Hall to introduce UT to viewers and kick off the voting.

Tailgaters leave a big orange mess near Neyland Stadium

Tailgaters leave a big orange mess near Neyland Stadium

More than 102,000 people headed to Neyland Stadium on Saturday to watch the Vols take on Florida.

That makes for a lot of trash.

Cleanup crews have been out since late Saturday night picking up what they say is the largest mess they have seen in years.

The trash piled up Saturday night, but as thousands left Neyland stadium headed for home, dozens of crews began picking up your mess.

The real deep cleaning began bright and early Sunday morning. 

Excitement over ESPN Gameday comes to a disappointing end

Vols fans were excited heading into Neyland Stadium to watch Tennessee take on the Florida Gators.

Its ending, resulting in a loss for Tennessee, was disappointing.  The Gators took home the win 37-20.

But
before the loss, WBIR's Jennifer Meckles captured Vol fans' excitement before the
highly-anticipated ESPN Gameday.  The official count for the Sunday's
game in Neyland Stadium was more than 102,000 people. 

Looking for lodging? Closer to Neyland, the more you'll pay

Looking for lodging? Closer to Neyland, the more you'll pay

 

If you're looking for a hotel room for the big Tennessee-Florida game this weekend, expect a small number of availabilities for a big cost.

"Look for anything online," said Alan Avriett, a Florida fan coming to Rocky Top. 10News met Avriett and his brother, Scott, a Vols fan, as they were driving to town. "There was nothing less than $300, and I said that's not going to happen, because we're staying three nights," Alan added.

East Tennessee Gator fans gearing up for big game

East Tennessee Gator fans gearing up for big game

It's clear that Tennessee fans are ready for the big game this weekend, but so are Gator fans, especially those living in East Tennessee.

"(It's) a lot of fun because everybody wants to argue, and everybody wants to fight, and I always get to have the last word 'cause we win 90 percent of the time," said Eric Oakes, a Gator fan who delivers mail in the Farragut area.

Most days, he says he wears a Florida shirt and baseball cap. And he's always sporting his Gator tattoo.