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Tyson House & Ayres Hall added to historic list

Tyson House & Ayres Hall added to historic list

Two of Knoxville's most well-known buildings have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Ayers Hall and the Tyson House are now among 113 other properties in Knoxville on the list.

Ayres Hall is named after Brown Ayers, UT's 12th president who served from 1904 until 1919.

In 2008, the building closed for a $23 million renovation project. It reopened back in 2010.

The Tyson House on UT's campus was also added to the registry.

UT breaks fundraising record

UT breaks fundraising record

2011-2012 was a record-breaking fundraising year for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the university announced Monday.

UT reports that more than 32,700 alumni and friends of the university gave more than $104.7 million. That's an increase of $7.6 million over the 2010-2011 fundraising year.

Chancellor Jimmy Cheek said in a press release that strong private support is vital to UT's efforts to become a Top 25 public research university.

Vols fall football camp takes over Milligan College

Vols fall football camp takes over Milligan College

The Vols are on their way to Milligan College in Johnson City to start their fall football camp.

Milligan College is literally closing off campus for the Vols.

According to Milligan officials, it's the first time a college has closed so another school can host a football camp.

Milligan has prepared campus for the team by converting a soccer field into a football field.

School officials say they're excited for the opportunity to host the Vols.

UT students create award-winning energy drink

UT students create award-winning energy drink

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A group of students at the University of Tennessee has won third place in a national competition for creating a new energy drink.

The five food science and technology seniors created "Wired Berry," a drinkable yogurt, for the competition sponsored by the Dairy Research Institute. It is described as a healthy alternative to sugary, carbonated energy drinks.