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VolQuest.com: Dooley departure not matter of if, but when

VolQuest.com: Dooley departure not matter of if, but when

According to WBIR contributor VolQuest.com, it is not a matter of if Tennessee will seek its fourth head football coach since 2008, but when.

This reports follows a 51-48 four-overtime loss to the Missouri Tigers inside Neyland Stadium Saturday. It was the Vols' seventh straight loss SEC loss

UT Knoxville tries to help influx of vets succeed

UT Knoxville tries to help influx of vets succeed

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The number of veterans who are students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has increased 70 percent since 2009, and the school wants to help them make it to graduation.

The Knoxville New Sentinel reports UT doesn't track the retention of its veteran students, but nationally, the numbers are not encouraging. However, most veterans who make it past the first few semesters tend to do well.

At UT, a task force was established last fall to connect veterans to services like financial advising, early course registration and counseling.

Missouri beats the Vols in 4th OT at Neyland

Missouri beats the Vols in 4th OT at Neyland

Andrew Baggett's 35-yard field goal in the
fourth overtime gave the Missouri Tigers a 51-48 win over the Tennessee
Volunteers in a Southeastern Conference nail biter at Neyland Stadium.

James Franklin threw for 226 yards and four touchdowns to help the Tigers
(5-5, 2-5 SEC) claim the first-ever meeting between the new conference foes.
Kendial Lawrence carried 21 times for 153 yards and two TDs in the victory.

Missouri Tigers ready to represent in SEC match-up

Missouri Tigers ready to represent in SEC match-up

The Tigers are in town. 

Thousands of excited University of Missouri fans rolled into Knoxville this weekend, ready for a big SEC game day.

They came from all over, with many driving the 610 miles from Columbia, Mo.

"It was definitely coming down, getting a taste of the SEC; the SEC is the greatest football conference in the county," explained 1999 Missouri Graduate David Rogers, who flew in from Kansas City.

Mizzou fans are ready for a friendly SEC football game

Mizzou fans are ready for a friendly SEC football game

In less than 24 hours the Vols will kick off at Neyland Stadium for what fans hope will be the first SEC victory of the season.

Fans from the other side are taking on Tennessee in a brand new SEC rivalry.

In September, Gator fans came to town.

In October, Bama fans showed up.

Now it's November, and Mizzou fans are here in Knoxville.

"It was about an 11 or 12 hour drive. 677 miles from home to here," Mizzou fan Ed Kays said.

His RV got just 7 mpg on the trip to Tennessee.

UT President Joe DiPietro gets a $15K pay raise

UT President Joe DiPietro gets a $15K pay raise

University of Tennessee Board of Trustees unanimously approved a more than $15,000 pay raise for President Joe DiPietro this year.

This 3.5 percent raise, will take Dr. DiPietro just over a $445,000 annual base salary.

DiPietro declined to accept a merit increase greater than 3.5 percent. The trustees board based his salary upon an evaluation process that occurred in April and May.

UT Board of Trustees Vice Chair Don C. Stransberry, Jr. said he was not surprised by the board's unanimous approval.

David Climer: Vols AD can't decide Dooley's fate alone

David Climer: Vols AD can't decide Dooley's fate alone

Commentary by David Climer | The Tennessean

Tennessee Vols fans who are anxious for a coaching change are trusting Dave Hart to call upon all his experience and insight and make the correct decision.

Hart's fire/hire record with coaches at UT:

* He elevated Holly Warlick to Lady Vols basketball coach when Pat Summitt announced her semi-retirement.

* He hired Brian Pensky to coach the women's soccer team.