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UT trustees to vote on raise for UT president

UT trustees to vote on raise for UT president

As of Friday, UT's president could be looking at a more than $25,000 pay raise.

The board of trustees is expected to vote on a 3.5 percent raise for Dr. Joe DiPietro. That's on top of an across-the-board base pay increase that was approved on Thursday.

If approved, DiPietro's salary will be just over $445,000 annually.

Opera performance comes after months of work

Opera performance comes after months of work

They perform with an orchestra, without microphones, in multiple languages.

"Producing an opera is so difficult it is almost impossible," James Marvel said.

The University Of Tennessee Opera Theatre presents La Boheme this weekend after months of preparation.

"We devote an entire semester to it, five even six days a week in learning all of those notes, all of those rhythms, and of course learning all of that Italian and drilling it into the singers," Kevin Class said.

Vols' Stokes on Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Watch List

Vols' Stokes on Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Watch List

Tennessee sophomore Jarnell Stokes is listed by the Los Angeles Athletic Club in its Preseason Top 50 Wooden Award Watch List.

The 6-8 forward graduated early from high school and stepped into the Vols starting lineup last January.

Stokes is the only Vol on the list and one of half a dozen from the SEC to be included.

Here is more on the list from the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50:

UT men's basketball season tips off by helping kids in need

UT men's basketball season tips off by helping kids in need

The UT men's basketball season tipped off on Monday by helping those in need.

Vol fans got into the home opener for free if they donated a new, unwrapped toy to the Mission of Hope. The toys will be delivered to children in need in rural Appalachia this holiday season.

"We try to go to about 27 schools and 17,000 children that without this they probably would not have Christmas at all," said David Burnett, a volunteer with Mission of Hope.

Kickoff time announced for UT/Vandy game

Kickoff time announced for UT/Vandy game

The Tennessee Volunteers will take on the Vanderbilt Commodores Nov. 17th in Nashville.

Kickoff will be at 7:00 pm EST. This game will air on ESPN2.

Bray named Co-SEC Offensive Player of the Week

Bray named Co-SEC Offensive Player of the Week

The defense was ugly, but the offense shined, and Vols quarterback Tyler Bray is getting some recognition for his effort this week.

Bray was named the SEC Co-Offensive Player of Week on Monday. He set the Tennessee record for passing yards in a game with 530 as the Vols knocked off Troy, 55-48. Bray shared the award with Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray.

Bray's 530 passing yards are the second-most by an SEC quarterback in history, second only to Eric Zeier who threw for 544 for Georgia in 1993 against Southern Mississippi.

'Pride of the Southland Marching Band' honors Bill Williams

'Pride of the Southland Marching Band' honors Bill Williams

Beloved former WBIR anchor received a special honor Saturday.

Bill Williams has been the voice of "The Pride of the Southland Marching Band" for the last decade. On Saturday Williams celebrated his last game as the Volunteers took on Troy.

During halftime, the band named him an honorary lifetime member and gave him a plaque for his 10 years of service.

Williams said the honor was a surprise that left him speechless.