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Quadruplet brothers move to Knoxville for college

Quadruplet brothers move to Knoxville for college

As thousands of students begin a new semester this week on the UT campus, one family is adding a significant boost to the freshman enrollment.

TherMcCarty brothers are quadruplets, and their biblical names aren't difficult to remember: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Three of them started their freshman year at UT this fall, and the fourth, Mark, plans to live in Knoxville while attending a different school.

"We're going to get together from time to time!" they said.

Already, the brothers are making news on campus.

HomeGrown: Rocky Goode, SEC Replay Official

"You smell the grass. You hear the fans."

For two decades, Rocky Goode lined up in the backfield with a front row seat to SEC football.

"Oh, it's intense. I've seen so many snaps that it's not Tennessee verses Alabama, it's offense verses defense. It's kicking team verses receiving team."

Now, he has a bird's eye view of the game. And, in the replay booth, Rocky watches every play like a hawk.

"You get to watch the play twice in 10 seconds."

Square dancing caller keeps the fun moving Downtown

Square dancing caller keeps the fun moving Downtown

Square dancing requires at least eight people to dance and one person to call.

A professional caller keeps the crowd moving and smiling.

Square Dance Caller Bill Fox said, "Square dancing is just something that's a lot of fun and it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg."

They keep their arms and their legs and their feet moving at the Square Dance Center in downtown Knoxville.

Jean Gibson started dancing almost 20 years ago.

"I was a single parent. I got out of the house and started square dancing and I've square danced ever since," she said.

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.

Claire Donahue's former coach watches achievements from London

Claire Donahue's former coach watches achievements from London

"You say 'wow, she's really here; she has really made it,'" John Matson recalled Friday -- just 24 hours since returning from London to watch his former student in the pinnacle of her career.

Lenior City native Claire Donahue competed in the 100 meter butterfly in the 2012 Olympics last Sunday. Friday, she helped the U.S. women's team get to the finals of the 400 meter relay.

It has been a long road to get to the London Aquatics Centre for the 23-year-old, a road that began in Blount County. That's where Matson first met Donahue more than a decade ago.

East Tennessee Olympian Claire Donahue advances to 100 meter butterfly finals

East Tennessee Olympian Claire Donahue advances to 100 meter butterfly finals

Update: Donahue finished 5th in the semifinals with a time of 57.42. She has qualified for the finals that will take place Sunday.

LONDON - Being awakened by fireworks Friday night didn't disturb Claire Donahue this morning.

The 23-year-old from Lenoir City, Tenn., advanced to semifinals of the 100-meter butterfly at the Olympic Games. Donahue's time of 58.06 seconds ranks seventh out of the 16 swimmers who advanced.

Donahue, a Western Kentucky graduate, was sleeping in the Olympic Village until the sound of fireworks from the opening ceremony awakened her.