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"Tailgate for the Cure" fundraiser honors TN cancer victim

"Tailgate for the Cure" fundraiser honors TN cancer victim

Hours before kickoff, football tailgates for both UT and Alabama started popping up around campus. One group used their tent to raise money in honor of a young Vol fan.

"Tailgate for the Cure" started as a cancer fundraiser in 2007. It's organizers, a group of former UT roommates, became very familiar with the unforgiving disease after it took several close friends and family members.

Tailgating to fight against Alzheimer's

Tailgating to fight against Alzheimer's

Vol fans tailgated to fight against Alzheimer's and raise awareness about the disease before Tennessee took on Alabama on Saturday.

Organizers put together the "Vols Tackle Alzheimer's Tailgate" at Circle Park during the afternoon before kickoff.

At the tailgate, volunteers handed out items like cozies, stickers and key chains in exchange for suggested donations.

Organizers said their goal was to raise awareness about the disease and money to fund Alzheimer's research. 

Tennessee fans remember Alabama rivalry history

Tennessee fans remember Alabama rivalry history

As the Volunteers prepared to face Alabama this weekend, fans remember the history behind their long-standing rivalry.

"So, you going make me a prediction on the ball game?" Rusty Manis asked one of his customers at the Western Plaza Barber Shop Friday afternoon.

He remembers former UT coaches who led historic teams.

"We've had several good coaches through the years. We've had Neyland, then Majors, then Fulmer."

UT hosts the executive president of communications for the NFL

UT hosts the executive president of communications for the NFL

Executive President of Communications for the National Football League Paul Hicks spoke to the East Tennessee Public Relations Professionals and students during the University of Tennessee's Public Relations Day on Friday.

UT held the biannual event at its conference center on campus.

Hicks began working with the NFL in July 2010 to help bridge communications between owners and players in the midst of that lockout.

Friday's activities also included a panel discussion with other PR professionals from East Tennessee and across the country.

Vols release 2013 football schedule

Vols release 2013 football schedule

Life in the SEC is never easy, but there are tough paths and then really brutal football schedules.

The Tennessee Vols 2013 slate falls into the latter category.  The SEC released the conference schedule and the Vols their entire 2013 schedule on Thursday.

It includes road games with current top five teams Oregon, Florida and Alabama, plus home games with Georgia, South Carolina and Auburn.

The schedule also includes two open dates, which all league teams have due to the fall 2013 calendar.

Football fans take support for Dooley to the "Rock"

Football fans take support for Dooley to the "Rock"

Following the third SEC loss this season, and two tough opponents ahead, Coach Derek Dooley's future with the UT football program has become the subject of debate among fans.

Sunday morning, the "Rock" on campus displayed a message apparently calling for the coach's firing along with a list of the artist's disappointments.

Game preview: Top-ranked Tide face Vols in Knoxville

Game preview: Top-ranked Tide face Vols in Knoxville

Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) - The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide continue
a two-game trek through the SEC, as they take on the Tennessee Volunteers this
weekend at Neyland Stadium.