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Inman Majors holds signing event for new book

Inman Majors holds signing event for new book

A member of one of the Tennessee Volunteers' most famous families is out with a new comic novel about college football.

Inman Majors, the nephew of a former Vol player and coach Johnny Majors held a book signing Thursday evening at Union Avenue Books in Downtown Knoxville.

His new book is called "Love's Winning Plays." Major says it's about a graduate assistant coach who tours small towns promoting the team.

He says the book is a satire, so there's one thing he hopes everyone gets out of it.

UT will continue prayer at football games & other events

UT will continue prayer at football games & other events

The University of Tennessee is standing by its stance that its time honored ritual of praying before each football home game does not violate the constitution.

Last week, a national organization called the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the university, asking leaders to stop the prayers.   The foundation argued that public prayer before a game doesn't belong at a public institution, and it violates the constitution.

Vote to bring NBC's Today show to UT!

Vote to bring NBC's Today show to UT!

NBC's Today show will be on the UT campus on Wednesday, and you could help bring them back later this year!

UT is one of six finalists in "Kathie Lee and Hoda Go Back to College" challenge.  The winner will have the show broadcast live from campus in early October.

A Today Show reporter will be doing live segments from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday from the south side of Ayres Hall to introduce UT to viewers and kick off the voting.

UT Study: Number of uninsured Tennesseans drops to lowest total since 2008

UT Study:  Number of uninsured Tennesseans drops to lowest total since 2008

The number of uninsured Tennesseans has dropped to its lowest total in four years, according to a University of Tennessee study released on Monday.

The purpose of UT's annual study is to find out how many people in the state are without health insurance, the use of the university's medical facilities and services and patient satisfaction.

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Right up until the second half Saturday night, the incredible momentum that energized Knoxville for the past week seemed like it might be enough to carry the Tennessee Volunteers to a victory against the Florida Gators for the first time in eight meetings.

The Vols were up 14-10 in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 102,000.

 

But then the 2nd half happened to a team that's had some memorable 2nd half meltdowns in the past few years.

Then the Gators scored 27 points.

ESPN's GameDay, fan signs take over UT campus

ESPN's GameDay, fan signs take over UT campus

The big buzz before the big UT-Florida game Saturday was focused on Circle Park where ESPN's GameDay crew set up shop.

"It's really awesome to have GameDay, we're back in the spotlight a little bit, so it's very exciting," said Joshua Stovall, a UT junior. "The last time we were in the national spotlight was Kiffin leaving, so that's nice for us to be in the national spotlight for something good."

Stovall brought along an enormous Tennessee flag, while many other fans brought along signs - a popular accessory for the fans of the cable sports shows.

Fans say ESPN presence amplifies atmosphere in Knoxville

ESPN College Gameday will begin its live coverage of the Tennessee vs. Florida game at 9:00 a.m. Saturday on Knoxville's campus.

Eager fans started lining up late Friday afternoon in hopes of showing their Vol pride on national television.

Fans say their presence has amplified the already intense atmosphere.

"With the national exposure on the team, the campus, the school, the city, the coach, we need to put up or shut tomorrow [Saturday]. I hope we're putting up," said Vol fan Joey Stem.