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Students back from Uganda with new world view

Students back from Uganda with new world view

Some people spend the summer taking it easy buy not those in a particular study abroad program.

About a dozen University of Tennessee students spent six weeks this summer in the African country of Uganda.

They returned last month.

"I felt like it was home like it was here. You go into someone's home, you eat with them and you see their children and it was really sweet," UT senior Candace Lawson.

UT senior Michael Robinson, "The people over there are wonderful."

Rocky Top 25 road revs UT pride and ticket prices

Rocky Top 25 road revs UT pride and ticket prices

With the Vols starting the season with two wins, rejoining the ranks of the Associated Press Top 25, and preparing to welcome the Florida Gators back to Rocky Top for the SEC opener, the talk of the town in Knoxville is overwhelmingly "football time in Tennessee."  

ESPN announced Tuesday its College GameDay program will be held Saturday morning in Circle Park.  UT also announced the game against Florida will feature a sold out Neyland Stadium.

Knox Co. Schools: Book did not adhere to district guidelines

Knox Co. Schools: Book did not adhere to district guidelines

Knox County Schools says staff at Hardin Valley Academy did not follow district guidelines when they selected a controversial book as part of required summer reading.

Students enrolled in the STEM program at Hardin Valley Academy were required to read a science-fiction book called "Robopocalypse."

Sam Lee, the parent of a 14-year-old student, said the book is full of foul language, including the "f" word, and should never have been assigned.

Campus prepares for ESPN's "GameDay"

Campus prepares for ESPN's "GameDay"

Tickets to the upcoming UT-Florida game have officially sold out, and now the Vols are hoping to break a losing streak against their arch rivals, the Gators.

Excitement is building on campus, where the first few trucks carrying ESPN's "GameDay" production equipment arrived Monday evening. The show will broadcast live Saturday morning before the game.

"The news broke that they were going to be coming here, and the excitement started," said UT junior Kyle Tasman, who DJs at the campus radio station, WUTK 90.3 The Rock.

ESPN's GameDay to visit Neyland for Vols & Gators

ESPN's GameDay to visit Neyland for Vols & Gators

It's feeling like 2004 around the Tennessee campus.  For the first time in eight years, ESPN's College GameDay is coming to town.

ESPN's college football preview show is a national showcase for the school it visits and the teams it highlights. 

Coincidentally, 2004 was also the last time the Vols beat the Gators, on James Wilhoit's last second kick at Neyland Stadium.

Here is more on the game, the Vols' first top 25 ranking since 2008, and GameDay from the University of Tennessee:

UT says Florida returned tickets, now you can buy them!

UT says Florida returned tickets, now you can buy them!

The Univesity of Tennessee announced Monday that there are still tickets available for Saturday's huge game against Florida.

UT says a "significant portion" of the visiting team allotment has been returned, including lower-level tickets.  Most of them are in the upper deck and are going for about $80.

Dooley: Brodus will replace Palardy as starting kicker against Gators

Dooley:  Brodus will replace Palardy as starting kicker against Gators

The Vols will have a new starting kicker when they take on the Gators this weekend.

Derek Dooley said Monday morning that Derrick Brodus will start the game Saturday.