At 2:14 Monday afternoon I left McKenzie Arena after interviewing new University of Tennessee at Chattanooga assistant basketball coach Wes Long.
New University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn has been on the job exactly 30 days today.
Semi-retired from football for the first time in 53 years, Buddy Nix returned home to Chattanooga around 9:30 Thursday morning. Five hours later, the just-retired general manager of the Buffalo Bills was on his way to a long weekend at Alabama's Lake Martin.
Orange and white "UT" earrings dangled from her lobes. An orange No. 16 Peyton Manning jersey covered her torso. Her pants were white. Her sandals were orange and white.
By all accounts, Jay Wade was a nearly perfect child. Great student. Determined athlete. Impeccable manners and behavior.
It's a joke that all who knew Reggie White well have heard hundreds of times.
Every Dec. 24, the Wade family gathers for Christmas Eve services at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville.
With a crowd of more than 600 Howard students, friends and family cheering every word, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate honored the late Reggie White this morning.
I have a dream. I have the Memphis Grizzlies reaching the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. I even have the Griz possibly winning a game or two against the Heatles should they get that far, though I'll admit I haven't yet figured out how a feat such as that might be accomplished against King James and Co.
Eight years, four months and 14 days after she lost her beloved husband Reggie, Sara White calmly discussed the passage of time Friday afternoon.
A couple of hours before he was introduced as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's new women's basketball coach Friday afternoon, Jim Foster and his wife Donna were driving around the Bluff View Art District when they spotted a large metal sculpture that looked somewhat familiar.
It's been nearly six weeks since Louisville reserve guard Kevin Ware fell to the basketball court in total agony on Easter afternoon, his right tibia snapped in two and sticking through his skin during a Midwest Regional final win over Duke.
William Jerry Payne handed his pale orange Tennessee ballcap to new UT football coach Butch Jones with a simple request: "Could you sign this, Coach?"
David Blackburn got to preach to the choir Monday.
The greatest performance I've ever witnessed atop McKenzie Arena's basketball court took place on Jan. 28, 2009.
As almost any University of Tennessee at Chattanooga basketball fan will nervously attest, the Mocs have been without a men's coach for the past 46 days.
JOHN BRANNEN Alabama (entering fifth season) Those UTC fans with long memories may recall that despite the Mocs defeating Marshall in the 1997 Southern Conference tournament final on their way to the NCAA Sweet 16, Brannen was named the tourney MVP.
The idea was first hatched in late November over a platter of Champy's fried chicken, which would instantly improve any concept.
Having reached his one-week milestone as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's new athletic director, David Blackburn has yet to open so much as one of the moving boxes sitting on the floor of his McKenzie Arena office.
James Franklin had been the Vanderbilt football coach for a couple of days in December of 2010 when he gathered his new team together for a pre-Christmas vacation message.
Give Tyler Bray credit. He's consistent.
Submitted for your Big Orange approval: Has there ever been a better 72 hours to be a Tennessee Volniac — Off-season Edition — than those just past?
Perhaps all we need to know about the Tennessee Titans' decision to select Alabama offensive guard Chance Warmack with the 10th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night came in a tweet from running back Chris Johnson.
That David Blackburn was the right person to take over the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletic department was supremely evident during his introductory reception Tuesday afternoon.
So Andrew Wiggins just stiffed the basketball coaches at North Carolina, Kansas and Florida State, canceling in-home visits with all three schools?
Welcome aboard, David Blackburn. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga made a safe and sound hire when it chose you to become its next athletic director over the weekend.
KNOXVILLE — Hey, Sal Sunseri's defense never gave up 71 points.
With a red ribbon already pinned to his purple T-shirt thanks to his 50-meter wheelchair race performance, William Toney was all smiles at Saturday's Area 4 Special Olympics Spring Games.
So, who is it? The interviews have concluded.
Just in case you think there's an offseason when it comes to jealousy and loathing among Southeastern Conference football fans, we introduce you to Rob Preston this morning.
Like a lot of young black men growing up in Chattanooga in the 1940s, James Mapp wanted to play baseball, wanted to become the next Jackie Robinson long before most people knew who Robinson was.
It didn't take long for the supersized, custom-made black truck to draw a crowd outside Chattem's corporate headquarters at the foot of Lookout Mountain on Wednesday afternoon.
Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal, a well-known IcyHot spokesman, was in Chattanooga today to speak to Chattem Inc. staff.
ATLANTA — Perhaps because he'd just won the second NCAA title of his career, Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino said of the difference in the game he coaches now to the one he steamrolled over in 1996 as the Kentucky coach: "I think the game is much better than it was in '96. ... You had no idea who was going to win this tournament. I think that's so much fun as long as the game is well-played."
ATLANTA — With Louisville's first national championship in 27 years complete, confetti fell from the Georgia Dome rafters late Monday night.
ATLANTA — It took Bernard King about 35 minutes to drive from his Duluth, Ga., home to the Marriott Marquis for Monday's announcement that he'll officially enter the Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 8.
ATLANTA — With Monday night's NCAA national championship game between Louisville and Michigan still a few hours away, my friend the Syracuse fan wanted the tournament changed.
ATLANTA — Logic says something has to give in tonight's NCAA championship game between Louisville and Michigan inside the Georgia Dome.
ATLANTA — Given the week Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is enjoying, the question had to be asked.
ATLANTA — For the first time since 1993, Michigan will play for the NCAA men's basketball title.
ATLANTA — Twenty-eight years ago, current University of North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams almost became the coach of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.
ATLANTA — His Louisville teammates tried to say all the right things about walk-on Tim Henderson and the two monstrous 3-pointers he swished in the second half of the Cardinals' 72-68 Final Four semifinal victory over Wichita State.
ATLANTA — It sounds simple. As if every college basketball team should be able to do it to Syracuse's 2-3 zone defense.
ATLANTA — When the Louisville Cardinals take the Georgia Dome court against Wichita State at 6:09 tonight in the opening game of the Final Four, their most famous player won't see a single second of action.
ATLANTA — Though my graying, thinning hair may hint otherwise, I really haven't witnessed each of the first 74 Final Fours in person.
Ed Rush insists it was all a joke.
With the start of another Atlanta Braves baseball season less than 15 minutes away Monday night, Chipper Jones briefly sounded like a man reconsidering his retirement.
When it came to college basketball this Easter weekend — be it the men's game or the women's model — it was unquestionably Louisville's world. The rest of us were just trying not to get flattened by the Derby City Destroyers.
Scott Cooper has pretty much spent his entire life following the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.
It's going to happen. One-thousand-percent certain. At some point in tonight's or Friday night's NCAA Sweet 16 games, an offensive player is going to run into a defensive player and the whistle is going to blow.