Like many Americans, you probably think you're pretty charitable. Perhaps you donate money to the needy or ill, give away your old clothes, volunteer at your child's school or participate in holiday gift drives in December.
Growing up, I was fascinated by the exotic creatures other kids took for granted in their homes: I've never owned a pet, known a grandfather or had a big sister. But I got over these deprivations. As an adult, the only living thing I still pine for -- one gone lacking my whole life -- is a college football team.
University of Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley dismissed one player and suspended two others Friday following a bar fight that sent an off-duty Knoxville police officer who tried to intervene to the hospital.
In early June, Tyler Smith was thinking about Europe. Tennessee's star senior-to-be had just returned to Knoxville from the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, where he hadn't established himself as a first-round pick, and he told the Knoxville News-Sentinel, "I might go overseas if there's a lot of money over there."
Preliminary programming note for our off-season 'Bag this week. We'll hold our annual Baggies Awards ceremony for 2009 next week. And 60 Minutes will be shown immediately following the game, except on the West Coast where it will air at its regularly scheduled time.
If last week's tussle between the Ultimate Fighting Championship and athletic regulators in Quebec meant anything at all it was this: for as far as mixed martial arts has come in terms of pop culture acceptance and revenues generated, the controversial-when-convenient sport continues to face serious, ignorant opposition on certain parts of the globe.
FBI agents investigating the hacking of a personal e-mail account belonging to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin searched the home of the son of a Tennessee state legislator, federal law enforcement sources said Monday.
A student fatally shot a 15-year-old classmate during a dispute Thursday at a Knoxville high school, police said, as other teenagers watched in horror
after a shooting in a Knoxville, Tenn. high school cafeteria
It's Labor Day, 85° and sunny, and America's favorite bare-chested basketball coach is the picture of topless satisfaction in orange board shorts, black sunglasses and a white Gilligan hat as he pilots his 29-foot Sea Ray on Fort Loudoun Lake outside Knoxville. The small army onboard, a dozen strong -- including Bruce's four children: Jacqui, 21; Steven, 20; Leah, 12; and Michael, 11 -- is enough to turn the Tennessee coach's rare day off into a five-hour-long Pearl jam.
Sure signs of spring include balmy temperatures, busy birds and bees -- and passionate gardeners obsessing over how to make their blossoms brilliant and their veggies vibrant. Where there's passion, you'll find blogs, and gardening is no exception.
It costs more to own a car in Detroit, an amazing $11,844 a year for a mid-sized sedan, than in any other city in the country, according to a new report comparing the cost of car ownership in various a U.S. cities.
A newsletter I receive claims that rising consumer and government debt levels combined with dwindling supplies of oil will plunge our country into a deep depression. It also predicts that the housing bubble will burst at any time, erasing almost all the value from real estate. What part should such predictions play in my investing strategy?