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Tennessee Fires Coach, 9 Staffers
Tennessee Fires
Coach, 9 Staffers

Tennessee Fires Coach, 9 Staffers

Pruitt accused of major recruitment violations

(Newser) - Tennessee has canned coach Jeremy Pruitt and nine others for what the university says were "serious violations" of NCAA recruiting rules. The university says Pruitt, who is in his third year with the Volunteers, will be fired effective Tuesday, along with two assistant coaches and seven other staffers, reports...

We've Got Cadaver Dogs. Next Up: Cadaver Plants?
In Search for Human
Bodies, Plants May Be Key
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In Search for Human Bodies, Plants May Be Key

Chemicals from decomposing remains may trigger visible changes in vegetation

(Newser) - Researchers are toying with a new idea that could transform grueling and expensive body-recovery missions, and it involves what you might call cadaver plants. Yes, plants. Neal Stewart, a biologist at the University of Tennessee, has long been interested in the ways plants sense and respond to stresses. Now, he...

Slur Sinks Student Who Was Supposed to Cheer for UT

Athletics wouldn't accept student who used racial slur

(Newser) - A student expected to join the University of Tennessee cheerleading squad this fall will no longer attend the university after evidence of her using a racial slur surfaced on social media. Vols Cheer had announced the incoming freshman from Virginia would be joining the team in a May 24 Instagram...

Tennessee Students Get a Surprise During Online Class

Peyton Manning showed up

(Newser) - Peyton Manning went back to school on Thursday, surprising a University of Tennessee class assembled in an online video chat. The former Volunteers quarterback joined the remote communications class via Zoom only to be jokingly lectured by associate professor John Haas for being late, per CNN . "You know, if...

Bear Caught Roaming University Campus

It was captured inside University of Tennessee stadium

(Newser) - No humans—or bears—were harmed early Sunday after a 200-pound black bear wandered onto the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville. Campus police say they called the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency after the female bear was spotted on the grounds, CNN reports. She was tranquilized and captured inside the...

They Made Fun of His Shirt. It's Made $950K for Anti-Bullying
Boy's T-Shirt Design Leads to 
'Overwhelming' Results
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Boy's T-Shirt Design Leads to 'Overwhelming' Results

University of Tennessee says it's raised nearly $1M for anti-bullying group

(Newser) - A T-shirt designed by a bullied Florida fourth grader has helped raise nearly $1 million for an anti-bullying nonprofit. Back in September, the University of Tennessee got wind that the boy, a student in Altamonte Springs, had broken down in tears after classmates made fun of the homemade UT T-shirt...

Already Awesome UT Story Gets Even Better

University of Tennessee offers scholarship to boy who was bullied over homemade shirt

(Newser) - It was already a great story, and now it's even better: The 4th-grade boy who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt, only to see his design turned into an official UT shirt , has been offered a four-year scholarship to the university as a member of its...

College's New T-Shirt Design Has a Pretty Nice Origin

Young fan made his own Tennessee shirt and got teased about it; the school took it from there

(Newser) - There's a new T-shirt for sale at the University of Tennessee, but even those who aren't fans of the Volunteers might appreciate the origin story. As WJHL explains, it began when an elementary school student in Florida wanted to wear a UT shirt to school for college colors...

These Snakes Don't Capture Prey Like You Might Expect

Cuban boas apparently coordinate the hunt

(Newser) - Time to nix that belief you've been clinging to that snakes are "mostly solitary and stupid," Vladimir Dinets tells Gizmodo . The University of Tennessee researcher has found one particular Caribbean species that apparently hunts together. Dinets' study in the Animal Behavior and Cognition journal details his research...

College's Holiday Party Memo Rankles Republicans

'Hostile to students…with Christian and conservative values'

(Newser) - An online memo advising employees at the University of Tennessee to make sure holiday celebrations aren't Christmas parties "in disguise" has put school officials under fire. The memo "Best Practices for Inclusive Holiday Celebrations in the Workplace" has been posted on the school's website by its...

Frat Pours Hot Sauce on Genitals, Gets Burned

University of Tennessee frat Alpha Phi Alpha suspended until August 2016

(Newser) - Is there a food-related theme emerging here? First, a University of Connecticut sorority and fraternity were booted over bacon hazing ; now a University of Tennessee frat has been suspended over a hazing incident that involved paddling and pouring hot sauce on a pledge's genitals. After several denials, two students...

Tenn. Cop Choked Student Until His Knees Buckled

Photos capture incident at University of Tennessee party

(Newser) - A Knox County, Tenn., sheriff's deputy has been swiftly fired after photos appeared online showing him choking a college student to the point that the 21-year-old's knees buckled. Student Jarod Dotson has been charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest—but the freelance photographer who caught the Saturday...

Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt Steps Down

She slides into coach emeritus job to cope with early onset dementia

(Newser) - It's the end of an era: Pat Summitt is stepping down as head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols after 38 seasons and eight national titles, sliding into a less demanding "coach emeritus" job, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. Though it was not explicitly given as a reason...

UTenn Player Quits Team Via Text
 Tenn. Player 
 Quits Team Via Text 
kids these days dept.

Tenn. Player Quits Team Via Text

Bryce Brown is out, electronically

(Newser) - The fact that Tennessee running back Bryce Brown decided to leave the Volunteers isn't a major shock—he bailed on spring practice, and many assumed he'd jump ship after Lane Kiffin bolted for USC, reports Sporting News . But the way he did it—by sending head coach Derek Dooley a...

Palin Hacker Found Guilty on 2 Counts

David Kernell convicted of obstruction of justice, unlawful email access

(Newser) - A federal jury has convicted a 22-year-old former University of Tennessee student of hacking Sarah Palin's Yahoo email account during the 2008 campaign. David Kernell was acquitted of wire fraud but convicted of a felony, obstruction of justice, and a misdemeanor, unlawful computer access. The jury failed to reach a...

Michigan State Returns to Final Four
 Michigan State Returns 
 to Final Four 
ncaa tournament

Michigan State Returns to Final Four

Tennessee heads home after Spartans pull out another squeaker, 70-69

(Newser) - Raymar Morgan made a free throw with 1.8 seconds left today in St. Louis, giving fifth-seeded Michigan State a 70-69 victory over sixth-seeded Tennessee and a spot in its second straight Final Four. The Vols' Scotty Hopson tied the game with a free throw with 11.2 seconds left,...

Underdog Butler Gains Final Four
 Underdog Butler 
 Gains Final Four 
ncaa tournament

Underdog Butler Gains Final Four

West Regional No. 5 seed topples K-State, will play 5 miles from campus

(Newser) - Butler has earned a trip home for the Final Four. Gordon Hayward made a driving layup with under a minute to go, and the fifth-seeded Bulldogs used the same tenacious defense they exhibited all game in the closing seconds to knock off second-seeded Kansas State , 63-56, in the West Regional...

Jilted South Wooing Heisman Voters

(Newser) - At least two Southern universities are spending some cash this year to try to correct a historical football inequity—at least in the eyes of the South, the Wall Street Journal reports. The SEC has won more national titles than any other conference since the Heisman Trophy debuted in 1935,...

'Dr. Dolly' Wows, Advises Tenn. Graduates

There's 'a heart beneath these,' Parton tells capacity crowd

(Newser) - Dolly Parton roused the crowd at the University of Tennessee’s graduation ceremonies today, during which the singer/tycoon received an honorary doctorate, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. “I am Dr. Dolly!” she said. “When people say something about ‘double-d,’ they will be thinking of something...

Accused Palin Hacker Pleads Not Guilty

David Kernell free for now but faces up to 5 years in prison

(Newser) - A Tennessee college student has been indicted on charges of hacking into Sarah Palin's email account and posting private info online, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. David Kernell, the 20-year-old son of state Democratic Rep. Michael Kernell, pleaded not guilty. His trial is set for Dec. 16; he's free until...

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