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Eight Set For Induction in to Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame

Eight Set For Induction in to Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame

Tennessee Athletics announced its eight-person 2017 induction class for the Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame Thursday. The star-studded class includes Monica Abbott (softball), the late Ray Bussard (coach; men’s swimming), Phillip Fulmer (coach; football), Justin Gatlin (men’s track), Todd Helton (baseball), Jeremy Linn (men’s swimming), the late Gen. Robert Neyland (coach; football) and Delisa Walton Myricks (women’s [...]

Greater Knoxville HOF Inducts 2017 Class

Greater Knoxville HOF Inducts 2017 Class

The Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame welcomed 10 members of the local athletic community to their most recent class at the 36th annual dinner and induction ceremony held on Thursday, Aug. 3 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Among the inductees were four individuals with close ties to University of Tennessee athletics. Former offensive lineman [...]

Statistical Analysis of Batter Productivity from Changed Strike Zone Could Spell Trouble

Statistical Analysis of Batter Productivity from Changed Strike Zone Could Spell Trouble

New statistical analysis examining changes in batter productivity as a result of the recently changed strike zone could raise concern for the Major League Baseball Players Union and individual baseball players. University of Florida Assistant Professor of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management Brian Mills will present new findings on this subject August 1 at the [...]

Volleyball signs transfer Leah Clayton to 2017 squad

Volleyball signs transfer Leah Clayton to 2017 squad

Head coach Lindsey Devine has announced the signing of sophomore transfer Leah Clayton (Danville, Va.) who came from Liberty University. Clayton had an impressive season after being named the VaSID State Rookie of the Year and the Big South Freshman of the Year. She was also named to the Big South All-Conference first team, Big [...]

Four Vols Earn Preseason Media Days All-SEC Honors

Four Vols Earn Preseason Media Days All-SEC Honors

Tennessee senior offensive lineman Jashon Robertson, junior wide receiver Jauan Jennings, senior defensive back/kick returner Evan Berry and redshirt senior punter Trevor Daniel have garnered 2017 Preseason Media Days All-SEC honors, as announced by the Southeastern Conference on Friday. On Thursday, Robertson was named by the Football Writers Association of America to the preseason watch [...]

Todd Kelly Jr. Nominated for AFCA Good Works Team

Todd Kelly Jr. Nominated for AFCA Good Works Team

Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) on Monday named Tennessee senior defensive back Todd Kelly Jr. as one of its 146 nominees for the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, one of the most prestigious off-the-field honors in college football. Since 1992, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® has brought together a select [...]

Phillip Fulmer Named Special Advisor to UT President

Phillip Fulmer Named Special Advisor to UT President

University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro announced Tuesday the hiring of Phillip Fulmer as special advisor to the president for community, athletics and university relations. In this role, Fulmer will serve as an ambassador for the University system at community and athletics events, support the intercollegiate athletic programs at UT campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin, and [...]

Patriot Shooters Aim High At Regional Competition

Patriot Shooters Aim High At Regional Competition

Saturday marked the 13th SCTP Regional Championship that the Jefferson County 4-H Patriot Shooters competed in. The shoot consisted of teams from Maryville all the way up to Elizabethton, and there were close to 150 shooters ranging from 4th grade to college-aged-athletes. Jefferson County made the podium in multiple age groups. The Intermediate Advanced team [...]

White Takes 44-29 Win in DISH Orange & White Game

White Takes 44-29 Win in DISH Orange & White Game

The offense had its day as the White team took a 44-29 win over the Orange team in the 2017 DISH Orange and White Game at Neyland Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The game was shortened to one half due to inclement weather. Junior quarterback Quinten Dormady went 10-for-10 for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Redshirt [...]

Legendary Carson-Newman Football Coach Ken Sparks Passes

Legendary Carson-Newman Football Coach Ken Sparks Passes

Following a five-year battle with cancer, legendary Carson-Newman University head football coach Ken Sparks passed away Wednesday morning at 1:30. He was 73. Sparks announced his retirement on Nov. 14. He finished his Carson-Newman career after 37 seasons, 338 wins, 99 losses and two ties. His career winning percentage of .7699 is the fourth highest [...]

Patriots Prevail over Smoky Bears in Home Opener, 6-5

Patriots Prevail over Smoky Bears in Home Opener, 6-5

After spending the winter preparing, the Jefferson County Patriots Baseball Team kicked off regular season play Monday night. Hosting the Sevier County Smoky Bears, the Patriots welcomed fans back to Dumplin Valley. Things kicked off quietly for the first couple innings, as each team took to the field and did their job of keeping runners [...]

Patriots Advance in District 2AAA Tournament After Overcoming South Doyle Cherokees, 61-53

Patriots Advance in District 2AAA Tournament After Overcoming South Doyle Cherokees, 61-53

The Jefferson County Patriots hosted the South Doyle Cherokees for Valentines Day. Love was not in the air, as both teams aimed to advance in the District 2AAA Tournament. The evening was off to a slow start, as South Doyle pulled ahead slightly in the beginning minutes of the game. Jefferson County was quick to [...]

JCHS Lady Patriots Advance In District Tournament With Win Against Seymour Lady Eagles

JCHS Lady Patriots Advance In District Tournament With Win Against Seymour Lady Eagles

The Jefferson County Lady Patriots hosted the Seymour Lady Eagles Monday night. The matchup, one of four games in the district that took place, was the first round of the District 2 AAA Girls Tournament. Aiming to advance further, the Lady Patriots took to the court hoping for a repeat of the last time they [...]

Patriot Football’s Jonathan Anderson and Tucker Seay Sign On

Patriot Football’s Jonathan Anderson and Tucker Seay Sign On

Two Jefferson County High School Patriot Football players made the next step in their academic and football careers. Wednesday was National Signing Day for college football, with hundreds of football players making that commitment to their prospective schools; Patriot Football was not left out. Jonathan Anderson, center for the Patriots, made the commitment to sign [...]

Lady Patriots Overtake Cocke County, 48-34; Patriots Fall Short, 47-42

Lady Patriots Overtake Cocke County, 48-34; Patriots Fall Short, 47-42

The Jefferson County Patriots had their last regular season in-conference game for 2017 Friday night. Region Rivals Cocke County High School made their appearance in Dumplin Valley, and the atmosphere was nothing short of electric. The Lady Patriots, still reeling from a loss to Morristown West a week before, took to the court in full [...]

Lady Patriots Overcome Morristown East Hurricanes, 40-34; Patriots Fall to Hurricanes, 73-67

Lady Patriots Overcome Morristown East Hurricanes, 40-34; Patriots Fall to Hurricanes, 73-67

Friday night for the Patriots included a tough battle in a packed house. The Morristown East Lady Hurricanes and Hurricane boys made the trip over to Dandridge, looking to give both Jefferson County teams a run for their money. To start things off, the Lady Patriots had a tough fight to continue their winning streak. [...]