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Vols down Auburn, 71-63, in Bruce Pearl's return

Updated 18 hours, 16 minutes ago

Donnie Tyndall tried his best to downplay Bruce Pearl's return, but Josh Richardson understood the significance of Saturday's contest.

"Being a new coach at a new school and playing against an old coach that did so much for the school — that the fans love so much — ­­if he felt any pressure, I think he did a good job of not letting us see it," the senior guard said.

"I just know it meant a lot to him."

In the end, the Volunteers stepped up for their first-year head coach, outscoring Auburn 22-11 over the final 10:50 of ...

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Notebook: Bruce Pearl's return to Knoxville filled with emotional moments

Updated 17 hours, 11 minutes ago

As the game turned: With 10:50 remaining in the game, Bruce Pearl looked poised to lead his Auburn team to a victory against Tennessee.

The former Tennessee head coach had just witnessed Antoine Mason knock down a triple to temporarily silence the crowd and give Auburn a 52-49 lead.

At the time, the Tigers were 7-of-12 from the 3-point line, were showing no signs of intimidation in playing front of a raucous crowd at Thompson-Boling-announced at 18439, and were exuding confidence during every possession.

In the following minutes, however, Tennessee ensured that Pearl’s return to Knoxville would not ...

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Supreme Court hearings loom for Tenn. same-sex marriage

Fri Jan 30, 2015 03:00 a.m.

“This is the case. This is the one.”

Maureen Holland, a civil rights attorney from Memphis and one of the lawyers currently preparing briefs for the upcoming Supreme Court argument on same-sex marriage rights, said this would be the case ...

Sports

Lady Vols hang on to beat Wildcats 73-72

Fri Jan 30, 2015 03:00 a.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky.—All they needed was one stop.

Despite trailing for all but five minutes in the second half, the Lady Vols found themselves in a position to record their first top-10 road win since 2008.

With just over four ...

Arts & Culture

Sex Week play explores realities of rape culture

Fri Jan 30, 2015 03:00 a.m.

After weeks in the fall of receiving UT alerts about sexual assaults on campus, the topic of rape culture has been brought to the forefront.

In conjunction with Sex Week’s Red Zone, the Clarence Brown Lab Theatre will show ...

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An Englishman in America

'Love, actually' or drunk, actually

Fri Jan 30, 2015 03:00 a.m.

Upon hearing that I was going to university in Tennessee, I was excited beyond words. Here was my chance to have the quintessential American college experience. There was something on the website that gave me pause however: “The University of ...