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

Updated 1 day 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 23 hours, 16 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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FUEL carries 2012 SGA elections

Fri Mar 30, 2012 03:00 a.m.

Despite widespread student support for REVOLT’s policy initiative, voters this year soundly elected FUEL’s representatives.
   
Adam Roddy, junior in political science, won the presidential election with just over 8 percent of student body support.
The FUEL campaign carried ...

Student Life

Class Skypes with Titans player

Fri Mar 30, 2012 03:00 a.m.

Most University of Georgia football players aren’t well received by Volunteers fans.
    
But most football players aren’t like Tennessee Titans linebacker Will Witherspoon.
    
Witherspoon, who played for the Bulldogs from 1998-2001, spent over 30 minutes on Tuesday doing ...

Entertainment

Hike of the Week

Fri Mar 30, 2012 03:00 a.m.

Andrews Bald.
    
Ain’t no mountain high enough — except for Clingman’s Dome.
    
Our mild, lackluster winter never truly produced any outstanding snows. Because of that, several seasonal roads in the Smokies opened early to embrace spring and entertain visitors ...

Sports

Summitt, Lady Vols give fans dramatic season to remember

Fri Mar 30, 2012 03:00 a.m.

Expectations have always been high for the Tennessee women’s basketball team. They will remain high even if the winningest NCAA basketball coach in history does not return next season. Regardless, this year was one that Volunteer nation will remember ...

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Guest Column

Characters evolve in ‘Mad Men’

Fri Mar 30, 2012 03:00 a.m.

In creative writing class, a mark of a good short story is whether anyone changes over the course of the tale. If nobody changes, then what of consequence really happened?
    
More and more, this feels like the gap between the ...