To borrow an old comedic line, I slept like a baby on Tuesday night after the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Miami Heat in overtime. I woke up every two hours and cried.
Proving that no one seems content to live in the precious present these days, ESPN released something called its College Football Future Power Rankings on Tuesday.
Monday night's Best of Preps banquet was not the first time former Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones played to a packed house in the Scenic City.
Assuming some Disney executive would have deemed it believable, it had the makings of the best sports movie ever.
To those who know them only through our state's sports pages, Russ Huesman and Butch Jones are the football coaches at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Tennessee, respectively.
For those of us old enough to remember Green Bay thrashing Kansas City 35-10 in the first Super Bowl, ESPN recently naming then-Packers coach Vince Lombardi as the greatest NFL coach in history was a foregone conclusion.
ATHENS, Tenn. — Having won three BCS national championships in the last four years, Alabama football coach Nick Saban is generally regarded as the sport's brightest mind these days.
His biggest fans have argued for years that Rafael Nadal will eventually become the greatest tennis player ever.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Walt Disney World or a day with Peyton Manning.
When it comes to NBA basketball, we obviously don't appreciate understated excellence in this country.
Good thing Gordon Gee decided to become the former president of The Ohio State University early on Tuesday rather than later in the day.
One championship does not a dynasty make, regardless of the sport. So however much it hurts these particular fan bases, Peyton Manning never oversaw a dynasty with the Indianapolis Colts. Nor Dirk Nowitzki an NBA dynasty in Dallas.
Lorenzo Evans stood on the fringe of McCallie School's football field, watching his five sons participate in the "Heads Up" football clinic Saturday afternoon.
"... And starting at quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, on loan from the four-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat, the former pride of Akron, Ohio — LeBron James."
Some coincidences are simply too rich too ignore.
Barbecue. Not a Rock City birdhouse. Not a fish Christmas ornament from the Tennessee Aquarium. Not even a MoonPie coffee mug.
Eight concussions. A shoulder replacement. A broken leg. A fused neck.
The Beatles orchestrated it (Revolution No. ...). The Splendid Splinter, Ted Williams, wore it on his back. Cats' lives supposedly total this.
Former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry has one goal above all others for when he arrives at McCallie School for the Heads Up football clinic on June 1.
ATLANTA — It might be time to find a more permanent spot for Evan Gattis in the Atlanta Braves lineup.
At 2:14 Monday afternoon I left McKenzie Arena after interviewing new University of Tennessee at Chattanooga assistant basketball coach Wes Long.
New University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn has been on the job exactly 30 days today.
Semi-retired from football for the first time in 53 years, Buddy Nix returned home to Chattanooga around 9:30 Thursday morning. Five hours later, the just-retired general manager of the Buffalo Bills was on his way to a long weekend at Alabama's Lake Martin.
Orange and white "UT" earrings dangled from her lobes. An orange No. 16 Peyton Manning jersey covered her torso. Her pants were white. Her sandals were orange and white.
By all accounts, Jay Wade was a nearly perfect child. Great student. Determined athlete. Impeccable manners and behavior.
It's a joke that all who knew Reggie White well have heard hundreds of times.
Every Dec. 24, the Wade family gathers for Christmas Eve services at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville.
With a crowd of more than 600 Howard students, friends and family cheering every word, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate honored the late Reggie White this morning.
I have a dream. I have the Memphis Grizzlies reaching the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. I even have the Griz possibly winning a game or two against the Heatles should they get that far, though I'll admit I haven't yet figured out how a feat such as that might be accomplished against King James and Co.
Eight years, four months and 14 days after she lost her beloved husband Reggie, Sara White calmly discussed the passage of time Friday afternoon.
A couple of hours before he was introduced as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's new women's basketball coach Friday afternoon, Jim Foster and his wife Donna were driving around the Bluff View Art District when they spotted a large metal sculpture that looked somewhat familiar.
It's been nearly six weeks since Louisville reserve guard Kevin Ware fell to the basketball court in total agony on Easter afternoon, his right tibia snapped in two and sticking through his skin during a Midwest Regional final win over Duke.
William Jerry Payne handed his pale orange Tennessee ballcap to new UT football coach Butch Jones with a simple request: "Could you sign this, Coach?"
David Blackburn got to preach to the choir Monday.
The greatest performance I've ever witnessed atop McKenzie Arena's basketball court took place on Jan. 28, 2009.
As almost any University of Tennessee at Chattanooga basketball fan will nervously attest, the Mocs have been without a men's coach for the past 46 days.
JOHN BRANNEN Alabama (entering fifth season) Those UTC fans with long memories may recall that despite the Mocs defeating Marshall in the 1997 Southern Conference tournament final on their way to the NCAA Sweet 16, Brannen was named the tourney MVP.
The idea was first hatched in late November over a platter of Champy's fried chicken, which would instantly improve any concept.
Having reached his one-week milestone as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's new athletic director, David Blackburn has yet to open so much as one of the moving boxes sitting on the floor of his McKenzie Arena office.
James Franklin had been the Vanderbilt football coach for a couple of days in December of 2010 when he gathered his new team together for a pre-Christmas vacation message.
Give Tyler Bray credit. He's consistent.
Submitted for your Big Orange approval: Has there ever been a better 72 hours to be a Tennessee Volniac — Off-season Edition — than those just past?
Perhaps all we need to know about the Tennessee Titans' decision to select Alabama offensive guard Chance Warmack with the 10th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night came in a tweet from running back Chris Johnson.
That David Blackburn was the right person to take over the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletic department was supremely evident during his introductory reception Tuesday afternoon.
So Andrew Wiggins just stiffed the basketball coaches at North Carolina, Kansas and Florida State, canceling in-home visits with all three schools?
Welcome aboard, David Blackburn. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga made a safe and sound hire when it chose you to become its next athletic director over the weekend.
KNOXVILLE — Hey, Sal Sunseri's defense never gave up 71 points.
With a red ribbon already pinned to his purple T-shirt thanks to his 50-meter wheelchair race performance, William Toney was all smiles at Saturday's Area 4 Special Olympics Spring Games.
So, who is it? The interviews have concluded.
Just in case you think there's an offseason when it comes to jealousy and loathing among Southeastern Conference football fans, we introduce you to Rob Preston this morning.