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UT says Florida returned tickets, now you can buy them!

UT says Florida returned tickets, now you can buy them!

The Univesity of Tennessee announced Monday that there are still tickets available for Saturday's huge game against Florida.

UT says a "significant portion" of the visiting team allotment has been returned, including lower-level tickets.  Most of them are in the upper deck and are going for about $80.

Businesses wish for Vol winning season

Businesses wish for Vol winning season

Vol fans spare no expense during a winning football season.  That is one reason Knoxville businesses hope the men in orange and white keep earning victories.

"If it's an early game, and a win, everybody gets in a good mood.  Hey, if you're in a good mood, you may want to buy a car," said Lance Cunningham at Lance Cunningham Ford off I-640 in North Knoxville.

Cunningham said his dealership is also busy on Sundays after a Saturday win.

A winning season means increased revenue for most businesses in Knoxville.

Vol fans can expect a few changes on gameday

Vol fans can expect a few changes on gameday

UT fans are anxiously awaiting the first home game of the 2012 football season, but there are a few changes on campus this year that you should be aware of.

The kickoff against the Georgia State University Panthers on Saturday is set for 4:00 pm.  It will be televised on pay-per-view.

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Tyler Bray completed 27-of-41 passes for 333
yards and threw for two touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 35-21 win over North
Carolina State on Friday.

Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in six balls for 93 yards and caught a touchdown
and added another score with a 67-yard run. Zach Rogers caught a 72-yard
touchdown and Rajion Neal carried the ball 22 times for 53 yards and a
touchdown for the Volunteers (1-0), who posted a disappointing 5-7
record last season.

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

 

It's the day Vol fans have been waiting for, the start of the 2012 football season.    

It's been a long offseason for the team having to dwell on a loss to Kentucky for the last eight months.

But today the Vols open up the season against NC State.

The arrived in Atlanta yesterday afternoon.

This is the first time in 73 years that the team has played a regular season game on a Friday.

The Vols will take on the Wolfpack tonight at the Georgia Dome at 7:30 p.m.

The game will be aired on ESPU-U.

Knox Commission discusses future of CTAS

Knox Commission discusses future of CTAS

The fifteen Knox County employees who signed up to complete a continuing education class this year can still collect their bonuses of up to $1,000.

But Knox County Commissioners voted Monday to suspend the program in the future until an investigation in to the practice is complete.

The program, known as CTAS, first came under scrutiny when it was discovered several employees were awarded bonuses when they didn't complete the coursework.

 

The revelation prompted an ongoing investigation in to Trustee John Duncan's office.

Stores stock up on new UT gear

Stores stock up on new UT gear

Stores in East Tennessee are already stocked up with new UT gear.
 
Hounddogs in West Knoxville received dozens of shipments of new items this summer.

Manager Jesse Thomason says new hot items are decorative license plates, sideline polo shirts, and bobble heads.

Their store plans to stay stocked this football season, but Thomason encourages shoppers to come early.