Thursday, November 28 2013 6:00 AM EST2013-11-28 11:00:12 GMT
Well, it's that time of year again - the obligatory "I'm Thankful for" piece every so-called "journalist" is required to submit to their Editor. TLK is no different. 1. TLK is thankful for the opportunityMore >>
The Line King concludes another year of harshly worded critiques and surprisingly accurate assessments of college football performances. More >>
Wednesday, November 27 2013 6:00 AM EST2013-11-27 11:00:09 GMT
(RNN) - Everything is everything and nothing is the same. This weekend is Ball-On-TV Paradise. Couch Potato has taken a militant stance to avoid being disturbed by family, friends, neighbors, zombies,More >>
The regular football season concludes with a lot of bangs and an equal number of whimpers. It's going to be better TV than the moon landing. More >>
Thursday, November 21 2013 12:00 PM EST2013-11-21 17:00:32 GMT
(RNN) - College football is a game of emotions. Players are emotional – most actually play for the love of the game, not dreams of an NFL career and a fancy car with giant chrome wheels. CheerleadersMore >>
Saturday, November 16 2013 9:07 PM EST2013-11-17 02:07:17 GMT
Associated Press NASHVILLE, TN - The Vanderbilt Commodores just keep making history with coach James Franklin, and this time they've become eligible for a third straight bowl game for the first time ever. JustMore >>
Vanderbilt had been to only four bowls before Franklin took over.More >>
The University of Tennessee Athletic Department
KNOXVILLE - Tennessee avoided going winless in SEC play for the first time ever by notching a 37-17 victory over Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.
Tennessee's offense, the brightest spot in an otherwise difficult season, again led the way behind quarterback Tyler Bray and a slew of skill players.
Tight end Mychal Rivera and receivers Cordarrelle Patterson, Justin Hunter and Zach Rogers all caught touchdown passes in the final game of Tennessee's 5-7 season.
Rivera and Patterson helped break the game open with third-quarter touchdowns, turning a three-point lead into a comfortable margin down the stretch.
Rivera's 29-yard grab ended a 61-yard drive that gave UT a 27-17 lead after the Wildcats (2-10, 0-8 SEC) began the second half with a 7 1/2-minute drive that ended in a field goal.
Patterson's 21-yard catch gave the Vols a 34-17 lead, and Kentucky never got any closer the rest of the way.
The Vols (5-7, 1-7) opened with an 80-yard touchdown drive that ended with a 21-yard pass from Bray to Rogers barely more than 2 minutes into the game.
Kentucky answered right back, converting twice on third down, including a 29-yard pass to Jonathan George on third-and-1 that set up a 1-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Warren three plays later.
Kentucky tried to catch the Vols off guard on the ensuing kickoff, but Jacob Carter fielded a short kick and returned it 15 yards to the Kentucky 38.
Four plays later, linebacker A.J. Johnson scored his team-leading sixth rushing touchdown to give UT a 14-7 lead 6:01 to go in the first quarter.
The Vols added to that lead on a 42-yard catch and run by Hunter, who finished with three catches for 65 yards on Saturday. Those three receptions left him four short of Marcus Nash's single-season record of 76, set in 1997.
Kentucky's offense came to life in the second quarter and had a chance to take a lead just before halftime.
After Hunter's touchdown catch, the Wildcats marched to midfield before George broke a career-long 45-yard touchdown run to cut UT's lead to 20-14 with 10:18 left before halftime.
After forcing the Vols to punt on back-to-back possessions, Kentucky moved the ball all the way to the UT 14-yard line with a little more than a minute to go.
But Johnson, the Vols' leading tackler, recorded his first career sack on first down to back UK up to the 24-yard line with 29 seconds to go.
Craig McIntosh missed a 36-yard field goal attempt with 16 seconds to go before halftime, allowing the Vols to hold onto a six-point lead.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:18 PM EST2013-12-04 17:18:08 GMT
Rantankerous [ran-tank'uhr-us] (adjective) - A combination of rant [to speak in a wild or extravagant manner] and cantankerous [contentious, disagreeable]. The word is the only suitable description forMore >>
One year after they were forgotten and looked down upon, Missouri and Auburn provide an intriguing matchup in the SEC Championship Game.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 6:44 PM EST2013-12-03 23:44:02 GMT
Currently both versions of the Tigers are on the outside looking in at the BCS national championship. The question is if either deserves to be there after a win in Atlanta.More >>
Currently both versions of the Tigers are on the outside looking in with undefeated Florida State and Ohio State taking the top two spots in the BCS standings. The question is if either deserves to be replaced in favor of the SEC champion. More >>