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Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Right up until the second half Saturday night, the incredible momentum that energized Knoxville for the past week seemed like it might be enough to carry the Tennessee Volunteers to a victory against the Florida Gators for the first time in eight meetings.

The Vols were up 14-10 in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 102,000.

 

But then the 2nd half happened to a team that's had some memorable 2nd half meltdowns in the past few years.

Then the Gators scored 27 points.

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.

Traffic problems to be addressed at Dyllis Springs Elementary

Traffic problems to be addressed at Dyllis Springs Elementary

A new elementary school in Roane County is attracting attention for what happening inside and outside of its walls.

Dyllis Springs Elementary School in Oliver Springs opened its doors to students for the first time ever last week. More than 400 children attend classes in a new building that uses geothermal energy and other energy efficient building materials.

While many parents are excited to have their children attend the school, some say they would like to see problems affecting traffic congestion at the school fixed.

Dyllis Springs Elementary opens doors for first time

Dyllis Springs Elementary opens doors for first time

Thursday was not only the first week of school for students at Dyllis Springs Elementary School, it was also the first week for the building.

School officials and special guests officially cut the ribbon on Roane County's newest school Thursday.

The building, which will serve more than 400 students this year is state-of-the-art. It uses geothermal energy, energy efficient building materials, and will eventually use solar power.

"Word's can't really express this building and all that went into the shaping of it. It is awesome," said Principal Gwen Johnson.

tnAchieves now accepting applicants, mentors for upcoming year

tnAchieves now accepting applicants, mentors for upcoming year

As many high school seniors begin to prepare for college, one local scholarship program is gearing up for a higher number of applicants this year.

"tnAchieves" provides assistance to public school students who continue their education at a community college. In East Tennessee, those schools include Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, and Walter State Community college.

The "last dollar" scholarship provides funds to cover whatever tuition costs remain after financial aid and other scholarships.