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Field of Dreams Activities Center set to open a decade after inception

Field of Dreams Activities Center set to open a decade after inception

Ten years after its inception, Dandridge is finally set to open the new Field of Dreams Activities Center.

The nearly 50,000 square foot facility is the newest addition to the Field of Dreams complex.

It houses two full basketball courts, a fitness room, free weights and workout equipment, elliptical machines and treadmills, even a volleyball court.

Town Administrator Bryan McCarter says the center's impact will be wide-reaching.

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.

Ken Sparks gets 300th win for Carson-Newman

Ken Sparks gets 300th win for Carson-Newman

 

It was a landmark achievement for a longtime East Tennessee football coach.

Ken Sparks has been head coach at Carson-Newman College for 32 years.

Sparks said his football career began with a promise to God to be the best coach he could be.

And Thursday night, he reached a major milestone with his 300th win. The Eagles won 56-46 over Glenville State.

Sparks celebrated with his team on the field with prayer and of course a game ball.

He was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer but has said he won't let it stop him from coaching.

Carson-Newman's Sparks seeks to join 300-win club

Carson-Newman's Sparks seeks to join 300-win club

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks says he never thought about retiring even after learning this summer that he has prostate cancer.

Just over two months after undergoing surgery, Sparks will seek his 300th career coaching victory Thursday when Carson-Newman opens its season against Glenville (W.Va.) State.

Duanah shines in Carson-Newman scrimmage

Duanah shines in Carson-Newman scrimmage

The Carson-Newman backfield got a little bit more crowded after a senior tailback's performance in an Orange and Blue scrimmage Wednesday.

Solomon Duanah (Johnson City, Tenn.) burst across the goal line and onto the blue turf of Burke-Tarr stadium's end zones three times - once through the air and twice on the ground - as the leading offensive performer in the scrimmage.

Duanah said his offensive line was the key to his success.

Claire Donahue's former coach watches achievements from London

Claire Donahue's former coach watches achievements from London

"You say 'wow, she's really here; she has really made it,'" John Matson recalled Friday -- just 24 hours since returning from London to watch his former student in the pinnacle of her career.

Lenior City native Claire Donahue competed in the 100 meter butterfly in the 2012 Olympics last Sunday. Friday, she helped the U.S. women's team get to the finals of the 400 meter relay.

It has been a long road to get to the London Aquatics Centre for the 23-year-old, a road that began in Blount County. That's where Matson first met Donahue more than a decade ago.