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Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Mar. 18, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ March 18 The Johnson City Press on supporting local businesses: If you were on West State of Franklin Road at lunch hour Tuesday, you might have noticed something missing: the usual heavy traffic. Precautions against COVID-19 have prompted some local restaurants...

Kentucky's Ashton Hagans, left, looks for an opening against Auburn's Anfernee McLemore (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

No. 6 Kentucky expects Ashton Hagans back for SEC Tournament

Mar. 7, 2020 5:17 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans apparently needed some time away. Coach John Calipari obliged. But Calipari expects his floor leader to return in time for next week's Southeastern Conference Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee. The Wildcats (25-6, 15-3 SEC) are the No. 1 seed and...

Auburn guard Samir Doughty (10) and forward Danjel Purifoy (3) react to a 3-point shot during an NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Knoxville, Tenn. Doughty made 8 of 13 3-pointers and finished with 32 points as No. 17 Auburn beat Tennessee 85-63 to snap a two-game skid in the regular-season finale. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Doughty makes 8 3s as No. 17 Auburn beats Tennessee 85-63

Mar. 7, 2020 4:18 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers played their best game of the season on Saturday, reminding coach Bruce Pearl of how they played a year ago in turning in the best postseason in program history. Samir Doughty made 8 of 13 3-pointers and finished with 32 points as No. 17 Auburn beat Tennessee...

Kentucky revokes ticket privileges for fan after racial slur

Mar. 5, 2020 5:52 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has permanently revoked ticket privileges for a Wildcats fan who was shown on video yelling a racial slur at Tennessee fan. University officials said Thursday that “this misconduct is unacceptable, unwelcome." Athletic director Mitch Barnhart announced the revocation...

Kentucky AD: 'consequences' for fan yelling racial slur

Mar. 4, 2020 11:18 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart tweeted “there will be consequences” for a Wildcats fan shown in a couple of videos yelling a racial slur at a Tennessee fan near the end of the Volunteers' upset victory over the No. 6 Wildcats. Ethan Williams tweeted a video of...

Tennessee's John Fulkerson (10) celebrates after Tennessee defeated Kentucky 81-73 in an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Fulkerson scores 27, Tennessee stuns No. 6 Kentucky 81-73

Mar. 4, 2020 1:51 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — On the brink of being blown out, Tennessee stuck with the plan against No. 6 Kentucky by creating opportunities and then making them count. The Volunteers emerged with a huge victory that snapped the Wildcats' hot streak along with 10 perfect years of holding a double-digit halftime...

Tennessee forward John Fulkerson (10) dribbles the ball past Florida forward Keyontae Johnson (11)  during an NCAA college basketball game in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Tennessee hold off Florida 63-58 behind Fulkerson

Feb. 29, 2020 6:02 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Fulkerson knew the shot clock was winding down and Tennessee needed something to halt a furious Florida comeback. Fulkerson set his feet and let a 3-point shot fly from near the top of the key. The junior forward had only attempted one other 3-pointer in his entire career, and...

Tennessee's Yves Pons (35) puts up a shot against Arkansas in the Vols' 82-61 home win during an NCAA college basketball game, in Knoxville, Tenn., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Scott Keller/The Daily Times via AP)

Jones scores 37 in Arkansas’ 86-69 win over Tennessee

Feb. 26, 2020 11:30 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Mason Jones scored a game-high 37 points and Arkansas started the game on a 14-1 run and never trailed in an 86-69 win over Tennessee Wednesday night. Jones, the SEC's leading scorer, scored nine of the 14 to start the game. He was joined in double figures by teammates Isaiah Joe...

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl celebrates with players after a win over Tennessee in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

Auburn rallies past Vols; fan tossed for derogatory comment

Feb. 22, 2020 3:39 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers had an ugly performance for 25 minutes and an unfortunate incident involving a fan. The final result was prettier for the 13th-ranked Tigers, who rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half to beat Tennessee 73-66 on Saturday behind Samir Doughty's 22 points....

Ex-Kentucky player Delk is Tennessee Hall of Fame inductee

Feb. 20, 2020 5:41 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former University of Kentucky basketball star and NBA player Tony Delk will be inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Delk is a Covington, Tennessee, native and played at Haywood High in Brownsville. He was a Parade All-American, McDonalds All-American and 3A Mr....