Month: January 2010

  • They’ll have to tow Ruffin McNeill away

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ruffin McNeill didn’t say a word. He just walked into the room filled with reporters and fans waiting to hear from East Carolina’s new coach and repeatedly pumped his right fist in the air. He was home, back at his alma mater and in his native North Carolina. “This is my […]

  • Hurry, antidote needed for dreaded ‘Knoxville Syndrome’

    Too often, we let the sources set the terms. Even as (WBIR News Director) Bill (Shory) states this obvious truth, the crowd of his peers nearly shouts him down, yelling “Yes, he does!” That’s absurd. This group of reporters in a major sports market is so cowed by the university media machine that it doesn’t […]

  • Kiffin clash

    A video of the negotiations between the Knoxville media and Bud Ford, the University of Tennessee’s Associate Athletics Director – Media Relations (Men) – Football, before the press conference where head football coach Lane Kiffin announced he was leaving Tennessee for the head coaching job at the University of Southern California. Kiffin wanted to do […]