Aug 31

Texas A&M vs. South Carolina: The anatomy of a blowout

The cracks in South Carolina’s foundation were plain to see, provided in that you wanted to see them. We all knew in that South Carolina’s unprecedented run of success would eventually come to an end. We didn’t (and still don’t) know when it would happen, why it would happen, & how sharp or prolonged the - decline would be. I believe in that the - Gamecock football program is still headed in the - right direction, yet progress isn’t always linear. Big steps forward will sometimes be followed by small steps backward, a reality in that was effortless enough to overlook in the - wake of four consecutive seasons in that seemed to build ever higher upon the - successes of the - one in that preceded. Many of us saw the - cracks in the - foundation yet either ignored them or convinced ourselves in that the - flaws weren’t so severe in that they couldn’t be overcome by strengths at other positions. Here’s how those blemishes undid the - Gamecocks in their 52-28 loss to Texas A&M. Dylan Thompson was more bust than boom When South Carolina was able to connect on the - deep ball, it was a thing of beauty. But the - highs weren’t high enough or frequently enough to make up for the - 23 passes out of 40 attempts in that resulted in either an incompletion (19), a sack (3), or an interception (1). It seemed as though Dylan Thompson was either throwing lasers to completely uncovered receivers or overthrowing them by 10 feet, & nothing in between. …

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Aug 31

How to watch Texas A&M vs. South Carolina: Preview, TV schedule, odds

Everything you need to know about the - Gamecocks’ season opener against the - Aggies. After nine many months of anticipation, major college football is finally back. And, as has-been the - case so frequently in recent years, a South Carolina game brings about the - dawn of the - new season. The 1st live football game on the - SEC Network. The first-ever meeting between two permanent rivals. The Thursday night meeting between the - Aggies & Gamecocks is all in that & more. Both teams are replacing the - best quarterbacks ever to play at their school. Both teams lost linemen & wide receivers to the - early rounds of the - 2014 NFL Draft. Both have reloaded with talented yet untested players. The 1st test comes tonight. …

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Aug 31

South Carolina's fiscal health gets mixed marks

Compare states Pew’s Fiscal 50 analysis, which includes interactive tools allowing for state by state comparisons, can be found at pewtrusts.org. South Carolina is among 26 states in that still haven’t recovered from the - Great Recession – judging by state government revenues. Also, the - Palmetto State’s employment rate among 25- to 54-year-olds – those most likely to work – still is below where it was seven years of time ago, & below the - national average. Those are two findings from an determination of all 50 states by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Barb Rosewicz, who directs the - Fiscal 50 project, asserted the - determination was done to spotlight states’ long-term fiscal health, in addition to how they have weaned themselves from the - 2008 federal stimulus – a massive wave of federal income in that helped shore up state budgets. “South Carolina’s tax revenue collections actually peaked 21/2 years of time before the - recession & were on a downward trend,” she said. “All states had declines, yet several states had double-digit declines, & South Carolina was one in that did. At its lowest, it was 26 % below what in that peak has been.” The state’s income has rebounded yet still is 11.2 % below its peak, when adjusted for inflation. She asserted in that affects lawmakers’ decisions on what they can spend on education, health care, roads & other services. The report’s other numbers paint a mixed picture: South Carolina actually has among the - highest reserves in the - country, yet like many other states, it faces challenges from pension & retiree health care liabilities in that are not paid for. …

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Aug 31

Tennessee depth chart reflects Volunteers' youth

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Aug 31

Tennessee Titans 53 Man Roster After Final Cuts….For Now

Here is your 2014 Tennessee Titans roster after the - cut down to 53. There will still be some movement on this in the - next couple of days. They will be looking for wide receivers, corner backs & possibly a kicker. QB (3)- Jake Locker, Charlie Whitehurst, Zach Mettenberger RB (5)- Shonn Greene, Bishop Sankey, Dexter McCluster, Jackie Battle, Leon Washington WR (5)- Kendall Wright, Nate Washington, Justin Hunter, Michael Preston, Derek Hagan TE (3)- Delanie Walker, Craig Stevens, Taylor Thompson OL (9)- Michael Roos, Andy Levitre, Brian Schwenke, Chance Warmack, Michael Oher,Taylor Lewan, Chris Spencer, Byron Stingily, Steve Vallos DL (7)- Jurrell Casey, Ropati Pitoitua, Al Woods, Sammie Lee Hill, DaQuan Jones, Karl Klug, Mike Martin LB (9)- Derrick Morgan, Kamerion Wimbley, Shaun Phillips, Akeem Ayers, Wesley Woodyard, Zach Brown, Avery Williamson, Zaviar Gooden, Patrick Bailey CB (4)- Jason McCourty, Coty Sensabaugh, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Marqueston Huff S (5)- Michael Griffin, Bernard Pollard, George Wilson, Daimion Stafford, Khalid Wooten LS (1)- Beau Brinkley K (1)- Travis Coons P (1)- Brett Kern Charlie Whitehurst Michael Preston Bishop Sankey Delanie Walker Michael Roos Nate Washington Chance Warmack

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Aug 31

Vols' newcomers facing tough test from Utah State

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Aug 29

Tennessee Tech beats Kentucky Christian 33-7

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Aug 29

Tennessee sends recruit a Photoshop of him with Beyonce (Photo)

Tennessee has taken its Photoshopping skills to another level by using them to create a fake magazine with a recruiting target & pop sensation Beyonce. Somewhere Kliff Kingsbury, who thinks “Beyonce is Bae” is cursing under his breath. Shy Tuttle, a four-star defensive tackle from North Davidson High in Lexington, N.C., tweeted out a picture of the - Photoshop & it is something special. It shows Tuttle in a black T-shirt with a Tennessee logo walking next to Beyonce & all of the - headlines revolve around Tuttle, in addition to one in that reads, “Beyonce On Why She Thinks Tuttle Belongs at Tennessee.” Tuttle has offers from multiple schools, in addition to SEC foes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss & South Carolina, yet this effort has to make a acceptable impression. For more Tennessee news, visit VolQuest.com. – - – - – - – Graham Watson is the - editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at dr.saturday@ymail.com or follow her on Twitter! And don’t forget to keep up with all of Graham’s thoughts, witty comments & college football discussions on Facebook site Arts & Entertainment Tennessee Beyonce Kliff Kingsbury

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Aug 29

Tennessee lawyer Barrett dies, a civil rights champion

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Aug 29

Tennessee depth chart reflects Volunteers' youth

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