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Speaker warns of ‘Insecurity in Cyberspace’ Chris Bratta Staff Writer The attacks are underway, the cyber-attacks that is, and everyone is susceptible, according to the event titled “Insecurity in Cyberspace.” Whether a Windows, Mac or Linux user, common security exploitations may be compromising your computer. Three-time UT graduate, Stacy Prowell spoke about these security issues at the Baker Center on Tuesday. Prowell currently serves as chief cyber security research scientist in the Cyberspace Sciences and Information Intelligence Research Group at ORNL. Additionally, Prowell holds an associate professor’s position in UT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Prowell’s presentation provided insight into the past, present and future of a variety of computer exploitations. Although his speech gave a great deal of information on computer problems, it contained far less technological language than some in attendance expected. Prowell confronted many of the common ideas regarding computer security, such as: “Keep software up to date, install anti-virus and anti-malware software, avoid Windows and Internet Explorer and identify phishing attempts.” All of these ideas were given less validity as his speech progressed. “Thirty-four percent of the web based attacks are coming from the U.S.” Prowell said. “The infected computers generating spam distributed denial-of-service attacks and other securityrelated problems are mostly found in the U.S.” The underlying reason for the majority of bad-natured behavior around the computer world was explained as money. “The No. 1 money maker is not stealing your credit card numbers; it is click fraud,” Prowell said. “This is how these companies are tricking advertisers to cutting them checks.” These companies want to click advertisements from your computer to generate revenue for themselves explained Prowell.

insecure design, insecure protocols, (which) last forever and social engineering.” The philosophical problems lie within the design goals of the Internet, Prowell said. He explained that “security was not one of them, because it was not going to go to everybody's house ... security was very much an afterthought. “The Internet is a disruptive technology and a platform for disruptive technology.” As grim as some of the points in the presentation were, all hope is lost, Prowell said. Prowell said insecurity is a “really tough problem,” because exploitations are being found and used, antivirus software isn’t as effective as it should be and because “more and more people are living in the web browser.” He explained that one exploit in a web browser, like the commonly used Firefox, could open the door to computer-compromising software on any platform. His suggestions are to “use endpoint software, such as firewalls,” as well as “filtering” techniques. Additionally, he suggested that, to ensure security for places like banks, where sensitive material needs to remain secure, they should create “new networks and subnets,” which would minimize the amount of insecurities. Caitlin Newman, a junior in public relations, Hayley DeBusk • The Daily Beacon described the information provided in Prowell’s presenStacy Prowell speaks about security issues on computers tation as “a rude awakening.” “I am not technologically advanced, so it scared me, Tuesday. Some tips he had were to keep the computer antisoftware up to date and to avoid phishing attempts while because I was not aware of what could happen,” online. A source for students is OIT in the Commons of Newman said. “... I will use more precaution when using Hodges library or visit its website at the web and rethink what I am doing.” Prowell stands on the front line, trying to stop, as In Prowell’s opinion, two major issues cause insecurity: The technology is insecure, and the philosophy behind computer well as inform the public of, these problems. With computers networks is problematic. Technological insecurities, as Prowell controlling the majority of topics, it is important to understand explained, consist of “bugs, insecure programming practices, exactly what is happening.

Student wins collegiate pageant Donesha Aldridge Staff Writer One of UT’s own swept away judges and won the first crown and title of Miss Tennessee Collegiate America. Callie Atkins, junior in business adminstration, will move on to compete in the national Miss Collegiate America competition in San Antonio, Texas, in January. The pageant was held at Wilson Central High School in Lebanon, Tenn., on Oct. 9 and 10. For this competition, Atkins was judged in four different phases: a private panel interview with the judges, a fashion-wear competition, an onstage interview and an evening gown competition. Fifty-one girls will compete in the national competition in San Antonio. This will be the first national competition for the Miss Collegiate America title. The prize for being crowned Miss Collegiate America will be a scholarship of $10,000. Atkins said she wanted to compete in this pageant because she valued the criteria that the contestants would be judged on for winning. She also said she heard wonderful things about the sister pageant, Miss High School America. “Not only do these pageants present their delegates in a high moral regard, but they also focus on scholarship and community service,” she said. “I have always lived in Tennessee, and for me, it was an exciting opportunity to represent not only Tennessee but the University of Tenessee on a national level.” The Miss High School America’s first competition occurred in March. The pageant was founded by Amanda Patterson, who was involved in pageants for many years of her life. George Pinckney, coordinator of the pageant, said this competition is a fun thing he loves to do. He said it’s all about promoting community service and not just about beauty. “You meet good people,” he said. “The part I enjoy getting is the girls to focus on interviewing and their aspirations. It’s important to remind them to be them-

selves.” Atkins said the competition was not just about winning for her. “By all means I wanted to win, but pageantry is also a way for me to meet new people and improve communication skills that will be vital when it comes to pursuing my future career,” she said. One of Atkins’ friends, Lindsey Reeves, junior in logistics, said this was a pageant that Atkins worked tirelessly for, and she was ecstatic, but not surprised, that Atkins won. “I think Callie is an extremely poised, talented, beautiful and intelligent young woman, and I completely support her endeavors, this pageant included,” Reeves said. Reeves said even though she was not at this pageant, she has seen Atkins compete before, and each time she does a remarkable job. “She has such a distinguished presence on stage, beautiful and poised, while also being strong and assertive,” Reeves said. Atkins said this was her fourth competition. She was crowned Miss River Queen in 2009 and won first runner up in Miss Spirit of the South this year. Atkins also competed in the Miss Tennessee USA competition last year. Atkins said she wanted to win the title so that she could make a positive impact on people. “I have never wanted to be thought of as a ‘pageant girl,’ and I know many other titleholders feel the same way,” she said. “All too often there is a stigma associated with pageants, and I think it is important to have representatives who are driven and honestly want to do what they can to help others.” Reeves said those from Knoxville and East Tennessee should be extremely glad that Atkins won. “We should all be so proud that the representative in the Miss Collegiate America competition for the state of Tennessee is a student at UT,” Reeves said. “I know I am.” For additional information about the pageants and the upcoming competitions visit the pageant’s website at

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Callie Atkins, a junior in business administration, won the new Miss Tennessee Collegiate America. She will now represent Tennessee in the Miss Collegiate America Pageant in San Antonio, Texas, in January 2011.

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A UT student reported that his bicycle was stolen while parked near the Melrose Hall entrance of Hodges Library sometime between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.


A UT student reported that his bicycle was stolen while parked in the Hess Hall courtyar between 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 10:50 a.m. on Oct. 19.

Oct. 19 A UT student reported that his motorcycle was vandalized and parts were stolen while it was parked in the motorcycle parking behind the Earth and Planetary Sciences building between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A UT student reported that some items were stolen from his red, 2009 Kia Spectra while it was parked on the third level of the G15 parking garage between 10:30 p.m. and 11:20 p.m. on Oct. 18.

A UT student reported that her wallet was stolen from the southeast corner desk area on the fourth floor of Hodges Library around 1:30 p.m. The victim described the unknown suspect as a black man with an afro haircut wearing a white T-shirt, beige pants, black shoes and a red hooded sweatshirt. The victim estimated that the total value of the wallet was around $22. — Compiled by Robbie Hargett

Compiled from a media log provided to the Daily Beacon by the Universty of Tennessee Police Department. All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. People with names similar or identical to those listed may not be those identified in reports.

UT Center for Business and Economic Research issues economic report

Matthew DeMaria • The Daily Beacon

Senior John Fields dunks a ball during the basketball team’s first official practice on Friday. Oct. 16.

The worst is over, but better times are still a few years away. That’s the mixed economic forecast as described in “The Tennessee Business and Economic Outlook: Fall 2010,” a report just issued by the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the UT. According to the report, the economy will see modest improvements over the next year but won’t be at the pre-recession levels of 2007 until at least the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The report looks at both the U.S. and state economy and notes that the Tennessee economy has largely tracked the national economy with some exceptions, such as employment. The state’s jobs drop was due in large part to a 14.2 percent cut in the state’s manufacturing sector — roughly 3 percentage points above the national average. In total, the state lost 155,800 jobs in

2009. Natural resources, mining and construction suffered the deepest setbacks. Still, overall there are signs of life. On an annual basis, the state unemployment rate should average 10.1 percent this year, falling to 9.5 percent in 2011. Compare that to the national average of 9.7 for this year and a projected rate of 9.6 for next year. To date, the county with the highest unemployment is Scott County at 19.8 percent. Lincoln County has the lowest with 6.4 percent. Next year, all employment sectors in the state will enjoy job growth. Yet as hiring increases, the unemployment rate could also increase as additional workers — who had since stopped looking for work — start looking again, putting upward pressure on unemployment rates because those workers were not previously counted towards the rate. The Great Recession was unique in that it is the only modern recession to produce an outright decline in annual personal income growth. Nominal personal income, which includes all forms of income earned by Tennesseans, fell 1.6 percent in 2009. However, the first two quarters of 2010 produced respectable year-over-year gains and that growth is expected to continue on an upward trajectory

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BEACON BITS continued from Page 2 More money means more to spend. Last year, taxable sales fell 7.4 percent, but the situation is slowly improving. Sales rebounded in the second quarter of 2010 and should continue to grow each year. On June 30, 2011, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will expire, placing further burden on state and federal economies. Some fear a double - dip recession due to the lack of stimulus funds coursing through the economies, but the report predicts the recovery will persevere but in an anemic state. The reduced role of the federal ARRA will take some steam out of the economy going forward, and the economy will have to rely more on fundamental market forces, the report said, noting structural adjustments, such as eliminating the excess inventory of homes on the market and a restoration of household saving, will be required to move the economy to stronger rates of growth in the years ahead. To see the report in its entirety, visit The report was financed in part by the state Department of Finance and Administration, the state Department of Economic and Community Development, the state Department of Revenue, the st ate Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the Appalachian Regional Commission. College of Nursing ’s fundraiser successful The College of Nursing held its second annual NightinGala fundraiser event last month and brought in more than $60,000 in funding for the college. Held at the Foundry at World’s Fair Park, the event was emceed by Robin Wilhoit , anchorperson for WBIR-TV

InSHORT and member of the College of Nursing Board of Visitors. Jan Simek, interim president of the University of Tennessee, presented the Dr. Sylvia E. Hart Distinguished Alumni of the Year Awards. The first recipient was Joe Emert ‘78, president of First Choice Medical, member of the College of Nursing Board of Visitors and former member of the Chancellor’s Associates. The second recipient was Joan Creasia, dean of the College of Nursing. Creasia’s daughters and granddaughter were on hand to surprise her and help present the award. Sam Venable, author, humorist and columnist for the Knoxville News S entinel, was the guest speaker. Venable entertained the audience with lively stories based on East Tennessee lore. Susan Martin, vice chancellor and provost of the UT campus, gave special remarks. Robbie Franklin of Furrow Auctioneers conducted an energetic live auction, and Freddie Brabson provided musical entertainment. The corporate underwriter for the event was Tennessee Donor Services. Corporate sponsors included The Pilot Corporation, Regional Neonatal Associates, University Health Systems and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Table sponsors were First Choice Medical, Joe & Cindy Emert, Margaret Heins-Laning, Parkwest Medical Center, Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc., S ummit View Health Management , S kyridge and Lakeway Hospit als (Community Health Systems) and the Tennessee Nurses Association. Other contributors include Marty and Jennifer Vickery Smith and the College of Nursing faculty and staff. The 2011 NightinGala will be held on Friday, Oct . 28, 2011, at The Foundry on the Fair Site. For more information, contact Phyllis Moore at 865-974-3011 or or Debby Powell at 865-974-2755 or

Tara Sripunvoraskul • The Daily Beacon

Millie Nichols prepares to serve during a USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional match on Oct. 15. Nichols lost to teammate Brynn Boren in the singles final on Oct. 18. Nichols and partner Rosalía Alda lost to teammates Boren and Maria Sorbello in the doubles finals on Oct. 17.

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Guest Column

Taking precautions helps ease spread of flu Influenza (commonly referred to as the flu) is a contagious illness that occurs most commonly in the winter months. Because people are indoors, more time is spent in close contact and the virus is readily spread from person to person by coughing, sneezing or touching contaminated surfaces. Every year complications of the flu hospitalize more than 200,000 people in the United States. Patients at increased risk are young children, older adults, pregnant women and those with certain chronic health conditions, like asthma and diabetes. Symptoms of the flu typically include a fever (temperature greater than 100.0 F or 37.8 C), body aches, headache with fatigue, a runny nose, cough and sore throat. In certain types of flu, vomiting and diarrhea may occur as well. People with the flu may run a fever for two to five days. Although the illness may last for a week or more, the respiratory symptoms typically improve over two to five days, as well. Associated weakness or fatigue may last for several weeks. Treating the symptoms of the flu may help you feel better but will not make the flu go away faster. You should rest until your symptoms are completely well. Drink plenty of fluids to reduce your chances of becoming dehydrated. Over-the-counter medications may help with some symptoms. Acetaminophen can relieve fever, headache and muscle aches. Cough and cold medicines may help with other associated symptoms of cough, congestion and runny nose. Anti-viral medicines can be used to treat and prevent influenza. These medications, if needed, can be made available to you by prescription from your health care provider. When used as treatment, they are best started within the first 48 hours of the symptoms’ onset. The anti-viral medicine does not eliminate symptoms but may help to reduce their severity and duration. Antibiotics are not useful for treating the flu but are used to sometimes to treat complications of the flu, like pneumonia, ear infections or sinusitis. The best approach to the flu season and influenza is to be proactive with your health. There are some important measures you should always remember. Start with frequent hand washing with soap and water to limit the spread of influenza virus. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are a reasonable alternative when soap and water are not available. Always cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues or with your inner elbow area when you are coughing or sneezing, whether you think you have the flu or not. People who are infected with the flu should remain at home and away from others for at least 24 hours after their fever has gone without the use of anti-fever medication. If you have the flu and face-to-face contact is necessary, wear a face mask. More importantly, getting the annual flu vaccine is the most effective way to reduce the chance of becoming infected. The flu season typically begins in our area in November and runs to April. An annually updated flu vaccine is necessary. Both injectable and nasal spray forms are available. This year, it is recommended that everyone receive the flu vaccine. A public flu vaccine clinic will be available at the UC on Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for students, faculty, staff and their family members ages 4 years and older. The cost of the vaccine is $20, and only the injectable form will be available at this clinic. You may pay by credit or debit card, check or cash. This is a joint vaccine clinic sponsored by the UT Student Health Service, UT College of Nursing, the Knoxville News Sentinel and Dr. Charlie Barnett. The proceeds from this clinic will go to support the Empty Stocking Fund. Hopefully, you won’t have to be one of the flu sufferers this season. There are some steps that we all can take to prevent that from happening. If, however, you do contract the flu, there are measures that you can take to assist in your recovery. If you have questions or concerns related to the flu this season, the Center for Disease Control has a good website with accurate information, or as always, you can speak with your health care provider. Your Student Health Clinic is available for your questions and is ready to assist you with your health care needs. —Spencer Gregg is a doctor of internal medicine at UT’s Student Health Center. He can be reached at

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Students should take time for casual reading Ac orns and Other Seeds by

Anna-Lise Burnette While this article is sure to lose some of you within the first few sentences, hopefully the scholastic spirit of college that lurks somewhere within your hearts will perk up when I say: It is time to think about books. Not the textbooks you’ve shoved under the bed but novels and nonfiction and delicious bites of novellas and poetry and historical fiction. But don’t jump in with abandon, because that’s a sure way to end up disheartened. There are times when a little bit of discernment goes a long way. I don’t mean the kind of snobbery that makes you turn up your nose at a pair of last season’s TOMS, heaven forbid, but rather a critical examination of our own relationship with books and literature. Critical doesn’t necessarily have to mean deep, and so with that in mind, a few points: A) I’ve recently come to the conclusion that I have let nothing more than my own apprehension keep me from some fantastic books. For various reasons, I’d gotten it into my head that certain authors or works were just too heavy for my busy schedule or too involved to be appreciated without a thorough background in the context. While this may yet be true for some pieces of literature, I’ve decided that this is nothing more than wholly self-constructed prejudice. When I realized that I’ve been engaging in some far too selective reading, it gave me pause. Here I am, a college student, and I’m digging through hundreds of years of international classics expecting to find gold — the fact that the room is shining from all surfaces with an unearthly luster somehow escaped me, I guess. B) Although I think it has the potential to be a little deceptive, what you find on someone’s bookshelf really does say something about that person, not only on an intellectual, but also an emotional and perhaps spiritual, level. Boys and girls, after being “invited up” for the first time, what could it hurt to

poke around the bookcase and see what’s inside? This brief moment of non-invasive snooping could save you from a disastrous relationship; you never know. Of course, a lack of a bookshelf can be just as telling. If you’re the kind to forgo textbooks in favor of Wikipedia, then maybe this won’t bother you. But for some college students, random stacks of books strewn across various furnishings can be a flashing neon sign — in a good way. (Indeed, I have just risked turning the literary world into a cheap trick to get a second date. But as some professors claim they curse in class just to keep their students’ attention, I feel that desperate times call for low and dirty measures.) C) Though it will add a pound or two to your already heavy load, carrying some pleasure reading around with you won’t break your back. During those brief lulls between classes are pockets of time that are perfect for tackling a few more pages of your latest “find” (see point A). This is a great way to keep yourself distracted, ensuring you won’t waste any more hours of your life checking emails on your cell phone. Not only that, it engages your brain in ways that playing Tetris doesn’t; it keeps you healthy while training your mind to work within our actual established language (because as of yet, you don’t see too many acronyms in literature). The way we choose to relate to objects and ideas is vital to understanding the way we relate to other people. My intent is not simply to make you want to crack open a volume for its own sake (because that would be a fruitless endeavor, for the most part) but for the sake of your existence in a world where words really do matter. As cynical as my methods may be, it should cheer you to know that someone out there (namely, me) cares about what happens next. And because these ideas aren’t wholly my own, it even cheers me to know that people care about what happens to the rest of us. Now, doesn’t that make you want to read something real? And please, don’t let a nonsensical champion dissuade you from going for something elusive but worth pursuing. —Anna-Lise Burnette is a junior in global and Asian studies. She can be reached at

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I love Tennessee. I love the South. But more than anything, I love being outside in the great outdoors. Since coming to Tennessee for college, I have spent as many weekends as possible hiking, biking, fishing and paddling around the Southeast. And as much as I want to say that Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains are the best place in the Southeast to do these things, I can’t. Like I have stated in previous columns, I have a tremendous fondness for the Smokies. They are convenient to campus and a great escape for an early Saturday-morning hiking or fishing trip. However, while I have spent countless weekends fishing and hiking in the Smokies over the past three years, they are not my absolute first choice for outdoor recreation. “So what is better?” you ask? Though very difficult for me to muster the courage to say this … I must admit that western North Carolina is better. At less than an hour and a half drive, western North Carolina offers the ultimate playground for the most avid adventure enthusiasts. Pisgah National Forest, located southwest of Asheville, is home to some of the best hiking trails and fishing streams in the Southeast. The famed Art Loeb, a 30.1mile trail that connects the park’s north end with its south end, covers some of the most breathtaking views this side of the Mississippi River. Pilot Mountain and Cold Mountain (the inspiration for Charles Frazier’s novel “Cold Mountain”) are just a few of the highlights on this geographically diverse path, which cuts through the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If fly fishing is your passion, then look no farther than the Davidson River. Also located in Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, the Davidson River is known for its larger-than-life brown and rainbow trout. If you plan on visiting the Davidson during peak fishing season, avoid the crowds that gather near the fish hatchery. Instead, make the half-mile walk down the John Rock trail before settling on a wading spot. This isolated section of river has some of the biggest, most mature trout in the Carolinas.

When it comes to mountain biking, there is no better single track than the sloped heaven of Dupont State Forest. With trails like Burnt Mountain and the stumpridden Mine Mountain, Dupont State Forest is a wonderland for the Southeast’s dirt lovers. At three miles long, the famous Ridgeline trail is the best downhill ride in North Carolina. For those paddlers wanting to make the trip to North Carolina, the Nantahala River offers Class 3 rapids, along with some of the most frigid whitewater in the country. Inexperienced paddlers wanting to take a trip down the Nanty can use one of the dozens of rafting outfitters in the area that offer expert guidance for reasonable prices. When not hiking, biking, paddling or fishing, you can find an abundance of great restaurants and bars in or around Asheville at which to relax and reenergize. Known for their outdoorsy culture, the people of Asheville love their food almost as much as they love getting outside. The Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB), located in the heart of downtown Asheville, is one the hottest spots in town. This affordable brewpub is famous for its LAB IPA (a hoppy pale ale that is made in-house). The ultimate pairing for this IPA is the Strawberry BBQ Pork Loin. It is served with collard greens, mashed potatoes and strawberry relish. Alone, this combination of beer and pork is good enough to make the drive to Asheville worthwhile. South of Asheville is the small town of Flat Rock. This tiny community is home to one of the best, most authentic Carolina barbecue joints around. Hubba Hubba Barbecue is nestled in the back parking lot of the town center. This unassuming wooden shack is the place to be on Saturday afternoons during the summer. Order the beef brisket with baked beans and potato salad. The sauce selection is intimidating (because of a wide variety), but true Carolinians only need one sauce — the mustard-based sauce. Visit Hubba Hubba and you will soon find why it is truly a pork lover’s paradise. As much as I have loved exploring East Tennessee over the past three years, it is its surrounding areas that have made living in this part of the country so rewarding. Western North Carolina is just one of the many areas within a short drive of Knoxville that is worth a visit. Next time you find yourself with nothing planned for a beautiful weekend, I encourage you to gather your friends, load up your gear and go have an adventure in the great state of North Carolina. —Jonathan Grayson is a senior in advertising. He can be reached at

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Haiti group creates ad for contest of Omaha website and nothing more, but the next thing they knew, they Staff Writer received e -mails that their commercial Two students found out that to had ranked in the top 75. Riley and Erpenbach were both achieve something great, inspiration is amazed and overwhelmed that the the key to get there. Katie Erpenbach, undecided junior, commercial was doing so well and that and Katie Riley, graduate in industrial everyone was rallying around them. engineering, were inspired by their Even now that their video has reached high school club’s work with a non- the top 25, they still feel the same way. If the commercial makes it to the profit organization group, Haiti top 10, then it will become a national Outreach Program, to keep working commercial. Voting will continue until for Haiti. However, at the time the uniOct . 31 at versity did not have a club dedicated to that , so Even the two though the decided to commercial is do something e have been so fortunate to helping to about it on give support their own. to Haiti have everything that we do, and it’s really Erpenbach n a t i o n w ide, and Riley their club exciting to see people not only supporting st arted the focuses on Give Haiti what UT stuHope club in us, but supporting such a worthy cause. dents can do August , with – Katie Riley, for Haiti. Riley as preson Give Haiti Hope club support When she ident and turned 21, Erpenbach as instead of vice presihaving a traditional party, Erpenbach dent. This year, Mutual of Omaha picked wanted to do something special, so the Knoxville as its target city to do its group is hosting a fundraiser, “21 For “Aha Moments” commercials. Most Haiti,” for the rest of October. The participants had to sign up if they group set up a website, “Buy Katie a wanted to make a commercial, but Drink” where you can buy Katie virtusome were invited by Mutual of Omaha al drinks. Every time a drink is bought, to participate. money is donated to build an orphan“We were invited to do a commerage in Haiti. The group’s goal is to cial for them, but we didn’t know it raise $21,000. Prices range from a $3 was for a contest,” Erpenbach said. Jell-O shot to a $32 bottle of wine or Riley said the opportunity kind of fell in their laps and they were caught an option to make one’s own price by using the “Don’t forget to tip” option totally off guard. “ They wanted us to record, and we on the website, Students can also support the cause did it,” Riley said. They said they were expecting the by visiting certain local businesses commercial to just show on the Mutual that have agreed to donate a percentage of the profits to the fundraiser on

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The club is also planning another event , which will t ake place in February, called “Fierce and Fancy Formal.” It is a prom- dress sale, fashion show and silent auction. They will be getting models from the different organizations on campus. Erpenbach and Riley will start taking formal wear donations in January. “We have been so fortunate to have everything that we do, and it’s really exciting to see people not only supporting us, but supporting such a worthy cause,” Riley said. For more information about Give Haiti Hope, go to or its Facebook page

a selected day. The places involved are 3 Spoons Yogurt on Cumberland Avenue on Oct. 22 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Stir Fry Café on Kingston Pike on Oct. 24.; Buffalo Wild Wings on Cumberland Avenue on Oct. 25.; Tom & Barry ’s on Rocky Hill on Oct. 26.; Texas Roadhouse on Kingston Pike on Oct . 27.; Loser ’s B ar & Grill on Cumberland Avenue on Oct. 28. from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and Moe’s Southwest Grill in Turkey Creek on Oct. 29. They are hoping that others will be inspired to do this for their birthday as well. “If anyone’s turning 21 for their birthday and wants to do this too, let us know,” Riley said.








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1 Japan’s Prince Hirobumi ___


29 Literally, “different lizards”


4 Five-time N.B.A. AllStar Chris

32 Descartes found this truth to be self-evident


10 2001 #1 album with the hit “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”

34 Colorful stage performers since 1987


13 “Easy peasy!”

35 There are 50 in a keg of Newcastle


15 Christian with many robes?







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40 It starts with el primero de enero


41 “Wassup, ___?”


43 One might lose it in a crisis


44 Tee off



22 When all one’s planning is put to the test

46 Where you might see some initials



23 Company outing, for short?

47 Break down, in a way



48 Prefix with angular

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49 Like some love 51 Opine

53 Spec for a roomy flat?

9 Jay-Z’s ___-Fella Records

52 Put off retirement?

54 O.K.’s

10 Practice with locks and pins?









55 Subj. in “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test”






37 Door

15 Kind of profiling

6 Autumnal event so called because it helps hunters kill their prey 7 “Twilight” protagonist 8 “Bones” actress Deschanel

33 Defunct 34 “It’s my fault”

2 Home for Barbie and Ken, perhaps

5 Flag

32 Company that gets a lot of its money from foundations?

12 Ones happy to give you their addresses? 14 Makes roar

3 Counter


11 Troubadour’s creation

1 Scarf down

4 Tediously went (on)





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37 One of about 3,000 in Shakespeare’s plays








17 ___Ring (birth control brand)

21 Perfect-record breaker



36 Home of Polar Bear Prov. Park

20 “Leaving on ___ Plane”



16 Over the top

19 Vessel over heat


38 Reasons to use Pepto-Bismol

39 22 Some sorority women 41 25 Lowlifes 42 26 Sea grass grazer 27 “Indoors ___?” 28 Where two branches 43 of a curve meet, in math 45 29 Sun exposure, for one 30 Part: Abbr. 31 Certain navigational aids

Compulsory Il Poeta Decoration for Gertrude’s room in “Hamlet” When repeated, exuberant cry “Ptui!”

46 Tied up 47 Litter, maybe 50 36-Across neighbor

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Study abroad program to utilize peer advisors Chris Bratta Staff Writer The UT study abroad program offers an opportunity for students to take classes and experience different cultures outside of the United States, but now, UT students can learn the ins and outs of the program first-hand from peer advisers. Students interested in studying abroad can get information and assistance from the Programs Abroad Office, which employs student advisers. These students have participated in the study abroad program and are willing to share their experiences with other students to help them with their decision to participate in the program. Austin Kodra, a senior in creative writing, is a student adviser who recently came back from Turku, Finland, in the spring of 2010. His positive experience with the study abroad program encouraged him to assist the Programs Abroad Office. “The Programs Abroad Office basically helps students navigate the application and decisionmaking processes,” Kodra said. “We have programs in 54 different countries on six continents. We offer general information sessions at 2 p.m. every day at the office for students who want more information.” Given a choice of 54 different countries to visit, students have a multitude of places to study. The peer-advising program is an essential part of the study abroad program, because the advisers are the closest link to the interested students. “We have peer advisers because it is really

valuable for students who want to study abroad to use us as a resource,” Courtney Daly, junior in public relations, said. Her studies in Australia, in the spring of 2010, provided her with ample information about the program. “We know first hand about choosing a program, how to apply, how to pay for it, and we can share our own personal experiences with the students,” Daly said. According to many advisers, the experiences one might gain from a trip outside of the country would offer new perspectives of different places around the globe. Meredith Hayes, a junior in environmental studies, went to Ghana with the study abroad program. “If somebody wants to experience new things and grow as a person, then they should study abroad,” Hayes said. “You will form an international family with the people you meet abroad and make lifelong relationships. You will come home with new abilities that will benefit you in every situation, from the university to your future career.” The study abroad program offers an insight into the different cultures of the world. Although the time spent in these other places is relatively brief, it can provide an experience different from those gained in the United States. The peer advisers offer information on such places using their own personal experiences. “Studying abroad is about challenging yourself — about letting go all of your preconceived notions about the world and about people,” Kodra said. “It’s about widening your horizons and learning to accept and respect cultural differences.”

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Last year, workers in the Study Abroad Office, located in Melrose Hall, show students how to use its website to gather information about study abroad options. Peer advisors can help students who are thinking about studying abroad. For more information, a meeting takes place every day at 2 p.m., or visit

Friday, October 22, 2010

Contest to determine ‘Stomp’ emcee Donesha Aldridge Staff Writer

One lucky UT student will get a chance to host this year’s 11th Annual Southeastern Stomp Fest by winning the first-ever “So You Think You Host” contest Friday. The contest is sponsored by the Black Cultural Programming Committee and will be held at the Black Cultural Center at 6 p.m. The BCPC is also responsible for the Stomp Fest, which allows Greek members of the National Panhellenic Council to compete for prize money. The Stomp Fest will be at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Nov. 13. The theme “So You Think You Can Host” spins off of this year’s theme for the Stomp Fest: So You Think You Can Step. Students participating in the host competition must compete in a three-round elimination process. The first round will be the preliminaries. After a contestant makes it past the preliminaries, he or she will have to survive elimination during the second round and the finals. Ashley McCray, sophomore in Spanish and BCPC member, said the judges have already narrowed down what type of host they are looking for. “We are looking for a hilarious, energetic, outspoken, fearless, projective, attention grabber and keeper to entertain the anticipated audience for Stomp Fest,” she said. McCray said this is a great opportunity for students. “The winning contestant(s) will receive free entry to the show, an all-access backstage pass and the chance to be the face of the University of Tennessee, because we are expecting a very diversified audience,” she said. Ambrosia Franklin, BCPC member and senior majoring in audiology, said she hopes those that participate are not nervous. “Don’t be shy,” Franklin said. “I hope the contestants that come will step outside the box. This could be a stepping stone for a student to start a comedy routine or to be noticed.” Franklin said spectators are not allowed to watch. “The only people that will be there are members of our committee and the judges,” she said. Franklin said the best advice she could give the contestants is for them to be themselves. “Just act like you would if you were talking to your close friends,” she said. McCray said in the preliminaries contestants will be given 45 seconds to capture the judges’ attention. In each round the topic will be different and the time given to the contestant to impress the judges will be expanded. Students have already signed up for auditions but for any others interested, the only criteria to audition is to be a UT student. Walk-in contestants will be accepted as long as they are present at the start of the completion. Franklin said there was only one thing left to say: “So you think you can host?” For additional information contact the Black Cultural Programming Committee at 865-974-6861. Friday will be the last day for students to buy Stomp Fest tickets and the Homecoming Concert tickets in a package deal for $20. The concert on Nov. 13 will feature hip-hop artist Big Boi from the Outkast duo. Ticket prices for the Stomp Fest will increase after Friday. Service fees are not included in the prices and will be applied by the Central Ticket Office.

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NPR fires analyst over remarks Before Williams was fired, the Council on American-Islamic Relations said such commentary from a journalist about other racial, ethnic or religious minority groups would not be tolerated. “NPR should address the fact that one of its news analysts seems to believe that all airline passengers who are perceived to

regret,” NPR spokeswoman Dana Davis Rehm said in an e-mailed statement. Williams was a longtime reporter, WASHINGTON— Longtime news columnist and editorial writer at The analyst Juan Williams, who has written Washington Post. He has written extenextensively on race and civil rights, has sively on the Civil Rights movement, been fired by NPR after saying on the Fox including a book on the African American News Channel that he gets religious experience and a biography of nervous when he sees peoSupreme Court Justice ple in Muslim garb on an Thurgood Marshall. airplane. Conservative bloggers uan has been a valuable contributor to NPR NPR issued a statement defended Williams on late Wednesday saying his Thursday, blasting NPR’s deciand public radio for many years and we did not make this contract as a senior news sion. analyst was being terminat“All Juan Williams did is say ed after Williams’ comboth exactly how he feels and decision lightly or without regret.. ments Monday on “The how many, many other – Dana Davis Rehm O’Reilly Factor.” Americans feel on this subNPR Spokeswoman Host Bill O’Reilly ject,” wrote Erick Erickson on brought on guests to dishis “Red State” blog. “The cuss his own appearance man’s body of work makes last week on ABC’s “The View” during be Muslim can legitimately be viewed as clear he is no bigot. But we sure can’t which Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg security threats,” CAIR National offend Muslims can we?” walked off the set in protest of O’Reilly’s Executive Director views on Muslims. Nihad Awad said. “Where am I going wrong here, Juan?” Later O’Reilly asked. Wednesday, NPR Williams, 56, responded that too much issued a statement political correctness can get in the way of saying Williams’ reality. remarks “were “I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You inconsistent with know the kind of books I’ve written about our editorial stanthe Civil Rights movement in this coun- dards and practices, try,” Williams said. “But when I get on a and undermined his plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who credibility as a news are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, analyst with NPR.” they are identifying themselves first and “Juan has been a foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get valuable contributor nervous.” to NPR and public A phone message left for Williams at his radio for many years home in Washington seeking comment and we did not was not immediately returned Thursday make this decision morning. lightly or without

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Broadway supports anti-gay bullying victims Associated Press NEW YORK — Moved by a recent spate of suicides by teens who were believed to be victims of anti-gay bullying, members of the theater community have lent their support with what they do best: messages from the heart and an uplifting song. “It has taken off like wildfire,” said Chris Nichols, a talent agent with Kerin-Goldberg Associates, who has been helping spearhead the campaign. “Everybody jumped at the opportunity to get involved.” The recent suicides of several teenagers have sparked activists into action both online and off. The victims include a 13-year-old California boy, and an 18-year-old Rutgers University freshman who jumped off the George Washington Bridge after his sexual encounter was secretly streamed online, allegedly by his roommate. Their deaths and others helped invigorate a drive to deliver support with videos of successful gay adults telling their stories of survival, as well as a viral Facebook campaign asking Americans to wear purple Wednesday in solidarity. The campaigns have hit especially close to home to many in the theater

community. Some 40 heartfelt video testimonials from Broadway actors who recall being bullied or called names — including performers

from “Spring Awakening,” “Wicked,” “Rock of Ages” “Chicago” and “Memphis” — as well as the touring casts of “Billy Elliot,” “Wicked” and “Jersey Boys” — have been collected as part of the It Gets Better: Broadway project. “I was called names all the time and bullied,” says one message from Derek St. Pierre of “Rock of Ages.” Another, from Ben Gettinger of “Mamma Mia,” says: “For those of you out there who feel alone and feel like there’s no one to turn to, there’s a community of people that care about you, that love you, that want you to be around for a long time.” The New York theatrical community also has produced an original “We Are the World”type anthem with singers who have appeared in “American Idiot,” “Tarzan,” “Cats,” “Ragtime,” “Avenue Q,” “Legally Blonde” and “Hairspray,” among others. The song, written by stage producers Jay Kuo and Blair Shepard, includes the lines: “Don’t give up/’Cause your life is like a book/All you have to do is turn the page.” The push, started in large part by syndicated relationship and sex advice columnist Dan • Photo courtesy of Savage, is now part of a nationwide effort by Several Broadway stars come together for a recording of “We Are the various organizations — including The Trevor Project and The Gay and Lesbian Alliance World.” Against Defamation — to put a spotlight on anti-gay bullying. Several high-profile videos have surfaced, including one of a Fort Worth, Texas, city councilman who at a meeting tearfully recounted facing his own bullies and demons as a teenager. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday added her voice to the campaigns in a videotaped message, denouncing bigotry and hatred. For many in the theatrical community, anti-gay slurs and harassment are all too common. Many actors, singers and dancers were ridiculed for loving the stage and know well the cruelty of bullies. “I was one of those kids,” says Raymond J. Lee, who appeared on Broadway in “Mamma Mia” and who said he attempted suicide as a gay teenager. “When I heard about all these kids, it was so important for me to let them know that it gets better. I was in their shoes. I know what it’s like to get to that point where you want to end your life because it doesn't seem hopeful.” Lee, who will be in the upcoming Broadway production of “Anything Goes,” teamed up with Nichols and Robbi Kearns, an independent producer, to wrangle actors and donated studio time for the video testimonials. “Broadway and the theatrical community has become a refuge for kids who were bullied and tortured. I know I was,” Nichols says. “When I think of what spurred me to act initially was I just couldn’t bear the thought of another kid jumping off the George Washington Bridge because he was gay. For me, theater is what got me through.”

Friday, October 22, 2010


Lady Vols fall to top-ranked Gators the tear started with a huge solo block on a swing by Callie Rivers and Fowler followed with back-to-back kills from the right side. After a Florida timeout and a kill by Kristy The 21st-ranked UT volleyball team dropped Jaeckel, Fowler moved Tennessee within a single a three-set decision to No. 1 Florida, 25-20, 2523, 25-20, in front of a national television audi- score for the final time with a cross-court blast ence on ESPNU and 1,659 fans on Wednesday from the outside to the back-right corner of the night at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in court. From that point on, the Gators claimed seven of the last 10 scores to account for the final Gainesville, Fla. With the loss, the Lady Volunteers fall to 15-5 tally. The second set was extremely tightly contestoverall and 7-4 in Southeastern Conference action, while the top-ranked Gators improve to ed with 13 tie scores and three lead changes, but 17-1, including a perfect 10-0 record in league a late Lady Vol rally was not quite enough as they fell, 25-23, to fall behind two sets to none at the play. When you get an opportunity against a really intermission. It was all Fowler for UT as she good team like Florida that is ranked No. 1 in the pounded out six kills on just seven swings and nation you have to take advantage of it,” UT head had a team-high four digs in the frame. After a 3-0 UT run and a pair of Florida points coach Rob Patrick said. “We just continually shot put the tally on the scoreboard at 10-9 in favor of ourselves in the foot. We had some opportunities to take care of some balls whether it was digging the Gators, the two teams proceeded to trade the or serving or taking some swings in transition next 15 scores to bring the frame to a 17-17 deadlock. and we just didn’t do that.” Florida broke through first, notching three “We have the ability to do the things we needed to do, but we just didn’t perform for whatever straight points on a trio of kills, but a Tennessee reason. I was really comfortable with our team timeout netted a 3-1 run that tied things back up. Following the short coming into the break in play, Hinkey match and expectslammed home an ed to give Florida a over pass to give the good fight which I ball back to the Big thought we did Orange. Although the even though the Gators got a kill on final score might the next play, UT not indicate that. A responded with three lot of the match consecutive scores on was close, but putaways by Cikra there were some and Fowler and a strings of points service ace from where we just didHinkey to knot the n’t compete at the tally back up at 21-21. level we needed to Unfortunately for in order to stay fans of the Orange even with Florida and White though, for longer periods that would be as they of time.” would get as the Senior Nikki Gators would finish Fowler continued off the frame by winher strong play of ning four of the final late with yet anothsix points to claim the er double-double, 25-23 victory. her 11th of the seaDespite grabbing son and 49th of her Matthew DeMaria• The Daily Beacon an early lead and career. The 6-2 right side hit at a Kayla Jeter, an outside hitter, returns a shot attempting a late-set stellar .400 clip against Alabama on Oct. 17. Jeter finished c o m e b a c k , with a match-high second on the team with seven kills against Tennessee couldn’t get past the hard-hit15 kills to go along No. 1 Florida on Wednesday. ting Gators who finwith 10 digs. ished off the sweep Fellow classmate Leah Hinkey added six kills of with a 25-20 triumph in the third frame. Once her own on 10 errorless swings to post a remarkagain, Fowler led the way offensively with four able .600 hitting percentage. Other offensive standouts included junior kills, while freshman Kylann Scheidt added a Kayla Jeter who finished second on the team team-high six digs and handed out six helpers in with seven kills and freshman Carly Sahagian the frame. UT utilized a kill by Hinkey from the right side who had six putaways. Defensively, freshman and a pair of huge blocks to take hold of a quick Kelsey Robinson topped the squad with 12 digs, while sophomore DeeDee Harrison had a match- 8-4 lead right out of the gate. A timeout by Florida, however, effectively halted all momenhigh five blocks. Despite out-hitting, out-digging and out-block- tum the Lady Vols had been able to generate. The Gators came out of the break on fire and ing the Gators, Tennessee dropped the opening frame, 25-20. The Big Orange hit .333 compared scored 16 of the next 21 points to take a comto Florida’s .316, led by five kills from Fowler and manding 20-13 advantage. Tennessee had one final comeback attempt in it, however, going on a three each by Hinkey and Sahagian. Although UF raced out to a quick 6-3 advan- four-point tear bookended by kills from Jeter to tage, the Lady Vols used a kill by Sahagian, a big move within three at the 21-18 mark. That would block by sophomore Leslie Cikra and Hinkey and be all it could muster though as Florida finished a right-side putaway from Cikra to tie the score. off the match with a 4-2 run. The Big Orange will have a few days off before A service error would end the run, however, and Florida would hold onto the lead the rest of the next hitting the hardwood when it travels to Columbia, S.C., for a 1:30 p.m. showdown way. UT was able to cut its deficit to a single point against South Carolina on Sunday, Oct. 24. on a couple of occasions but never could get over Tennessee will then return home for a seasonthe hump. The first came at the 17-16 mark after long three-match homestand next week as it a three-point run by the Lady Vols. Harrison got hosts Louisville on Wednesday, Auburn on Friday and Georgia on Sunday.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Alabama not overlooking Tennessee that what the team as a whole needs to focus on right now is improvement and making the corrections to improve. “We know we can be better, so we’ve got to go practice With a record of 6-1, the Alabama Crimson Tide pre- with the expectation that we can be better and work on pare to face one of their longest-standing rivals, the getting better together as a group, with everyone supporting each other, so that we can make the progress that we Tennessee Volunteers. As the Vols are 0-3 in SEC conference play, Alabama need to make in all parts of the game,” Saban said. “We’re prepared for what looks like an easy win. But coach Nick still looking to continue to improve as a team so we can Saban refused to let his team get caught up in the pre- play to a standard that I think we’re capable of for 60 minutes in the game. We’re going to game hype and has his team continue to work toward that.” preparing for the game with The Alabama-Tennessee diligence. game is certainly catching the “I think you can kind of attention of Alabama fans, as the throw out everything, from two have been rivals for several record, what happened last decades. Through the years, the week, in the first game of the teams have had a kind of rivalry year and all that stuff,” Saban that is hard to ignore, even with said. “This is a big game for the apparent mismatch on the both teams, and they certainly field this Saturday. have a very capable team. I “The Alabama-Tennessee think Derek (Dooley) has done game is certainly a signature a fantastic job with the team game for our fans and our alumthat he has. They’re wellni,” Saban said. coached, they play sound and Longtime friends and former they put themselves in a posicoaches together, Dooley and tion to have a chance to win Saban respect each other but are games against good competiready to compete against each tion.” other in the upcoming game. The Crimson Tide have perTheir past history together formed well this year, but could be a source of concern for according to Saban, there’s Alabama, as Dooley will have a always room for growth, and • Photo courtesy of University of Alabama Media the team is building off of preRelations better feel for the coaching style of Saban and his team’s actions. vious mistakes, especially on “Philosophically, I’ve always believed in what he offense. “Offensively, we probably need to execute a little bit believes in,” Dooley said of his former mentor. “That’s a better, and I think everybody has got to take responsibili- starting point. A lot of our organizational structure is very ty for that, from a coaching standpoint, from me to every- similar. But we’re very different personalities. We have a thing that we need to do,” Saban said. “Every player on lot of respect for each other, and we’re friends. But it’s like offense can’t have a couple of plays where they don’t do it any coach, you believe in some things philosophically the same but everybody’s personality’s a little different and exactly like it’s supposed to be done.” Though Saban is aware that, on many occasions, the how you put it on the program.” Alabama is returning from a recent win against Ole quarterback is blamed, he said playing quarterback is a difficult position to play, especially when the people Miss last week and a loss in South Carolina two weeks around them aren’t doing exactly what they’re supposed ago, the team’s first regular season loss in three years. The Tide and Vols will kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday in to do. Saban said every player on the team would agree that he could play better, including the quarterback, but Neyland Stadium, with the game televised on ESPN.

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How ’Bama Will Win Alabama will walk into Neyland Stadium a morethan two-touchdown favorite and for obvious reasons. The Crimson Tide is led by their offense, beginning with their ground attack. Running backs Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson are the best running back duo in college football. Both can take any carry for a touchdown. But what’s most impressive about them is that both are extremely strong and physical backs who love to initiate contact and fight for extra yards. Against a Tennessee defense that will be without defensive tackle Montori Hughes and already has trouble stopping opponents on the ground, look for the Crimson Tide to pound the rock early and often to wear down the Vols in the second half. Even with the outstanding running attack, Alabama has one of the best wide receivers in the country in Julio Jones. Though Jones is not 100 percent, quarterback Greg McElroy will look to find Jones against UT’s secondary. Despite having to replace nine starters from last year’s defense, which led the team to the national championship, Alabama’s young but talented defense is still very good. The Tide’s 3-4 defensive alignment has not allowed a running back to rush for more than 100 yards in more than three years. Look for defensive stars Marcell Dareus and Dont’a Hightower and others to make Tennessee one-dimensional by containing Tauren Poole and the Vols’ running game. The Tide will force Matt Simms to beat them through the air, and while he has the ability, UT’s makeshift offensive line won’t be able to withstand the constant pressure Nick Saban will throw at them. Coming off a bye week and playing against the school’s biggest rival, look for the Vols to put up a fight against the Crimson Tide, especially in the first half, but unless the Vols can force Alabama into making critical mistakes, or unless the Vols make big plays in the kicking game, the Alabama faithful making the trip to Knoxville will be singing “Rammer, Jammer” at the end of the game.

Friday, October 22, 2010

How UT Will Win As Derek Dooley knows, the contest in Neyland this Saturday night will be arguably the toughest of the season. What Dooley doesn’t know is exactly how the Vols will react to the hype, energy and anticipation that a rivalry game like this brings to a team. Alabama is once again a quick, explosive and big bunch from Tuscaloosa that can beat you in all phases of the game. Its offensive line is the largest UT will face, and its defense is no slouch either (fifth best in the nation in scoring against at 12.9 per game). So how will the (2-4, 0-3 SEC) Vols defeat their No. 7 Alabama foes in Knoxville? The Vols must use the energy of the crowd at night, the newjersey hype and a chance for an SEC East title still on the line in all four quarters in order to get a win. The Volunteers must capitalize off any breathing room they get from ’Bama turnovers. The South Carolina Gamecocks exposed some holes in the Crimson Tide team when they put pressure on quarterback Greg McElroy. The key was early and often for the pass rush. Chris Walker said this week that he and the Volunteer D-line were using last year’s loss as motivation all week, and if this group can pressure and sack McElroy, look for the Vol players and fans to sustain the energy for all four quarters. Also, and as everyone knows by now, the Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson running-back tandem is among the best in the nation, and again, South Carolina exposed weaknesses in the running game with gang tackling and filling the gaps early, using line stunts and blitzes. The Vol defense must have more than one orange jersey tackling the ’Bama backs every play. On offense, the initiation of quarterback Tyler Bray, who looked calm late against Georgia, will create a new look and options. The young offensive line is still without Cody Pope and JerQuari Schofield, who will have to protect the quarterbacks more efficiently. Regardless, what the Vols really need is a special teams breakout performance, either by kick or punt return. Any spark the Vols create on Saturday will turn ablaze with 100,000 plus packed in at night, hungry for a win.


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Vols honored to play against Tide “They are great,” Walker said of the Crimson Tide’s running backs. “Just the tandem that they have, when Mark comes in you know that he’s going to be able to take it to the house at any time, Tennessee and Alabama will meet for the 93rd time in their and Richardson is a guy you have to have 11 people on him to tackle, because he’s not going to go down very easy. Every play storied rivalry Saturday night. The first meeting was in 1901, when the two teams played to we know that we have to wrap up, and we have to gang tackle them.” a six-all tie. Given the ability of Alabama’s running game, UT’s front seven For the Vols (2-4, 0-3 SEC), they enter the match-up against the seventh-ranked Crimson Tide (6-1, 2-1 SEC) as more than will face enormous pressure from a Tide offensive line that is among the largest in college football. two touchdown underdogs. “They are going to be the biggest offensive line we are going But in the Tennessee-Alabama game, the records can be to play,” Walker said. “They are really aththrown out the window because of letic up front. They’ve got guys that are how special the yearly gridiron clash really good. I think it’s going to be a realis to players and fans. ly big challenge for us.” “I’m going to tell the team this, That challenge is even greater with what a great honor it’s going to be defensive tackle Montori Hughes able to play in games like these,” UT nowhere near 100 percent. Hughes is listcoach Derek Dooley said. “Growing ed as questionable for the game, but up, you always know about the Third Dooley said even in the event his best Saturday in October. We screwed interior lineman plays, his role will be that up when we added more teams. extremely limited because of the ankle But this is always one of the great injury he suffered against Georgia. traditions in college football, Along with Hughes, offensive linemen Tennessee-Alabama. It’s what makes JerQuari Schofield and Cody Pope are not this place special. It’s what makes expected to play, and kicker Daniel the SEC special.” Lincoln is still out, nursing a quad injury. Although the rivalry is called the Besides the injuries, the biggest news Third Saturday in October, it’s now from the Vols camp this week was the normally played on the fourth announcement that the game plan headSaturday. ing into the contest is for quarterback Vols senior defensive end Chris Tyler Bray to enter the game in the first Walker was recruited heavily by both half. Dooley said he hoped the game Tennessee and Alabama but chose Tennessee and understands what Tia Patron • The Daily Beacon would allow for the freshman to get his this game means for fans of both Tyler Bray warms up before a game first meaningful snaps as a Vol. Regardless of who is under center for schools. “Being a Tennessee guy, growing against Florida on Sept. 18. Bray has the Vols, the Tennessee-Alabama game up in Tennessee, seeing the rivalry only played in two games, throwing for will be hard nosed and smash mouth, and seeing how much it means to 105 yards, but coach Derek Dooley said much like how it has been over years and people since I’ve been here, it makes Monday that Bray should see some the kind of game Walker enjoys playing in. “I love it because it’s easier for me to it mean that much more to me,” playing time against Alabama this play ball when I don’t have to look for all Walker said. “Losing like we did last Saturday. the motions and all the fly sweeps and all year makes that even more important the stuff like that,” Walker said. “It’s just to me this year.” Last year’s 12-10 loss to the eventual national champion you get down, and you have to beat the man in front of you on Crimson Tide on a blocked field goal still brings back awful mem- every play. That’s what their program is about, that’s what we are ories for Vols fans. Much like last year, UT will have to focus on about, so it’s going to be a real physical game, and a lot of guys Alabama’s running game, led by the duo of last season’s Heisman are going to be sore after this game, so it’s going to be a good one.” Trophy-winner Mark Ingram and sophomore Trent Richardson.

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1. Tennessee vs No. 8 Alabama 2. No. 1 Oklahoma vs No. 11 Missouri 3. No. 13 Wisconsin at No. 15 Iowa 4. No. 6 Nebraska at No. 14 Oklahoma State 5. No. 21 South Carolina at Vanderbilt 6. No. 23 Arkansas vs Ole Miss 7. Georgia Tech at Clemson 8. North Carolina at Miami (FL) 9. Georgia at Kentucky Game of the week: No. 4 Auburn vs No. 6 LSU

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