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Issue 50, Volume 121

Monday, November 5, 2012

Greeks vie in homecoming events Record setting Vols down Trojans, 55-48 Austin Bornheim Assistant Sports Editor

Emily DeLanzo • The Daily Beacon

Chi Omega and Alpha Gamma Rho’s homecoming float turns the corner after judges are able to score the display at the Homecoming Parade on Nov. 2.

Rob Davis Assistant Arts and Culture Editor A week’s worth of hard work culminated on Saturday as Pi Kappa Phi and Alpha Chi Omega were announced as the winners of Homecoming 2012. Second place went to Kappa Sigma and Alpha Delta Pi. Alpha Gamma Rho and Chi Omega finished in third. “For me, it was great to see our hard work pay off,” Cason Hewgley, senior in political science and Kappa Sigma’s homecoming chair, said. “Obviously, we wanted to take first place, but I was proud that we won three events and finished second.” Homecoming week kicked off on Oct. 28 with the banner drop. The banners were displayed all week as they hung on Neyland Stadium. Throughout the week, participating sororities and fraternities competed in various events and were awarded points based on how they finished. At the end of the week, the group with the most points won. Events during the week included a three-on-three basketball tournament,

“Smokey’s Howl” and a float competition. “Smokey’s Howl” is a cheerleading competition where members from both the sorority and fraternity put on a routine to music. “My favorite event is definitely ‘Smokey’s Howl,’” Katie Arnold, senior in nursing, said. “It’s a lot of fun to watch the routines and to see the boys try to cheer.” Semifinals took place on Wednesday and the finals took place Friday. Kappa Sigma and ADPi won first place in the competition. The homecoming parade took place Friday afternoon and started off being led by the parade’s grand marshal, Chamique Holdsclaw. “The parade is my favorite event,” Hewgley said. “We worked really hard on the float and it was great to show off all of our hard work.” Fraternities and sororities showed off their floats, which were categorized as being in the large float category or small float category. Alpha Gamma Rho and Chi Omega won the large float competition and Kappa Sigma and ADPi won the small float competition.

In addition to announcing the winning fraternities and sororities, Saturday also brought an end to the Miss Homecoming competition. After going through multiple applications and interviews, the original group of 21 applications was whittled down to the final five. The five finalists were Katie Arnold, Claire Baker, Chelsea Carter, Brooke Fraser and Becca Keyes. Carter finished second runner-up, Keyes finished as runner up and Arnold was crowned Miss Homecoming. “I didn’t expect to win. All five candidates were really great,” Arnold said. “I think what really pushed me to win was Alpha Chi Omega. They were really enthusiastic about it.” Although the goal of every organization is to win the overall competition, both sorority, fraternity members and homecoming chairs agree, it’s a great opportunity to come together as a university and get to know another group of people. “The best part about this week wasn’t winning second,” Hewgley said. “It was working with Alpha Delta Pi and getting to know those girls better. We came together to achieve a goal and we finished strong.”

It wasn’t pretty, but head coach Derek Dooley and the Volunteers aren’t complaining about coming away with a victory. “There were some hairy moments out there, but we found a way to win. That’s what matters. We won the game,” Dooley said. Tennessee (4-5, 0-5 SEC) was in a seesaw game all day against Troy (4-5, 3-3 Sun Belt), but was able to score the final points of the game. Marlin Lane’s nine-yard touchdown run with 1:25 left on the clock was the deciding play as the Tennessee defense, which struggled all day, was able to stop the Trojans on their final drive. “As bad as we were on defense, and we were really bad, we stopped them on the final two (drives) and

four of the last five,” said Dooley. Offensively, the Volunteers looked as good as they have at any point of the year, carried by a record breaking performance by Tyler Bray. Bray was 29-47 for 530 yards and five touchdowns and had no interceptions. The junior quarterback’s 530 passing yards surpassed Peyton Manning’s school record of 523 single-game passing yards set in 1997, and is the second most by a quarterback in SEC history. “I knew we were down by seven with less than three minutes to go, that’s all I was worried about,” said Bray. “I could care less about the records. I’m just glad we won.” Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson both had impressive stat lines as well. See GAME RECAP on Page 2

Chris Elizer • The Daily Beacon

Cordarrelle Patterson tries to escape from a Troy defender in Saturday’s game.

Student starts credit business Emily DeLanzo Managing Editor Most students at UT are struggling to decide on a major and eventual career. One student, however, has gone above and beyond the average pupil and successfully launched a business of his own. Nathan Buchanan, a second year MBA student concentrating in entrepreneurship and innovation, caught the business bug the summer before starting his undergraduate career at UT. “My friend and I started a successful driveway-sealing business, and it was at that point that I knew I didn’t want to

spend my life working for someone else,” Buchanan said. “Also, I am a competitive person and I love the challenge of building a business.” His determination helped guide him to pursue his undergraduate degree in business administration and entrepreneurship. Buchanan gained inspiration from his undergraduate housing woes and started his own business, called Credit Virgin, LLC. “I didn’t do anything to build my credit while I was in undergraduate, and I suffered the consequences,” Buchanan said. “In my particular situation it made it harder for me to rent an apartment.”

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Credit Virgin, LLC, is an online platform that assists students in building good credit while they’re in college. “After I had trouble renting an apartment, I set out to learn about building credit. I was surprised to find that no good online resource existed,” Buchanan said. “The two main options that were available to me was to either buy a book or read blogs whose obvious goal was to sell me a credit card and not educate me on building credit. Because of my entrepreneurial background, I saw this problem as an opportunity, and set out to create a business (centered) around solving this problem.” See ENTREPENUERSHIP on Page2

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CAMPUS NEWS GAME RECAP continued from Page 1 Both hauled in nine receptions with Hunter tallying 181 yards and three scores, while Patterson had 219 yards with a touchdown. “Coach had a real good gameplan for us,” Hunter said. “We studied it, practiced it this week and came out and executed.” But as good as the Volunteer offense was, the defense was equally unimpressive. The Trojans amassed 721 yards on 99 plays and were able to attack the Tennessee secondary deep multiple times.

“We didn’t really have an answer for anything,” Dooley said. Troy quarterbacks Corey Robinson and Deon Anthony combined for 496 passing yards and three scores through the air. Running back Shawn Southward gained 110 yards on the ground and two scores, with Anthony adding a rushing touchdown of his own. “We have to go look at the film and see if the calls were the problem, if technique was the problem or if our communication is the problem,” Dooley said. “I think for the most part it was (that) they made a lot of plays on us. We’ll just have to look at the film and evaluate it.” The 721 yards of total

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offense and 496 passing yards are the most given up by a Tennessee defense in school history. “Nobody wants to be known for the defense that gave up the most yards,” said linebacker Curt Maggitt. “That’s not Tennessee defense. It is embarrassing but we came away with a ‘W.’” Though the defense struggled, the head coach is just happy to be going home with a win. “I feel pretty good, better than you guys think,” said Dooley. “Whenever I don’t feel good I just think of what’s the alternative.” Tennessee will host Missouri (4-5, 1-5) next Saturday, Nov. 10, at 12:21 p.m. EST.

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Wide reciever Justin Hunter dodges Troy defenders on Saturday.


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Katie Arnold, senior in nursing, is crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Troy game on Nov. 3.

ENTREPENUER continued from Page 1 Buchanan’s business is comprised of three main sections. The first segment consists of online tutorials that teach students the basics of building good credit. These tutorials are meant to be educational but

also entertaining. “The second segment is a “smart” credit card comparison that helps students find the perfect credit card to start building credit,” Buchanan said. “The credit card comparison is tailored to their unique situation. Students can use this tool with confidence knowing we are tailoring our recom-

mendations to their specific situation, and we are an unbiased source with their best interests in mind.” The third and final section of the platform will be complete with tools that help monitor the students’ spending and show them how spending affects his or her credit score. This portion of the platform will not be available Nov. 7 for the launch. It is still in the development phase. “Credit Virgin’s goal is to use this online platform to empower students with the tools they need to build good credit while in college, and to raise awareness of the importance of a credit score in life after college,” Buchanan said. Balancing a full-time class schedule and organizing his business, Buchanan said will launch on Nov. 7. “Credit Virgin was created to help teach college students about building credit and to raise awareness about the importance of exiting college with a good credit score,” Buchanan said. “Credit Virgin empowers students to take control of their credit score before it is too late.” Buchanan advised any fellow students interested in entrepreneurship to start now. “College is a great time to test a business idea. I wasted way too much time trying to come up with the perfect business idea,” he said. “Ideas are a dime a dozen, entrepreueurial success is all about execution. Also, the MBA Entrepreneur Fellowship Program is a great option for students who want to start a business and pursue their MBA.” Those interested in finding out more about the MBA Entrepreneur Fellowship Program can find more information at _articles/2010/entrepreneur.html

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THE DAILY BEACON • 3 Arts & Culture Editor Victoria Wright


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Comedy show brings laughs at homecoming Rebecca Butcher Staff Writer

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The Bijou Theater showcased the “Homecoming Comedy Show,” presented by the Black Cultural Programming Committee Friday night. Featured comedians included Nema Williams of Oakland, Calif., and Lav Luv and Sean Larkins, both from Atlanta. The entertainers were introduced with music by a DJ from New Jersey who also participated in many of the comedians’ jokes. Williams is an accomplished stand-up comedian well known throughout the comic community. He has appeared on BET’s “ComicView” seven times and Sean “Puffy” Combs’ “Bad Boys of Comedy” on HBO. In addition, Williams has also been selected for Cedric the Entertainer’s “Starting Lineup,” a group of promising new faces to comedy. His jokes centered around urban life. The audience, though slim, received him well. Williams opened by making light of how few audience members were present, stating that he’d flown all the way from Brooklyn amid hurricane delays for the show. Menyata McKinley, undecided sophomore, enjoyed his antics. “He was just really silly,” she said.

McKinley said her favorite part was Williams’ observations of the black church and its extended service compared to a Catholic church. She recommended the comedy show to others and looks forward to attending one next year. Lav Luv has appeared on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” BET’s “ComicView” and has showcased for comedic giants such as Chris Tucker and Bernie Mac. His most uproarious jokes dealt with college life, which was highly relatable to the audience. Luv joked about the value of food on campus and how it nearly equates to money. Other high points in his performance incorporated an impromptu skit about the formula most record companies seek to fulfill when signing a new recording artist. He even pulled an audience member from the crowd to demonstrate. The last comic was Sean Larkins, who has also appeared on “Def Comedy Jam” and “ComicView.” He made jokes about badly-run strip clubs, dating in college and tattoos on women. Larkins received much applause while speaking on roommates and how they are the sources of eaten food and cursing. Victoria Brown, freshman in accounting, said she enjoyed the overall experience. “I especially thought the Lav Luv (segment) was hilarious. They should bring the comedy show back to more homecoming events,” Brown said.

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Stomp show entertains crowd Rebecca Butcher Staff Writer Winning the viewer’s choice award and the first place grand prize, the Kappa Chi chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity stepped their way to victory at the the “13th Annual Southeastern Stomp Fest.” “They deserved it,” Carlos Jackson, senior in psychology, said. Phi Beta Sigmas donned bullet-proof vests and electric blue shoes and expended a lot of effort into their performance Saturday night. Their steps included the longest running stomps of all the organizations and loud receiving calls from their sister organization, Zeta Phi Beta. Other organizations that participated in the event included the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the Allure Dance team. After a break, the host brought out representatives from each participanting group. Paige Parker, sophomore in psychology, said the event was exciting, but she wasn’t entirely impressed with its host. The show was hosted by YouTube personality Spoken Reasons and presented by the Black Cultural Performing Committee. The high energy of the show was also due to the National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities and sororities. Spoken Reasons, also known as John Baker, is a rising star who has gained popularity through his YouTube skits and parody songs. His hosting style brought a more lighthearted feel to the show and also crowd appeal. Baker not only introduced upcoming Greek organizations, but held a last minute singing contest for

women and best dressed contest for men. Omega Psi Phi fraternity was showcased with giant ‘60s afros and white suits complimented with their signature gold boots. They were received with a lot of love from the crowd and visiting alumni. Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority had a military-themed step. They wore tank tops, army fatigued pants and hot pink tennis shoes. The introduction video recalled a Major Paynestyle of lineup and opened with drills. The Delta Sigma Thetas wowed the crowd with a number of athletic movements and chants, all in leather suits. They accomplished a pyramid with six members and proceeded to jump off and land neatly in a row. The

sorority also included theatrics with ladies claiming about stolen mirrors and steps. Men of the Mu Rho chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi also had militarythemed attire. They successfully twirled their canes in synchronization, which was a source of anticipation for many audience members. As soon as they began using two canes decorated with red and white tape, many shouted out two canes, or rather 2kanes, in reference to 2 Chainz, the rapper. Sydney Jackson, junior in recreation and sport management, said the annual event has improved. “This year was a lot better than last, and the Sigmas performed well.”

Sarah O’Leary • The Daily Beacon

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Health clinic misdiagnoses student Dear Editor: I am the parent of a first year student at the University of Tennessee. I was initially impressed with the amenities provided to first year students, such as their living arrangements, access to counseling to adjust to school, workout facilities to support well being, having a resident advisor to help new students with questions and a student health clinic for medical care. However, a recent experience left us dumbfounded in the health services provided when our daughter became severely ill one day at school. She called us for advice, and we told her to go to the health clinic with her student card. After waiting there for two hours, she was sent home and told she was fine. The immediate strep test for her sore throat was negative but they told her they would send it off for the overnight test. She did receive blood work which took two people and the supervisor to finally get the needle in. Her arm was severely bruised. Next, they gave her a prescription which she filled and became extremely ill. After calling us, we told her to go to her RA to see if she had a thermometer and to get a second opinion to see if she should go to the emergency room. She was of no help and offered no advice. Her roommates were kind enough to take her to the emergency room where strep was diagnosed immediately. Antibiotics were prescribed and she felt better in 24 hours. While we are happy she is fine, the services of the UT Health Clinic were unacceptable. They misdiagnosed her, failed to follow up with her to tell her about the overnight strep test and inadequately provided care while she was there. No student, for the first time on their own should have to make the decision of whether to go to the emergency room nor endure the expenses just because the university does not have an adequate program in place. How do we address this issue? There are two obvious ways. One is to make the UT Health Clinic an option and not a requirement included in tuition. At orientation it was stressed over and over to the parents that their children were now adults and were responsible for their classes, schedules, dining, paying tuition and taking care of their health. If this is so, then perhaps giving them the control of their health care should be theirs to make. Alternatively, since the UT Health Clinic has been around for 38 years, something must be working. Student feed back is the best way to analyze the services. There is an online website to comment, but I saw no comments. This needs to be mandatory. Reassessment of the clinic personnel and staff needs to be conducted by an independent company. The results need to be published. If the care is deemed subpar, efforts need to be made to better training of the staff, offer of advice regarding other practitioners available, and of course the option of declining service. Is it possible that my daughter’s experience was unusual? Yes, but as responsible parents we have the right to know. I hope other parents and college students feel the same way and exercise our right to a choice. We should be able to have a voice and select the best option for our children. Erin Finnerty SCRAMBLED EGGS • Alex Cline


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Julia Ross This column will once again be a little different this week. The Chancellor’s Honors Program (CHP) is currently being lead by Dr. Bill Wheeler. Previously, he was the Director of the CHP from 1988 to 1994 and served as Director Emeritus of the program since 2007. The following are my reflections from an interview I conducted with him earlier in the semester. I found his words valuable food for thought and am eager to share them. Conversations like the following, personalized and comprehensive academic support, and fabulous social connections are just some of the benefits offered to CHP students. The deadline for current UT students to apply to join the CHP is Dec. 1. Wheeler shares the view held by many students that the greatest strength of the CHP is its ability to bring together great students who wouldn’t have the opportunity to collaborate under normal circumstances. Often, the university environment helps students decide on a college or major. The Honors Program has a special role in uniting students who are passionate about their individual studies in dialogue and in friendships outside of the classroom that transcend academic boundaries. These kinds of collaborations benefit both the students themselves and the university as a whole. Those students who have chosen to be actively involved in the Honors Program enjoy a variety of highly enriching experiences in service, leadership, and the arts. Wheeler has a particularly valuable viewpoint on student participation informed by his extensive personal experiences with the CHP and its students. This perspective has helped him to identify a

problematic pattern in CHP student involvement. He has noted that many times, “the same 80 students are very involved, but the rest are consistently absent and are thus missing out on special experiences that are only offered at college.” During his term as interim director of the program, he wants to encourage every student, including those outside the CHP, to take part in a full college experience. The pattern of a few students doing most of the work and receiving most of the credit is not sustainable for the students and will not lead to positive growth or innovation within the program. Wheeler sees incredible potential in each and every student. In his words, “every student, every single student, who comes here has something to offer that his or her peers do not have.” His aim to increase overall involvement will provide a more rewarding college experience for every student. In his years of experience with the CHP, Wheeler has noted that “leaders don’t just arrive; leaders emerge.” He hopes that improvements to the program will be aimed at helping students to emerge as leaders who are prepared for life as college graduates. One of the most important purposes of a college education, in his eyes, is that it gives students experiences working in a committee and participating in integrated decision-making. He emphasizes that these skills will make students valuable leaders after graduation. Students can participate in the realization of his plans for the CHP by volunteering creative ideas for the problems they see in the program, on campus, or throughout the community. “Start by saying that there is no bad idea, and then dream through pragmatic problems,” Wheeler recommends. His encouragement for students is to take time to think, to be original, to share their thoughts, and to embrace the special experiences only available in college. — Julia Ross is a sophomore in microbiology and political science. She can be reached at

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We hear it all the time: college is an opportunity to define and challenge yourself. In high school, they told us we could choose our own classes and make our own schedules. They even lied and told us we didn’t have to go to class. Clearly, these people have never heard of attendance policies. What we were never told, though, is how we would create ourselves outside of the classroom. We didn’t hear about how challenges that would push us off our course or knock us off the map completely would get thrown at us. They didn’t explain how to overcome these obstacles, and for many, that is a hard reality to accept. What I am talking about is how challenges arise outside of the classroom and how many of us are left grasping at straws. What do we do next? How do we move forward? Perhaps your car broke down, your pet is sick, you don’t have enough money for rent this month, or someone is sick at home and you can’t take time away from school to go home and help. What do you do? That’s where the whole college experience comes into play. Professors set deadlines to teach us how to meet expectations. It is our own choice whether we do or do not succeed. We learn this outside of the classroom, and also in our jobs and lifestyles, where we eventually come into contact with people, like doctor offices or landlords, who expect to receive payments or appointments promptly and efficiently. People don’t like to wait. They want what they expect of you on a deadline. So, how do you cope? The first step is understanding that

challenges cannot be viewed as negative moments for the rest of your life. Letting the hard times get you down can and will ruin you. Yeah, you failed a class, but guess what? You can work hard and make it up. You can take it again. Yes, eventually you will run out of such opportunities, but by that time you should learn how not to fail a college class. If you are one of the unlucky ones who does not have the option of retaking classes, I suggest you make yourself very aware of this or you will find yourself in an uncomfortable predicament for graduation. How else can you begin to succeed outside of the classroom? Change the way you view speed bumps. Not the literal ones that will break your car if you don’t slow down, but the ones that pop up in your life just when you can’t handle another one. Tell yourself that challenges are opportunities. They are opportunities to push yourself and create the next version of yourself. For every failure, there will be a way to succeed as well. If it is not life-threatening or life-ending, pick yourself up, take a deep breath and keep going. Remembering to keep going can be one of the most difficult things to do in college. It is easy to become overwhelmed, and suddenly deadlines have flown by you. You got sick last weekend and your medication has made you ridiculously tired, unfocused, and well, let’s just say you don’t really want anyone to hear what your brain has been creating on this medication. It’s okay. You will get over it. You will do so much better next time because you have the opportunity to become a better you every single day. It sounds terribly corny and overused, but you have to have faith in yourself. You have to understand that you can overcome anything and you can become the best version of yourself, despite the speed bumps in the way. — Kayla Graham is a senior in English literature. She can be reached at

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‘First Friday’ showcases art downtown Joyce Benzi Staff Writer “First Friday,” which occurs on the first Friday evening of each month, is an event where many art galleries downtown open their doors, providing complimentary refreshments and allowing featured artists to mingle with the public. With the reconstruction of the 100 block of Gay Street in downtown Knoxville came a wave of art galleries opening in an area that had traditionally been industrial. This block is where the bulk of “First Friday” galleries are located. “When there are lots of empty buildings in these industrial areas, artists are the first people to come in and open studios, drawing inspiration from the desolate surroundings,” said Michael Monday, a featured artist at Gallery 133. Monday had five paintings on display at Gallery 133, a gallery that he described to show more alternative pieces than some of the other nearby galleries. “First Friday” had been happening for a few years with three main galleries pioneering the effort: Nomad Gallery, Susan Keys and the Candy Factory. The closing of the Candy Factory brought about a lull in Knoxville’s art scene. When the Emporium Center, Knoxville’s first true arts center, opened on 100 Gay Street, other small galleries began to crop up on the block. There was a new energy to the area and “First Friday” then picked back up.

“Artists always are urban pioneers, they gentrify everything and it becomes chic and trendy,” said Liza Zenny, executive director of Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville. “They bring an energy, and we need it badly.” The beauty of “First Friday” is that it happens like clockwork each month. Residents of Knoxville have come to depend on the predictability it provides. The crowd that the event brings in is very diverse. Zenny said that 65 percent of people who come thorugh the Emporium are younger than 35, whether they are art enthusiasts or young families strolling through before going out for dinner. “‘First Friday’ — it’s free, it’s itinerant and it’s downtown outside on the street. There is food and wine, new places are always cropping up, and it’s an anything goes event,” Zenny said. Gay Street is a short trek or free Vol Trolley ride from campus, and a few galleries surrounding Market Square also participate. This November, “First Friday” exhibited many very diverse artists and pieces, including paintings, sculpture and photography, mixed media art, jewelry and live music. Each gallery downtown has something great to offer for all types, from hidden gems to big statement pieces, provocative photography to delicate portraits. Anyone interested can visit for a full monthly listing of artist openings at each of Knoxville’s venues, along with direct links to websites and short descriptions of the venues’ missions.

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The Emporium Center hosts “First Friday” in November 2010.

Indie rock band lights up stage Melodi Erdogan Staff Writer

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Knoxville natives Royal Bangs and COOLRUNNINGS performed at Pilot Light, a small bar located in the Old City, this past Saturday at 10 p.m. The small venue, although not the greatest place in the world, created a perfect backdrop for the two bands, and the $5 fee at the door provided an experience and ticket to a band worth seeing live. Royal Bangs put on a great show and it was evident that the audience was enjoying the music provided by their fellow Knoxvillians. The upbeat music filled the small venue and created high energy in the crowd. The lead singer and instrumentalist, Ryan Schaefer, graced the crowd with his deep voice while the other two band members, drummer Chris Rusk and guitarist Sam Stratton, were in sync. Influenced by Passion Pit, Royal Bangs have a sound that is unique to other bands in the indie rock genre; their technique shown through notes and electronics gives them an consistently unexpected edge. Performing songs from their newest album, “Flux Outside,” released in 2011, Royal





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Bangs gave a solid performance. The show started off with a short set by COOLRUNNINGS. Brandon Biondo, a multi-instrumental member of the band, stood on stage by his computer, synthesizer and keyboard and played music that could be described to have multiple musical qualities. Songs would initially start off with an ‘80s vibe, then dubstep, then punk. The music was disorganized and unoriginal; bands like Chromeo and LCD Soundsystem do it much better. Emily Lynn Ashton, junior in psychology, said that although she appreciated both the bands being from Knoxville, COOLRUNNINGS was not exactly what she expected. “He played music that is definitely something I’m not used to,” Ashton said. “It was really echoic and really hard to understand him, but overall it was a really cool vibe and sound.” COOLRUNNINGS did not give the best performance, considering their music was a little flat and too unoriginal to really be appreciated, but the music did get the crowd hyped for what was coming. Pilot Light has been frequented by bands like The Black Keys and The Gossip. As a venue with some credibility, someone who

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has never been there before would probably expect a different setting from how it actually is; the room is small and cramped, there are only limited places to sit and the floors are sticky from spilled beer. “It’s my first time really doing something like this so I don’t know what to expect,” said Sarah Watson, sophomore in journalism and electronic media. “I would have wanted something bigger (and) airier because it’s really hot in here, but it is fun, too.” The venue’s stage was small and the bands both seemed to be fixated in one place, barely moving around on stage and not able to really interact with the crowd. Pilot Light is open every night, not only when live performances are scheduled, and is more bar-like than most other concert venues, but ultimately did the job and both bands sounded good enough for a show. The highlight of the night is usually the main band, and this concert was no different. Although COOLRUNNINGS had a fun ‘80s style as an appetizer, the main course and dessert was the music and performance provided by Royal Bangs; their music was genuine and original and the vibrations went through the walls of the venue.


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Sports Editor Lauren Kittrell


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Bray breaks records in shootout Freshman Graves Lauren Kittrell Sports Editor In one of Tennessee’s ugliest games of the season, one player stayed confident and collected, not looking for the big plays, but instead focusing on a team win. Starting quarterback Tyler Bray threw for 530 passing yards, breaking the Volunteers’ previous record of 523 yards set by Peyton Manning in 1997. The Vols broke a fourgame losing streak on Saturday against Troy, outscoring the Trojans 55-48. Now holding the record for the secondmost passing yards from an SEC quarterback, Bray said it wasn’t about breaking a record for him. During the game, he was more concerned that the Vols come out on top. “I knew we were down seven points with three minutes to go,” Bray said. “That’s all I was worried about. I could care less about breaking records. We needed to win.” Even after the game, Bray remained calm, unconcerned with his current status. “I mean, I’m just glad we won,” Bray said. Head coach Derek Dooley was grateful for the win. He said he was hoping the team would pull away more than they did, but coming away with the win was key.

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Tyler Bray scans the field before a pass against Troy on Saturday. “I think the biggest thing, no matter what ... the ultimate objective is to win the game,” Dooley said. Key to Bray’s success were Tennessee wide-receivers Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson. Bray was quick to give his receivers credit where it was due.

“They’re gonna do this every week,” Bray said. “They’re two NFL-caliber receivers and you just have to give them the ball and they’re gonna make plays.” Patterson and Hunter combined for 400 yards and four touchdowns. Bray said he didn’t even have to look for his receivers. “They’re just open,” he said. Patterson said he had low expectations going into the game. He was looking for a combined total of 200 receiving yards from him and Hunter. He said his ability to avoid tackles and gain yardage was just a “blessing.” “It’s kinda surprising,” Patterson said. “With how big I am, I don’t think I’m supposed to be able to do things like that.” With the defense barely making a tackle, the Vols’ offense was under the spotlight. The pressure to have a perfect game with no mistakes and a scoring drive every time down the field was not a pleasant experience for anyone on the offense. “It’s a lot of stress, not only on us, but on the offensive coordinator too,” Bray said. Regardless, Bray said he felt his offense could keep up. “When you have the receivers we (have), our passing game can go up against any defense,” Bray said. “There are always passing plays and there’s always running plays.”

The good, the bad, the Vols Lauren Kittrell Sports Editor Tennessee just entered what head coach Derek Dooley is calling their “second season.” It’s like a “take No. 2” for UT football, but there’s no third strike. They’re on their “ninth life” so to speak, and they know it. With three more games left in the season, they need to win out. Dooley needs them to win out. There were a lot of highs and lows from the Volunteers’ win over Troy on Saturday — so many that it’s hard to know what to focus on. The defense’s negatives and the offense’s positives looked pretty clear from the press box, but the 55-48 win over the Trojans showed me there were issues on one side of the ball. HOT — I never thought I’d say this, but Bray is currently on fire.

The junior threw for five touchdowns: 35 of the Vols’ 55 points. With 530 passing yards against Troy, he managed to break former Vol Peyton Manning’s single-game record of 523 against Kentucky in 1997. Bray holds the record for second-most passing yards in a single game from an SEC quarterback. — Cordarrelle Patterson and Justin Hunter combined for 400 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Hunter said that going into the game, he thought they might get 50 each, Patterson said maybe 100 each. Bray said with NFLcaliber receivers like Hunter and Patterson, he can always count on them to be open. I previously wrote that Tennessee has one of the best receiving corps in the nation and that hasn’t changed. I’ve been impressed with Zach Rogers lately as well. — At 472 career completions, Bray has the ability to meet or surpass another of Manning’s records. Bray only needs 392 more completions and he has the time and receivers to do it. It’ll be like wiping sweat off his forehead. — Tennessee’s offensive line has stopped some of the top defenses in the country. The Vols held South Carolina to only one sack. No big deal,

until you realize that the Gamecocks’ defensive line was averaging nearly four sacks per game until that point. — Michael Palardy added six points to the board. The win over Troy wouldn’t have happened without him. — Basically, Tennessee’s offense rocks. The offensive line is hot, the quarterback is hot, the receivers are hot and I’ll wrap up with Marlin Lane for the win. NOT — Missed tackles are the Vols’ archnemesis, or at least they should be. The team gave up 48 points to Troy, who scored 20 points in the second quarter, mainly because someone on the defense missed a tackle and then couldn’t recover in time to stop the receiver/running back. — Third and long is not Tennessee’s specialty. Their third down efficiency landed at 4-11 against Troy. The Trojans converted on third and 16, 15, 12 and 8, just to name a few. In the fourth quarter, with Troy heading down the field at third-and-15, Corey Robinson threw to Chip Reeves for 34 yards and the first down. Unfortunately, that was just a taste of what fans were watching on the field. — The Vols’ secondary has

been getting burnt like toast and the view from the press box is even more depressing, and it doesn’t matter if it is a freshman or a senior, they are all getting beat. — Another negative was defensive back Daniel Gray who couldn’t seem to find his groove and floundered down the field. Unfortunately, when Waggner jumped in to save him, he didn’t seem to make a difference. — Basically Tennessee’s defense isn’t looking good and hasn’t for a while now. — Lauren Kittrell is a senior in journalism and electronic media. She can be reached at

paces Lady Vols in 118-44 win John Stewart Contributor The Tennessee Lady Vols took care of business Sunday afternoon with a dominating performance against the Coker Cobras, 118-44. Tennessee was led by freshman Bashaara Graves with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Meighan Simmons followed her strong performance last Thursday with another good game with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. The pace of the game was quick as the Lady Vols were running it up the floor and putting up quick layups. Sophomore Cierra Burdick said that she could only remember one game she played that was as fast as this one. “This game was extremely high tempo, but that’s what Holly (Warlick) wants,” said Burdick. “She wants us to get steals, just run and everything needs to be transition and I think we did a good job of that today.” The Lady Vols got out to a quick 7-0 lead, but Coker quickly fired back with 8 points to take the lead with 17:09 left in the first half. Tennessee then exerted its dominance inside as they went on a 23-0 run midway through the first half. Taber Spani had a good first half with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Her three offensive rebounds all led to putback scores. Spani’s assist to Nia Moore inside led to an easy layup with five seconds

left that ended the half 60-30. Tennessee struggled to stop the 3-point shot in the first half as Coker was 8-15 from behind the arc. Head coach Holly Warlick was upset in the first half with the perimeter defense and called a couple timeouts to try and refocus the team. “We’ve got to change that and that’s been our MO for a while, but we’ll just go back and look at it,” said Warlick. “We knew going in that they shot the three ball, so that’s one side of our game that we’ve got to get a hold of and get a hold of it real quick.” The second half was almost identical as the Lady Vols pulled away by holding the Cobras to 14 second half points. Simmons led the team in the second half as she rebounded and distributed the ball. Moore was impressive as she looked to score every time the ball was in her hands. She finished the game with 8 points and 5 rebounds on 4-of5 shooting. Sophomore Isabelle Harrison said she loves the way Moore plays and that she feeds off her energy when she makes plays. “I just love her effort and when she gets excited I’m right there even more hype for her,” said Harrison. “She’s just that type of person.” Tennessee dominated inside the paint as they outscored the Cobras 84-4 and won the rebounding battle 54-25. The Lady Vols play their season-opener in Chattanooga against the Mocs on Friday night. Their home-opener is on Nov. 15 against Rice.

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