State Senator Bo Watson Calls for Review of UT Nike Contract

Bo Watson

Taking a stand on Nike’s support of National Anthem kneeler Colin Kaepernick, State Senator Bo Watson (R-TN-11) is calling for a review of university endorsement deals with the seller of running apparel. Watson’s request was reported by Campus Reform. “I have asked the TN Office of Legislative Budget Analysis to…

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Will the University of Tennessee Review Its Nike Deal in Wake of Colin Kaepernick Controversy?

When the University of Tennessee shifted its apparel and shoe contracts from Adidas to Nike three years ago, there was an enthusiastic embrace of the new gear from athletes and fans alike. That deal was extended last year by then Athletic Director Dave Hart. But the Nike deal was not…

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Steve Gill Has a Suggestion for the University of Tennessee: What It Could Be Doing Instead of ‘Sex Week’ That Could Help More Than Thirty Percent of their Students

Conservative political commentator and Tennessee Star contributor Steve Gill shared a bombshell finding Thursday on The Gill Report, broadcast live on WETR 92.3 FM in Knoxville that more than a third of college students say they don’t get enough to eat and are functionally homeless. “We were talking about Sex Week, and have to just…

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UT Martin Student Government Association President Jordan Long Signs Off on Controversial Concealed Carry Resolution

The University of Tennessee at Martin Student Government Association president, Jordan Long, signed the controversial concealed carry resolution passed by the Student Senate last Thursday.   Reaction by some in the student body was swift, as many staged a sit-in at the Student Government Association (SGA) offices on campus, WBBJ-TV reported: Although…

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Lawsuit Possible After University of Tennessee Scraps Hiring Greg Schiano as Football Coach

UPDATE 7:40 pm central Monday “The memorandum of understanding signed between Greg Schiano and University of Tennessee athletic director John Currie for Schiano to be Tennessee’s next head football coach was not signed by the university chancellor, chancellor’s office spokesperson Ryan Robinson told ESPN,” ESPN reported late Monday, adding: Lawyers…

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