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VOL. 41 | NO. 42 | Friday, October 20, 2017

More orange than ever on UT’s campus

Another 10 years of dodging orange ‘cone zones’ as campus is transformed

When University of Tennessee alumni return for Homecoming on Nov. 3-4, they may not recognize old Rocky Top.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

How should ‘good people’ react to racist ideology?

Southern nationalists planning to lead rallies in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville are banking on Republican ideas and protection to spread their views, a burr under the saddle for state lawmakers in the controlling party.

DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Not worried about Bama? Just wait until kickoff

Tennessee’s football team will make history Saturday against No. 1-ranked Alabama (7-0, 4-0 SEC), no matter what happens with the game.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Equal Opportunity Awards. The annual event, held on the fourth Thursday of October, is the Knoxville Area Urban League’s most significant fundraising event of the year, and a celebration of the Volunteer of the Year, Minority Business, Corporate Leadership and Whitney M. Young Jr. Lifetime Achievement award winners. The evening is a celebration with food, fellowship and top-flight music. Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m. $200 per person, $2,000 table of 10. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St., Knoxville. Information: www.thekaul.org/

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DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Jones’ blind spot: Even 5-stars need coaching

When he was hired as Tennessee’s football coach in December 2012, Butch Jones used the term “infallible” to describe the system he was bringing to Knoxville.

NEWSMAKERS

AMA Knoxville names Big Wig nominees

The American Marketing Association Knoxville has announced the nominees for its annual Big Wig Awards for excellence in local marketing.

BRIEFS

DENSO to investment $1B in Blount Co.

Global automotive supplier DENSO has announced the company will expand its operations in Maryville, creating 1,000 jobs and investing $1 billion in its Blount County facility.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Record-breaking Succop one of best-ever pickups for Titans

The art of kicking a football is often taken for granted. It’s a little bit like driving in that good driving is rarely noticed, unless maybe it’s done by NASCAR drivers. Bad driving always brings unwanted attention.

Titans at Browns: What to watch

Rishard Matthews vs. Jason McCourty. The long-time Titans cornerback landed in Cleveland after being a cap cut by the Titans this spring. Matthews has been one of the Titans most consistent receivers this season, and it will be interesting to see how he works against a guy who was his teammate last year and should know him well.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Midsize match-up: Camry vs. Accord

The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry have long been household names, but these stalwarts are shaking things up for 2018.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Avoid these excuses when having trouble closing the deal

Sales greats have the ability to adapt based on their audience, are able to embrace rejection as an express pass to their next “yes” and generally have a high degree of emotional intelligence.