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Homeless Student Report shows startling numbers

Homeless Student Report shows startling numbers

School systems across the state are seeing more students come through their doors without basic necessities, according to new report from the Tennessee Comptroller's Office of Research and Education Accountability.

The Homeless Students in Tennessee Public Schools report shows startling numbers of students classified as homeless.

In our viewing area, two school systems stood out as having especially high numbers of homeless students.

Cumberland County reported 696 homeless students in the 2010- 2011 school year. Hamblen County reported 649.

Sweetwater QB plays with prosthetic leg

Sweetwater QB plays with prosthetic leg

At first glance, you'd never know D.J. Vanderwerf wasn't like everyone else. His footwork, his spirals and his knack for the game are just as good as the next quarterback.

But what is different, D.J. only has one leg.

"I had a birth defect, and they had to amputate it when I was 9 months old," D.J. explains.

By 15 months old, D.J. was fitted for a prosthetic leg. He says learning to play sports wasn't hard because he's never known any different. What was hard? Convincing his parents to let him play.

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Right up until the second half Saturday night, the incredible momentum that energized Knoxville for the past week seemed like it might be enough to carry the Tennessee Volunteers to a victory against the Florida Gators for the first time in eight meetings.

The Vols were up 14-10 in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 102,000.

 

But then the 2nd half happened to a team that's had some memorable 2nd half meltdowns in the past few years.

Then the Gators scored 27 points.

Majorettes present Butterfly Fund with check at Sequoyah game

Majorettes present Butterfly Fund with check at Sequoyah game

Before kickoff at Sequoyah High School Friday night, the majorettes presented a check for $5,500 to the Butterfly Fund.

Students raised that money through a fundraiser.

"They have been creating butterfly pins with Australian crystals on it, and for a donation of $5-10, they get a butterfly with Australian crystals in it. They picked it up on their own," said Christina Harrill.

The Butterfly Fund raises money for childhood cancer research, treatment and services.

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Tyler Bray completed 27-of-41 passes for 333
yards and threw for two touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 35-21 win over North
Carolina State on Friday.

Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in six balls for 93 yards and caught a touchdown
and added another score with a 67-yard run. Zach Rogers caught a 72-yard
touchdown and Rajion Neal carried the ball 22 times for 53 yards and a
touchdown for the Volunteers (1-0), who posted a disappointing 5-7
record last season.

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

 

It's the day Vol fans have been waiting for, the start of the 2012 football season.    

It's been a long offseason for the team having to dwell on a loss to Kentucky for the last eight months.

But today the Vols open up the season against NC State.

The arrived in Atlanta yesterday afternoon.

This is the first time in 73 years that the team has played a regular season game on a Friday.

The Vols will take on the Wolfpack tonight at the Georgia Dome at 7:30 p.m.

The game will be aired on ESPU-U.