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Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Hundreds of East Tennessee cancer patients benefit from a volunteer effort to help them around the holidays.

"This says love is all you need," reads a hand made pillow case.

Love motivated UT Medical Oncologist Dr. Susan Huntsinger to start a program to help the cancer patients she treats.

"To be able to do this for them and give them just that little bit of spark that little bit of hope is just a wonderful thing," she said.

She realized the holidays can be especially difficult for her patients.

Vote to bring NBC's Today show to UT!

Vote to bring NBC's Today show to UT!

NBC's Today show will be on the UT campus on Wednesday, and you could help bring them back later this year!

UT is one of six finalists in "Kathie Lee and Hoda Go Back to College" challenge.  The winner will have the show broadcast live from campus in early October.

A Today Show reporter will be doing live segments from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday from the south side of Ayres Hall to introduce UT to viewers and kick off the voting.

Looking for lodging? Closer to Neyland, the more you'll pay

Looking for lodging? Closer to Neyland, the more you'll pay

 

If you're looking for a hotel room for the big Tennessee-Florida game this weekend, expect a small number of availabilities for a big cost.

"Look for anything online," said Alan Avriett, a Florida fan coming to Rocky Top. 10News met Avriett and his brother, Scott, a Vols fan, as they were driving to town. "There was nothing less than $300, and I said that's not going to happen, because we're staying three nights," Alan added.

East Tennessee Gator fans gearing up for big game

East Tennessee Gator fans gearing up for big game

It's clear that Tennessee fans are ready for the big game this weekend, but so are Gator fans, especially those living in East Tennessee.

"(It's) a lot of fun because everybody wants to argue, and everybody wants to fight, and I always get to have the last word 'cause we win 90 percent of the time," said Eric Oakes, a Gator fan who delivers mail in the Farragut area.

Most days, he says he wears a Florida shirt and baseball cap. And he's always sporting his Gator tattoo.

Big Orange fans prepare for Florida game

Big Orange fans prepare for Florida game

It's a big week here in East Tennessee because it's Florida Week. The Vols will face off against the Gators on Saturday.

Big Orange fans showed their spirit a little early out in West Knoxville. Fans gathered in the corner parking lot of Belk to enjoy live music from the Southern Drawl Band.

There was also a Q&A with Bob Kessling and John Brice. Fans also got a visit from Smokey and the UT cheerleaders.

Texas Roadhouse served up ribs for the hungry fans at the event.

Go Vols! Vote for your fave in Southern Living's Best Tailgate Contest

Go Vols!  Vote for your fave in Southern Living's Best Tailgate Contest

The University of Tennessee is listed as a Powerhouse in Southern Living magazine's search for who hosts the South's Best Tailgate!

Click on over to their website to vote for your favorite team!