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OK, so maybe Tuesday's news that our town has landed the USA boxing team qualifying tournament without so much as trying won't generate the immediate electricity that corralling a similar event in women's figure skating or gymnastics might have.

As the calendar turns and we prepare for the clocks to roll, the NFL picture is becoming clearer.

Here's our weekly ranking of the SEC (with record and this week's schedule) and questions facing each this week:

Positioned in the middle of Chattanooga's defensive line that early November Saturday afternoon in 1958, Jerry Arnold gave the Tennessee offensive lineman crouched across from him a shoulder fake, then broke toward Volunteers place-kicker Gene Etter.

It's Monday, and we do what we do.

For proof that not all sports weekends are created equal, allow me to nominate the four days just past — Thursday night, Friday, Saturday and Sunday — as the best in a long, long time.

KNOXVILLE — What a waste of that outstanding checkerboard visual in the Neyland Stadium stands on Saturday afternoon.

Hope you are locked and loaded for the weekend.

Sixteen games into his tenure as Tennessee's head football coach, Butch Jones has enjoyed remarkable cover.

Four weeks into the NFL season, what do we know and what do we need to know?

When it comes to wisdom, former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football player and assistant coach Joe Lee Dunn has imparted a lot of it over the years.

Did we actually have an NFL week with no off-the-field drama? Did we?

Man, talk about divisional differences. Not since the SEC has split have we seen such disparity. In fact, if Vegas was forced to set a line for the SEC title game this morning it would be West minus-14.5, and they'd take their chances.

Wow, what a weekend. Where to start?

Imagine an orange-wrapped crowd at Tennessee's Neyland Stadium on the Third Saturday in October paying tribute to former Alabama quarterback Joe Namath. Or a basketball gathering at North Carolina's Dean Smith Center rising to its feet to applaud Duke's Christian Laettner.

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