George P. Moschis (Javelin, 1966-April 1967)

Summary bio (from GSU's Website) George P. Moschis is Alfred Bernhardt Research Professor of Marketing and the founding director of the Center for Mature Consumer Studies (CMCS) at Georgia State University. He is also a visiting professor at Mahidol University, Thailand, where he has founded and directed the Consumer Life-course Studies

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Jimmy Watson

A True Hero UT Track:  1963-1966, Manager ​Military Experience:  USMC; 1967 -1975; Captain; After completing The Basic School at Quantico and Flight School in Pensacola, Jimmy Watson went to Vietnam in November 1969 and flew helicopter missions there for about 13 months. A little more than five years later, on

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Steve Deaton, 1964-1967

Travel Misadventures Since we traveled so much, how about the best (or worst) travel stories? I have some candidates: The trip to the indoor Winter Relays at VMI in 1964. The bus driver had just been married and was distracted and forgot to fill up the bus with diesel fuel while

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Steve Keltner

Tobacco Barns and Achilles Tendons When I enrolled in the fall of 1965, I was about as wide-eyed as a freshman could be. I had received a dozen or more full ride offers, all orchestrated by my high school coach, Jerry Peters of Memphis University School. I had broken the

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Ron Addison

Looking Back on Tennessee's National Champs Written by: Ron Addison Published by RACING SOUTH, February 1983 Reprinted with permission [Editor's note: Ron wrote the following story shortly after the 1972 championship team gathered in Knoxville to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their stunning victory. Their coach, Stan Huntsman, was there

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John Ellington

Football Recruiting Coach Rohe coordinated recruiting for football at the same time he was head coach of the track team. One of his innovations was to ask pretty high school juniors and seniors from the Knoxville schools to be Vol hostesses when the recruits came to town for their campus

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Tom Scott

Ecology Workout I remember having to leave as soon as the 1963 SEC track meet was over to get back to Knoxville. Most of the team spent the night in Birmingham, but I was taking an ecology class where a major part of the grade was an all-day field trip

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Steve Nelson

Stolen Warm-Ups ​Coach Rohe managed to retrieve some of the team’s warm ups that were stolen during a cross country meet at Ohio University in Athens in [1968]. As I recall, somebody stole them on a Saturday morning during our cross country race [won by UT 21-34]. As usual, Chuck

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Sam Rutherford

The Railroad Trestle Over Lake Loudon Dickie Fairbanks and Norman Pelletier were involved in several memorable escapades. One early morning we took off on our run across the Henley Street Bridge on our way to the "mountain." Somewhere in the darkness, Norman and Dickie took what they later called a

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Paul Scott Thesis Excerpt

Another Psyche-Out Story As they breezed through the rest of the season, all the Volunteers knew that the LSU meet would be the big challenge. Perennial champion Louisiana State had won the SEC championship easily the previous year and all their big guns were back to win another championship. This

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