eTorch Rewind

There were Peytons, bow ties, puppies, and horses! Take a look at the five most popular eTorch stories from 2014.

‘Peyton’ Place


In September, we brought you the story of nineteen freshmen named Peyton. Some were named after UT legend Peyton Manning, but some were not. The story was viewed more than 16,000 times after being picked up by ESPN, Saturday Down South, and

8 Odd and Awesome Things You May Not Know About UT


With 220 years of history, there were bound to be some odd and awesome things that you didn’t know about UT. Take a look again and e-mail us at if you think we missed something.

Healing through Helping

The Spence family created a fund to help families struggling with non-medical needs of critically ill children, following the death of their fifty-five-day-old son, Forrest.

Bow Ties for Water Collins-1200x507

Student Harrison Collins designed and sold high-end bow ties to raise money for TivaWater, a Knoxville-based organization that provides water filters to communities in developing countries in Africa and around the world.

Bud’s Best Bud

Alum Johnny Dantonio struck advertising gold twice as the writer of the heartfelt Budweiser commercials “Brotherhood” and “Puppy Love.”

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