Bruce Pearl

  • The student alumni group Unite sponsored “Camp Pearl” — an opportunity for students to camp out in Thompson-Boling Arena prior to the Vols’ victory over Kentucky.

  • Jimmy G. Cheek, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s new chancellor, won’t have to toss all of his orange ties, but he may want to let Goodwill have any that are stained with Gator blue.

  • Pat Summitt and Bruce Pearl. You would almost have to be a space alien not to know about the Lady Vols and Vols head basketball coaches. They’re on TV, they’re in Sports Illustrated, they turn up at your United Way or your alumni chapter meeting. They’re charismatic, competent, and competitive right down to their toenails. And, wonder of wonders, they not only get along, they even like each other.