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Tennessee Vols beat NC State 67-58

 

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Tennessee claims third place at the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsParadise Island, Bahamas – Tennessee overcame a sluggish first half to hold off NC State, 67-58, to claim a third-place finish at the 2017 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis.
 
A trio of sophomores led the Vols (4-1) in the scoring column, with Grant Williams notching a team-high 14 points while Jordan Bone and Jordan Bowden added 13 and 10, respectively. Bowden, who scored all of his points in the second half, reached double figures on his final shot of the game, beating the shot clock on a pull-up jumper to put Tennessee out of reach with just 44 seconds remaining.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) drives to the basket as North Carolina State Wolfpack center Omer Yurtseven (14) defends during the second half in the 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis in Imperial Arena at the Atlantis Resort. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) drives to the basket as North Carolina State Wolfpack center Omer Yurtseven (14) defends during the second half in the 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis in Imperial Arena at the Atlantis Resort. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols fall to #5 Villanova 85-76

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsParadise Island, Bahamas – A sloppy second half spelled trouble for Tennessee on Thursday as its 12-point halftime lead wasn’t enough to hold off No. 5 Villanova, ultimately falling 85-76 in the semifinals of the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis.
 
Grant Williams led the Vols (3-1) in scoring for the second consecutive game, finishing with 20 points to go along with a game-high eight rebounds. Admiral Schofield scored 16 points and James Daniel III added 10 off the bench.
 
Coming off a win over No. 18 Purdue on Wednesday, Tennessee looked poised to grab its second consecutive ranked win after it used a 15-4 run midway through the first half to claim a 10-point advantage.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) looks to drive as Villanova Wildcats forward Omari Spellman (14) defends during the first half in the 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis in Imperial Arena at the Atlantis Resort. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) looks to drive as Villanova Wildcats forward Omari Spellman (14) defends during the first half in the 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis in Imperial Arena at the Atlantis Resort. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols get overtime win over #18 Purdue

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsParadise Island, Bahamas – A pair of late rallies lifted Tennessee to a 78-75, overtime victory over No. 18 Purdue on Wednesday afternoon in the opening game of the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis.
 
The Vols (3-0) got 22 points from sophomore Grant Williams—all of which came after halftime—while junior Kyle Alexander turned in his first career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Lamonte Turner (17 points) and Admiral Schofield (10) also finished in double figures.
 
Trailing 73-68 with 2:45 remaining in overtime, Tennessee used a 10-2 run over the final minutes to clinch its first win over a top-25 non-conference opponent since December 14th, 2014, when UT defeated No. 15 Butler.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan Bone (0) dribbles as Purdue Boilermakers guard P.J. Thompson (11) falls during the first half in the 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis in Imperial Arena at the Atlantis Resort. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan Bone (0) dribbles as Purdue Boilermakers guard P.J. Thompson (11) falls during the first half in the 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis in Imperial Arena at the Atlantis Resort. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols play #18 Purdue at Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis, Wednesday

 

Tennessee vs. #18 Purdue

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 | 11:00am CT
Paradise Island, Bahamas | Atlantis Resort | TV: ESPN2

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee opens play at the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis against one of the early season’s top scoring teams in 18th-ranked Purdue. The Boilermakers enter Wednesday’s contest (11:00am CT, ESPN2) boasting a scoring average of 102.0 points per game through the first four games of the season.

In fact, Purdue has eclipsed the century mark in three of its four games, including a 106-64 romp over Fairfield on Saturday in which it buried a program-record 19 3-pointers.

Tennessee Vols head to the Bahamas to take on #18 Purdue at the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis Wednesday at 11:00am CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Vols head to the Bahamas to take on #18 Purdue at the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis Wednesday at 11:00am CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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NASA uses Satellites to gain different perspective on Hurricane Irma

 

Written by Rob Gutro
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – Satellite imagery from NASA’s Aqua satellite and NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite have provided different data on the still Category 5 Hurricane Irma as it headed for the Turks and Caicos Islands.

On September 6th at 1:45pm EDT (1745 UTC) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured a visible-light image of Hurricane Irma over the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico. The image revealed a clear eye with powerful bands of thunderstorms circling the eye.

On Sept. 6 at 1:45 p.m. EDT (1745 UTC) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible-light image of Hurricane Irma over the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico. (NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team)

On Sept. 6 at 1:45 p.m. EDT (1745 UTC) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured a visible-light image of Hurricane Irma over the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico. (NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team)

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NASA tracks Hurricane Matthew as it Heads for the Bahamas

 

Written by Rob Gutro
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – Satellites from NASA and NOAA have been tracking and analyzing powerful Hurricane Matthew since its birth just east of the Leeward Islands on September 28th.

On October 4th, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall on southwestern Haiti as a category-4 storm—the strongest storm to hit the Caribbean nation in more than 50 years. Just hours after landfall, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired a natural-color image that showed the western extent over the eastern tip of Cuba and the eastern-most extent over Puerto Rico.

On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall on southwestern Haiti as a category-4 storm—the strongest storm to hit the Caribbean nation in more than 50 years. Just hours after landfall, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image. At the time, Matthew had top sustained winds of about 230 kilometers (145 miles) per hour. Credits: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens

On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall on southwestern Haiti as a category-4 storm—the strongest storm to hit the Caribbean nation in more than 50 years. Just hours after landfall, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image. At the time, Matthew had top sustained winds of about 230 kilometers (145 miles) per hour.
Credits: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens

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LEAP Organization gives Clarksville Youth Learning Experience About Miami & Enjoy The Bahamas

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Miami and the Bahamas were the destination for the LEAP Organization’s 6th Annual Educational Excursion.

Children from Clarksville along with chaperones and community members embarked on a five-day journey to Miami to educate LEAP youth by exposing them to other cities, cultural differences and historical landmarks.

Participants visited the Holocaust Memorial, Jewish Museum, History of Miami Museum, and the Miccosukee Indian Village where they experienced an airboat ride through the everglades followed by an alligator show.

LEAP Youth visit Miccosukee Indian Village.

LEAP Youth visit Miccosukee Indian Village.

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NASA improves Storm Models and Forecasting since hurricane Katrina

 

Written by Kasha Patel
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – On August 28th, 2005, the National Hurricane Center issued a public notice warning people in New Orleans of “devastating damage expected…power outages will last for weeks…persons…pets…and livestock left exposed to the winds will be killed,” from the ensuing Hurricane Katrina.

The storm had formed near the Bahamas and south Florida before becoming a Category 2 hurricane over the Gulf region northwest of Key West. Then, in two days, the hurricane’s winds almost doubled to 175 mph, creating Category 5 Hurricane Katrina— the most intense hurricane in the past 36 years.

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AAA says Record Setting Year for Cruise Travel Expected

 

AAA Survey shows 63% Plan to take a cruise in the future

AAATampa, FL – Cruise lines are sailing into their busy season as students and families snatch up cabins for a getaway on the waterway. The industry coasted through one of its biggest years to date and expects an even bigger 2015.

“January through March is typically the best time to book a cruise,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA-The Auto Club Group. “People who book thru a AAA Travel Agent by March 31st can receive up to $500.00 in savings or onboard credit, plus additional savings from select Cruise Lines.”

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Kiara Young Crowned Miss Tennessee USA 2015 in Clarksville Saturday night

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – Miss Tennessee USA was crowned Saturday night, making her Tennessee’s next hopeful in the 2015 Miss USA pageant.

Miss Greater Nashville, Kiara Young, accepted her new crown from the reigning Miss Tennessee USA, Kristy Landers Niedenfuer of  Nashville. Niedenfuer also placed in the top 20 at the Miss USA pageant this past June in Baton Rouge.

Miss Tennessee USA 2015, Kiara Young, accepts her crown from Miss Tennessee USA 2014, Kristy Landers Niedenfuer, and Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2015, Hannah Faith Greene.

Miss Tennessee USA 2015, Kiara Young, accepts her crown from Miss Tennessee USA 2014, Kristy Landers Niedenfuer, and Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2015, Hannah Faith Greene.

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