Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 | 7:01pm ET/6:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN – SEC play rolls on for Tennessee when it welcomes Auburn to Thompson-Boling Arena Tuesday for a 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT tip on the SEC Network.
The Vols (11-12, 4-6 SEC) got 24 points from senior guard Kevin Punter Jr. but fell 85-67 at Arkansas in its most recent action. Punter’s 24 points marked his 17th game of 20-plus points this season and pushed the All-American hopeful’s season-long scoring average to 23.2 points per game. That figure ranks second in the SEC and eighth in the nation.
Auburn (9-13, 3-7) has lost five straight games, including a 65-55 defeat at the hands of Georgia on Saturday in Athens.
Tampa, FL – Falling crude oil prices have helped keep downward pressure on the price at the pump and drivers continue to pay prices unseen since 2009.
Today’s national average price of $1.74 per gallon represents a savings of 6 cents per gallon since last week, 43 cents lower than a year ago. Consumers continue to save more than $1.00 per gallon versus the 2015 peak price.
NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Satellite studies Thunderstorms in Southeastern United States
Written by Hal Pierce / Rob Gutro
Greenbelt, MD – Severe weather moved through the southern U.S. on February 2nd and 3rd, and NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite examined the violent thunderstorms.
On February 3rd, 2016 at 1851 UTC (1:51pm ET/12:51pm CT) the GPM core observatory satellite flew over a line of storms extending from the Gulf coast of Florida through New York state. Tornadoes were spotted in Georgia and South Carolina within this area of violent weather.
Leading-edge restaurants impress knowledgeable guests with innovative menus and enticing surroundings
Knoxville, TN – Throughout the U.S., Canada and Caribbean, only two percent of restaurants are awarded the AAA/CAA Four Diamond Rating for 2016. However, four of them can be found in Tennessee.
“These restaurants take great pride in attaining the Four Diamond Rating,” said Don Lindsey, Tennessee Public Affairs Director, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Tennesseans and tourists who dine at Four Diamond restaurants can expect personalized service, enhanced guest comfort and memorable experiences.”
#23/25 Tennessee (14-8/5-4 SEC) vs. #12/11 Texas A&M (15-7/5-4 SEC)
Sunday, February 7th, 2016 | 3:01pm CT/3:01pm ET
Knoxville, TN – The #23/25 Lady Vols (14-8, 5-4 SEC) will look for a road victory as they take on #12/11 Texas A&M (15-7, 5-4 SEC) on Sunday. Tip off is slated for 3:00pm CT/4:00pm ET, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN and available online via WatchESPN.
The Lady Vols and Aggies enter the contest knotted up in fourth place in the SEC standings, one game ahead of Auburn, Georgia and Missouri in the loss column.
Tennessee brings a two-game winning streak into the contest after it defeated Alabama (70-42) last Sunday and Arkansas (75-57) on Thursday night, both in Knoxville, to rise from ninth to fourth in the league standings.
Tennessee (11-11, 4-5 SEC) at Arkansas (11-11, 4-5 SEC)
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 7:01pm CT/8:00pm ET
Knoxville, TN – Tennessee goes in search of its second straight SEC win when it travels to face Arkansas Saturday night at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT on the SEC Network.
The Vols (11-11, 4-5 SEC) are looking to snap a three-game losing streak in Fayetteville and find its first win there since 2009. Tennessee leads the all-time series 19-16, but dropped two of the three meetings between the programs last season. Meanwhile, the Razorbacks (11-11, 4-5 SEC) return home to Bud Walton Arena after suffering an 87-83 defeat at Florida on Wednesday night. Arkansas is 10-3 at home this season, boasting victories over Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, and No. 5 Texas A&M.
Knoxville, TN – Whether you attend or host a Super Bowl party this weekend, AAA wants everyone to celebrate safely. That means having a Designated Driver, calling a cab or staying where you are celebrating.
“Super Bowl weekend can be an exciting time for fans of the game, fans of commercials, or just fans of the show itself. But that doesn’t mean you can play a game with your safety or the safety of others,” said Amy Stracke, Managing Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy for AAA – The Auto Club Group and Executive Director of the ACG Traffic Safety Foundation. “If you’re going to be out drinking, please plan ahead to make sure you and your loved ones get home safely.”
Tampa, FL – Gas prices continue falling at a rate of a half cent a day, despite increases in the price of oil last week. Crude prices rose more than $3.00 last week, while the national average dropped 3 cents.
Pump prices have fallen 25 out of the past 30 days. The current average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $1.80 nationwide, $1.83 in Florida, $1.73 in Georgia, and $1.61 in Tennessee.
Tampa, FL – Gas prices are still falling even after oil prices increased during the tail-end of last week. Prices at the pump are dropping at a rate of about a half cent a day. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $1.83, 7 cents lower than a month ago, 21 cents lower than this time last year.
“Oil prices dropped like a rock last week, and took gas prices with them,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The low price of crude remains the primary contributor to discounts at the pump, making it cheaper to produce gasoline.”
#18/22 Tennessee (12-6, 3-2 SEC) vs. #9/9 Kentucky (14-3, 3-3 SEC)
Monday, January 25th, 2016 | 7:01pm ET/6:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN – The #18/22 Tennessee Lady Vols (12-6, 3-2 SEC) head back out on the road for a match-up with #9/9 Kentucky (14-3, 3-3 SEC) on “Big Monday”. Tipoff is slated for 7:01pm ET/6:01pm CT, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN2 and available online via WatchESPN.
Tennessee enters the contest on the heels of a home victory over Vanderbilt on Thursday night but has dropped two of its last three games.
UT stands 3-2 in league play with victories over No. 20 Missouri, Auburn and Vanderbilt, while it has lost to Florida and Arkansas. UK, meanwhile, beat Alabama, Georgia and Auburn (home), while falling to Auburn (road), #2/2 South Carolina and Ole Miss.
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