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AAA reports Gas Prices continue to decline

 

AAATampa, FL – AAA says that today’s national average is $2.81, which is two cents cheaper than last week, eight cents less than last month and 13 cents less than last year.

With the exception of the Rockies states, Alaska and Indiana, motorists across the country are saving as much as 23 cents/gallon to fill up as compared to last month.

AAA says Pump Prices Continue to Push Lower for Majority of Motorists. (AAA)

AAA says Pump Prices Continue to Push Lower for Majority of Motorists. (AAA)

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AAA says Gas prices see Largest Weekly Decline in Three Months

 

AAATampa, FL – Declining slowly but steadily across the country, gas prices are pushing the national average down three cents on the week to $2.86.

Today’s average is four cents cheaper than last month and the same price as one year ago. In fact, 25 states have gas price averages that are just a nickel or less expensive than this time last year.

Gas Prices at the Pump are Stabilizing. (AAA)

Gas Prices at the Pump are Stabilizing. (AAA)

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APSU Track continues Florida Relays, begins Cape Girardeau, Friday

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's Track and FieldGainesville, FL – A sprint contingent got things started for Austin Peay State University track and field team on Day One of the 2019 Florida Relays, which wrapped Thursday evening.

Kicking off the event, freshmen Tiyanna Johnson (24.67, 57th) and Kyra Wilder (24.86, 66th) both represented Austin Peay in the 200m dash, with Johnson turning in a career-best time in the event.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field set for Day Two at Florida Relays. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field set for Day Two at Florida Relays. (APSU Sports Information)

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#6 Tennessee Vols play #13 Purdue in NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen, Thursday

 

#6 Tennessee Vols (31-5 | 15-3 SEC)  vs. #13 Purdue (25-9 | 16-4 Big 10)

Thursday,  March 28th, 2019 | 6:29pm CT
Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center | TV: TBS

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsLouisville, KY – With a bid for the Elite Eight at stake, the No. 2-seeded Tennessee Vols are prepared to face No. 3 seed Purdue in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament at KFC Yum! Center in the South Region on Thursday. The game tips at 6:29pm CT and will be televised live on TBS.

Tennessee is competing in its eighth Sweet Sixteen all time and sixth since 2000. The Vols are 31-5 this season. That impressive record also includes a school-record 19-game winning streak, a program-record-tying three victories over top-five opponents and ties the most victories in a single season in program history.

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AAA says National Gas Price rises Seven Cents

 

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AAATampa, FL – AAA says that at $2.54, the national gas price average is 7 cents more expensive on the week and 23-cents more than last month. However, today’s price is just as expensive as the same day a year ago.

In fact, for the first time since the end of November last year, the national gas price average the past four days was identical or a penny more expensive year-over-year.

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Tennessee Vols defeat Iowa 83-77 in OT, moves on to Sweet Sixteen

 

UT Athletics

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbus, OH – For eighth time in program history, the Tennessee Vols are heading to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament, following an 83-77 victory in overtime against Iowa at Nationwide Arena on Sunday.
 
It’s the first time since 2014 that the Tennessee Vols have reached the Sweet Sixteen, and head coach Rick Barnes is just the 12th head coach to lead a third Division I program to the Sweet Sixteen. The Vols (31-5) will take on No. 3 seed Purdue in Louisville, KY, on Thursday.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots the ball over Iowa Hawkeyes forward Tyler Cook (25) in the second half in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots the ball over Iowa Hawkeyes forward Tyler Cook (25) in the second half in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

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#6 Tennessee Vols take on Iowa in second round of NCAA Tournament

 

#6 Tennessee Vols (30-5 | 15-3 SEC) vs. Iowa (23-11 | 10-10 Big 10)

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 | 11:10am CT
Columbus, OH | Nationwide Arena | TV: CBS

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbus, OH – With a spot in the Sweet Sixteen on the line, the Tennessee Vols are set to take on 10th-seed Iowa in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena in the South Region. The game tips at 11:10am CT and will be televised live on CBS.

Tennessee is 30-5 on the season. That impressive record includes a school-record 19-game winning streak, a program-record-tying three victories over top-five opponents and the second most victories in a single season in program history. The Tennessee Vols spent four weeks atop the Associated Press Top 25 rankings, and for the first time in program history, UT spent the entire season ranked among the top 10.

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#6 Tennessee Vols plays Colgate in First Round of NCAA Tournament, Friday

 

#6 Tennessee Vols (29-5 | 15-3 SEC) vs. Colgate (24-10 | 13-5)

Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 1:45pm CT
Columbus, OH | Nationwide Arena | TV: CBS

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbus, OH – For the second year in a row, Tennessee Vols basketball is ready to take on 15th-seed Colgate in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena in the South Region. The game tips at 1:45pm CT on Friday and will be televised live on CBS.

Tennessee is 29-5 on the season. That impressive record includes a school-record 19-game winning streak, a program-record-tying three victories over top-five opponents and the second most victories in a single season in program history. The Vols spent four weeks atop the Associated Press Top 25 rankings, and for the first time in program history, UT spent the entire season ranked among the top 10.

Tennessee Men's Basketball faces Colgate in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball faces Colgate in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Vols to play Colgate in NCAA Tournament as #2 Seed

 

UT Athletics

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Hours after playing in the SEC Tournament Championship game, the Tennessee Vols learned its NCAA Tournament draw Sunday.
 
The Volunteers (29-5) earned a program-best No. 2 seed for the third time ever (also in 2006 and 2008) and will travel to Columbus, Ohio.
 
Tennessee’s first-round opponent in South Region action is 15th-seed Colgate on Friday. Two days later, the winner of that game will then face the winner of the first-round matchup between Cincinnati and Iowa.

Tennessee Vols to start NCAA Tournament run on Friday, March 22nd in Columbus, Ohio against Colgate. Tip off will be around 1:45pm CT and televised on CBS. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Vols to start NCAA Tournament run on Friday, March 22nd in Columbus, Ohio against Colgate. Tip off will be around 1:45pm CT and televised on CBS. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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American Heart Association says Climate Change may increase Congenital Heart Defects

 

Journal of the American Heart Association Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Rising temperatures stemming from global climate change may increase the number of infants born with congenital heart defects (CHD) in the United States over the next two decades and may result in as many as 7,000 additional cases over an 11 year-period in eight representative states (Arkansas, Texas, California, Iowa, North Caroline, Georgia, New York and Utah), according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

The greatest percentage increases in the number of congenital heart defects are predicted in the Midwest, followed by the Northeast and the South. (American Heart Association)

The greatest percentage increases in the number of congenital heart defects are predicted in the Midwest, followed by the Northeast and the South. (American Heart Association)

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