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Dodging the Roadkill: Bald Knob Cross

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – It’s only fitting that on the day that millions of Christians celebrate their faith and the sacrifice that was made for them for all eternity, I share the story of Bald Knob Cross.  You can read the history at the link I’ve provided. 

I was made aware of this magnificent structure from one of my followers of this blog.  Just another reason I LOVE the people I meet on this bike.  

While I have ridden the Ozarks, in both Missouri and Arkansas, I’ve never been to Alto Pass Illinois, or this magnificent structure.  Here’s the video.  

The Christian Motorcycle Association sponsors their annual “Blessing of the Bikes” here each year, drawing thousands of bikers from all over the country.  This years event is April 29th. 

Blessing of the Bikes

Blessing of the Bikes

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APSU Women’s Tennis continues good form with OVC win

 

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APSU Women's TennisCape Girardeau, MO – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team is hitting its form at the right time, defeating Southeast Missouri in the first of two Ohio Valley Conference matches this weekend.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis defeats Southeast Missouri 4-3, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Tennis defeats Southeast Missouri 4-3, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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AAA reports Gasoline Demand Sets New Record for March as Motorists Pay 25-cents more at Pump compared to last March

 

AAATampa, FL – Consumer gasoline demand is at the highest level on record for March. According to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest report, demand measured at 9.6 million b/d – levels typical of summer months, not the first quarter of a year.

U.S. exports continue to trend high, accounting for a large chunk of this week’s demand data.

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#3 Tennessee Lady Vols host #14 Liberty in first round of NCAA Tournament

 

#3 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #14 Liberty Lady Flames

Friday, March 16th, 2018 | 1:30pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – As one of the top 16 overall seeds in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship field, the University of Tennessee Lady Vols earned the right to host first and second round games. This marks UT’s initial time hosting women’s tourney games since 2015.

No. 12/13 Tennessee (24-7), which earned the No. 3 seed in the Lexington Regional, will play host to No. 14 seed Liberty (24-9) on Friday, March 16th, at 1:30pm CT in Thompson-Boling Arena.

In Friday’s opening game in Knoxville, No. 13/12 Oregon State (23-7), seeded sixth, will meet No. 11 seed Western Kentucky (24-8) in the other first round contest at noon. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball faces Liberty in first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at Thompson-Boling Area Friday. Tip off is at 1:30pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#2 Tennessee Vols face #4 Kentucky Wildcats in SEC Tournament Championship game

 

#2 Tennessee Vols vs. #4 Kentucky Wildcats

Sunday, March 11th, 2018  | 12:00pm CT
St. Louis, MO | Scottrade Center | TV: ESPN

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsSt. Louis, MO – The No. 2 seeded Tennessee men’s basketball will look to win its first SEC Tournament Championship since 1979 on Sunday against fourth-seeded Kentucky at the Scottrade Center. The game tips around 12:00pm CT and will be televised live on ESPN and streamed online via WatchESPN.

The Volunteers (25-7) claimed a share of the SEC Regular-Season Championship after being picked to finish 13th by select media during the preseason. On Tuesday, UT swept the SEC’s postseason honors, as Rick Barnes won Coach of the Year, Grant Williams won Player of the Year and Lamonte Turner was Co-Sixth Man of the Year.

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#12/12 Tennessee Lady Vols plays #8/8 South Carolina in quarterfinals of SEC Tournament, Friday

 

#12 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #8 South Carolina

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 | 6:00pm CT
Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsNashville, TN – No. 12/12-ranked Tennessee (24-6, 11-5 SEC) faces No. 8/8 South Carolina (23-6, 12-4 SEC) in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament at 6:00pm CT (7:00pm ET) Friday at Bridgestone Arena.

This will mark UT’s 100th SEC Tournament game, standing at 78-21 entering the contest. Tennessee also will be seeking its 25th win of the campaign, which would mark the 35th such season victory total all-time and the fourth occasion under Holly Warlick.

The Lady Vols, who tied for fourth in the SEC regular-season standings (one game out of second place), slid to a No. 7 seed by virtue of a tiebreaker with No. 4 LSU, No. 5 A&M and No. 6 Missouri. South Carolina tied for second in the standings and earned the No. 2 seed by tiebreaker over UGA.

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes on South Carolina in the OVC Tournament Friday at Bridgestone Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball takes on South Carolina in the OVC Tournament Friday at Bridgestone Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Attorney General Asks the Affordable Care Act Be Held Unconstitutional

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has joined a coalition of 20 States asking a federal district court in Texas to hold the Affordable Care (ACA) unconstitutional and to enjoin the entire law.

“The lawsuit filed today explains that in 2012 in NFIB v. Sebelius the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly upheld the core provision of the ACA—the individual mandate—because the Court viewed ACA’s penalty for not complying with the individual mandate as a ‘tax’”,  said Attorney General Slatery.

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III

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#12 Tennessee Lady Vols take on Auburn Tigers in SEC Tournament

 

#12 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. Auburn Tigers

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 | 6:00pm CT
Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 12/12-ranked Tennessee (23-6, 11-5 SEC) opens play in the 2018 SEC Tournament at 6:00pm Central time (7:00pm ET) Thursday, facing off against Auburn (14-14, 5-11 SEC) at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville.
 
The Lady Vols, who tied for fourth in the SEC regular-season standings, fell to a No. 7 seed by virtue of a tiebreaker with No. 4 LSU, No. 5 A&M and No. 6 Missouri. Auburn finished 10th in the standings and earned the No. 10 seed.
 
UT and AU are meeting for the second time this season. Tennessee defeated the Tigers, 70-59, in Knoxville on January 4th in the teams’ second league contest.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays Auburn at Bridgestone Area in SEC Tournament action, Thursday. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#16 Tennessee Vols travels to Starksville to play Mississippi State

 

#16 Tennessee Vols at Mississippi State

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 | 6:00pm CT
Starksville, MS | Humphrey Coliseum | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsStarksville, MS – No. 16 Tennessee heads to Humphrey Coliseum to face one of the hottest teams in the SEC in Mississippi State on Tuesday night, February 27th. The game will tip at 6:00pm CT and will be televised live on SEC Network and streamed online via WatchESPN.

The Vols (21-7, 11-5 SEC) are coming off a pair of wins last week over Florida and Ole Miss. Admiral Schofield was named Co-SEC Player of the Week after averaging 20.5 points 7.5 rebounds and three assists in the wins. His week was highlighted by a dominant performance in Oxford during which he scored a career-high 25 points on an efficient 9-of-14 shooting en route to a 73-65 win over the Rebels. On the season, he ranks second on the team in scoring (12.8 ppg) and first in rebounding (6.9 rpg).

Tennessee Men's Basketball travels to Mississippi State, Tuesday. Tip off is at 6:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#15/14 Tennessee Lady Vols finishes regular season at home against #7/6 South Carolina

 

#15/14 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #7/6 South Carolina

Sunday, February 25th, 2018 | 3:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 15/14 Tennessee (22-6, 10-5 SEC) and #7/6 South Carolina (23-5, 12-3 SEC) close out the regular season with a 3:02pm CT match-up on Sunday, February 25th at Thompson-Boling Arena.  UT is expecting a crowd approaching 12,000, but good seats are still available.

South Carolina sits in second place in the SEC standings, while the Lady Vols are tied for fifth with Texas A&M and LSU.

This marks the 56th all-time meeting in the series, with Tennessee leading, 49-6. The Lady Vols are seeking a season sweep of the Gamecocks and will try to extend their win streak vs. South Carolina to three games.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays South Carolina at home Sunday. Tip off is at 3:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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