UT Knoxville http://wmot.org en Tennesseans Conflicted About Texting and Driving http://wmot.org/post/tennesseans-conflicted-about-texting-and-driving <p><span lang="EN">KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; A University of Tennessee poll shows an overwhelming majority of Tennesseans think texting behind the wheel is as unsafe as drunken driving. Yet 27 percent of respondents said they had texted while driving in the previous month.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 14:30:48 +0000 Associated Press 6655 at http://wmot.org Summit Named Sport Illustrated Sportswoman of the Year http://wmot.org/post/summit-named-sport-illustrated-sportswoman-year <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Renowned UT Knoxville Women&rsquo;s basketball coach Pat Summitt has been named Sports Illustrated&#39;s sportswoman of the year.</p><p>The Hall of Famer has won more games than any coach in women&#39;s basketball, earning her 1,075th career victory Sunday.</p><p>Summitt announced in August that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, but says she&rsquo;ll continue coaching as long as possible.</p><p>Governor Bill Haslam among those lining up to congratulate Summitt on the award.</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:43:37 +0000 AP/WMOT 4741 at http://wmot.org Tenn. College Tuition Likely to Rise Again http://wmot.org/post/tenn-college-tuition-likely-rise-again <p>Tennessee university students could see a tuition increase again next year.</p><p>Some students saw double-digit increases this year. Tuition at U.T. Knoxville went up by 12 percent. At Middle Tennessee State, a Board of Regents school, tuition rose this year by just under eight percent.</p><p>Now, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission is once again recommending tuition increases statewide.</p><p>Possibly making it even more difficult for Tennessee students, state legislators are talking about raising the eligibility threshold for lottery funded Hope scholarships.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:28:04 +0000 AP/WMOT 4062 at http://wmot.org