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Author Archives: Will Hearn

Today In The Upper Cumberland: College Sports With Mark Wilson

TTU’s Mark Wilson discusses college sports, and the NCAA’s recent press release. In a press release earlier this week, the NCAA Board Of Directors said, “NCAA recruiting rules preclude boosters from recruiting, and/or providing benefits to prospective student athletes. So how does this jive with NIL rules? It’s just part of the complications of the new world that we’ve seen ... Read More »

High School Playbook: York Institute Baseball Wins First District Title Since 1981

Baseball and softball region tournaments get set to get underway on Monday.  Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland. York Institute Dragons Baseball Head Coach Adam Bowden breaks down winning their first district title since 1981. White County Softball Head Coach Jerry Roberts discuss what it was like ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Leadership With James Mills

Cookeville City Manager James Mills discusses the ins and outs of leadership. The first of four election days across the state of Tennessee this week – it means a change in leadership in some places around the Upper Cumberland – the beauty of the vote. But leadership is also an important issue, especially for an area that is growing as ... Read More »

High School Playbook: Baseball & Softball District Tournament Time Arrives In The Upper Cumberland

Hear from the UC’s baseball & softball teams as district tournament time arrives  Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland. Jackson County Softball Head Coach Alex Castle discusses the start to his team’s match against York Institute that had to be postponed due to weather on Thursday. Monterey ... Read More »

High School Playbook: Jackson County Baseball Head Coach Lands 100th Victory

Stone Memorial wins over Cumberland County after a hard fought 11 innings Monday  Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland. Stone Memorial Baseball Head Coach Trentan Stokes discusses winning over Cumberland County after 11 hard fought innings Monday Night. Jackson County Baseball Head Coach Juan Clariday earns his ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Sports History With Dr. Arthur Banton Pt 2

TTU’s Dr. Arthur Banton discusses sports history, as well as its cultural impact. Tennessee has long been a hotbed of sports, and it’s a world that seems to be in constant change over the past several years. From new payment and transfer options for students on the college level, the looming threat of realignment, new television contracts, and the massive ... Read More »

High School Playbook: The District 7-3A Softball Race Heats Up

York Baseball secures the number 2 seed; Cookeville Softball sees improvement.  Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland. Cookeville Softball Head Coach Jordan Webb discusses his team’s continued improvements. York Institute Baseball Head Coach Adam Bowden talks the importance of securing their number 2 seed for district tournament ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Sports History With Dr. Arthur Banton

TTU’s Dr. Arthur Banton discusses sports history, as well as its cultural impact. It’s considered by some the one thing that brings people together – it is sports. And it’s all around us. It seems it grows almost every year in terms of the cultural impact – the way it involves so many of us at all levels. Dr. Arthur ... Read More »

High School Playbook: Upperman Beese Baseball Ranks In Top 10 Of 3A

Monterey Baseball reflects on district play; Warren Co focuses on upping defense  Every week on The High School Playbook, we break down high school games from around the Upper Cumberland. Monterey Baseball Head Coach John Looper looks back on district play, and how his team is shaping up for district tournament time. Warren County Softball Head Coach Jerry Martin ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland: Sports Gambling

University of Memphis’s Dr. James Whelan discusses the rise in gambling issues. If you’ve watched sports on television in the last year, you understand the influence of sports betting on our society. As more and more states legalize sports gambling, you’re seeing it in your face more and more. Take, for example, the recent March Madness games. Dr. James Whelan ... Read More »