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The rivalry is so big it can pit friends against friends and even husband against wife and there was so much energy surrounding this it that the fans couldn't wait for kickoff to start celebrating.
Whether they wore black or orange, they went to the stadium as early as Saturday morning to tailgate before the big matchup.
"This is a very electric game," said Matthew Lascara, Vanderbilt fan.
It was the 106th time the two teams met on the gridiron, and every year the game draws tens of thousands of fans and alumni from across the country. It's a tradition that brings friends together but leaves some families split, like husband and wife Tom and Charlotte Ryan.
"I cheer for Vandy," Charlotte said. "He cheers for UT."
But they do agree that this matchup features a tale of two coaches: on one sideline, there's the polarizing Derek Dooley, which many Vols fans would like to see replaced.
"I know he's on the cutting line here but it's been a tough season this year," Tom Ryan said.
And on the other is James Franklin, who's been working to change the football culture at Vanderbilt and energize the fan base.
"It's a new brand of football, Charlotte Ryan said. "He's really got everybody fired up. The team is playing great."
Saturday, November 17 2012, 11:02 PM CST
Trial begins in international custody case
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By SHEILA BURKE Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A trial begins Tuesday that could determine which country will decide the fate of 13-year-old twin boys at the center of an international custody battle that extends from Eastern Europe to Middle Tennessee.
The boys are American citizens who were born in Texas but have spent the majority of their lives in Hungary. Their father is an American citizen with family in the Cottontown community of Sumner County. Their mother, a Romanian national, has invoked an international treaty claiming the children are being wrongfully retained in Tennessee by their father.
The boys came to Tennessee last year to visit their paternal grandparents in Sumner County for the summer. The father, who was supposed to bring them back to Europe, stayed in the U.S. and filed for divorce.
Asia stocks fall
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.