The 14 Days of Bowling . . . Jan, 2015

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Everyone likes to decorate and “juice” things up a bit during the VOLidays. So do we. During this year’s bowl season, we decorated our VOLiday Wreath. Every day that at least one bowl game was played, an ornament bearing the name of the highest ranked Challenger not already represented on our wreath was added. Hence, every Challenger had 14 chances
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Championship Slices . . . Dec, 2014

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The regular college football season is over.  It has been FUN, whether we actually attended the games, watched them on TV, or heard about them, but especially if we participated in the annual KokOasis College Football Challenge. For many of us, this season was especially interesting because new rules caused us to pull for certain teams we would never otherwise
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35 Years – A Tennessee VOL . . . Nov, 2014

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35 years ago, JeTske was only beginning to discover how great it is to be a Tennessee VOL, thanks to Smokeys Trainer.  JeTske had just arrived at Rocky Top when he made one of the most unlikely and life-changing decisions he would ever make.  He joined the Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) fraternity.  Despite mixed reactions from his parents, JeTske joined
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The Watch . . . Oct, 2014

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One year ago, Andrew’s Dad passed away. Andrew loved him dearly and it still hurts him that he is gone. John Polyak proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War by piloting landing boats that delivered marines to the shore. He also loved college football and the Tennessee Vols.  Homecoming 2014 was celebrated at UT this past Saturday
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Checkered Neyland . . . Oct, 2014

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Neyland Stadium was rockin’ as expected on SaUTrday, bUT the Vols jUsT coUdn’T get it done against Florida in 2014, bUT wait UnTil next time. I’ve watched a lot of Tennessee football in my day. I haven’t missed a single home game since 1982. I’ve watched the Vols win in dominating fashion over many opponents, fight competitively with much stronger
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Boomsday Weekend . . . Sep, 2014

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Boomsday 2014 was bigger than ever!  At the request of Visit Knoxville, the KokOasis was commissioned to serve as the water stage for 5 outstanding musical acts and one helluva flyboard show performed by Ben Merrell, including his huge signature back dolphin with highly technical trick combos.  We were honored to also host, Laurel Wright, an East Tennessee local making it
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Football Challenge Demographics . . . Aug, 2014

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Thanks again to everyone who successfully registered to participate in the 2014 edition of the KokOasis College Football Challenge!  This years group of 57 Challengers consists of 46 Males and 11 Females with a wide range of experience, including 51 seasoned Veterans and 6 aspiring Rookies. Our Challengers hail from Tennessee (44), Missouri (7), Ohio (2), Illinois (1), North Carolina (1),
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Breaking, errr “FIXING” News . . . Aug, 2014

Great News for everyone who is a part of the VOL Navy!  After 3 long years of waiting, the Queen Priscilla just discovered that the VOL Navy Docks have finally been restored to their original configuration.  The City of Knoxville and SoUThern Shores deserve a big THANK YOU for getting the job done in time for the 2014 UT Football
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From Down Under . . . Aug, 2014

The Queen Priscilla recently hosted a delightful contingent of Aussies in the energy business who were visiting our fine city. The refreshing sunshine and cool breeze on the water combined with the beautiful sights and ice cold beverages proved to be exactly what they needed to provide the relaxation they were seeking.

Big Orange Sky . . . Jul, 2014

UT Assistant Coach Adam Howard (Men’s Basketball) and some of his close friends joined us for a cruise recently. A native of Ashland, Kentucky, Coach Howard works closely with Tennessee’s perimeter players. On this particular cruise, just one day after a big rain storm, Coach Howard was particularly helpful in keeping a close eye on the perimeter of the river
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Dark Shadow . . . Jul, 2014

As you may know, the Queen Priscilla is named after our adorable black Pomeranian. Just recently, she was graced by the presence of another black canine friend named “Shadow”.   Shadow is a very intelligent and loyal service dog that belongs to one of our recent passengers. Throughout the cruise, Shadow enjoyed his cruise seated at the very front on the
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Barefoot Ski . . . Jul, 2014

Andrew and I recently welcomed JK & Angie (see how “Happy” they are to be here, click here) along with Jon & Grace and Lance & Kim for an anchored event aboard the KokOasis near Sea Ray Island. Soon afterward, a sailing vessel with 3 pirates approached us in a stealth-like manner.   After we determined they posed no threat, we
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HELI-va Sight . . . Jul, 2014

Andrew and I have become accustomed to seeing many wonderful things during our cruises on the Tennessee River, including boats of all kinds, planes, trains, wildlife and all kinds of people enjoying a “wild” life. Every now and then, we see something completely different – like the helicopter we recently saw parked at the edge of the water behind a
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A jUsTin to Knoxville . . . Jul, 2014

UT Coaches jUsTin Phelps (Director of Basketball Operations) and J.T. Burton (Director of Player Development) recently joined us for a cruise aboard the Queen Priscilla along with some members of Coach Phelps’ family. At the time, we had no idea that the “surprise” cruise was part of a recruiting trip – for Coach Phelps’ mother-in-law! Just as jUsTin & Lisa
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Deer Crossing . . . Jul, 2014

The other day we were cruising aboard the Queen Priscilla on the Tennessee River when we saw a rather LARGE waterfowl (or so we thought) cross right in front of us.  Upon closer inspection, the paddling beast turned out to be a deer crossing from Looney Island to the shore (see attached video).  Apparently, deer crossings are more common than
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Pirate Cruise with Captain Greybeard . . . Jun, 2014

A 90-minute “Public Pirate Cruise” will take place on Saturday June 28th departing from 300 Neyland Drive at 10 am, returning at 11:30.  Captain Greybeard and Quartermaster/Surgeon Anne Bonney are currently looking for crew to “go on account” with  them.  A prize will be offered for the best dressed pirate, but costumes are not required. The cost of this entertaining
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