Tusculum College claimed victory in more than one contest Saturday afternoon.
By 51–unit margin, Tusculum College was the victor in the 2008 “Blood Drive Bowl” over in-state rival, Carson-Newman College. During the days preceding the football game between the conference rivals, students and fans of both schools donated blood to the Medic Regional Blood Center in the name of their respective schools.
Tusculum students and fans gave 173 units of blood at drives on the main campus, the college’s Morristown class site, and the Wal-Mart and Kmart stores in Greeneville. Carson-Newman’s total was 122 units. The competition provided a total of 295 units of blood for Medic, which provides blood products to 21 counties and 28 hospitals in the region.
A trophy was presented to Tusculum’s Student Government Association President Kat Spears during half-time of the college’s thrilling grid-iron victory over Carson-Newman. The trophy will remain at the college until next year’s event.
The “Blood Drive Bowl” was sponsored by CHOICE Corporate Training, Medic, News Channel 11, The Greeneville Sun, WIKQ Radio, and WSMG Radio.