KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee's blue tick hound Smokey will be on hand for his book signing.
The famous pooch joins co-authors Tom Mattingly and Earl Hudson at 2 p.m. Friday at the University Center Bookstore.
According to The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/Tg1p4L ), while Mattingly and Hudson put pen to paper, bookplate decals with Smokey's paw print will be distributed.
The book, "Smokey: The True Stories Behind the University of Tennessee's Beloved Mascot," traces the lineage of Smokey back to the first dog to represent the team in 1953.
Among anecdotes are Smokey's kidnapping by University of Kentucky students in 1955, his confrontation with the Baylor bear at the 1957 Sugar Bowl and the heat exhaustion at the 1991 UCLA game that landed him on the Vols' injury report.
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