Darrell J. Boykin, Columbia, S.C.
On Oct. 27, I attended the University of South Carolina vs. the University of Tennessee football game. It was a hard-fought game that South Carolina was extremely fortunate to win. It was another heartbreaking loss for UT in a year of disappointment on the football field. However, the Vol nation should be proud of the great display of sportsmanship shown by the Tennessee team when the undisputed hero of South Carolina, Marcus Lattimore, sustained a gruesome injury to his leg during the game. After the hit, while the doctors were attending to Lattimore, both teams gathered around him on the field. It was a touching display of respect and caring that you rarely see on the football field. My respect for UT grew exponentially that Saturday. So as a fan who has seen his team struggle mightily over the years, I would tell the Vol nation to be proud of your team. They represent you well.