Athletics News

UT Welcomes Fans to South Carolina Game Saturday

Neyland Stadium's Empty Seats. Photography by FJ Gaylor Photography.

UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the football game against University of South Carolina. Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m. EST for the Volunteers’ game against the Gamecocks. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.

Manning and Pharr Face off in UT Commercial


Two great strategic minds go toe-to-toe in the university’s latest TV commercial. In the spot, UT scientist George Pharr squares off against Vol For Life Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Their chosen battlefield: a game of chess. The spot will air during most televised Tennessee sporting events. Broadcast networks allot thirty seconds of free promotion time for each school during games.

Manning Presents Scholarships to Four Freshmen

KNOXVILLE,TN - {une 22, 2015 - Annual Peyton Manning Scholarship presentation presented in Knoxville, TN. from left to right; Peyton Manning, Ainsley Citlin Ellington, Alcoa TN, Michael Steven Lidwin, Chantilly, VA and Alayna Marie Cameron, Cookeville TN. Photo By: Joy Kimbrough/ Tennessee Athletics

Five-time National Football League Most Valuable Player, Denver Broncos quarterback, and Vols legend Peyton Manning was on campus Monday to present the Peyton Manning Scholarship to four incoming freshmen.

Campus Chest Exceeds 2014–15 Campaign Goal

Thanks and congratulations to the many students, faculty, and staff who helped the 2014–15 Campus Chest campaign exceed its goal. The Knoxville-area campaign raised $624,918, which is 101 percent of its goal of $620,000.

SEC Nation Comes to Campus

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ESPN’s SEC Network will broadcast its live SEC Nation program from the south lawn of Ayres Hall from 10:00 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Tennis Player Sean Karl Passes Away


Sophomore Volunteer men’s tennis player Sean Karl died Sunday in Knoxville after a two-year battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare type of tissue and bone cancer that predominately attacks adolescents and young adults. A memorial service will be held on campus at Goodfriend Tennis Center on Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The family and team are asking all attendees to wear Tennessee orange.

UT Graduate Fellowship Announced in Honor of Joan Cronan


A UT endowment established to honor longtime women’s athletic director Joan Cronan provides a graduate fellowship to Lady Vols who wish to follow in Cronan’s footsteps and advocate for women’s athletics. The first recipient of the Joan Cronan Lady Vol Graduate Fellowship is four-time All-American softball star Raven Chavanne, who holds team records for career batting average and stolen bases.