Athletics News

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

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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

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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.

UT Welcomes Fans to Alabama Game Saturday

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UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the football game against the University of Alabama. Kickoff is set for 7:36 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Crimson Tide. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. ESPN-2 will televise the game.

Play Date: Saturday’s UT Pregame Showcase to Focus on Importance of Play

Gordon Burghardt, Alumni Distinguished Service Professor in the departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will be talking about the importance of play at this week’s Pregame Showcase prior to Saturday’s football game against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Campus Welcomes Fans to Florida Game Saturday

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UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the football game against the University of Florida. Kickoff is set for noon EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Gators. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.