Athletics News

Campus Prepares for Pat Summitt Plaza Dedication November 22

UT is welcoming fans of legendary Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt as it dedicates a plaza in her honor at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 22, at the corner of Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way. UT students, employees, and campus visitors should be aware of temporary street closings for the dedication.

UT Welcomes Fans to Ag Day, Georgia Game Saturday; Reminds Visitors of No-Backpack Policy

The campus welcomes fans this Saturday for the Vols’ game against the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. and CBS Sports will televise the game. The traditional Vol Walk will start at 1:15 p.m. The Institute of Agriculture will hold its annual Ag Day event beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the newly renovated Brehm Animal Science Arena. Activities include live music, informational displays, a visit from Smokey, and an insect petting zoo.

Four UT Faculty Members Chosen as SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows

Four UT faculty members have been selected as fellows for the Southeastern Conference’s 2013–2014 Academic Leadership Development Program. UT’s fellows are Susan M. Benner, associate dean in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences; Joanne M. Hall, professor in the College of Nursing; Veerle Keppens, associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Engineering; and Annette L. Ranft, associate dean in the College of Business Administration.

New Human Rights Program Research Featured at Pregame Showcase

Before heading into Neyland Stadium to watch the Vols vs. South Alabama football game on Saturday, fans are invited to the Pregame Showcase to learn how faculty and students are exploring the causes, contexts, and consequences of contemporary crises. Tricia Hepner, associate professor of anthropology and co-director of the college’s new Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights program, will present “Anthropology as a Tool for Improving the Human Condition.”

UT Welcomes Fans to South Alabama Game Saturday

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UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the football game against the University of South Alabama. Kickoff is set for 12:21 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Jaguars. Gates open at 10:15 a.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.

Demolition of Stokely Athletics Center, Gibbs Hall Set for 2014

The university is moving forward with plans to demolish Stokely Athletics Center and Gibbs Hall to make way for a new parking garage, residence hall and dining facility, and the expansion of the football practice fields. The State Building Commission approved demolition plans today for Stokely and Gibbs so that work can begin early next year. The commission will consider project budgets and proposed building locations at its October meeting. The goal is to have Stokely and Gibbs removed by summer 2014

UT Making Game Day Recycling Easier

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As part of its goal of recycling 50 percent of game day waste this year and making Neyland Stadium a “zero waste” facility by next year, UT Recycling is urging fans to take advantage of and participate in their many recycling initiatives. To aid this effort, recycling/trash stations have been placed throughout tailgate areas on campus.

Take a Sneak Peek of UT’s New TV Commercial

From science stars to baseball starters, the university’s latest TV commercial shines a light on the talent and opportunities that abound on Rocky Top. Harry “Hap” McSween, Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is a leading expert on the composition of Mars and meteorites. R.A. Dickey, former Vol baseball player and current pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, won the 2012 National League Cy Young Award.

Vols to Open the Season Saturday; New Security Measures Include No-Backpack Policy

UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the first home football game of the 2013 season. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Governors of Austin Peay State University. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. VideoSeat pay-per-view will televise the game. UT has changed its stadium security regulations and will prohibit backpacks of any kind or size to be taken into Neyland Stadium. All items, including purses, are subject to search at the gates.