The state of Tennessee has a long history of great music and songs—including one of the most recognizable songs in the nation, “Rocky Top.” In UT’s new television half-time spot, Volunteers from across the state sing, hum, and whistle one of our most beloved musical traditions. The new 30-second spot will make its debut on national television Thursday on the SEC Network during UT’s home opening against Appalachian State. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
The campus will have an administrative closing on Thursday to accommodate the season home-opener game.
Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart, who is entering his sixth year at the helm of the Volunteer Athletics program, announced today that he will retire from the position of director of athletics, effective June 30, 2017.
Christian Coleman enjoyed a spectacular 2016 sophomore season at Tennessee.
Kali Davis-White, a current student, punctuated her first year at Tennessee in 2015-16 with five All-America nods.
Alumnus Justin Gatlin still sits in Tennessee’s all-time top three career in the 60 meters and 200 meters indoors as well as the 100-meter and 200-meter outdoor record lists.
Alumnus Tavis Bailey was a three-time All-American in the discus at Tennessee including two first-team nods and a runner-up finish during his senior year in 2015.
Alumna Tianna Bartoletta, formerly Tianna Madison, still holds Tennessee’s all-time best long jump mark both indoors and outdoors.
Martina Moravcikova swam for Tennessee from 2008-11 and earned four All-America honors as a senior.
During her UT career (2012-15), Molly Hannis was a 14-time All-American and a four-time SEC champion.