Athletics News

Namesake to Help Dedicate Newly Painted Peyton Manning Pass

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Alumnus and football legend Peyton Manning will join Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and alumni donors to officially dedicate Peyton Manning Pass. The road, named for Manning fourteen years ago, was recently painted to resemble Shields–Watkins field. The event will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 19. The public is invited to attend.

Smokey, Co-authors to Sign Paw-tographs October 19 at UT Bookstore

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Smokey, the blue tick hound well known to Tennessee fans, will join his human co-authors, Tom Mattingly and Earl Hudson, to sign copies of their new book, Smokey: The True Stories Behind the University of Tennessee’s Beloved Mascot, on Friday, October 19, at 2:00 p.m. in the UT Bookstore.

UT Welcomes Fans to Akron Game Saturday

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes fans to campus this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Akron Zips. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. CSS will televise the game.

UT Welcomes Fans, ESPN College GameDay to Florida Game Saturday

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UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Florida. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., with gates opening at 4:00 p.m. ESPN will televise the game, and also will broadcast its live ESPN College GameDay program in Circle Park, outside Neyland Stadium, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Saturday.

Help UT Top Florida in Annual Blood Drive

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Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is asking for your help in beating the Florida Gators in more ways than one. This week marks the seventh annual Tennessee/Florida Tailgate blood drive competition. Medic Regional Blood Center of Knoxville encourages all eligible Vol fans to roll up their sleeve and give for the home team. Donors will receive a coupon for a free Snappy Tomato Pizza and a Tennessee vs. Florida game day T-shirt.

UT Welcomes Fans to Georgia State Game Saturday

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UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the first home football game of the 2012 season. Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m. ET for the Volunteers’ game against the Georgia State University Panthers. VideoSeat pay-per-view will televise the game. Fans are encouraged to follow @UTGameday on Twitter for the latest updates on traffic, weather, and game day events.

New Policy Restricts Commercial Activity in Front of Athletic Facilities

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The university has announced new regulations that will impact ticket resellers at UT games, effective immediately. The new policy bars commercial solicitations, including the reselling of tickets to athletic events, music concerts, and other campus events, in front of Neyland Stadium and Thompson-Boling Arena, from four hours prior to the start of a game or event and remains in effect until the end.

Vote and Help UT Win Southern Living’s ‘South’s Best Tailgate’ Title

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Calling all Volunteers: help Rocky Top win the South’s Best Tailgate distinction. Vote online and via smartphone daily between now and October 1 to help Rocky Top clinch the top spot. Saturday votes will count twice. We’re in the running against nineteen other schools to win Southern Living magazine’s “The South’s Best Tailgate” title.

News Sentinel: Vols ‘soaking’ in educational activities in Italy

UT’s basketball team spent part of their summer in Italy playing some basketball and learning some valuable lessons. Robert Bast, associate professor of history, accompanied the team. At the request of Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin, he was asked to generate an accredited course to dovetail education with athletics on the Vols’ 10-day summer tour of the country.