Athletics News

Pregame Showcase: Microbiology Professor to Discuss Water Quality

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Microbiology professor Steven Wilhelm will talk about water quality at Saturday’s Pregame Showcase, prior to the Vols football game against Missouri. His presentation, “Protecting Our Water Resources: A Microbiologist’s Perspective,” will examine the world’s declining water quality. It begins at 10:21 a.m. in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center.

Sorority Village Street Named After Pioneering Alumna Ann Baker Furrow

Ann Baker Furrow (Photography by Chad Greene)

A street in the new Sorority Village has been named in honor of Ann Baker Furrow, a 1967 alumna and pioneering female golfer who also was the first woman to serve on the UT Board of Trustees. The street sign now displays “Ann Baker Furrow Boulevard.” The campus will hold a formal dedication in the spring.

UT Welcomes Fans, Alumni to Homecoming Game Saturday

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes football fans and alumni to campus this Saturday for Homecoming. A veterans reunion, the annual campus parade, and a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act are among the events highlighting this year’s Homecoming celebrations. Kickoff for the Volunteers’ game against the Trojans of Troy University is scheduled for noon ET, with gates opening at 10:00 a.m. Fox Sports will televise the game.

UT Welcomes Fans to Thompson-Boling Arena for 2012–13 Basketball Season

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Basketball season has arrived at UT, with home opening games set for this week and next week. The first exhibition home game for the women is Thursday, November 1, against Carson-Newman College. The first exhibition home game for the men is Monday, November 5, against Victory University.

UT RecSports Fields Set to Open in Early 2013

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It won’t be long before University of Tennessee students are enjoying the new and long-awaited RecSports fields on Sutherland Avenue. The 40-acre complex will open early in the spring semester.

Veterans Reunion and Campus Parade Highlight Homecoming Festivities

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A veterans reunion, the annual campus parade, and a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act are among the events highlighting this year’s Homecoming celebrations. Homecoming events begin Sunday and culminate on Saturday, November 3, when the football Vols take on Troy in Neyland Stadium. Kickoff is at noon.

UT Welcomes Fans to Alabama Game Saturday

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UT Knoxville welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. ESPN will televise the game. The university will honor several Tennessee “legends of the game” Saturday. Former head coach Phillip Fulmer and members of the 1997 SEC championship squad will be recognized.

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.