Athletics News

UT RecSports Fields Set to Open in Early 2013


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


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


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


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.