The energy of the university is on full display in the work and accomplishments of former Lady Vol and academic all-American Candace Parker and current Governor’s Chair for Power Electronics Yilu Liu. This energy is brought to light in UT’s new TV commercial. The spot will air during most televised Tennessee sporting events.
The Vols and Lady Vols are heading to the Sweet Sixteen! For the Lady Vols, it’s the thirty-second trip in thirty-three years. They’ll play the number four seed University of Maryland in Louisville at noon on Sunday. The game will air on ESPN. The Vols will advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the seventh time in school history. They’ll take on a number two seed University of Michigan team on Friday in Indianapolis. That game will air at 7:15 p.m. on CBS.
UT alumnus Ray Austin is starring in a reality series on Bravo. Austin, a 1997 psychology graduate and former defensive back for the Volunteers, is part of the cast for the cable network’s 100 Days of Summer, which chronicles six young, successful, and ambitious Chicagoans as they navigate the ups and downs of their personal, professional, and social lives over one intense summer season. The show airs at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on Tuesdays.
Work has begun on the demolition of Stokely Athletics Center and Gibbs Hall. The university is making way for a new residence hall and dining facility and parking garage on the site at the corner of Volunteer and Lake Loudoun Boulevards. Plans are also in place to expand Haslam Field on the site. Abatement work has started on Stokely and Johnny Majors Drive has been closed to through traffic as part of the planned demolition.
The campus welcome fans this Saturday for the year’s final home football game. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. for the Vols’ game against the Vanderbilt Commodores. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and ESPN-2 will televise the game. The traditional Vol Walk will start at 4:45 p.m. on Volunteer Boulevard near Circle Park. Saturday is Senior Day, when seniors on the football team will be honored for their contributions as student-athletes. The seniors will run through the “T” and join their families on the field for special recognition.
The campus welcomes fans this Saturday for the Vols’ game against the Auburn University Tigers. Kickoff is set for 12:01 p.m. and ESPN will televise the game. The traditional Vol Walk will start at 9:45 a.m. Homecoming activities include the annual parade at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and Party in the Park beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday. The party’s activities include live entertainment, the world’s largest Moon Pie, and cheers by the pep band and cheerleaders. The cost is $12 for adults and $8 for children age ten and under.
Basketball season has arrived at UT, with home opening games set for this week and next week. The first exhibition home game for the men is Saturday, November 2, against Florida Southern College. The first exhibition home game for the women is Monday, November 4, against Carson-Newman College. Tickets for men’s and women’s games are available at uttix.com.
The university announced Wednesday that the dedication of the Pat Summitt Plaza and Statue will take place at 11:00 a.m. on November 22. The dedication and unveiling of the bronze statue will be held at the soon-to-be-completed plaza on the corner of Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way. The public is invited to attend.
UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 12:01 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. ESPN will televise the game.
The Pride of the Southland Marching Band is a much valued and integral part of the university and the game day experience. Their performances are part of the fabric of our great football traditions here at Tennessee. The band is essential to achieving our goal of an electric atmosphere in Neyland Stadium. Several claims made in a petition circulated this morning have limited or no basis in fact.