athletics News

SEC Nation Comes to Campus

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ESPN’s SEC Network will broadcast its live SEC Nation program from the south lawn of Ayres Hall from 10:00 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Tennis Player Sean Karl Passes Away

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Sophomore Volunteer men’s tennis player Sean Karl died Sunday in Knoxville after a two-year battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare type of tissue and bone cancer that predominately attacks adolescents and young adults. A memorial service will be held on campus at Goodfriend Tennis Center on Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The family and team are asking all attendees to wear Tennessee orange.

UT Graduate Fellowship Announced in Honor of Joan Cronan

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A UT endowment established to honor longtime women’s athletic director Joan Cronan provides a graduate fellowship to Lady Vols who wish to follow in Cronan’s footsteps and advocate for women’s athletics. The first recipient of the Joan Cronan Lady Vol Graduate Fellowship is four-time All-American softball star Raven Chavanne, who holds team records for career batting average and stolen bases.

UT Welcomes Fans to Alabama Game Saturday

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UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the football game against the University of Alabama. Kickoff is set for 7:36 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Crimson Tide. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. ESPN-2 will televise the game.

Tennessee’s Energy Fuels New TV Commercial

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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.

Two Volunteer Teams Head to the Sweet Sixteen

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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.

Alumnus, Football Player on Bravo TV Show

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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.

Demolition of Stokely and Gibbs Underway

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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.