UT’s Athletics Department will host an introductory program to welcome new vice chancellor and director of athletics John Currie at 4:30 p.m. today at Thompson-Boling Arena.
John Currie, athletic director for Kansas State, has been named UT’s next Director of Athletics. Currie worked for UT Athletics for 12 years prior to going to K-State in 2009. He will join Chancellor Beverly Davenport’s cabinet as vice chancellor and director of athletics on April 1. Davenport announced the hire Tuesday after less than two weeks on the job.
The Pat Summitt Foundation Advisory Board Member, Joan Cronan, received the inaugural Pat Summitt Award from the NCAA.
UT intends to award a contract to Turnkey Sports and Entertainment to assist Chancellor-Elect Beverly Davenport in the search for the university’s next director of athletics.
The Tennessee football team will hold its annual DISH Orange and White Game at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Neyland Stadium.
On Wednesday morning, the Pride of the Southland Band rolled out of Knoxville to continue an honored tradition—representing the state of Tennessee in the presidential inaugural parade in Washington, D.C.
Tennessee’s Spirit Teams competed over the weekend at the 2017 Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association College National Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.
Tennessee Athletics highlighted a few people who represent historical firsts for the university and the athletics department during a halftime “Celebration of Diversity, Inclusion and Realization of Dreams” at a women’s basketball game.
Illness and tragedy sidelined senior Diamond Rayborn for a while, but the 23-year-old Memphis native managed to stay focused on her goal. Rayborn will graduate on Friday with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a collateral in international business from the Haslam College of Business.
UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for this year’s final home football game. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. EST for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Missouri Tigers. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. CBS will televise the game.