athletics News

Campus Welcomes Fans to Final Home Football Game Saturday

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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.

UT Welcomes Fans, Alumni to Homecoming Game Saturday

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.

Campus Welcomes Fans for Basketball Season, Reminds Public of Safety Policies

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.

Dedication Date Set For Pat Summitt Plaza

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.

Statement Regarding Game Day Atmosphere

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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.

UT Welcomes Fans to Ag Day, Georgia Game Saturday; Reminds Visitors of No-Backpack Policy

The campus welcomes fans this Saturday for the Vols’ game against the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. and CBS Sports will televise the game. The traditional Vol Walk will start at 1:15 p.m. The Institute of Agriculture will hold its annual Ag Day event beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the newly renovated Brehm Animal Science Arena. Activities include live music, informational displays, a visit from Smokey, and an insect petting zoo.

Demolition of Stokely Athletics Center, Gibbs Hall Set for 2014

The university is moving forward with plans to demolish Stokely Athletics Center and Gibbs Hall to make way for a new parking garage, residence hall and dining facility, and the expansion of the football practice fields. The State Building Commission approved demolition plans today for Stokely and Gibbs so that work can begin early next year. The commission will consider project budgets and proposed building locations at its October meeting. The goal is to have Stokely and Gibbs removed by summer 2014

Grad: Experience Serving President Bush ‘Prepared Me Well’ for College

While he was in the Marine Corps, Brandon Lawson spent two years serving President George W. Bush as crew chief on Marine One, the Black Hawk helicopter that transported the president to and from Air Force One, the presidential jet. After his honorable discharge from the military, Lawson enrolled at UT. On Friday, the twenty-seven-year-old graduates with a degree in logistics and international business.

Athletics Director Dave Hart’s Six-Year Contract Extended by One Year

UT has extended Athletics Director Dave Hart’s six-year contract by one year, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced today. Hart was named vice chancellor and director of athletics on September 5, 2011. The contract extension moves its end date to September 18, 2018. It also provides for one additional year with a $50,000 retention bonus.