athletics News

UT Welcomes Fans to Thompson-Boling Arena for 2011-12 Basketball Season

Basketball season has arrived at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with home opening games set for next week. The first regular season home game for the men is Friday, November 11, against UNC Greensboro. The Lady Vols begin their regular season home schedule against Pepperdine University on November 13.

UT Names Dave Hart Director of Athletics

The University of Tennessee on Monday named Dave Hart as the school’s vice chancellor and director of athletics. Hart, who was the director of athletics at Florida State University for 12 years (1995-2007), most recently served as the executive director of athletics at the University of Alabama, where he led the day-to-day operations of the department.

Donna Thomas Named Permanent Director of UT’s Thornton Center

Donna Thomas, who has worked with UT Athletics for twenty-one years and has served as interim director of UT Knoxville’s Thornton Athletics Student Life Center for six months, has been named as the center’s permanent director. The Thornton Center provides academic support, educational programs, and a learning environment in which student-athletes have the opportunity to achieve their academic and personal goals.

Cronan Named Interim Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced today that director of women’s athletics Joan Cronan will serve as interim vice chancellor/director of athletics, which will be the senior administrator position for Tennessee Athletics, until a permanent vice chancellor/director of athletics is named.

UT Knoxville, UT Athletics Team Up to Help ET Storm Victims

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus and the UT Athletics Department are teaming up to show their Volunteer spirit by helping Tennessee counties affected by the recent storms. From 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, UT students and staff will be at Regal Soccer Stadium to collect items from the community to aid the residents of Bradley, Greene, Hamilton, Washington, Bledsoe, Cocke, Johnson, McMinn, Monroe and Rhea counties.

Thomas Named Interim Director of Thornton Center

UT Women’s Senior Associate Athletics Director Donna Thomas is now serving as the interim director of the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center. She will oversee the center in addition to her current position as senior associate athletic director. Eric Brey, who has been serving as director of the Thornton Center, has assumed a position in the Student Success Center.

UT Athletics Supports Academics with $10 Million Contribution, Including $1.375 Million for Student Scholarships

Continuing the tradition, the UT Athletic Department is providing funds in support of academics for the University of Tennessee and the Knoxville campus. With a total gift of just over $10 million, $1.375 million goes to support academic scholarships awarded to non-student athletes including Volunteer, Bicentennial and band scholarships, as well as scholarships for members of the Peyton Manning and Neyland Scholars Programs.