UT Athletics News

Campus Community Invited to Celebration of Pat Summitt’s Life

Pat Summitt standing in front of the crowd during a UT Lady Vols Basketball game.

UT is hosting a Celebration of Life service for Lady Vol Basketball Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Thompson-Boling Arena. Doors to the arena will open at 5:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please leave your vehicle parked in your assigned lot on campus and walk to avoid traffic around the arena. Shuttles will run from the Ag campus beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Harrington Named SEC Video Coordinator of the Year

The Collegiate Sports Video Association has named Joe Harrington, sports technology coordinator for UT’s football coaching staff, the 2015-16 Southeastern Conference Video Coordinator of the Year.

Teen Cancer Patient Visits UT, Gets Big Orange Homecoming Surprise

Students greet Noah Hays at the Rock.

A sixteen-year-old cancer patient offered “honorary admission” to UT several months ago was on campus this past weekend to enjoy Homecoming festivities. Noah Hays, a high school junior from Charlotte, North Carolina, is a lifelong Volunteer fan whose dream of attending UT has been jeopardized by his diagnosis with stage four rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive and rare cancer of the muscle and bone marrow.

Nominate Outstanding Students for Courtside Experience

The Office of the Dean of Students, in collaboration with UT Athletics, will give students an opportunity to watch UT basketball games from the comfort of Smokey’s Sofa, a courtside experience at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Bring the Family to This Year’s VOLoween Event


Faculty, staff, and their families are invited to attend the annual VOLoween event, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 27, at the Neyland-Thompson Center indoor practice field at the corner of Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Johnny Majors Drive. There will be games and trick-or-treating fun for the entire family, sponsored by UT Athletics.

Campus Welcomes Fans to Florida Game Saturday

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UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the football game against the University of Florida. Kickoff is set for noon EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Gators. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.