Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has appointed a committee to lead the search for UT Knoxville’s new athletic director. The committee will work with Parker Executive Search, a firm hired to identify, recruit, and assess candidates.
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A press conference will be held at 11:00 a.m. today to announce the resignation of UT Athletic Director Mike Hamilton. The press conference will be held at Stokely Family Media Center in Neyland Stadium. Hamilton announced his resignation effective June 30, 2011. Hamilton has served as athletic director for eight years, and he has worked in the athletics department for 19 years.
Lady Vols Head Coach Pat Summitt is a powerhouse in women’s basketball and a tremendous leader in our community. Faculty and staff are invited to hear from Coach Summitt about this season and her views about the important link between academics and athletics. Mark your calendars for 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, on the floor of Thompson-Boling Arena. Refreshments will be served and a drawing will be held for an autographed basketball.
Tennessee Athletics wants to say thanks to all university faculty and staff with a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day on Nov. 27 in Neyland Stadium. All UT faculty and staff will have the opportunity to purchase half-price tickets for Tennessee’s regular-season finale against Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 27. Tickets are $25 each, and a limited number of seats are available in the lower level of Neyland Stadium.
Do the right food choices make or break an athlete on the playing field? Allison Maurer, sports dietitian for the UT Athletics Department, will shed some light on that question when she speaks at the UT Science Forum on Friday, Sept. 17.
The UT Knoxville Student Government Association has teamed up with UT Athletics, Volunteer Dining/ARAMARK and Students Promoting Environmental Action in Knoxville to provide university students with reusable water bottles.
UT faculty and staff now have the option to purchase up to four season tickets for the 2010 football season, the Tennessee Athletics Department announced Tuesday. Season tickets are available to faculty and staff for a 20 percent discount.
The University of Tennessee confirms that there is an NCAA review under way. University Administration and Athletics are cooperating fully. We are concerned about the alleged activities of some members of the Orange Pride. Both university and NCAA guidelines are a part of the Orange Pride’s orientation and training. If those guidelines were violated, we will take appropriate action.
UT Knoxville welcomes football fans to campus this Saturday for the year’s last home football game. Kickoff for the Volunteers’ game against the Vanderbilt University Commodores is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Neyland Stadium gates will open at 5 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU.
UT Knoxville welcomes football fans and alumni to campus Saturday for Homecoming. Kickoff for the Volunteers’ game against the Tigers of the University of Memphis is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Neyland Stadium gates will open at 5 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU, marking UT’s first-ever football appearance on the ESPN-owned network specializing in college sports. The traditional Vol Walk will begin at 5:20 p.m. at the Torchbearer statue on Volunteer Boulevard.