UT Athletics News

Faculty and Staff Invited to Meet Coach Pat Summitt

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.

UT Athletics to Host Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day in Neyland Stadium

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.

Faculty and Staff Football Season Ticket Limit Increased

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.

Statement from University of Tennessee Regarding NCAA Review

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 Welcomes Fans to Final Home Football Game Saturday

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 Welcomes Fans, Alumni to Homecoming Game Saturday

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.

Staff Spotlight: David Elliott, Assistant Athletic Director for Event Management

Most football fans who come to Neyland Stadium probably do not worry if the concession stands have enough ice, but that is the kind of detail that David Elliott and his staff think about on game day. Elliott is the UT assistant athletic director for event management. He oversees game day logistics of men’s and women’s athletic events. Elliott and the event staff work year-round to coordinate travel accommodations, staffing, tickets and other logistics associated with hosting more than 100,000 fans on football Saturday.

Help UT Baseball Raise Funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

For the third consecutive year, the UT baseball team will help raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and participate in the Light the Night Walk on the UT campus on Oct. 29. The Volunteers have exceeded their fundraising goals each of the last two years, raising almost $15,000 in the process. Help the baseball team reach this year’s goal.