UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the year’s final home football game against the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Kickoff is set for 12:21 p.m. Neyland Stadium gates open at 10:15 a.m. and SEC Sports Network will televise the game. 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 a special recognition prior to kickoff.
UT Athletics News
UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Florida. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., with gates opening at 4:00 p.m. ESPN will televise the game, and also will broadcast its live ESPN College GameDay program in Circle Park, outside Neyland Stadium, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Saturday.
Economics professor Don Bruce has been named UT’s new faculty athletics representative for the Southeastern Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In the new role, Bruce will work closely with top university administrators to support a campus environment where academics remain a central focus in college sports.
Head women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt was named head coach emeritus on Wednesday, following 38 seasons and 1,098 victories at Tennessee. Associate head coach Holly Warlick, an assistant on the Tennessee staff for 27 seasons and a three-time All-American as a player for the Lady Vols, has been named Summitt’s successor.
Tennessee Athletics has nominated diver Ryan Helms and basketball player Glory Johnson for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship, and track and field athletes Kevin Carney and Chelsea Knotts for the Brad Davis Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship. The nominations were announced by the SEC Tuesday.
It’s baseball time in Tennessee, and Tennessee Athletics wants to remind UT employees they you can gain free entry into every home baseball game this season with a valid faculty or staff ID. Guests of faculty and staff may purchase general admission tickets at a 20 percent discount.
Seeking to give the greatest gift—a college education—Peyton and Ashley Manning have made a significant investment in the Peyton Manning Scholarship Endowment. Their generous gift will offer financial assistance to two UT students annually.
Roberta Martin, wife of Tennessee basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin, and the rest of the UT basketball staff wives are hosting a “Basketball 101” event for women Friday, October 28, at Thompson-Boling Arena. A special offer is being extended to UT women faculty and staff at a cost of $50 to attend this event. The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 25, and space is limited.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes fans to campus Saturday. Kickoff for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Cincinnati Bearcats is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. ESPN-2 will televise the game.
Tennessee Athletics wants to say thank you to all Knoxville-area faculty and staff by offering half-price tickets for the football team’s season-opener against the University of Montana on September 3.