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.
UT Athletics News
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.
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.
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.