2012 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

August 31            NC State, Wolfpack                         played at Atlanta

September 8       Georgia State, Panthers                 played at Knoxville

September 15     Florida, Gators                                 played at Knoxville

September 22     Akron, Zips                                       played at Knoxville

September 29     Georgia, Bulldogs                           played at Athens

October 13           Mississippi State, Bulldogs           played at Starkville

October 20           Alabama, Crimson Tide                 played at Knoxville

October 27           South Carolina, Gamecocks         played at Columbia

November 3        Troy (Home Coming), Trojans      played at Knoxville

November 10      Missouri, Tigers                               played at Knoxville

November 17      Vanderbilt, Commodores               played at Nashville

November 24      Kentucky, Wildcats                          played at Knoxville

December 1        SEC Championship Game            played at Atlanta

Ahoy Mates! The Vol Navy awaits to set sail

For the Tennessee Volunteer football fans who enjoy water sports, or just being out on the water, the Vol Navy has a special place.

The Vol Navy is basically a group of water enthusiasts who come together a few hours before each UT home football game. There is no need to own a boat, or have been associated with the U.S. Navy. Anyone with a nautical Vol spirit will be welcome. Continue reading

Football time on Rocky Top

There is a high fever running rampant throughout East Tennessee, and it’s not caused by the record hot temperatures Tennesseans have experienced this summer.

It’s because the 2012 Tennessee Volunteer’s are preparing to take the field Friday, Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m., against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga. for the season opener. Yes! It’s nearly football time in Tennessee.

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Extreme Makeover comes to UT

After the UT football program had back-to-back losing seasons the past two years, the handwriting was on the wall, so to speak, and Head Coach Derek Dooley saw it vividly.

The program needed an extreme makeover. Sometimes you just do what you have to do, whatever it takes, to make it happen. Former head coach Phillip Fulmer left UT in 2008 after 17 years and one national championship in 1998 under his belt. Former UT athletic director Mike Hamilton hired Lane Kiffen to take over as the new head coach at UT. Continue reading

Game Day improvements at Neyland Stadium

The University of Tennessee Athletics Department is happy to announce the introduction of several gameday improvements for the 2012 football season at Neyland Stadium. In continuing to ensure fans and supporters have a positive experience at Vols football games, the department asked fans for how UT could improve their gameday experiences. These improvement ideas were entirely generated by suggestions from fans and supporters and are part of the ongoing effort to improve the gameday experience for our fans. Continue reading

Changes at UT

Some say change is good. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. The University of Tennessee football program has had so many changes in the past five years it could make one’s head swim. Since head coach Phillip Fulmer’s exit in 2008, Tennessee has seen two other head coaches. Lane Kiffin stuck around for one season before he had an opportunity to take over the head coaching job with the Southern California Trojans. After Kiffin’s rapid departure in 2009, Derek Dooley came to town. Continue reading

Cuanzo Martin begins season two

Cuanzo Martin begins his second season as head coach of the UT Men’s basketball team this year. Martin was hired in 2011 to take over after the firing of embattled Coach Bruce Pearl.

During his first season with the Vols, Martin found himself in the unenviable position of having to explain his losses almost as often  as reveling in victory. The Vols posted a 19-15 record for the season bringing Martin’s career record to 80 wins and 54 losses for a .597 win ratio. Continue reading