23 Facts About Tennessee Volunteers


The Tennessee Volunteers compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association as a member of the Southeastern Conference .

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Tennessee Volunteers have competed in the Southeastern Conference since its inception in 1932 and consistently been at the top.

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Tennessee Volunteers has been known for its football and women's basketball programs that have both featured several famous coaches including Robert Neyland and Pat Summitt.

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Tennessee adopted the name Volunteers, or more commonly Vols, because of a now-official nickname that Tennessee received during the War of 1812, the Volunteer State.

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One of the biggest and most popular trademarks and most recognized sights of Tennessee Volunteers sports is the orange and white checkerboard end zones that was introduced in the 1960's and reappeared in the 1980's, inspired by the checkerboard design that Ayres Hall features on its outside brick work, and can be found in the Thompson-Boling Arena on the basketball court.

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In 2011 Tennessee Volunteers hired Dave Serrano to replace Todd Raleigh who finished the season with a losing record including one of the worst SEC records in Tennessee Volunteers history.

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The Tennessee Volunteers had two players, Jarnell Stokes and Jordan McCrae selected in the 2014 NBA Draft.

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Tennessee Volunteers has historically had one of the strongest women's basketball teams at the college level, having won eight NCAA Division I titles, the 2nd most in women's college basketball history .

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The regular season rivalry games ended in 2007 when Tennessee Volunteers decided to not sign a contract continuing them, due to a recruiting dispute.

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Tennessee Volunteers competes in the SEC's Eastern Division, along with Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt, and has longstanding football rivalries with the majority of them.

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Tennessee Volunteers then challenged for a spot in the NCAA quarterfinal round of match-play but fell just a few strokes shy.

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In 2009, the Champ 8+ from Tennessee Volunteers finished 12th out of 34 overall, placing it in the top eight among universities.

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Recent National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Americans from the University of Tennessee Volunteers include Abbott, India Chiles, Lindsay Schutzler, Tonya Callahan, Kristi Durant and Sarah Fekete .

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Tennessee Volunteers has been led since 2011 by head coach Marty Bradley.

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Tennessee Volunteers finished sixth at the 2010 Collegiate Rugby Championship, the highest profile college rugby tournament in the US broadcast live on NBC.

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Tennessee Volunteers won the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Sevens Championship in 2010 and 2011.

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The Tennessee Volunteers Men's lacrosse team are members of the MCLA, which is a national organization of non-NCAA, college lacrosse teams.

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Tennessee Volunteers plays in the Atlantic Lacrosse Conference, which include schools like Clemson, NC State, Liberty, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh.

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University of Tennessee Volunteers lacrosse has won four SELC Championships and made three appearances in the national tournament since 1993.

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Tennessee Volunteers sponsored a varsity wrestling team from 1940 to 1986 when the program was cut because of budget constraints.

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University of Tennessee Volunteers discontinued their women's gymnastics program in 1979.

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The Tennessee Volunteers have practiced at the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center since 1989, which underwent an expansion in 2006.

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In 2013, Tennessee Volunteers dedicated the Anderson Training Center and Brenda Lawson Athletic Center; a 145,000 square foot building that includes an amphitheater-style seating room, coaches offices, position meeting rooms, a dining hall, players' lounge, a barber shop, a 7,000 square-foot locker room, a 22,000 square foot, multi-level weight room, a new training room and hydrotherapy area.

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