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We are Big Orange. We are unstoppable.

A perennial powerhouse in several sports, the University of Tennessee fields eighteen men's and women's NCAA Division I intercollegiate teams and is home to more than 500 student-athletes. The Vols and Lady Vols play as members of the highly competitive Southeastern Conference.

Our student-athletes are committed to a culture of excellence, both on and off the field. They posted a record performance in the classroom for the fall 2013 semester, finishing with a cumulative GPA of 3.02.

Twenty-three UT teams have won national championships, including the Lady Vols basketball team and track and field team, and the Vols football, track and field, cross country, and swimming and diving teams.

Within the SEC, Tennessee has claimed a total of 189 all-time championships between regular seasons and tournaments played by its men's teams and women's teams.

Community service is integral to the Volunteer spirit. Each year, our student-athletes give back, whether visiting patients at East Tennessee Children's Hospital, playing games with the Boys & Girls Club at the annual April Play Day, helping construct houses with Habitat for Humanity, or reading to children with the Knox County Read With Me program.  

The athletic achievements of our teams are showcased in the award-winning athletic facilities located throughout the campus. From Neyland Stadium and Thompson-Boling Arena, to Barksdale Stadium, Lindsey Nelson Stadium, Sherri Parker Lee Stadium, and Allan Jones Aquatic Center, these facilities echo a dedication to quality that is synonymous with the Volunteer tradition.

Just as devoted to sport as our student-athletes, our Volunteer fans are among the nation’s most loyal. Through nail-biting championships and bitter defeats, our fans wear the orange and white as a badge of honor and belt out Rocky Top with pride.



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