Running through the T
Starting in 1965, Volunteers head coach Doug Dickey and Pride of the Southland Band director W J Julian created a new entrance for the football team. Before each home game, the Vols run onto the field through a T formed by the Pride of the Southland Band. The tradition known as running through the T has continued ever since. It originated with the 1962 men’s basketball season when head coach Ray Mears introduced running through the T onto the court before each home game.