Athletic Department

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville athletics department headed by former football coach Phillip Fulmer, is represented by 20 male and female intercollegiate varsity sports. The university’s sports teams compete in the South Eastern Conference, one of the 14 schools to do so. The University is most well known for their Football team and Women’s Basketball team who was coached by the late Pat Summit. The Volunteers have won 147 SEC championships as well as 23 national championships within all of their athletics. The University also has a plethora of junior varsity and intramural sports

UT Varsity Sports Teams 


Men’s and Women’s Basketball 

Women’s Soccer


Women’s Rowing

Men’s and Women’s Tennis 

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field 

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country 


Men’s and Women’s Golf

Men’s and Women’s Swim and Dive 

Purchasing Tickets

To purchase tickets for all athletic events, fans can go to to purchase regular season tickets as well as season tickets. 

For students, all athletic events are free with tuition with the exception of Football which can be purchased at as well with a valid ID and confirmation email. For other sporting events such as basketball, tickets must be requested and can be scanned on your VolCard. 

Notable Alumni

Tennessee Athletics has been known to produce world class athletes for a number of sports winning national titles, professional sports championships as well as Olympic medals representing the United States and other countries home to UT alumni. Some of Tennessee’s most well known alumni include…

Payton Manning: 1997

Was the first overall Pick in the 1998 NFL draft to the colts and has the record for most passing yards in NFL history. Manning’s career took him to Denver and won the Super Bowl in his last career game. 

Justin Gatlin: 2004

One of the most decorated Olympic runners of all time, Gatlin specializes in the 100m and 200m race. Gatlin won the 100m World Championship in 2017, the 2004 Olympic 100m and the 2005 world championship in the 200m. 

Reggie White: 1983

Played 4 years for the Vols and played for The Green Bay Packers, The Carolina Panthers, and the Philadelphia Eagles, and has become one of the most well known defensive players in history, having the second most sacks in NFL history 

Jason Witten: 2002

Drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2003, Jason Witten still plays in the NFL and has the fourth most receptions in NFL history. 

Candace Parker: 2008

Drafted first overall in the WNBA Draft, Candace Parker was a 2 time national champion under Coach Pat Summit in 2007-2008. Parker has won many notable awards in the NBA and was the first woman to dunk in the NCAA tournament. 


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