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Tennessee Announces The Passing Of Former Athletic Director Mike Hamilton

Former Tennessee Director of Athletics Mike Hamilton passed away Friday, UT announced in a statement. Hamilton was 60-years old and passed away after a battle with cancer. “It’s a sad day for everyone here on Rocky Top with the loss of Mike Hamilton,” said Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny White. “Everyone who was fortunate to […]

Best in the Nation? Tennessee Athletics Claims Prestigious Honor Entering 2023 Sports Year

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With the 2023 college athletics calendar starting in just a few weeks, the Tennessee Athletics Department claimed a prestigious award from CBS Sports on Monday afternoon. Tennessee was given CBS Sports’ title of 2022-2023 Best in College Sports on Monday after a widely successful year across the various teams despite not achieving a National Championship. […]

Tennessee Drops ‘America’s College Sports City’ Hype Video Entering 2023 Sports Year

Tennessee Alabama

With the time winding down until the start of the 2023-2024 college sports year starting this August, Tennessee released a high-quality compilation video of many of the great sporting moments that have taken place right in their own backyard of Knoxville, Tennessee. The video features classic and current triumphs from the football team, basketball, softball, […]

Fourth of July Wishes from Tennessee Athletics & Rocky Top Insider

Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July! The month of July is a good spot for reflection. The previous athletics calendar is in the rearview mirror and the next one is on the horizon. To all of those gearing up for the next athletics year with Rocky Top Insider, we’re excited to bring you much more down the […]

Tennessee Athletics’ Summer of International Travel, Play, and Work

Tennessee Athletics

While the offseason for all Tennessee sports teams continues throughout the summer, many of the athletes in Knoxville are dispersed around the globe. When Tennessee athletic director Danny White announced the athletic program’s Rise Glorious strategic plan nearly a year ago, one of the main sticking points of the project was to develop and expand […]

Spyre Sports Ranked Nation’s Most Ambitious NIL Collective

Tennessee Football

Spyre Sports Group — a Knoxville based NIL collective that serves University of Tennessee athletes — ranks as the nation’s most ambitious NIL collective according to On3. It’s the second straight year that On3 has ranked Spyre Sports as the most ambitious collective as Spyre continues to lead the way in the emerging college athletics […]

Tennessee Athletics Posts Best Ever Directors’ Cup Finish

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Tennessee athletics finished sixth in the 2022-23 LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup Race— its best ever finish in the competition. The Vols and Lady Vols combined for the second highest finish in the SEC with only Stanford, Texas, Ohio State, Virginia and Florida ranking ahead of them in the competition. Tennessee made a late move in the […]

Tennessee Athletics Among Nation’s Elite During 2022-23 Academic Year

With the NCAA releasing its baseball tournament field Monday every collegiate sport for the 2022-23 academic year has released its postseason bracket. Tennessee sports teams found themselves competing in as many NCAA Tournaments as any other school, research from Football Scoop revealed Tuesday. Football Scoop’s Zach Barnett went on a search for which schools were […]

Christmas Wishes from Tennessee Athletics

Tennessee Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Rocky Top Insider team! Tennessee Athletics has had a memorable and special year with success in every stocking. With many of the players and athletes home for the holidays, the social media accounts for each sport have been sure to share some holiday cheer on Sunday morning. The […]

WATCH: Thanksgiving Thankfulness from Tennessee Athletics

Tennessee Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Rocky Top Insider! Tennessee Athletics have had quite a memorable fall this season. And with December still on the horizon, there are even more memories to be made. All throughout the week leading into Thanksgiving, various Tennessee football players shared what they are thankful for in the midst of their preparation for […]