A century ago, the world was at war. The United States’ 1917 entry into World War I rippled across the country leaving its mark, certainly on families, but also on institutions of higher learning, including UT.
For more than 60 years, a Smokey mascot has been running the sidelines at football games and bringing joy to Vols young and old.
For 50 years, the Volunteer statue, best known by its nickname the Torchbearer, has been the proud embodiment of a UT Volunteer, a combination of leadership and service that improves the world around us.
There’s nothing like a verse of the alma mater to bring a tear to a Vol’s eye, but did you know it wasn’t written by an alumnus?
In just 10 minutes in August of 1967, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant wrote “Rocky Top,” a song that would endure through generations to become our unofficial fight song.