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Listen Back To Dave Hart On Midday 180

Tennessee Athletics Director Dave Hart was a special guest on the Midday 180 on The Zone 104.5 in Nashville on Tuesday. He spoke about the state of the Vols' football program, Butch Jones and facility upgrades at UT. Listen back to the insightful interview right here: Dave Hart with Midday 180

Dave Hart Featured On Volquest


Volquest's John Brice has a feature story on Tennessee's Athletic Director Dave Hart, which includes some key comments from UT coaches Butch Jones, Cuonzo Martin and Holly Warlick. Check it out right here: Hart of Rocky Top.

Stories on Dave Hart's Contract Extension

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has extended Athletics Director Dave Hart's six-year contract by one year, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced Monday.

Here's coverage from the media on the extension:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Contract extended for Tennessee's Dave Hart

Are You The Ultimate UT Fan? Show Us!

Do you think you are the ultimate Tennessee Athletics fans? Well today is the day to show us! With three games on campus, we are looking to reward those of you who attend all three games:

Tweet to @Vol_Sports with photos showing you were at each game today and you will receive a special Tennessee Prize Pack! 

Photos must be from today's games, so show yourself with the players, scoreboard or game program in the background.

We will direct message fans that win. Good luck and Go Vols!

Volquest Story On Dave Hart In Maryville

Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart took part in the question-and-answer session at the Maryville Kiwanis Club. Volquest has this story on Hart's visit: Hart outlines A.D. priorities, challenges

Hart's comments included:

"Our financial position will not deter us at all from our pursuit of comprehensive excellence. We won't allow it to cut into the fiber of that mission. And again, we're fine," Hart emphasized. "One of the things we have to do initially is be better stewards of our own resources. So that's where it starts. And we're doing that, and we'll continue to do that.

Dave Hart Article From Associated Press

Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Dave Hart met with the Associated Press to discuss the state of the UT athletic department, check out the article here: Tennessee AD: Tennessee's brand still strong.

Among the key quotes from Hart include:

On Butch Jones:
"He has a great understanding of the total picture. He wants to re-engage with lettermen, with high school coaches. He's spending a lot of time balancing a lot of balls. He's very, very proficient at multitasking. He knows recruiting is at the top of the priority list because we've got to go find football players who can help us return to the top of the pyramid, in the SEC and nationally."

 On The Tennessee Fans

"They've been extremely supportive through some very roughwaters. We've been in choppy seas, and yet they haven't been intimidated, nor have they been deterred."

Dave Hart Interview From Sports Animal

Tennessee Director of Athletics Dave Hart was a guest on the Sports Animal on Thursday. Listen back to his interview from Sports Talk with John Wilkerson and Jimmy Hyams.

Part 1 (Starts at 5:20 mark): SportsTalk with John & Jimmy, 4:00 - 4:15pm

Dave Hart Interview With WBIR

Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart sat down with WBIR's Steve Phillips. Check out his entire interview:

Stokely Athletic Center Era Ends

Stokely Athletics Center, which served as Tennessee's home basketball court during the glory years of the 1960s and '70s, is about to close its doors and eventually will be demolished.
The Stokely Athletics Center is closing its doors as a home for Tennessee Athletics. Check out a few stories on the facility that served so many Vols and Lady Vols for decades.

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Stokely nearly empty, memories remain

Retired associate athletics director director Gus Manning visits the Stokely Athletic Center Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at the University of Tennessee. The building is scheduled to be vacated by Dec. 31, with demolition to begin in the near future on a date to be determined. (Paul Efird/News Sentinel)

WBIR Feature On Closing Of Stokely Athletic Center

Stokely Athletic Center will close it doors this month. Check out a great feature from WBIR on the history of the home of UT Athletics for decades: UT says so long to Stokely Athletic Center

Dave Hart On Sports Animal At 8:05 a.m.

Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart will be a guest of Doc, Jeff and Heather in the morning on the Sports Animal at 8:05 a.m., on Thursday. Listen on 990 AM, 99.1 FM, 99.3 FM or online here: LISTEN LIVE.

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (7/26)

The football team officially reports for the start of training camp one week from today on Thursday, Aug. 2. Here are some of the lastest stories on the Vols as we close in on the start of camp:

- Arkansas Online: Dooley: Vols on way up

46th Annual Davidson County All Sports Picnic On Thursday

The Davidson County Chapter of the UT Alumni Association invites you to the 46th Annual UT All Sports Picnic at Lipscomb's Allen Arena on Thursday, July 26th! Doors open at 5:30 CT for autographs, silent auction, and a barbeque dinner with all the fixins from Stroud's Barbeque.

The program hosted by the Voice of the Vols, Bob Kesling, begins at 7:00 PM. Scheduled speakers include UT President Dr. Joe DiPietro, Athletic Director Dave Hart, Coaches Dooley, Warlick, Serrano, Weekly (Ralph and Karen), and more! Many UT fans consider this event to be the kickoff to football season, and it is going to be a great night for all VOL fans in the Nashville area.  to buy your ticket today. (Tickets are $20, UT letterman are free, kids 6 and under are free)

All proceeds go to an endowed scholarship for Davidson County high school students to attend UT. Six local students received the scholarship last year, and the scholarship fund is growing every year.

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (7/13)

- Here's are a few stories on the Vols' preseason honorees from the SEC: 
   - Knoxville News Sentinel: Five Vols picked for preseason SEC team.

- The Knoxville News Sentinel has an update on the Vols ticket push for the 2012 season: Ticket Update Florida, Alabama tickets available in UT mini-package.

- GoVols247 continues its countdown of 10 impact players for 2012 with a look at senior linebacker Herman Lathers, who returns after missing last season due to injury: 10 for '12: No. 6.

- Volquest has an in-depth look at Milligan College where the Vols will spend a portion of training camp later this summer: Milligan rolling out Orange carpet for Vols.

KNS Story On Future Of Stokely Athletic Center

The storied Stokely Athletic Center -- where the "Ernie and Bernie Show" drew sellout crowds in the mid-1970s, the Lady Vols played their first championship season in 1987, and Elvis Presley performed three months before his death -- will move a step closer to demolition today.

University of Tennessee officials will ask the State Building Commission at its monthly meeting in Nashville for approval to raze the 54-year-old gymnasium, which would be replaced with a parking lot. 

Read this Knoxville News Sentinel story on the building, which was home to so many major moments: UT takes steps toward razing Stokely Athletic Center and Photo Gallery

Happy Birthday - June 24: T. Baker, D. Dickey, S. Ellis

On June 24, rising sophomore volleyball player Tiffany Baker celebrates her birthday.

Tiffany Baker

Also celebrating birthdays on June 24 are former Vols football coach and athletic director Doug Dickey. The longtime member of the UT athletic family turns 80.

Doug Dickey

Longtime NFL defensive lineman and star of the 1998 National Champion football team Shaun Ellis also celebrates his birthday on June 24. 

KNS: Kelsey Robinson Leads The Dandy Dozen

The Knoxville News Sentinel's Mike Strange take a look at the Top 12 performers from the 2011-12 year at Tennessee. Volleyball's SEC Player of the Year Kelsey Robinson leads the group: Mike Strange: Dandy Dozen opens with a view to a kill.

J. Miles Cary/News Sentinel
Kelsey Robinson poses for a photo Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. The Tennessee volleyball team won the school's first outright SEC championship in 2011. At the heart of it all was Robinson, who was named SEC Player of the Year.

Smokey In New ESPN SportsCenter Commercial

Kenny Chesney helps Steve Levy find a seat in the Bristol cafeteria. Check out Smokey on the left back side of the group.

News Sentinel Story On Dave Hart & Women's Athletics

Check out John Adams column: Hart says track record with women's athletics 'speaks for itself' as the UT Athletic Director/Vice Chancellor talks about his commitment to women's athletics.

SEC Spring Meetings Start Tuesday

The SEC Spring Meetings start on Tuesday in Destin, Fla., Check out this outlook on the event from the SEC Digital Network: Spring Meetings: The Calm Before The Storm

The SEC will be airing a Live Show from the meetings. Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin will be a guest on the show at 12:40-12:50 pm ET. You will be able to watch the show here: SEC Spring Meetings.