Tennessee Knoxville, The University of

Location: Knoxville, TN
Founded: 1794
Primary Athletic Conference: Southeastern Conference
Nickname: Volunteers, Vols
Colors: Orange, White
Mascot Name: Smokey
Institution Website: utk.edu
Athletics Website: utsports.com
Bookstore: shop.utk.edu
Fan Shop: shop.utsports.com
Famous Alumni: Peyton Manning (NFL) Reggie White (NFL) Todd Helton (MLB) Chamique Holdsclaw (WNBA) Deana Carter (Musician)
Fun Fact: The nickname "Volunteers" comes from the state's long lived reputation of going above and beyond the call of duty when their country calls. Tennessee's orange and white colors were selected in 1889, inspired by the daisies growing on the Hill.