Competes against other Southeastern Conference schools in football, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball, and in Conference USA in rowing. Students wishing to play should contact the coach for their sport. Student tickets for football and basketball are available online at Big Orange Tix; other sports admit students for free with a VolCard. Students can register with UT Student Rewards for credit toward special rewards for attending designated sporting events.
Coordinates recreational and competitive activities ranging from intramural and club competition to group fitness classes and outdoor adventure trips. RecSports operates the Tennessee Recreational Center for Students (TRECS), the Student Aquatic Center (SAC), the Bubble, and the Rec Sports Field Complex at Sutherland.