The Athletics Department sponsors 20 varsity sport programs featuring more than 500 student-athletes. Tennessee Athletics 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 the Big 12 Conference in rowing. Students can enroll into UT Student Rewards for credit toward special rewards and items for attending designated sporting events. The program is simple: sign-up for free to become a member; scan your UT student ID at designated athletic events to earn T-Credits; then, build-up your T-Credits for exclusive rewards.
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), and the Rec Sports Field Complex at Sutherland.