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. 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), and the Rec Sports Field Complex at Sutherland.