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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which Neyland Stadium feature made its debut at Tennessee's home game on September 4, 1999?

    • A.

      JumboTron

    • B.

      Checkerboard End Zone

    • C.

      Striped Sidelines

    • D.

      Giant T

    Correct Answer
    A. JumboTron
    Explanation
    The correct answer is JumboTron. A JumboTron is a large video screen used for displaying live action, replays, and other visual content during sporting events. The fact that it made its debut at Tennessee's home game on September 4, 1999, suggests that prior to that date, Neyland Stadium did not have a JumboTron.

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  • 2. 

    Through what shape do the Tennessee Volunteers enter the field at every home game?

    • A.

      Tennessee Outline

    • B.

      Giant U

    • C.

      Coon Hound

    • D.

      Giant T

    Correct Answer
    D. Giant T
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Giant T." This is because the Tennessee Volunteers enter the field at every home game through a giant T shape.

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  • 3. 

    What was the traditional Vol Walk renamed in December 1997?

    • A.

      Peyton Manning Pass

    • B.

      Tennessee March

    • C.

      Smokey March

    • D.

      Volunteer Pass

    Correct Answer
    A. Peyton Manning Pass
    Explanation
    In December 1997, the traditional Vol Walk was renamed as the Peyton Manning Pass. This renaming was done in honor of Peyton Manning, who was a highly successful quarterback for the University of Tennessee football team. Manning had a remarkable career with the Volunteers and went on to have a successful professional career in the NFL. Renaming the Vol Walk after him was a way to recognize his contributions to the university and to commemorate his achievements on and off the field.

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  • 4. 

    Which Tennessee Volunteers football coach was both the National and SEC Coach of the Year in 1998?

    • A.

      M.B. Banks

    • B.

      J. A. Pierce

    • C.

      Phillip Fulmer

    • D.

      Doug Dickey

    Correct Answer
    C. Phillip Fulmer
    Explanation
    Phillip Fulmer was both the National and SEC Coach of the Year in 1998. This indicates that he was recognized as the top coach not only in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), but also nationally. Fulmer's coaching success in 1998 likely included leading the Tennessee Volunteers football team to a successful season, possibly including a conference championship and/or a high national ranking. This recognition highlights Fulmer's exceptional coaching abilities and the team's accomplishments during that year.

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  • 5. 

    Whose injury gave Jonathan Crompton the chance to start for the 2007 Tennessee Volunteers?

    • A.

      Britton Colquitt's

    • B.

      Erik Ainge's

    • C.

      Gerald Williams'

    • D.

      Brent Vinson's

    Correct Answer
    B. Erik Ainge's
    Explanation
    Jonathan Crompton had the opportunity to start for the 2007 Tennessee Volunteers because of Erik Ainge's injury.

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  • 6. 

    In which year did the Tennessee Volunteers first win a national football championship?

    • A.

      1995

    • B.

      1998

    • C.

      2007

    • D.

      1992

    Correct Answer
    B. 1998
    Explanation
    In 1998, the Tennessee Volunteers won their first national football championship. This victory marked a significant milestone in the team's history and solidified their place among the top teams in college football.

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  • 7. 

    What college football award did Tennessee's Peyton Manning win in 1997?

    • A.

      Heisman Trophy

    • B.

      Unitas Award

    • C.

      Thorpe Award

    • D.

      Groza Award

    Correct Answer
    B. Unitas Award
    Explanation
    Peyton Manning won the Unitas Award in 1997. The Unitas Award is given annually to the top senior quarterback in college football. Manning, who played for the University of Tennessee, was recognized for his exceptional performance and leadership as a quarterback during his senior year. The award is named after Johnny Unitas, a legendary NFL quarterback, and is highly regarded in the college football community.

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  • 8. 

    Which title did the Tennessee Volunteers football team win in both 1997 and 1998?

    • A.

      Big 10 Champions

    • B.

      NCAA Champions

    • C.

      ACC Champions

    • D.

      SEC Champions

    Correct Answer
    D. SEC Champions
    Explanation
    The Tennessee Volunteers football team won the SEC (Southeastern Conference) title in both 1997 and 1998. This means they were the champions of their conference for two consecutive years.

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  • 9. 

    What is the title of the Tennessee Volunteers' football fight song?

    • A.

      Go Volunteers

    • B.

      Down the Field

    • C.

      Tennessee Rag

    • D.

      Tennessee Fanfare

    Correct Answer
    B. Down the Field
    Explanation
    It's a rallying anthem closely associated with Volunteers athletics, but the official Tennessee fight song is titled "Down the Field."

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  • 10. 

    What distinctive pattern once marked the end zone of Tennessee's Shields-Watkins Field?

    • A.

      Polka Dots

    • B.

      Stripes

    • C.

      Checkerboard

    • D.

      Zig-Zag

    Correct Answer
    C. Checkerboard
    Explanation
    The distinctive pattern that once marked the end zone of Tennessee's Shields-Watkins Field was a checkerboard design.

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  • 11. 

    What is the name of the floating tailgate party accompanying many Tennessee home football games?

    • A.

      Volunteer Navy

    • B.

      Vols Away

    • C.

      Floating Vols

    • D.

      Smoke On The Water

    Correct Answer
    A. Volunteer Navy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Volunteer Navy. The Volunteer Navy is the name of the floating tailgate party that accompanies many Tennessee home football games. This event takes place on the Tennessee River and is a popular tradition among fans.

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  • 12. 

    How many SEC football titles did Tennessee win during the 1990's?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      One

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    A. Three
    Explanation
    During the 1990's, Tennessee won three SEC football titles.

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  • 13. 

    The 1999 football season saw the Tennessee Volunteers accomplish what feat?

    • A.

      Undefeated On The Road

    • B.

      SEC And NCAA Titles

    • C.

      Undefeated At Home

    • D.

      Perfect Season

    Correct Answer
    C. Undefeated At Home
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Undefeated At Home." This means that during the 1999 football season, the Tennessee Volunteers did not lose any games that were played at their home stadium. They may have lost games when playing away, but they were able to maintain a perfect record when playing in front of their home crowd. This is a significant accomplishment as it demonstrates the team's strength and dominance on their own turf.

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  • 14. 

    Which award for the nation's top amateur athlete did Tennessee's Peyton Manning win in 1997?

    • A.

      Draddy Trophy

    • B.

      Butkus Award

    • C.

      Groza Award

    • D.

      Sullivan Award

    Correct Answer
    D. Sullivan Award
    Explanation
    Peyton Manning won the Sullivan Award in 1997, which is awarded to the nation's top amateur athlete.

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  • 15. 

    All-SEC 1997 selection Trey Teague played what position for the Tennessee football team?

    • A.

      Guard

    • B.

      Center

    • C.

      Tackle

    • D.

      Punter

    Correct Answer
    B. Center
    Explanation
    Trey Teague, an All-SEC 1997 selection, played the position of Center for the Tennessee football team. The center is a key position in football, responsible for snapping the ball to the quarterback and blocking the defensive players. Teague's selection as an All-SEC player indicates that he excelled in his role as a center, demonstrating skill and ability in his position.

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  • 16. 

    Which Tennessee tight end petitioned the NCAA to regain his 2007 eligibility?

    • A.

      David Martin

    • B.

      David Martin

    • C.

      Brandon Warren

    • D.

      Turk McBride

    Correct Answer
    C. Brandon Warren
    Explanation
    Brandon Warren petitioned the NCAA to regain his 2007 eligibility.

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  • 17. 

    In which 2007 football game did the Tennessee Volunteers wear orange-on-orange uniforms?

    • A.

      SEC Championship

    • B.

      Peach Bowl

    • C.

      Season Opener

    • D.

      Homecoming

    Correct Answer
    A. SEC Championship
    Explanation
    In the 2007 football game, the Tennessee Volunteers wore orange-on-orange uniforms during the SEC Championship.

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  • 18. 

    Which Tennessee running back left the program as the all-time single-season rusher?

    • A.

      Jamal Lewis

    • B.

      John Henderson

    • C.

      David Martin

    • D.

      Travis Stephens

    Correct Answer
    D. Travis Stephens
    Explanation
    Travis Stephens left the Tennessee program as the all-time single-season rusher.

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  • 19. 

    What is the nickname of the letter of the alphabet found on Tennessee's football helmets?

    • A.

      Power T

    • B.

      Big T

    • C.

      Volunteer T

    • D.

      Mighty T

    Correct Answer
    A. Power T
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Power T. This nickname refers to the letter "T" that is displayed on Tennessee's football helmets. The term "Power T" likely emphasizes the strength and dominance associated with the Tennessee football team.

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  • 20. 

    Which Tennessee receiver had two seasons of 1,000 yards receiving?

    • A.

      Reggie White

    • B.

      Joey Kent

    • C.

      Peerless Price

    • D.

      Leonard Little

    Correct Answer
    B. Joey Kent
    Explanation
    Joey Kent is the correct answer because he is the only Tennessee receiver listed who had two seasons of 1,000 yards receiving. The other options, Reggie White, Peerless Price, and Leonard Little, were not wide receivers and did not achieve this milestone.

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  • 21. 

    Which coach led the Tennessee Volunteers to an SEC football title in 1990?

    • A.

      M.B. Banks

    • B.

      Doug Dickey

    • C.

      Phillip Fulmer

    • D.

      Johnny Majors

    Correct Answer
    D. Johnny Majors
    Explanation
    Johnny Majors is the correct answer because he was the coach who led the Tennessee Volunteers to an SEC football title in 1990. He was the head coach of the team from 1977 to 1992 and during his tenure, he achieved great success, including winning the SEC championship in 1990. Majors was known for his strong leadership and ability to guide his team to victory, making him the most suitable choice for this question.

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  • 22. 

    Who led the 2007 Tennessee Volunteers with over 3,000 passing yards?

    • A.

      Jonathan Crompton

    • B.

      Erik Ainge

    • C.

      LaMarcus Coker

    • D.

      Lucas Taylor

    Correct Answer
    B. Erik Ainge
    Explanation
    Erik Ainge led the 2007 Tennessee Volunteers with over 3,000 passing yards.

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  • 23. 

    Where did the Tennessee Volunteers make a second straight appearance on New Years Day, 2008?

    • A.

      Outback Bowl

    • B.

      Sugar Bowl

    • C.

      Cotton Bowl

    • D.

      Fiesta Bowl

    Correct Answer
    A. Outback Bowl
    Explanation
    In 2008, the Tennessee Volunteers made a second straight appearance on New Year's Day at the Outback Bowl.

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  • 24. 

    What is the name of the bluetick coonhound mascot at University of Tennessee football games?

    • A.

      Fred

    • B.

      Rocky

    • C.

      Smokey

    • D.

      Lucky

    Correct Answer
    C. Smokey
    Explanation
    Smokey is the correct answer because Smokey is the name of the bluetick coonhound mascot at University of Tennessee football games.

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  • 25. 

    What Tennessee Volunteers quarterback was a first-team college football All-American in 1997?

    • A.

      Peyton Manning

    • B.

      Heath Shuler

    • C.

      Travis Stephens

    • D.

      Tee Martin

    Correct Answer
    A. Peyton Manning
    Explanation
    Peyton Manning is the correct answer because he was a first-team college football All-American in 1997. As the quarterback for the Tennessee Volunteers, Manning had an exceptional season in 1997, earning him the prestigious honor of being named a first-team All-American. His performance on the field and his leadership skills made him stand out among his peers, solidifying his place as one of the best college football players of that year.

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  • 26. 

    What Tennessee Volunteers head football coach won a BCS Championship in the 1998 season?

    • A.

      Dave Clawson

    • B.

      Johnny Majors

    • C.

      Steve Spurrier

    • D.

      Phillip Fulmer

    Correct Answer
    D. Phillip Fulmer
    Explanation
    Phillip Fulmer is the correct answer because he was the head football coach for the Tennessee Volunteers during the 1998 season when they won the BCS Championship. Fulmer led the team to a successful season, finishing with a record of 13-0 and defeating Florida State in the championship game. He is well-known for his tenure as the head coach at Tennessee, where he had a successful career and won numerous conference titles.

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  • 27. 

    What was the stadium where the Tennessee Volunteers play football renamed in 1962?

    • A.

      Rocky Top Stadium

    • B.

      Riverview Stadium

    • C.

      Neyland Stadium

    • D.

      Foster Stadium

    Correct Answer
    C. Neyland Stadium
    Explanation
    In 1962, the stadium where the Tennessee Volunteers play football was renamed Neyland Stadium.

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  • 28. 

    Which Tennessee Volunteer football player was named the SEC's Player of the Year in 1983?

    • A.

      Reggie White

    • B.

      Mike Rozier

    • C.

      Steve Young

    • D.

      Bo Jackson

    Correct Answer
    A. Reggie White
    Explanation
    Reggie White was named the SEC's Player of the Year in 1983. This suggests that he had an exceptional performance during that year, standing out among other football players in the conference.

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  • 29. 

    What quarterback had his #16 jersey retired by the Tennessee Volunteers in 2005?

    • A.

      Peyton Manning

    • B.

      Eli Manning

    • C.

      Donovan McNabb

    • D.

      Archie Manning

    Correct Answer
    A. Peyton Manning
    Explanation
    Peyton Manning had his #16 jersey retired by the Tennessee Volunteers in 2005. This indicates that he had a significant impact and success as a quarterback for the team, leading to the honor of having his jersey retired.

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  • 30. 

    Tennessee football player Ben Martin was given what name by his 2008 teammates?

    • A.

      The Monster

    • B.

      The Goon

    • C.

      The Freak

    • D.

      The Beast

    Correct Answer
    C. The Freak
    Explanation
    In 2008, Ben Martin, a football player from Tennessee, was given the name "The Freak" by his teammates. This nickname suggests that Martin possessed exceptional skills or abilities that set him apart from others on the team. It implies that he had a unique combination of strength, speed, or athleticism that made him stand out and perhaps even intimidate opponents.

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