1917 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1917 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Independent
1917 record 0–3
Home stadium 15th and Cumberland Field
Seasons
« 1916 1918 »

The University of Tennessee Athletic Council, chaired by Professor Nathan Dougherty, officially suspended varsity football during the World War I years of 1917 and 1918 because the majority of the players were called into military service. In addition, Coach John R. Bender was enlisted as an instructor at Camp John Sevier in Greenville, South Carolina.

During this period without varsity football, two unofficial teams were formed from Army recruits and students. One team represented a training unit called the Fighting Mechanics and the other represented the Student Army Training Corps (SATC).

Student Army Training Corps Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
November 3, 1917 11th US Infantry Division 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN L 6–21  
November 10, 1917 vs. Battery B Virginia Field Artillery Chattanooga, TN L 0–35  
November 16, 1917 at Camp Gordon Atlanta, GA L 0–38  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern.

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