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 team represented the Student Army Training Corps (SATC).
Student Army Training Corps Schedule [ edit ]
November 2, 1918
Sewanee 15th and Cumberland Field •
November 9, 1918
Old Dudley Field • Nashville, TN ( Rivalry)
November 16, 1918
Maryville 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN
November 23, 1918
Milligan 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN
November 28, 1918
Tennessee Military Institute 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. All times are in Eastern.
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