1896 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1896 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1896 record 4–0 (0–0 SIAA)
Captain Strang Nicklin
Home stadium Waite Field
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The 1896 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1896 college football season. It was the first official Tennessee Volunteers football team since 1893. The 1896 Vols went undefeated at 4–0 for the first winning season in school history. This was also the Tennessee's first season in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA), though they did not play a conference opponent.


Date Opponent Site Result
October 22, 1896 Williamsburg* Waite Field • Knoxville, TN W 10–0  
October 24, 1896 vs. Chattanooga Athletic Club* Chattanooga, TN W 4–0  
November 14, 1896 VPI* Waite Field • Knoxville, TN W 6–4  
November 26, 1896 Central University* Waite Field • Knoxville, TN W 30–0  
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern.


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