1917 Tennessee (SATC) football team
|1917 Tennessee Volunteers football|
|Home stadium||Waite Field|
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
|November 3, 1917||11th US Infantry Division||Waite 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. Homecoming. All times are in Eastern.|