Tennessee Alumnus

School Spirit at Home

Above: Scott Robbins (Martin ’92), director of UT Martin Department of Public Safety, plays a game of cornhole with his daughter, Sydney, in the backyard of their home in Martin. Robbins received the cornhole set as a gift last Christmas. The boards were created by Victory Tailgate, one of the largest manufacturers of custom cornhole games in the United States. Sydney is attending UT Martin in the fall.

Pam and Sam Henry began going to UTC games as married students and then bought men’s basketball season tickets in 1972. “And never looked back, adding football and women’s basketball. We follow all UTC sports,” says Pam, who was in the original freshman class of UTC in 1969 after it changed from the University of Chattanooga and joined the UT System. They had tables made from replica UTC arena floors that they won during auctions at Legends Weekends. If you’re looking for other UTC merchandise, check out Scrappy Sam’s, a seasonal store of Mocs gear located in Chattanooga’s Northgate Mall that the Henrys first opened in 2010.
It’s Big Orange Friday at UT Knoxville, when students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear their orange. The décor in Tyson Alumni House on campus is orange every day of the week. From left, Xavier Lee, a sophomore in chemical engineering; Caitlin Evans, a senior in anthropology; and Jazmin Witherspoon, a junior in journalism, show off their Big Orange spirit.

Photos by Adam Brimer