Athletics and sports
Tennessee competes in the Southeastern
Conference's Eastern Division, along with Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, South
Carolina, and Vanderbilt, and competes in
longstanding football rivalries with all; men's basketball rivalries with Vanderbilt and especially Kentucky; and women's basketball
rivalries with virtually all except for Kentucky, whose women's basketball program is by far the weakest in the SEC. Tennessee
also has a budding rivalry with the University of
Connecticut in women's basketball. These two schools have consistently
fought great games against each other in recent years, occasionally with the national championship on the line.
Clubs and organizations
University students are active in several student media organizations. The Daily Beacon
is an editorially independent student newspaper that has a staff of over 100 and publishes 16,000 copies a day 5 days a week. The
university operates two radio stations: student-run The Torch
(WUTK-FM 90.3MHz) and National Public Radio affiliate WUOT-FM 91.9MHz. The Phoenix
, a literary art magazine, is published in the fall and spring semesters and showcases student artistic creativity.