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What sports are available at Tennessee University?

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Sports available at Tennessee University include rowing, soccer, baseball, women's basketball, men's basketball, women's golf, men's golf, men's and women's tennis, track and field, cross country, swimming and diving and volleyball. Tennessee University belongs to the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference. Its teams compete against teams from schools in Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Missouri; it is also in the same athletic league as Vanderbilt.

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Tennessee University's teams are called the "Volunteers," or "Vols" for short, which refers to Tennessee's state nickname of the "Volunteer State." To see a school team play, fans can visit the school's official athletic website. Here, people can access team schedules, rosters and news.

As with many schools, Tennessee University has some standout teams. Its women's basketball team, called the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, has won eight NCAA Division 1 Championships. Its first victory was in 1987, and its most recent as of 2015 was in 2008.

In addition to basketball, football is a popular sport. The school is home to the Neyland stadium, which is one of the biggest college football stadiums in the United States. This facility seats over 100,000 spectators.

Along with organized sports, Tennessee University has several recreational clubs and sports programs. Hockey, wrestling, golf and even paintball are some of its recreational teams. These teams and clubs compete at an intercollegiate level with neighboring university teams.

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