1896 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1896 record4–0 (0–0 SIAA)
CaptainStrang Nicklin
Home stadiumWaite 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.


October 22Williamsburg*
W 10–0
October 24vs. Chattanooga Athletic Club*Chattanooga, TNW 4–0
November 14VPI*
  • Waite Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 6–4
November 26Central (KY)*
  • Waite Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 30–0
  • *Non-conference game


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