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1917 Tennessee Volunteers football
1917 record0–3
Home stadium15th and Cumberland Field
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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 another the Student Army Training Corps (SATC).

Student Army Training Corps Schedule

Date Opponent Site Result
November 3, 1917 11th US Infantry Division 15th and Cumberland 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.


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