Lady Vols supporters to present petitions to school in effort to stop name change


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A group of supporters say they plan to hold a press conference Saturday morning to present petitions to save the Lady Volunteers brand to the University of Tennessee athletic department.

The grassroots organization Save Lady Vols has been collecting over 22,000 signatures from across the state and nation in an effort to convince the university to reverse its decision to eliminate the Lady Vols brand, with the exception of the women’s basketball team, in favor of a unified “Power T” logo for all other sports.

The group says the move minimizes women athletes while promoting the male athletes and that the Lady Vols brand is the most successful in women’s collegiate history.

Several people are scheduled to speak, including longtime Lady Vols supporters and state lawmakers.More online: Sign a petition

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