1917 Tennessee (SATC) football team

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1917 Tennessee Volunteers football
Conference Independent
1917 record 0–3
Home stadium Waite Field
← 1916
1918 →

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 the other represented the Student Army Training Corps (SATC).


Date Opponent Site Result
November 3 11th US Infantry Division Waite FieldKnoxville, TN L 6–21  
November 10 vs. Battery B Virginia Field Artillery Chattanooga, TN L 0–35  
November 16 at Camp Gordon Atlanta, GA L 0–38  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern.