The dedication of the Pat Summitt Plaza and unveiling of a statue created in her likeness will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday at the newly-constructed plaza at the corner of Lake Loudon Boulevard and Neyland Drive.
Phillip Fulmer Way will close at 9 a.m. between the Andy Holt Tower administrative parking garage entrance and the intersection with Lake Loudon Blvd. The boulevard will close at 10:30 a.m. from Neyland Drive to Volunteer Blvd.
Chancellor Jimmy Cheek sent an email to students Wednesday encouraging them to attend the unveiling.
"Just inside our campus' most traveled entrance, Pat Summitt Plaza will serve as a gateway to welcome visitors to our campus," Cheek said in the email. "It also will be a permanent and inspiring reminder of her legacy."
Tennessee Always: According to a university release, the UT Athletics Department and the Tennessee Fund has established "Tennessee Always," a planned giving and endowment society.
"Membership not only supports Tennessee's student-athletes today, but can create opportunities for generations to come," the release states. "Many planned gifts and endowments allow supporters to receive substantial tax advantages and other unique benefits while demonstrating generous support to the university's athletic programs."
Golden Flourishing: Former Tennessee point guard Trae Golden is flourishing at Georgia Tech. He is averaging a team-best 15.3 points for the Yellow Jackets (3-0) after transferring from UT following the 2012-13 season.
Two Marion High School coaches arrested: A second assistant football coach at Marion County High School has been accused of vandalizing the team's field house, authorities said.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported Joe D. Gudger was arrested Tuesday on a charge of vandalism of $1,000 to $10,000. An officer at the Marion County Jail told The Associated Press Gudger was released after posting bail of $3,500 and that he has a Jan. 15 court date.
Last week, assistant Michael Schmitt was arrested on the same charge. Both Schmitt and Gudger are also teachers at the school.
Earlier this month, administrators arrived to see the Marion County field house defaced before the team's District 6-A championship game against cross-town rival South Pittsburg, who ended up winning the game 35-17.
Officials said vulgarities were painted on side doors and the backside of the field house in South Pittsburg's colors, orange and black.
Officials estimated the damage totaled $7,000.
Following Schmitt's arrest, county investigators pulled his cellphone records and discovered conversations between Schmitt and other coaches discussing painting the field house and making it look like South Pittsburg supporters were the culprits.
Officers involved in the arrest believe the vandalism was an attempt to inspire the Marion County team.