A look at Tennessee’s 1914 championship team wearing black jerseys

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Tennessee won the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship in 1914, its first conference championship in program history.

Tennessee finished 9-0 (6-0 SIAA) under head coach Z.G. Clevenger in 1914. UT outscored its opponents, 374-37. The Vols wore black on its jerseys during the 1914 campaign.

Tennessee played home games at Waite Field.

1914 Vols’ schedule

  • Sept. 26 vs. Carson-Newman (W, 89-0)

  • Oct. 3 vs. King (W, 55-3)

  • Oct. 10 vs. Clemson (W, 27-0)

  • Oct. 17 at Louisville (W, 66-0)

  • Oct. 24 vs. Alabama (W, 17-7)

  • Oct. 31 vs. Chattanooga (W, 67-0)

  • Nov. 7 at Vanderbilt (W, 16-14)

  • Nov. 14 vs. Sewanee (W, 14-7)*

  • Nov. 26 vs. Kentucky State (W, 23-6)
    *Played in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Below are clippings of Tennessee’s jerseys in 1914.

Red Rainey, Mush Kerr, Evan McLean

Knoxville Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee, Oct. 24, 1914.

Z.G. Clevenger

Knoxville Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee, Dec. 10, 1914.

Farmer Kelly

Knoxville Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee, Dec. 10, 1914.

SIAA championship trophy

Knoxville Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee, Dec. 10, 1914.

Rus Lindsay, Evan McLean

The Journal and Tribune, Nov. 8, 1914

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