Sports

9.19.14 Sports Student Section
Hannah Cather • The Daily Beacon

Students shout from their almost at-capactiy section during UT's victory over Arkansas on Sept. 6.

High student section attendance encourages team

Prior to the Volunteers' season opener, Butch Jones challenged the student body.

Following Tennessee's victory over Utah State – a contest which housed a sold-out student section – the second-year head coach issued yet another challenge to the newly named "Rocky Top Rowdies."

Suffice it to say, Jones believes in the importance of student presence.

And so far this year, the students have not let him down.

Through UT's first two home games, less than 200 students have been a "no-show" – people who claimed a football ticket but did not show up to the game – when the Vols played host ...