Tennessee Lady Volunteers

Tennessee plans to 'restore visibility' of Lady Vols brand

Tennessee athletic director John Currie believes in the nickname Lady Volunteers, so he's bringing it back.

Currie said Thursday that athletes for all women's sports at the school can once again refer to themselves as the Lady Volunteers, reversing a decision made by his predecessor three years ago.

Former athletic director Dave Hart had announced in November 2014 that the Lady Vols nickname and logo would be phased out for all sports other than women's basketball, which got to keep the nickname because of the tradition it had established in winning eight national titles under former coach Pat Summitt.

That move took effect in July 2015 and coincided with...