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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Neyland Stadium

 
 
Neyland Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 30, 2018
1. Neyland Stadium Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  Neyland Stadium, one of the largest stadiums in North America, is named for General Robert Neyland (1892-1962). This football coach who, in his 21 seasons at U.T., led the Vols through nine undefeated seasons and brought the Vols a National Championship in 1951. Coach Neyland was known both for his rigorous practice sessions, most of which took place on a dirt field here beside the river and his football theories or "maxims", some of which are listed below.

There are more ways to score on defense than on offense
A quitter never wins and a winner never quits
Never stop till the referee's whistle blows
One good blocker is worth three ball-carrying stars
A team that won't be beat can't be beat
The team that makes the fewest mistakes wins
Go out to fight and keep it up all afternoon
Football is a battle
Let none escape
Eleven men in every play

 
Location. 35° 57.347′ N, 83° 55.303′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Neyland Drive (Tennessee Route 158), on the left when traveling west.
Neyland Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 30, 2018
2. Neyland Stadium Marker
Neyland Stadium is in the background on the right; the Wayne G. Basler Boathouse is on the left.
Touch for map. Marker is on the Neyland Greenway Trail next to the Wayne G. Basler Boathouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Neyland Drive, Knoxville TN 37916, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Scuffletown to Sunsphere (within shouting distance of this marker); Land Grant University (approx. mile away); West Wing of Federal Lines (approx. mile away); Mecklenburg Place (approx. mile away); Desegregation of the University of Tennessee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Byington (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Rufus Agee (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Clifton Bledsoe Cates (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Neyland Stadium. (Submitted on June 11, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Robert Neyland. (Submitted on June 11, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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