I’m writing to inform those of higher power of the significance of the Lady Vol trademark and how much it means to women worldwide. Taking away the “Lady” in any name in sports is sort of patronizing to a certain degree. These women put the work in to bring honor to the Lady Vol program so it’s believed that they deserve the right to keep their name as it stands. It’s sort of like stripping someone of their identity and we all know how belittling that can be. In closing, having been an athlete at UT for four years I have a tremendous amount of respect for these women and their hard work.
Please take into consideration the history that the Lady Vol name carries and, in doing so, I believe that keeping the name is an easy decision.
Former Tennessee standout Tauren Poole is a current NFL running back for the Baltimore Ravens. He wears #25.