Tennessee AD Dave Hart setting ambitious long-term goal
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Now that Tennessee has started making progress in its rebuilding process, athletic director Dave Hart believes a much bigger jump is around the corner.
Hart said in an interview with The Associated Press that ''we want all of our teams in the Top 25'' and added that ''in the next three to five years, based on our commitments and based on our investments, I'd like to see us achieve that goal.''
That's an ambitious aim for a school that finished 38th in the 2014-15 Directors' Cup all-sports standings, up from 40th in 2013-14.
Hart also said that he had no regrets about the way he handled the decision to remove the Lady Vols nickname and logo in all sports but women's basketball.