Good question. Short answer is that Lindsey Nelson founded Vol Network and was a nationally renowned sportscaster who graduated from UT. He has been honored in 13 separate Halls of Fame, spent 17 years announcing Mets, 3 years announcing Giants, and covered college football for 33 years (26 Cotton Bowls) including 14 years announcing ND football.
in 20 years, I hope it’s renamed Tony Vitello Stadium
Excellent update Taylor. I would just add that one of the Halls of Fame he has been inducted into is MLB's in Cooperstown. He also won the Fred C. Frick award given annually at Cooperstown for " Major Contributions to the Game of Baseball".
The real question is why he is not honored by the University's School of Journalist. (perhaps he is and I am unaware).