KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - University of Tennessee officials say that prayers before football games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville don't violate the U.S. Constitution.
The Knoxville News Sentinel says the university is preparing a formal response to a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. University spokeswoman Margie Nichols says school officials believe there's no reason to halt the tradition of a pre-kickoff invocation.
The complaint letter from the Madison, Wis., atheist group arrived last week. An invocation was offered Saturday night before Tennessee's game against Florida.
The letter from the group noted that UT-Chattanooga decided last week to stop its use of pregame prayer and instead observe a moment of silence before its home football games.
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