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It’s called the coliseum. A place where 43 drivers strap in and compete for 500 miles/laps.
In 2016, Bristol Motor Speedway will transformer into an NCAA football stadium.
According to Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com, the Tennessee Volunteers and Virginia Tech Hokies have agreed to play at the 1.0 mile track.
Guess you can call it football in the fast lane, though it really has nothing to do with the up-tempo offenses.
Bristol Motor Speedway holds 150,000. The NCAA recognized attendance record for college football is 115,109, which was set last month at Michigan Stadium for the Michigan-Notre Dame game.
Bristol is about halfway between the two campuses on Interstate 81, 110 miles northeast of Knoxville, Tenn., and 125 miles southwest of Blacksburg, Va.
According to the report, the announcement is expected to be made on Monday, with Athletic Directors from both universities on hand.
Whenever tickets are announced, count me as one of those in attendance. This will definitely be a game...
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Pittsburgh (3-1, 2-1 ACC) at No. 24 Virginia Tech (5-1, 2-0)When: 12 noon (Saturday)Where: Lane Stadium
Breakdown: One might think this is a clear win for Virginia Tech. The Hokies have a much better body of work than the Panthers and are playing very well right now. The defense has been great all year, and the offense is starting to catch up.
But that has not been the series history...
Tennessee and Virginia Tech will play a football game at Bristol Motor Speedway in September 2016, a person with knowledge of the plans told The Associated Press.
The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because an official announcement is still in the works.
The Bristol Motor Speedway Commission announced plans for a news conference Monday at the track for what it...
If you thought the Big House or Beaver Stadium were the biggest venues you could ever catch a college football game, well, you’d be wrong. Tennessee and Virginia Tech have just announced that they’ll be playing each other at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016 – according to ESPN’s Joe Schad, 150,000-160,000 fans are expected at the event.
Tennessee and Virginia Tech have agreed...
Bristol Motor Speedway will reportedly host Virginia Tech and Tennessee in 2016. Photo: USA Today Sports
What is more southern or more awesome of an idea than Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee at a racetrack? Try making that racetrack the famed Bristol Motor Speedway.
Joe Schad of ESPN.com and Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com were reporting this is exactly what will happen in 2016...
Two photo renderings for the field layout when Tennessee plays Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016.
College football is making its way to the race track.
According to Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports, the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech will play at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016. Bristol, Tenn., is about two hours away from both of the schools, and the neutral-site matchup on the big stage has reportedly been in the works for almost a decade.
The two schools haven’t played...
The Tennessee Volunteers are coming on the heels of a heartbreaking 34-31 overtime defeat suffered at home at the hands of the sixth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. It was a potential huge upset victory which narrowly slipped through the hands of Tennessee in its inaugural season under the guide of head coach Butch Jones. Golden opportunities existed for the Vols to triumph both in regulation...
Virginia Tech fans – it’s finally here!!! Let’s cut to the chase here:
For years, we have wanted to play Tennessee in a regular season match up – this is something that should have happened a long time time ago (schools are 233 miles apart)!!!
We should be playing an entire series over six years with Tennessee – but this is certainly a start!!
Ralph D. Russo (on Twitter...
Yesterday, it was announced that Tennessee and Virginia Tech will be facing off at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016. The game is expected to shatter all previous college football attendance records, and officials are expecting as many as 160,000 fans to fill the stands.
Today, the official Twitter account for Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium posted a very cool picture that showed just...
Call it football in the fast lane, though it has nothing to do with those up-tempo-offenses.
Tennessee and Virginia Tech will play a game at Bristol Motor Speedway in September 2016, a person with knowledge of the plans told The Associated Press. The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because an official announcement is still in the works.
The speedway holds 150,000...
In what has been rumored for years, Tennessee and Virginia Tech have finally agreed to a game at Bristol Motor Speedway. The game will take place in...
Stay tuned to InsideTennessee for all the latest Vols football news. Scroll down to read breaking scheduling news.
Virginia Tech QB LoganThomas enters Saturday's game averaging 223.5 yards of offense per game. Will Pitt's defensive performance be more like the one they had Duke where Brandon Connette ran wild, and threw for a few scores? Or, will they be able to contain Thomas as they did against Virginia's David Watford.
Virginia Tech struck first on Saturday when Logan Thomas found Demitri Knowles behind the secondary for a 45-yard scoring strike.
Game sim takes a look at this weekend's ACC schedule. There are four conference games on the schedule.
Pitt at Virginia Tech - Game Sim likes a low scoring, close matchup in this one. Look for a Virginia Tech 17-16 win over Pitt. Sim Pitt at Virginia Tech
Virginia at Maryland - This is an interesting matchup with Maryland coming off of a disappointing game against FSU...