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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. The NCAA-recognized attendance record for college football is 115,109, set last month at Michigan Stadium for the Michigan-Notre Dame game.
The Bristol Motor Speedway Commission announced plans for a news conference Monday at the track for what it called a major announcement, but gave no details.
''I can just tell you I'm going to be in Bristol on Monday from about 11 to 1,'' Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver said in a telephone interview Wednesday night.
He said football coach Frank Beamer would be there as well.
''I think it has the chance to be a really nice ev...
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A new college football attendance record is primed to be set when the Tennessee Volunteers play the Virginia Tech Hokies at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016. The half-mile race track, nestled between the two campuses in eastern Tennessee, boasts 158,000 seats, and it is completely plausible that everyone of them will be filled for this monumental game. Even if the game doesn'...
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...
Two photo renderings for the field layout when Tennessee plays Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016.
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...
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...
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...
Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the most exciting tracks on the NASCAR circuit, and according to reports, it could be one of the most exciting college football venues in 2016. According to Bruce Feldman and Joe Schad, Tennessee and…Read more →
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...
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.
Stay tuned to InsideTennessee for all the latest Vols football news. Scroll down to read breaking scheduling news.
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...
Frank Beamer didn't hold back.
In his 27 years as No. 24 Virginia Tech's coach, few teams have had the Hokies' number like Pittsburgh, which arrives at Lane Stadium on Saturday seeking its fifth victory in a row in the series.
''This is a team that we've had a hard time beating,'' Beamer said.
Beamer rolled off a list of powerhouse programs that...
Joe Rudolph's group gets set to face a Virginia Tech defense that is allowing 263.7 yards a game, fewest in the ACC.