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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't sellout, it could still break the NCAA's single game attendance record, which was set at 115,109 when Notre Dame paid a visit to Michigan earlier this season. It's been 42 years since the last football game was played in the Bristol infield. In 1961, the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles played a preseason game there. Via Dr. Saturday
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Pig Howard (Photo Credit: Washingtonpost.com)
Since the infliction of what has become the coaching carousel at Tennessee began after Phillip Fulmer’s departure after the 2008 season, the once mighty Tennessee Volunteers have resorted to being one of the bottom feeders of the SEC.
Not since 2006 have the Volunteers defeated a top 10 opponent, and not since 2009 have they beat a...
Justin Worley drops back to pass in his best performance of the season Saturday vs. Georgia (Photo Credit: timesfreepress.com)
Since his hire in December of 2012, Butch Jones has seemed to be a good fit for a Tennessee football team that had seen better days compared to the collapse the program has gone through the past five years.
Jones has given the team what they have lacked...
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 →
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Alton Howard trudged out of the sports complex, staring at his feet as he approached a hungry mob of media. He knew what would be asked.
So there he stood, fidgeting, shifting his weight from foot to foot and feverishly twirling an orange rubber bracelet around his left wrist.
The bracelet read relentless.
Its the approach Pig is taking the rest of the season...
Credit to the Virginia Tech players for honesty, they aren’t pretending it’s just another game. This game on Saturday is a bit personal.
“Dang, everything, man,” said [linebacker Tariq] Edwards regarding what stands out to him about last season’s loss at Pittsburgh, which travels Saturday to Lane Stadium to play No. 24 Tech (5-1 overall, 2-0 ACC). “Watching that game...
How does a defensive coordinator try to provide extra motivation to his front seven for an opponent? He lies outrageously.
Linebacker Jack Tyler was going on about how defensive coordinator Bud Foster said Pittsburgh’s offensive line was better than Alabama’s when Washington Post beat writer Mark Giannotto, having seen the Panthers surrender seven sacks to UVa a couple weeks...
By Riley Blevins
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian gives an update on the readiness of both freshmen quarterbacks.
Bajakian also comments on Alton Howard's fumble and says the slotman went again the technique he was taught.
Running backs coach Robert Gillespie says he would have changed something against Georgia if he could go back...
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...