Tennessee AD announces 'Checker Neyland' will return for Vols home game vs. Ole Miss
When Ole Miss visits Tennessee on Saturday, it will do so under the lights in front of a checkered Neyland Stadium crowd.
The Vols haven’t played a “Checker Neyland” game in over 4 years. It’s for good reason as the last time it was employed was on Sept. 30, 2017, and it’s a game Tennessee fans would like to forget: Georgia, ranked No. 2 at the time, routed the Volunteers 41-0 as the Bulldogs totaled nearly 300 rushing yards.
But, on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network, it will make its return. That’s according to Tennessee athletics director Danny White, who made the announcement on Twitter on Monday afternoon:
Alright I'm in.
— Danny White (@AD_DannyWhite) October 11, 2021
Fans will be able to visit the Checker Neyland website and enter their section, row, and seat number to find if they’ll need to wear orange or white to the game.
The first Checker Neyland was held in 2014 and in the 3 years following. In 2016, the Vols defeated Florida to win for the first time in front of a checkered stadium, but suffered a humbling loss to Georgia the next year.
Hopefully for them, this edition is a success and ends with head coach Josh Heupel notching a signature win.