This season, Tennessee will take part in the biggest game in college football history.
The Battle at Bristol, which will have over 150,000 people in attendance, will take place on Sept. 10 between Tennessee and Virginia Tech. On Saturday, the Hokies revealed they would be wearing alternate uniforms to commemorate the special game.
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With the Hokies announcing their uniforms for the game, many wondered what the Volunteers would wear when the two teams met. Tennessee Director of Athletics Dave Hart answered that question Sunday.
“My logic goes if all goes as we expect and set an all-time attendance record, it will be replayed for decades,” Hart said on The Nation, according to 247Sports. “Ten years from now, our alumni, anywhere in the world, they would immediately know that Tennessee was in that (world’s largest) game. … In this instance, I felt strongly that tradition needed to prevail. I’m only speaking for us. The University of Tennessee will wear our traditional orange and white uniforms in that game.”
Tennessee has one of the most recognizable uniforms in college football, and it appears the team will bring that part of the school’s abundant tradition with them when they head to Bristol.