The Virginia Tech Hokies unveiled the uniforms they’ll wear for the Battle at Bristol on Sept. 10 against the Tennessee Volunteers, choosing a unique black and gray scheme.
The Volunteers, meanwhile, are opting for a more traditional look.
Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart said Sunday night on The Nation radio show that the Vols will wear their orange and white home uniforms.
“Once we got down the road and got the contract done, in my conversations with Butch (Jones), I told them, ‘I felt very, very strongly we would wear our traditional orange and white, our home uniform,'” Hart said on the show, via a transcription from 247Sports. “My logic goes if all goes as we expect and set an all-time attendance record, it will be replayed for decades. 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.”
Here’s a look at the Virginia Tech uniforms.
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