Tennessee’s annual Orange and White Game – or Orange and White Festival as Butch Jones referred to it earlier this spring – will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET at Neyland Stadium and will be televised on the SEC Network.
UT sent out a few details about what the day will entail:
Format: Much like last season, it’ll be more of a modified practice/scrimmage than straight game.
“Along with the traditional spring practice format, the Vols are scheduled to compete in the Circle of Life, one-on-one situations and quarterback and kicking challenges.” per UT’s press release.
Scoring: There will be a modified scoring system that determines the winner of the day:
• +/- Four Yards: 1 point
• Big Play (TFL, Sack, +16 yards): 3 points
• Defensive Turnover: 7 points
• One-on-One Situations: 1 point
Attendance Records: Butch Jones has consistently drawn some of the largest crowds in Orange and White Game history since he’s been at Tennessee. Here are the top five most attended games ever, with three of them coming during Jones’ tenure.
- 1. 73,801 (1986)
- 2. 68,548 (2014)
- 3. 63,016 (2015)
- 4. 61,076 (2013)
- 5. 51,488 (2009)
Fan Day Info: Though the game starts at 2, gates will open at 10:30 for the Fan Day portion. Parking is free all day as well.
- In addition to free admission to the game, Fan Appreciation Day will feature an autograph signing with head coach Butch Jones and Vol players on the field at Neyland Stadium.
- The signing will be held on the field at Neyland Stadium from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The waiting line for the fans will begin forming at 7 a.m., at Gate 7. Fan Day can only be accessed through Gate 7, which will open at 10:30 a.m.
- During the autograph session, the team will be divided by position.
- Coach Butch Jones will be located in the North end zone of Neyland Stadium. Fans will be allowed one item for autograph per player or coach.
- The Tennessee cheer and dance teams along with Smokey will available for photos and autographs.