With just 20 days remaining until the Battle at Bristol – what is expected to be the most attended football game in history – both Tennessee and Virginia Tech have confirmed their uniforms.
The Hokies will go with this alternate look, which they say combines modern elements with historical value to the program:
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“The ubiquitous Hokie Stone is a mineral found in the Appalachian Mountains and prevalent in Virginia,” the team said in a press release. “A sedimentary rock, it is formed from calcium and magnesium carbonate and occurs in muted shades of pink, red, gray, brown and black.
“Hokie Stone represents Tech’s most distinctive architectural feature, and that same gray is also a prominent color for the Corps of Cadets. From helmets to jerseys and other elements of this alternative uniform, Nike’s distinctive anthracite spectrum is utilized extensively to interconnect the past and present.”
The Vols will keep it basic, sticking with the traditional orange jersey/white pants combination normally worn at home, athletic director Dave Hart confirmed on the radio show The Nation on WNML-FM in Knoxville on Sunday.