Tennessee Reveals Black Football Uniform for South Carolina Game

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    Tennessee Black Uniform

    The Tennessee Volunteers’ new black uniform combination. Photo via Tennessee Athletics on Twitter.

    Tennessee is flipping on dark mode this weekend against South Carolina in Neyland Stadium.

    For the first time since 2009, the Tennessee Volunteers will debut an alternate black football uniform combination.

    The Vols’ new pants and jerseys are black with orange decals and orange numbers. The pants will feature two solid orange stripes on top of the base black color, and the Vols’ will also return to black cleats instead of white ones. Additionally, Tennessee is unveiling a brand-new helmet design as well. Black trim now outlines the solid orange stripe down the middle of the helmet and outlines the Power T on the side.

    On Wednesday afternoon, Tennessee released a hype video debuting the new uniform combination.

    The last time the Vols wore black jerseys was in 2009. The game was also an October matchup with South Carolina. Tennessee won that Halloween night game by a score of 31-13.

    Tennessee Black Uniform

    (Photo via Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

    Currently, there is no word on the plans for this uniform beyond the South Carolina game. It could be a one-week surprise here in Josh Heupel’s inaugural season from the athletic department. However, Tennessee could always bring back the jerseys this season if they want to.

    So far this season, through five games, Tennessee has worn four different uniform combinations. Tennessee is undefeated in their traditional look of an orange jersey with white pants, which was worn against Bowling Green and Tennessee Tech. In the second week, during the Johnny Majors Classic in Knoxville, Tennessee wore their all-orange uniform combination in a loss.

    Tennessee began its road schedule by breaking out the white jerseys and orange pants in a loss to Florida. However, the Vols’ bounced back against Missouri the following week, wearing their all-white “Stormtrooper” look on the road.

    Tennessee will host South Carolina this Saturday in Neyland Stadium. Tennessee will debut their all-new black uniform combination during the game on ESPN2 at noon ET.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.