Tennessee Announces Uniforms For 2022 Season Opener

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    Tennessee is keeping things simple to open the 2022 season. The Vols will wear their classic home uniforms: white helmets, orange jerseys and white pants in Thursday’s season opener against Ball State.

    The Vols now have six uniform combinations after announcing plans to bring back the “Smokey Grey” uniforms this offseason.

    At home, Tennessee can wear its classic home uniforms, its orange jerseys and orange pants as well as the “Smokey Grey” and “Dark Mode”. On the road, the Vols can wear their all white “stormtrooper” uniforms or wear white jerseys on orange pants.

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    Tennessee was 3-0 last season while wearing the classic home uniforms they will wear against Ball State. The Vols were 1-2 in the all orange uniforms, 1-1 in the dark mode uniforms, 1-2 in its all white “stormtrooper” uniforms and 1-1 in its white jerseys on orange pants.

    Tennessee last wore its “Smokey Grey” uniforms in a blowout loss against Georgia in 2017. The Vols wore the jerseys a year prior in wins over Florida and Nebraska.

    Ball State has yet to announce its uniforms for Thursday night’s matchup.

    Tennessee kicks off its 2022 season Thursday night against Ball State. Kick off from Neyland Stadium is at 7 p.m. ET. The SEC Network will broadcast the game with Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers and Cole Cubelic on the call.

    Ryan Schumpert is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. Ryan spent three years with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program before joining RTI. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.