Tennessee Adds ‘Summitt Blue’ Twist for Homecoming Uniforms against UT Martin

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    Tennessee has announced a twist for their uniforms this upcoming Saturday against UT Martin. Photo via @Vol_Football on Twitter.

    The University of Tennessee is celebrating Homecoming this week, which will be capped off with No. 3 Tennessee hosting UT Martin on Saturday at noon eastern time.

    As far as Tennessee’s uniforms go, the Vols will be going with a combination to match the rich traditions of Homecoming in Knoxville… but with a twist.

    As announced by Tennessee’s Twitter account on Thursday evening, the Vols will be going with the home all-orange look which includes orange jerseys and orange pants to go along with the white helmet. However, by the look of the image, Tennessee will also be adding Summitt Blue accessories into the mix.

    In addition to Homecoming, Saturday’s game will also be celebrating the 50-year anniversary of Title IX on campus. The Summitt Blue color also honors longtime Lady Vols head coach and innovator in the sport of basketball, Pat Summitt. UT Martin served as the alma mater for the iconic Tennessee head coach.

    Earlier this year, four women’s teams representing the University of Tennessee announced brand-new Summitt Blue alternate jerseys. The Tennessee soccer and volleyball teams have already debuted them last season with the basketball and softball teams set to follow in the winter and the spring. The slick new alternate jerseys feature a Summitt Blue base with orange accents and lettering.

    “Summitt Blue stands alongside ‘Smokey Grey’ and ‘Dark Mode’ (formerly Anthracite) as the three accent colors on Tennessee Athletics’ official color palette,” Tennessee’s website states.

    This will be the second time that Tennessee has gone with the all-orange uniforms this year. The Vols first wore the look during the September home game against Akron in Neyland Stadium.

    The Vols’ primary home uniform this season, the traditional orange-and-white set, has been worn three times against Ball State, Florida, and Alabama.

    While we are getting some form of variation this Saturday, we now know that this won’t be the week for the Dark Mode alternate uniforms. Although it does seem like next weekend’s pre-Halloween night game in Neyland Stadium could be the answer to that question.

    Tennessee did wear the alternate Smokey Grey uniforms against LSU, making it unlikely that we will see those return this season.

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    Week 1 – vs Ball State (W)

    • White helmet, orange jersey, white pants

    Week 2 – @ Pittsburgh (W)

    • White helmet, white jersey, white pants

    Week 3 – vs Akron (W)

    • White helmet, orange jersey, orange pants

    Week 4 – vs Florida (W)

    • White helmet, orange jersey, white pants

    Week 6 – @ LSU (W)

    • Smokey Grey helmet, Smokey Grey jersey, Smokey Grey pants

    Week 7 – vs Alabama (W)

    • White helmet, orange jersey, white pants

    Week 8 – UT Martin (Homecoming)

    • White helmet, orange jersey, orange pants, Summitt Blue accessories
    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.