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East Tennessee Gator fans gearing up for big game

East Tennessee Gator fans gearing up for big game

It's clear that Tennessee fans are ready for the big game this weekend, but so are Gator fans, especially those living in East Tennessee.

"(It's) a lot of fun because everybody wants to argue, and everybody wants to fight, and I always get to have the last word 'cause we win 90 percent of the time," said Eric Oakes, a Gator fan who delivers mail in the Farragut area.

Most days, he says he wears a Florida shirt and baseball cap. And he's always sporting his Gator tattoo.

Big Orange fans prepare for Florida game

Big Orange fans prepare for Florida game

It's a big week here in East Tennessee because it's Florida Week. The Vols will face off against the Gators on Saturday.

Big Orange fans showed their spirit a little early out in West Knoxville. Fans gathered in the corner parking lot of Belk to enjoy live music from the Southern Drawl Band.

There was also a Q&A with Bob Kessling and John Brice. Fans also got a visit from Smokey and the UT cheerleaders.

Texas Roadhouse served up ribs for the hungry fans at the event.

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UT says Florida returned tickets, now you can buy them!

UT says Florida returned tickets, now you can buy them!

The Univesity of Tennessee announced Monday that there are still tickets available for Saturday's huge game against Florida.

UT says a "significant portion" of the visiting team allotment has been returned, including lower-level tickets.  Most of them are in the upper deck and are going for about $80.

Vol fans can expect a few changes on gameday

Vol fans can expect a few changes on gameday

UT fans are anxiously awaiting the first home game of the 2012 football season, but there are a few changes on campus this year that you should be aware of.

The kickoff against the Georgia State University Panthers on Saturday is set for 4:00 pm.  It will be televised on pay-per-view.

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Tyler Bray completed 27-of-41 passes for 333
yards and threw for two touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 35-21 win over North
Carolina State on Friday.

Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in six balls for 93 yards and caught a touchdown
and added another score with a 67-yard run. Zach Rogers caught a 72-yard
touchdown and Rajion Neal carried the ball 22 times for 53 yards and a
touchdown for the Volunteers (1-0), who posted a disappointing 5-7
record last season.

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

 

It's the day Vol fans have been waiting for, the start of the 2012 football season.    

It's been a long offseason for the team having to dwell on a loss to Kentucky for the last eight months.

But today the Vols open up the season against NC State.

The arrived in Atlanta yesterday afternoon.

This is the first time in 73 years that the team has played a regular season game on a Friday.

The Vols will take on the Wolfpack tonight at the Georgia Dome at 7:30 p.m.

The game will be aired on ESPU-U.