Thursday, October 10 2013, 12:22 AM EDT
Vols to Play Football in Bristol?
Football on a race track? It might happen in 2016.Click on the box above to see more on this story.
Several media outlets are reporting that the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech have agreed to meet during the 2016 season at the Bristol Motor Speedway, where they could potentially draw the biggest crowd in college football history... upwards of 150,000.
This is not the first time this idea has been run up the flagpole. Track owner Bruton Smith talked about a Vols-Hokies game there for more than a decade, but never could get the two schools to agree.
BMS currently hosts two NASCAR Sprint Cup races, in March and August. The idea is to cover up the track with dirt after the August 2016 race, turn it into a football field and have the Vols and Hokies play there, probably in September or October.
Neither school will confirm the rumors, which were started by Bruce Feldman of CBS and Joe Schadd of ESPN, who both say an official announcement will be made next Monday.
We'll keep you posted.By Darrell Patterson
- TN/GA Regional News
- National News
- International News
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Applications for US jobless aid up 2K to 304,000
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
"AMERICAN IDOL"-DEXTER ELIMINATED
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was a bad night for 'Bama on "American Idol" last night.
PROSTITUTION POLICE LOOPHOLE
HONOLULU (AP) -- Looks like no more working under the covers for undercover cops in Hawaii.
IN THE NEWS: PANDORA LAWSUIT FILED BY RECORD LABELS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oldies, but goodies are the latest battleground in the fight between major record labels and a major music streaming service.