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Why the Volunteers? Why orange? UT questions answered

Every school has traditions that its fans begin learning at birth. Sometimes, the reasons those traditions came about are obvious. A lot of fans wonder about the University of Tennessee‘s two distinct characteristics: the “Volunteer” nickname and the color orange. The Volunteer nickname dates back 200 years to the War of [ . . read more . . ]

Tennessee at Georgia: Volunteers Experience Mixed Emotions

Fans from both teams certainly got their money’s worth in Athens, Ga. this past Saturday.  The contest between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers saw 60 combined points in the first half, the highest first-half score in the SEC since 2004.  Paying attendance was just under 93,000 and no fan dared leave the 51-44 [ . . read more . . ]