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    Vols face ex-coach Pearl, host Auburn on Jan. 31

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    Former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl returns to Thompson-Boling Arena as an opponent Jan. 31 when the Volunteers host Auburn. Pearl led Tennessee to NCAA tournament appearances in each of his six seasons before getting fired amid an NCAA investigation in 2011. Auburn hired Pearl in March, and he returns to coaching this season. The date of the Auburn-Tennessee game was announced Friday as the Vols revealed their entire 2014-15 season. Tennessee already had announced its non-conference schedule ...
  • Four Vols freshmen lose their black helmet stripes

    Four Vols freshmen lose their black helmet stripes

    Monday's double-session began with the removal of four stripes of Team 118 freshmen.
    Monday's double-session began with the removal of four stripes of Team 118 freshmen.

A person with knowledge of the plans tells The Associated Press that Tennessee and Virginia Tech will play a football game at Bristol Motor Speedway in September 2016. 

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement is still in the works. 

The Bristol Motor Speedway Commission announced plans for a news conference Monday for what it called a major announcement, but gave no details. 

The speedway holds 150,000. The attendance record for college football is 115,109, set last month at Michigan Stadium for the Michigan-Notre Dame game.

A Tennessee spokesman says the school could not comment.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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