University of Tennessee at Knoxville
When it comes to tradition, Volunteer fans have plenty to give. Before you even step foot inside the house that Neyland built, leave a message on The Rock. Or, take in the Southland Marching Band’s Salute to the Hill. Once inside the fifth largest stadium in the United States, admire the legendary orange and white checkerboard end zones. And soak in the atmosphere, as 102,455 Vols fans belt out one of the most celebrated fight songs in all of sports — “Rocky Top.”
Nickname:
Volunteers
Top Rivals:
University of Alabama, University of Kentucky, Vanderbilt University
Style Facts:
The orange and white colors worn by the Volunteers have been a long-standing tradition of the team and UT fans since they were selected by Charles Moore in 1891. The Vols bucked tradition more than a century later in 2009, donning black jerseys and orange pants for a Halloween night matchup against the South Carolina Gamecocks.