Monday, October 14, 2013

Confirmed: VT And UT To Play Football At BMS

It's official.  Virginia Tech and Tennessee have indeed made plans to play football at the Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016, in what will be called the Battle at Bristol.  Each school will reportedly get a payout of at least $4 million for the game.  Both head coaches have been involved with racing at BMS, Frank Beamer of Virginia Tech as a green flagwaver and Butch Jones of Tennessee as a grand marshal.  Virginia Tech and Tennessee faced each other in the 1994 Gator Bowl and the 2009 Chik-Fil-A Bowl, but have not played during the regular season since 1937.

Read more at the Daily Press, the Roanoke Times and Hokiesports.

The Battle at Bristol already has its own website, including this video:

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