Apr 20, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers fans line up for autographs before the spring Orange and White game at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Charlie High Transferring, Vols Announce Open Practice


From Go Vols Xtra

The backup plan was always there for Charlie High if he needed it.

The former Christian Academy of Knoxville quarterback put it into action Friday afternoon. He alerted the football coaches at the University of Tennessee that he would be leaving the program, where he was a freshman and a preferred walk-on, to enroll and play at Tennessee Tech.

The 6-foot, 190-pound High will be eligible to play right away, since Tennessee Tech is a Football Championship Subdivision team. Golden Eagles coach Watson Brown told High, when he chose in early February to walk on at Tennessee, that he’d always have a spot at Tennessee Tech should High ever change his mind.


From TriCities.com

First Tennessee Bank has introduced a debit card that will allow University of Tennessee fans to show their colors.

The customized features the distinctive big orange “T” that symbolizes UT Vols teams.

First Tennessee, a longtime corporate supporter of the university and the official bank of the Vols and the Lady Vols, already offers Big Orange checking with personalized checks, the bank reported in an announcement of the new debit card this week.


From Nooga.com

For the first time in recent history, Tennessee will hold an open practice for its fans.

It will be held at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 17, beginning at 7:00 p.m. and will run until 8:15 p.m ET. Fans will be permitted to enter at Gates 14, 20 and 21 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Admission and parking will be free and the concession stands will be operating, UT confirmed.

“On behalf of Team 117, I would like to invite the best and most passionate fans in the country to help us prepare for the upcoming season,” head coach Butch Jones said in a statement. “We hope to see everyone at our open practice on Saturday, August 17th at Neyland Stadium as we continue to work toward the opening of the 2013 season.”



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