The Virginia Tech Hokies and Tennessee Volunteers will meet at Bristol Motor Speedway in just under a month. The two storied programs will be competing in front of, what is expected to be, the largest crowd to ever witness a college football game. An event of such epic proportions deserves a commensurate award for victory.
The prize is monstrous, weighing over 200 pounds, over two feet tall, and two feet wide. The design, by John Nilsen, beat out hundreds of other entries submitted to the Battle at Bristol trophy design contest. The trophy itself is breathtaking and should look quite nice in Blacksburg.
A Tennessee Volunteers fan, TheRoamingVOL, has created what I think is, thus far, the best pump-up video for the Battle at Bristol. Both fan bases should enjoy the production immensely.
Earlier this year the folks at Flying Pilot J and Bristol Motor Speedway provided a teaser trailer for the game.
Andy Bitter, of the Roanoke Times, is reporting that legendary former VPI head coach, Frank Beamer, will be in attendance at the game against Tennessee.
Babcock said Frank Beamer will be at the Battle at Bristol. Said the former coach wants to be "low key" with his role. #Hokies— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) August 10, 2016
He has also reported that the Hokies have chosen their uniforms for the game, but Athletic Director, Whit Babcock, isn't revealing much about the ensemble.
Babcock said the #Hokies have their uniforms picked. Didn't reveal much. Will have VT logo on helmet & unis "will be a little bit different"— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) August 10, 2016