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East Tennessee Gator fans gearing up for big game

East Tennessee Gator fans gearing up for big game

It's clear that Tennessee fans are ready for the big game this weekend, but so are Gator fans, especially those living in East Tennessee.

"(It's) a lot of fun because everybody wants to argue, and everybody wants to fight, and I always get to have the last word 'cause we win 90 percent of the time," said Eric Oakes, a Gator fan who delivers mail in the Farragut area.

Most days, he says he wears a Florida shirt and baseball cap. And he's always sporting his Gator tattoo.

Big Orange fans prepare for Florida game

Big Orange fans prepare for Florida game

It's a big week here in East Tennessee because it's Florida Week. The Vols will face off against the Gators on Saturday.

Big Orange fans showed their spirit a little early out in West Knoxville. Fans gathered in the corner parking lot of Belk to enjoy live music from the Southern Drawl Band.

There was also a Q&A with Bob Kessling and John Brice. Fans also got a visit from Smokey and the UT cheerleaders.

Texas Roadhouse served up ribs for the hungry fans at the event.

Go Vols! Vote for your fave in Southern Living's Best Tailgate Contest

Go Vols!  Vote for your fave in Southern Living's Best Tailgate Contest

The University of Tennessee is listed as a Powerhouse in Southern Living magazine's search for who hosts the South's Best Tailgate!

Click on over to their website to vote for your favorite team!

Yoga class stretches the limits of the thermostat

Yoga class stretches the limits of the thermostat

The ancient practice of yoga started in India as a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline.

Modern yoga in the United States focuses on the physical benefits of poses and stretches.

A modern variation keeps the poses and stretches but really heats up the room.

Yoga student Mieko Olson said, "It makes me stronger. It makes me stand up taller. It's great."

She moved to Knoxville from Seattle about a year ago. That's where she first tried hot yoga.

UT says Florida returned tickets, now you can buy them!

UT says Florida returned tickets, now you can buy them!

The Univesity of Tennessee announced Monday that there are still tickets available for Saturday's huge game against Florida.

UT says a "significant portion" of the visiting team allotment has been returned, including lower-level tickets.  Most of them are in the upper deck and are going for about $80.

Vol fans can expect a few changes on gameday

Vol fans can expect a few changes on gameday

UT fans are anxiously awaiting the first home game of the 2012 football season, but there are a few changes on campus this year that you should be aware of.

The kickoff against the Georgia State University Panthers on Saturday is set for 4:00 pm.  It will be televised on pay-per-view.

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Tyler Bray completed 27-of-41 passes for 333
yards and threw for two touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 35-21 win over North
Carolina State on Friday.

Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in six balls for 93 yards and caught a touchdown
and added another score with a 67-yard run. Zach Rogers caught a 72-yard
touchdown and Rajion Neal carried the ball 22 times for 53 yards and a
touchdown for the Volunteers (1-0), who posted a disappointing 5-7
record last season.