April 14, 2005
Tennessee head football coach Phillip Fulmer and his staff settled on an offense-defense format for Saturday's annual Edamerica Orange & White game, which concludes 2005 spring football practice. However, a unique twist that has been added to the event is a revised scoring system that gives credit for offensive and defensive execution, aside from standard NCAA scoring procedure.
For the first time in Orange & White game history, the defense now has the opportunity to score points in five different ways:
- Forcing a 3-and-out = 1 point
- Turnover = 6 points
- Touchdown = 10 points
- Kickoff coverage (kickoff downed inside the 30-yard line) = 1 point
- Punt return (punt return of 10 or more yards) = 1 point
In addition to traditional NCAA scoring, the offense can now also enhance its point totals in the following ways:
- First down = 1 point
- Kickoff return past the 30-yard line = 1 point
- Punt coverage (return of less than 5 yards) = 1 point
In addition to the Edamerica Orange & White game, which kicks off Saturday at 3 p.m., the Big Orange faithful can also take part in Fans Day at 1 p.m. at Neyland Stadium and the "Big Orange Chill" at 5 p.m. on Haslam Field. The Big Orange Chill concert and hospitality event featuring the "Chillbillies" precedes the second game of the baseball series with Arkansas, which starts at 7 p.m. The Sea Ray Relays run from 9:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Saturday, and the Lady Vols tennis team takes on Georgia at noon.
Fans interested in attending all the Saturday events can purchase an All Vol Ticket, which includes admission to the Big Orange Chill. All Vol Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under.
Admission to the Sea Ray Relays and Lady Vols' tennis match is free. Tickets to the Edamerica Orange & White game are $5 for adults and $3 for children, and tickets for the Vols baseball game are $4 for adults and $2 for children.
Sales for the Edamerica Orange & White game will be on-site the day of the game starting at noon. Ticket booths will be located at Gates 10, 21, 25.
Regular Entrance Gates will be located at the following:
Gate 14A (West Executive Suite Entrance)
Gate 25 (disabled entrance)
Gate 26 (East Executive Suite Entrance)
Fans attending the Edamerica Orange & White game will be asked to observe many of the same security measures that were used at Neyland Stadium last fall. Large items and backpacks will not be allowed in the stadium, and all parcels are subject to inspection. Parents with infants will be permitted to bring diaper bags. Keeping with current stadium policy, still photographic cameras will be permitted. For the Orange and White game only, video cameras also will be permitted. Camera cases may be searched, and all fans are subject to screening before they enter the stadium.
Saturday's VolJam Schedule of Events
|9 a.m.||Sea Ray Relays at Tom Black Track|
|11:15 a.m.||East Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Awards Banquet at The Foundry, 747 World's Fair Park Drive, Downtown Knoxville|
|Noon||Lady Vols versus Georgia at the outdoor tennis courts|
|1 p.m.||Fan Day on the field at Neyland Stadium, where fans can mingle with football players and coaches and collect autographs|
|3 p.m.||Edamerica Orange and White game at Neyland Stadium|
|5 p.m.||"The Big Orange Chill" at Haslam Field|
|7 p.m.||Vols baseball versus Arkansas at Lindsey Nelson Stadium|