Fans rush to purchase game day attire

Fans rush to purchase game day attire


KRISTIN: I’M KRISTIN FARLEY… BO: THE COUNTDOWN IS ON – LESS THAN 24 HOURS UNTIL THE VOLS FIRST HOME GAME OF THE SEASON. KRISTIN: U-T TAKING ON EAST TENNESSEE STATE – TOMORROW AT 4. THE LEGENDARY ORANGE AND WHITE CHECKERBOARD – PAINTED ON THE ENDZONES LAST NIGHT. NEYLAND STADIUM – PREPPED AND READY TO GO – FOR THOUSANDS MAKING THEIR WAY TO THE GAME TOMORROW. BO: AS FOR ORANGE AND WHITE NATION : FANS – RUSHING TO BUY THEIR ORANGE AND WHITE GEAR. IN OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT – WATE 6 ON YOUR SIDE REPORTER BRIDGETTE BJORLO – CHECKING IN TO STORES – FULLY STOCKED WITH GAME DAY APPAREL. BRIDGETTE BJORLO / KNOXVILLE IF YOU STILL NEED TO STOCK UP ON YOUR VOLUNTEER MERCHANDISE AHEAD OF TOMORROW’S HOME OPENER… DO NOT WORRY. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS COME DOWN TO STORES LIKE THIS ONE AT UNIVERSITY COMMONS WAY AND ADD SOME ORANGE TO YOUR CLOSET. GAVIN FAUCETTE / UT SENIOR I’M JUST SHOPPING.. LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO GET MY DAD. HE’S COMING UP FROM GEORGIA AND HE DOESN’T HAVE MUCH ORANGE. U-T SENIOR GAVIN FAUCETTE IS ONE OF MANY GETTING READY FOR GAME DAY AT NEYLAND GAVIN FAUCETTE I THINK PEOPLE COME IN BECAUSE IT’S THE NEW SEASON, THE FIRST HOME GAME AND THEY’RE READY TO SPEND SOME MONEY. THE DAYS LEADING UP TO FIRST HOME GAME OF THE SEASON MARK SOME OF THE BUSIEST OF THE YEAR FOR VOL SHOPS TOMMI GRUBBS / MARKETING MANAGER, VOLSHOP THE FRIDAYS BEFORE HOME GAMEDAYS ARE HUGE. PEOPLE ARE GETTING IN THE SPIRIT. THEY’RE VERY EXCITED TO BE BACK ON CAMPUS. WITH FANS LOADING UP ON THAT UNIQUE SHADE OF TENNESSEE ALWAYS BIG SELLERS ARE THE COACHES POLOS… THE GAME BIBS… WHICH ARE UNISEX WHICH CAN BE WORN BY MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN. ALSO THE HATS… THE TEAM GEAR IS ALWAYS BIG. POPULAR THIS YEAR ARE CUSTOMIZED CLEAR BAGS THAT ENSURE YOUR ENTRY AT THE GATE ALSO A BIG SELLER ARE GAMEDAY ACCESSORIES BUT A CONCERN THIS YEAR IS THE EFFECT A NIKE AD CONTROVERSY WILL HAVE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL… WITH NIKE BEING U-T’S OFFICIAL APPAREL BRAND NIKE IS HUGE. THEY’RE A HUGE COMPANY AND THOUGH THEY MIGHT HAVE AN IMPACT AND LOSE SALES, OUR STUDENTS ARE GOING TO HURT BECAUSE THEY’RE GOING TO LOSE OUT ON SCHOLARSHIP MONEY THAT MAY NOT COME IN DUE TO THE LOSS IN SALES. BUT FOR NOW — SALES ARE STAYING STEADY… AND VOL FANS ARE HOPING THAT SATURDAY NIGHT THEY’LL BE CELEBRATING A TENNESSEE VICTORY I WANT TO SEE THEM WIN… AT LEAST THREE OR FOUR GAMES. MAYBE IF I BUY MORE SHIRTS, THEY’RE WIN MORE GAMES. IN KNOXVILLE, BRIDGETTE BJORLO WATE 6 ON YOUR SIDE. KRISTIN: NOT ONLY WILL THESE STORES BE

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