Web Search powered by Yahoo! SEARCH
Help us pick the top stories of 2013 >>
Knoxville attorney and regular army veteran, John Williams, published an “Address to the People of East Tennessee” in both Knoxville and Nashville newspapers on November 10, 1812. In it he called for every man to assemble at his home “mounted on a strong horse, armed with a musket or rifle, with a brace of pistols, a tomahawk and a butcher’s knife – dressed in black hat, black hunting shirt or roundabout and pantaloons” for an expedition into the wilds of the southern frontier controlled by the Creeks and Seminoles”. That would make the original Vol uniforms black helmet, black shirt, and khaki/brown pants. Since Col. Williams served some thirty years on UT's Board he would have no doubt picked a few of those daisies from the Hill and wouldn't have minded some orange mixed in somewhere. Nothing EVER stays the same. Go Vols!
Want to participate in the conversation? Become a subscriber today. Subscribers can read and comment on any story, anytime. Non-subscribers will only be able to view comments on select stories.
Feels Like: 33°
Feels Like: 47°
NEW OFFER: Get a 7-day FREE trial!
Upload your fan photos or pictures from the game to our UT Sports gallery.
Each week we break down the upcoming game on GVX TV.
There's a free knoxnews iPhone app in the iTunes store.
"Like" GoVolsXtra on Facebook!
Participate in our sports talk radio show!