New Tennessee Uniforms: Traditionalists vs. Innovators (+Videos)

Twitter users weigh in
By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 18, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The University of Tennessee and Adidas unveiled the new Vols’ football team uniform on August 15—a smokey gray departure from the traditional orange and white.

Some approve of the innovation, some resist the change. It could be a generational difference, notes GoVolsXtra.com, a website dedicated to Vols news.

GoVolsXtra asked two 14-year-olds in Tennessee what they thought of the new uniforms.

“It’s good for the updates to the outfits,” said David Carter. “I like the new logos. It’s better for the team and the fans to look at something new.”

“I like the new colors,” JaCall Stewart said. “I thought it was original.”

Some older fans weren’t so sure.

Bob Dickie, a 39-year-old season-ticket holder, told GoVolsXtra he grew up with the orange and white. “My dad wouldn’t get it,” he said. “He would be at a loss for words.”

Alan Moore, 28, told GoVolsXtra: “I think the older generation doesn’t like change. I think most young people are OK with doing something new.”

 

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Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.