BRISTOL, Tenn. — It's what fans of the Vols and the Hokies have been waiting for.
Not to mention fans of spectacle.
Bristol Motor Speedway is holding a news conference Monday at 11 a.m. during which track officials will announce that Tennessee and Virginia Tech plan to play a regular-season football game at the racetrack in 2016. Officials from neither university would confirm news of the game, but coaches and athletic directors from both schools — the Hokies' Frank Beamer and Jim Weaver and the Vols' Butch Jones and Mike Hart — have told various media that they will be at BMS on Monday.
The teams haven't met during the regular season in 79 years, and this matchup likely would be record-breaker. If it sells out 160,000-seat BMS, it would be the largest crowd ever to attend a college football game. The current record is 115,109, set this past Sept. 7 at Michigan Stadium in Michigan’s 41-30 victory over Notre Dame.