Tennessee and Virginia Tech have agreed to play a football game in 2016 at Bristol Motor Speedway, where a record number of fans could be in attendance, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
The Tennessee speedway can hold at least 150,000. The college football attendance record is 115,109, set last month at Michigan Stadium for the Michigan-Notre Dame game.
The speedway commission announced plans for a news conference Monday, but it gave no details.
Speculation about a matchup between the Vols and Hokies has been around for years. Bristol is about halfway between the campuses on Interstate 81, 110 miles northeast of Knoxville, Tenn., and 125 miles southwest of Blacksburg, Va.
Tennessee athletics spokesman Jason Yellin said he could not comment. Hokies AD Jim Weaver said football coach Frank Beamer would be with him at the track Monday.
Agent arrest: Georgia-based agent Terry Watson, 39, was charged with violating North Carolina's sports agent laws by providing gifts to three former Tar Heels football players and obstruction of justice. A grand jury indicted Watson with 13 counts of providing cash or travel accommodations to Marvin Austin, Greg Little and Robert Quinn valued at nearly $24,000 in an effort to sign them.
South Carolina: All-America defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (strained muscle near rib cage) practiced after missing two days. His status for Saturday is uncertain.
Basketball: Florida senior forward Will Yeguete (knee) and transfer Eli Carter (broken leg) are out with injuries as the team prepares to open practice Friday. Scottie Wilbekin (violation of team rules) is not fully reinstated, but coach Billy Donovan said the senior guard has satisfied the requirements to start practice.
VOLLEYBALL: Tawni Warren's season-high 19 kills led Saint Leo (12-5, 2-2 Sunshine State Conference) past host Eckerd 3-1. The Tritons dropped to 8-6, 2-4 SSC.
Times staff writer Antonya English contributed to this report.