Tennessee fans vow to `paint Beale Street orange'

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee fans are vowing to be in full force Saturday for the big Tennessee-Memphis basketball game in Memphis.

According to a headline on the Big Orange Newsletter, "Volunteer Fans Paint Beale Street Orange!"

The newsletter, copyrighted by the school, says Coach Bruce Pearl will visit with Volunteer fans at a nightspot one block from Beale Street before the game.

The newsletter says there will be a special "Volunteer room" at Jillians in Peabody Place.

The Memphis Tigers are unbeaten and ranked No. 1. Tennessee is No. 2.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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