Rosters set for Orange and White game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.(WVLT) -- Rosters have been set for the 2012 DISH Orange and White Game, the annual spring contest for the Tennessee football program at Neyland Stadium. The game will be held Saturday, April 21, with kickoff slated for 2:30 p.m. Fan Appreciation Day will also be held at Neyland Stadium from 12:15-1:15 p.m, with Gate 7 open at Noon for those attending Fan Day. Admission to both events is free.

All Tennessee players have been divided between two teams (Orange and White), and support staff members from football, administration, the equipment room, nutrition, video, academics, media relations, compliance and facilities were also divided up between the two squads.

Guest head coaches for the game include a student government vs. student media matchup as well as a faculty member in UT's Africana Studies department against the undergraduate programs director for the University's College of Business. Dr. Amadou Sall and an undergraduate student in senior Matt Dixon are the guest coaches for the Orange team, while George Drinnon and second-year JD/MBA student Todd Skelton will serve in that capacity for the White team.

Dr. Sall teaches Africana Studies courses in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee and received the Excellence in Teaching Award at UT in 2001, while Dixon is the sports editor for the Daily Beacon, UT's student newspaper.

Drinnon is the Director of Undergraduate Programs in UT's College of Business Administration and manages the delivery of undergraduate programs, advising, and student services. Skelton is a second-year JD/MBA student and serves as the President of the Graduate Student Congress.


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