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A Major CFB Program Is Offering Free Tickets To Hurricane Florence Evacuees

An overhead view of Neyland Stadium.

14 Nov 1998: An overall view from inside Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee during a game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Volunteers defeated the Razorbacks 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport

Tennessee football hosts UTEP in Knoxville this weekend. The Vols could have some fans from elsewhere in the Southeast for the game.

With Hurricane Florence reportedly heading toward the Carolinas, a number of teams in the area have already cancelled their games.

North Carolina, South Carolina, Appalachian State, and ECU are among the programs that have cancelled games. Others have adjusted kick-off times or changed days, like Coastal Carolina which just finished its Week 3 game against Campbell this evening, after originally scheduling for Saturday.

The state of Tennessee expects to take on a number of evacuees from the Carolinas. The Volunteers are doing something very cool, and inviting those people to this Saturday's game against the Miners.

According to Brett McMurphy, Tennessee football will give free tickets to evacuees from the Carolinas for the game.

The Tennessee vs. UTEP game is set for a noon kick-off at Neyland Stadium. The Vols are 30.5-point favorites over the Miners.

Tennessee has been very helpful in accommodating other teams this weekend.

Virginia moved its home game against Ohio to Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville ahead of the hurricane. The Commodores are on the road at Notre Dame, making the stadium available.