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Southern Football Traditions
These seven things best embody the sublime psychosis that is college football in the South.
Photo: Courtesy University of Tennessee , Article: Austin Murphy
Tennessee’s Vol Navy
Neyland Stadium, on the Tennessee River, is one of two college football venues accessible by boat. Taking advantage of this
in 1962 was ex-Volunteers broadcaster George Mooney, who piloted his runabout to Neyland. He inspired today’s “Vol Navy,”
a flotilla of some 200 vessels tricked out with hot tubs and waterslides. Some fans go ashore to the game; others watch it
on TV from their boats.