Why Virginia Tech and Tennessee Should Be an Annual Rivalry Beginning in 2016

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Why Virginia Tech and Tennessee Should Be an Annual Rivalry Beginning in 2016
Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

For years, college football fans of Virginia Tech and Tennessee clamored for their teams to meet in a regular season game. Fans of both teams even had a site in mind, with Bristol, Tenn., to serve as the host, but for one reason or another, the meeting never appeared on either team's schedule.

Until now.

Representatives from both schools were present at a press conference on Monday to make the game official. The Hokies and Volunteers will finally meet on Sept. 10, 2016, at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The game stands to be the most-attended college football game in the history of the sport, as Bristol Motor Speedway seats over 150,000 spectators. 

The "Battle at Bristol" appears to be just a one-shot deal at the moment, but it shouldn't be.

Here are four reasons why Virginia Tech-Tennessee should meet on the gridiron annually beginning in 2016.

 

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