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Tennessee football begins bowl prep in Nashville with no players in COVID-19 protocol

While neither UT or Purdue have reported COVID-19 issues, Music City Bowl officials have canceled the bowl's official Welcome Party scheduled for Monday.
Credit: Tennessee Athletics, Twitter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After a short break for Christmas, Tennessee football arrive in Nashville on Saturday ahead of the Music City Bowl.

The Vols (7-5) play Purdue (8-4) on Thursday at Nissan Stadium at 3:00 p.m. for the first bowl game of the Josh Heupel era at Tennessee.

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Tennessee held its first practice at Vanderbilt Stadium on Sunday morning and UT spokesperson, Bill Martin told WBIR that no players are in COVID-19 protocol at this time. 

Josh Heupel said previously that UT's team vaccination rate is above 90%.

However, according to officials, out of 'an abundance of caution', Monday’s Music City Bowl official Welcome Party has been cancelled. 

"While neither team has reported COVID-19 issues, the Bowl has opted to forgo its only joint player event during Bowl Week."


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