PODCAST: The history of Smokey

PODCAST: The history of Smokey

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PODCAST: The history of Smokey

On Sept. 26, 1953, during the season-opening game against Mississippi State, Tennessee auditioned four bluetick coonhounds to be voted on as its new mascot.

Knoxville News-Sentinel (Published as The Knoxville News-Sentinel) - September 20, 1953

Knoxville News-Sentinel, September 20, 1953

Knoxville News-Sentinel (Published as The Knoxville News-Sentinel) - September 27, 1953c

Knoxville News-Sentinel, September 27, 1953

The winning dog was not announced until the following week during the home contest against Duke.

Knoxville News-Sentinel (Published as The Knoxville News-Sentinel) - October 4, 1953

Knoxville News-Sentinel, October 4, 1953

Retired handler of Smokey X, John Edwards, joins the Vols Wire podcast to discuss what goes on in taking care of the Vols’ bluetick coonhound.

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