Big Orange Caravan set for 10 stops in 13 days

Big Orange Caravan set for 10 stops in 13 days

May 3rd, 2011 by Patrick Brown in Sports - College

KNOXVILLE - It's road trip time in Tennessee.

Beginning Wednesday, coaches from the University of Tennessee football and basketball programs will set out on the Big Orange Caravan, an annual late-spring tour coordinated by UT's Alumni Association and athletic department. The Caravan will make 10 stops in a 13-day stretch, including visits to Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., and Orlando Fla.

The tour stops Thursday at Cleveland Country Club at 11:30 a.m. New men's head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin, women's assistant Mickie DeMoss and football assistant Lance Thompson and possibly Jim Chaney are tentatively scheduled to attend, according to a UT spokesperson.

The Caravan hits the Chattanooga Convention Center at 6 p.m. on May 11 with head football coach Derek Dooley, head women's basketball coach Pat Summitt and director of men's basketball operations Houston Fancher, known to Chattanoogans as a former Appalachian State head coach.

For more information on any of the tour stops, visit alumni.tennessee.edu or call the Tyson Alumni House at 865-974-3011.

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