Josh Richardson said the idea came during Friday’s study hall.
The psychology major decided, since he will celebrate his senior day Saturday when Tennessee (15-14, 7-10 SEC) plays South Carolina (14-15, 5-12) at Thompson-Boling Arena (TV: SportSouth, 4 p.m.), that he wanted the fans to match the players.
The Vols will wear their orange uniforms against the Gamecocks, and Richardson is requesting an orange-out. He made a call to the Sports Animal’s Sports 180 show to promote the idea.
“I don’t want to see anything but orange in the gym,” he said.
UT’s pregame senior day ceremony will start at 3:40 p.m.