Tusculum College is hoping to defend its 2008 victory over the Carson-Newman Eagles in the coming weeks, but not by notching yardage and points, but by banking units of donated blood.
Tusculum holds the title of Blood Drive Bowl winner from last season after claiming the victory by a 51-unit margin. And the College, with the help of the community, is ready to take home the title again.
During the week of Nov. 2, Medic Regional Blood Center will be in Greeneville - on campus, in the community and at the Tusculum College Knoxville and Morristown locations collecting much needed blood donations.
In addition, Carson-Newman will be holding its own drives in effort to pump up the friendly competition to meet a need in the community and region.
The schedule for the Medic unit will be Monday, November 2, at the Greeneville Wal-Mart Store from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, November 5, at the Tusculum College Morristown Site from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the Niswonger Commons on the Greeneville campus from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at the Tusculum College Knoxville Regional Center from noon until 7 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 6, the unit will be at Big K-Mart in Greeneville from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. “This is annual tradition that really meets a need in our region,” said Cody Greene, coordinator of development and alumni relations for Tusculum College. “It doesn’t take much to punch up the rivalry with Carson-Newman, but with the Blood Drive Bowl, the communities are the real winners.”
The winning school will be announced during halftime of the Tusculum College-Carson-Newman football game set for Saturday, November 7 at 1 p.m. at Carson-Newman.