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UT rock painted with 'Roll Tide' during Rivalry Week

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The famous rock at the University of Tennessee's campus got a splash of red early Wednesday as the Vols prepare to face the University of Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday.

The rock, which students frequently decorate to express opinions, appeared to be painted red and then
spray painted with the words "Roll Tide Roll" and "Go 2 Hell TN."

Photos of the scene spread across social media as more students and alumni caught wind of the rivalry week attack.

UT student Zack Royster got a photo of the vandalized rock around 7:50 a.m. on his way to class. He said the Alabama quotes were painted over by 9 a.m.

This isn't the first time fans of another SEC school have made their mark on the Rock. Back in 2012,

Kentucky fans painted it blue and white to celebrate the basketball team's national championship victory.

Read more at WBIR's website.

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