The Latest: Tennessee gives out free tickets to evacuees

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              DL Glenn finishes sandbagging at the door at Thompson Barber Shop as Florence slowly moves across the East Coast Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Florence, S.C. The National Hurricane Center said Florence will eventually break up over the southern Appalachians and make a right hook to the northeast, its rainy remnants moving into the mid-Atlantic states and New England by the middle of next week. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
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The Latest on how Hurricane Florence has impacted the college football weekend: (all times local):

1:05 p.m.

Tennessee distributed 1,067 free tickets to its game with UTEP to Hurricane Florence evacuees from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Volunteers athletic director Phillip Fulmer had announced Wednesday that evacuees would get free tickets as long as they provided IDs showing they’re from counties under evacuation orders. Ticket distribution started at 8:30 a.m. for the noon game.

Tenea Strayhorn of Beaufort, North Carolina, said the game provided a “perfect distraction” that allowed evacauees to think about something other than the storm for a few hours.

Ricky Hughes of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, wore a Clemson hat and Coastal Carolina T-shirt to Neyland Stadium but said that “we’re Tennessee fans today, you can believe that 100 percent.”