It was not on an actual court, however, but a virtual one. Taylor and his teammates, as well as the Volunteers, enjoyed Outback Bowl Team Night at GameWorks in Centro Ybor.
It was an opportunity for both programs to take a break from bowl preperation, and relax while playing video games and chowing down fast food.
It's good to get a chance to come down here and have some fun and let your hair down, PSU reserve quarterback Daryll Clark said. We've been working hard and deserve a break.
The players from the respective teams also got to know one another in a less than formal atmosphere.
There's really no animosity here tonight, Clark said. We're friends outside of the field. But we know when we get on the field, it's all business.
Check out some images of the evening at GameWorks:
Daryll Clark & Andrew Quarless
Zac & Brian Norwood
Andrew Quarless Bowling
Lydell Sargeant and Maurice Evans
Lydell Sargeant and A.J. Wallace
Phillip Taylor and Tennessee's Ben Green