Via UT Media Relations
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – After opening the season against West Virginia at 3:30 p.m. on CBS in the Belk College Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C., the Tennessee football team will return home to host ETSU and UTEP in a pair of afternoon games on the SEC Network.
ESPN announced its college football broadcast schedule for the first three weeks on Thursday.
Tennessee will welcome ETSU to Neyland Stadium on Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. before hosting UTEP at 12 p.m. on Sept. 15.
On Wednesday, CBS announced the first part of its broadcast schedule which included the Vols’ season-opening matchup with the Mountaineers as 2018’s first CBS “Game of the Week.”
The Vols will face the Buccaneers, led by first-year head coach Randy Sanders – a former UT player and assistant coach, for the first time in school history. The matchup with the Miners will be the third all-time and first since 1990. Tennessee will face West Virginia for the first time ever, as well.
Tennessee Weeks 1-3 Schedule
Sept. 1 vs. West Virginia (Belk College Kickoff)
3:30 p.m. | CBS | Bank of America Stadium | Charlotte. N.C.
Sept. 8 vs. ETSU
4 p.m. | SECN | Neyland Stadium | Knoxville, Tenn.
Sept. 15 vs. UTEP
12 p.m. | SECN | Neyland Stadium | Knoxville, Tenn.