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Tennessee Vols Football stops team activities due to COVID-19, will not take part in AutoZone Liberty Bowl

 

Statement From Tennessee Athletics

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – “After receiving Sunday’s COVID-19 test results, the University of Tennessee football program has paused all team activities and will be unable to compete in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The test results revealed an increase in positive cases among student-athletes and staff and subsequent contact tracing.”

“The decision was made in consultation with health officials, the Southeastern Conference and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The student-athletes and staff affected are taking the appropriate safety measures in accordance with University, CDC and local health department guidelines. ”

Tennessee Football Pauses Team Activities, Completes 2020 Season. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Football Pauses Team Activities, Completes 2020 Season. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols Football to face West Virginia in 62nd AutoZone Liberty Bowl

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – For the 54th time in program history, Tennessee football is bowl bound as the Volunteers will face West Virginia in the 62nd edition of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at 3:00pm CT/4:00pm ET on New Year’s Eve in Memphis’ Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

The Thursday, December 31st, 2020 contest will be televised live by ESPN. Tickets for the game are available through the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at libertybowl.org.

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Tennessee Vols Football hosts #5 Texas A&M, Saturday

 

Tennessee (3-6) vs. Texas A&M (7-1)

Saturday, December 19th, 2020 | 11:00am CT
Knoxville, TN | Neyland Stadium | TV: ESPN

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Vols Football wraps up its regular-season slate with a matchup against #5 Texas A&M noon Saturday, December 19th, 2020 at Neyland Stadium.

The Vols are coming off a 42-17 victory over in-state rival Vanderbilt and will be looking to notch an upset to end the regular season with two straight wins.  

Saturday will also be Senior Day as UT will recognize its seniors prior to kickoff. Gates open to the public two hours prior to kickoff at 10 a.m.

Please note that parking passes issued for this season did not include opponents on them, therefore, those with parking passes should use the pass labeled “Game 5” for Saturday’s contest.

Tennessee Football plays Texas A&M at Neyland Stadium in final regular season game, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Football plays Texas A&M at Neyland Stadium in final regular season game, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols Football takes on #6 Florida Gators at Neyland Stadium, Saturday

 

Tennessee (2-5) vs. #6 Florida (7-1)

Saturday, December 5th, 2020 | 2:30pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Neyland Stadium

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Vols Football team is back on Rocky Top this Saturday for its first home game in six weeks as the Vols welcome SEC East rival No. 6 Florida to Neyland Stadium for a late afternoon showdown that will be broadcast nationally on CBS.

The Big Orange have not played a home game since their October 24th contest against Alabama, which will be a span of 42 days when Saturday’s game kicks off. UT did not play a home game during the entire month of November due to postponements and schedule reshuffling, marking the first time that has happened since 1891.

Tennessee Vols Football hosts the Florida Gators this Saturday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Vols Football hosts the Florida Gators this Saturday. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols Football travels to Auburn Tigers, Saturday

 

Tennessee (2-4) at Auburn (4-2)

Saturday, November 21st, 2020 | 6:00pm CT
Auburn, AL | Jordan-Hare Stadium | TV: ESPN

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – After an unexpected open week, the Tennessee football team will be back in action this Saturday night with a primetime showdown On the Plains against No. 23/21 Auburn.

The Vols will look to earn their second win at Auburn in the past three seasons after upsetting the 21st ranked Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium back in 2018, giving Jeremy Pruitt his first signature win as UT’s head coach.

Saturday’s game will be broadcast at 6:00pm CT on ESPN with Joe Tessitore (PxP), Greg McElroy (analyst) and Allison Williams (sideline) calling the action.

Tennessee Vols Football heads to Auburn to take on the Tigers Saturday night. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Vols Football heads to Auburn to take on the Tigers Saturday night. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols Football travels to Arkansas Razorbacks, Saturday

 

Tennessee (2-3) vs. Arkansas (2-3)

Saturday, November 7th, 2020 | 6:30pm CT
Fayetteville, AR | DWR Razorback Stadium | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – A refreshed and revitalized Tennessee is back in action this Saturday after a productive open week. The Volunteers travel to Fayetteville to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks at 6:30pm CT. The game will be featured on the SEC Network.

UT will look to snap its three-game skid and start the second half of its schedule on a high note.

Saturday’s game will take place in primetime with Tom Hart (PxP), Jordan Rodgers (analyst) and Cole Cubelic (sideline) calling the action on the SEC Network starting at 6:30pm CT.

Tennessee Vols Football travels to Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks Saturday night. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Vols Football travels to Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks Saturday night. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols Football defeats South Carolina 31-27 on the Road

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbia, S.C. – The 16th-ranked Tennessee football team found the end zone in all four quarters during a hard-fought road win over South Carolina Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Volunteers have now triumphed in seven straight games, dating to last season.

A special teams mistake by South Carolina (0-1) in the game’s closing moments secured the victory for UT (1-0), as true freshman Jimmy Holiday secured a muffed punt deep in Gamecocks territory.

Tennessee Vols Football wins seventh game in a row. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Vols Football wins seventh game in a row. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols Football roars from behind late to beat Indiana at TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsJacksonville, FL – A late fourth-quarter charge, where the Vols scored 14 points in the final quarter propelled Tennessee Vols football team to a 23-22 win over Indiana in the 75th TaxSlayer Gator Bowl in TIAA Bank Stadium. 
 
With the victory, UT finishes the season 8-5 overall and 5-3 in the SEC to give second-year head coach Jeremy Pruitt his first bowl win. 
 
Freshman running back Eric Gray scored the game-tying touchdown on second and 10 after recovering an on-side kick to give the Vols the ball back at 46 yard line with 4:19 left on the clock. 

Tennessee Vols Football score 14 points in the fourth quarter for a 23-22 win over Indiana at the 75th TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Vols Football score 14 points in the fourth quarter for a 23-22 win over Indiana at the 75th TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols Football begins preparing for Gator Bowl

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Vols football team began bowl game preparation on Friday on the indoor fields at the Anderson Training Center.
 
Inclement weather kept the Vols inside, but the team was still chomping at the bit to put the pads on following a nearly two-week layoff for finals. Tennessee will take a five-game win streak into the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, where they will face an Indiana Hoosiers squad, coming off an 8-4 campaign, on January 2nd at 7:00pm at the Jacksonville Jaguars’ TIAA Bank Field.

Tennessee Football running back Eric Gray going through drills at the indoor fields of the Anderson Training Center, Friday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Football running back Eric Gray going through drills at the indoor fields of the Anderson Training Center, Friday. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols Football defeats Vanderbilt 28-10 at Neyland Stadium

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Freshman running back Eric Gray moved like lightning, and the hard-hitting Tennessee Football defense delivered the thunder as the Volunteers tormed past Vanderbilt, 28-10, on a rain-soaked Senior Night at Neyland Stadium.
 
With the victory, UT finished the regular season at 7-5 overall and 5-3 in the SEC. The Vols are bowl eligible for the first time since 2016 and will learn their destination and opponent when bids are announced on December 8th. The Commodores, meanwhile, saw their three-game winning streak in the series end and their record fall to 3-9 overall and 1-7 in league play.

Tennessee Vols Football rushed for 297 yards in win over Vanderbilt, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Vols Football rushed for 297 yards in win over Vanderbilt, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

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