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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 loses at home 34-13 to #5 Texas A&M Aggies

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Vols Football got touchdown passes from Harrison Bailey and J.T. Shrout in the first half, but the Vols were unable to keep pace in falling 34-13 to fifth-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon at Neyland Stadium.
 
Bailey, a true freshman, had a 33-yard touchdown pass on the game’s opening drive and finished the day 6-of-6 for 85 yards. Redshirt sophomore J.T. Shrout added a 46-yard strike with a sensational catch by redshirt sophomore wide receiver Cedric Tillman in the second quarter and ended the game 6-of-14 for 104 yards. Tillman led all UT receivers with 61 yards on two catches.

Tennessee Vols football team falls to #5 Texas A&M Saturday afternoon at Neyland Stadium, 34-13. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Vols football team falls to #5 Texas A&M Saturday afternoon at Neyland Stadium, 34-13. (UT Athletics)

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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 rolls over Vanderbilt 42-17

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Vols Football team was dominant in all phases of the game in a convincing 42-17 win over in-state rival Vanderbilt on Saturday in Nashville. 
 
UT (3-6) was led by true freshman quarterback Harrison Bailey, who completed 14-of-18 passes for 207 yards and a pair of touchdowns, all career highs. 
 
The freshman connected with redshirt senior wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. on a 74-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring. Jones finished the contest as UT’s top receiver with 125 yards and a pair of touchdowns on seven receptions, all career highs.

Tennessee Football senior receiver Velus Jones Jr. had 125 yards on 7 receptions and 2 touchdowns Saturday against Vanderbilt. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Football senior receiver Velus Jones Jr. had 125 yards on 7 receptions and 2 touchdowns Saturday against Vanderbilt. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols Football heads to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt Commodores

 

Tennessee (2-6) at Vanderbilt (0-8)

Saturday, December 12th, 2020 | 3:00pm CT
Nashville, TN | Vanderbilt Stadium | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – With only two regular-season games remaining, Tennessee will look to finish the year strong as the Vols head west to Nashville for a Saturday, December 14th showdown with in-state rival Vanderbilt at 3:00pm CT.

The Vols are looking to make it two straight wins over the Commodores after a 28-10 victory inside Neyland Stadium last season.

Saturday’s game will be broadcast on the SEC Network with Taylor Zarzour (PxP), Matt Stinchcomb (analyst) and Dawn Davenport (sideline) calling the action.

Tennessee Men's Basketball hits the road Saturday to play Vanderbilt Commodores. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball hits the road Saturday to play Vanderbilt Commodores. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols Football to play #5 Texas A&M on December 19th

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Vols Football’s December 19th, 2020 regular season finale against No. 5 Texas A&M is set for a 11:00am CT kickoff in Neyland Stadium, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) announced on Thursday, December 10th.

The SEC has scheduled four games on December 19th that were postponed during the 2020 season due to the impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus and involve teams that did not otherwise qualify for participation in the SEC Football Championship. 

Neyland Stadium

Neyland Stadium

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Tennessee Vols Football loses to No. 6 Florida at Neyland Stadium, 31-19

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Despite giving up just 21 rushing yards and making multiple timely stops, Florida’s (8-1) passing attack was too much for Tennessee (2-6) to overcome in a 31-19 defeat on Saturday inside Neyland Stadium.

Tennessee true-freshman quarterback Harrison Bailey completed 14 of his 21 pass attempts for 111 yards and his first career touchdown toss in his first career start for UT.

Bailey became the fourth ever Tennessee true-freshman signal caller to make his first career start against a top-10 opponent, joining Erik Ainge, Josh Dobbs and Brian Mauer.

Tennessee Vols Football freshman quarterback Harrison Bailey threw his first touchdown pass of his career in loss to Florida, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Vols Football freshman quarterback Harrison Bailey threw his first touchdown pass of his career in loss to Florida, 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 loses at #23 Auburn Tigers, 30-17

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsAuburn, AL – Despite holding a two-possession lead in the second quarter and another stellar performance by sophomore running back Eric Gray, Tennessee was unable to deliver the upset at No. 23/21 Auburn, falling 30-17 to the Tigers on Saturday night.
 
Gray recorded a season-high 173 rushing yards on 22 attempts, marking the second consecutive outing the Memphis, Tennessee, native surpassed the century mark and the fourth time this season. Gray added a touchdown on a 1-yard scamper late in the fourth quarter, but it would not be enough to turn the tide. 

Tennessee Vols running back Eric Gray rushed for 173 yards on 22 attempts in loss to Auburn, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Vols running back Eric Gray rushed for 173 yards on 22 attempts in loss to Auburn, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

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