UT alters football schedules, adds Big East foe in 2010

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 2:42pm
Staff reports

The University of Tennessee will host the University of Cincinnati in a football game Sept. 10, 2011 as part of a shift in future non-conference contests, the university announced Wednesday.

The schools agreed to just the one contest, which will be the sixth all-time between them. UT won the most recent meeting 40-0 in 1992.

The game replaces one originally scheduled against Southern Mississippi, which requested a change.

The Volunteers now will play Southern Miss on Sept. 2, 2017.

"We were contacted about the possibility of Southern Miss moving its game to a future year," UT athletics director Mike Hamilton said in a release. "For us, that was contingent on finding a suitable replacement, as Southern Miss is obviously a quality opponent.

"We worked with our partners at ESPN and were able to schedule the University of Cincinnati, the defending Big East Conference champions. We're very pleased with how things turned out and excited about welcoming coach Brian Kelly and the Bearcats to Knoxville for that game."

Tennessee has some non-conference games scheduled as far out as 2019. The rundown: 2010 - UT Martin, Oregon, UAB, at Memphis; 2011 - North Texas, Cincinnati, at North Carolina, Middle Tennessee; 2012 - N.C. State (in Atlanta), North Carolina; 2013 - at Oregon, South Alabama; 2014 - at Oklahoma; 2015 - Oklahoma, at Connecticut; 2016 - at Nebraska, Connecticut; 2017 - Nebraska; 2018 - at Ohio State; 2019 - Ohio State.


3 Comments on this post:

By: JeffF on 8/26/09 at 2:24

I used to be proud of Tennesse for not scheduling the teams that Florida, Auburn, Alabama, and Georgia were prone to scheduling. Now our schedule looks just like theirs. South Alabama? Western Kentucky? Connecticut? UT MARTIN!!!!!????

FYI: They will still charge full price for those games.

By: jps13pat on 8/26/09 at 5:47

Can you blame them? Name the two teams who always seem to be in the National Championship picture year after year after year. Answer: USC and Ohio State. Name the two teams with the easiest schedule year after year after year. Answer: USC and Ohio State. UT gets plenty of tough competition inside of the SEC.

By: TNReader on 8/27/09 at 7:20

Apparently the City Paper needs a new proofreader. Headline says the game is in 2010, but article says 2011. The 2011 date is correct.