UTC Mocs To Face UT Vols At Neyland Stadium In 2014; First Time Since 1969

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The University of Tennessee announced the football schedule for the 2014 season, with the Vols scheduled to host seven games at Neyland Stadium next fall including a matchup with the UTC Mocs. This announcement coincides with the Southeastern Conference's release today of the 2014 conference schedule.

It will be the first time the Mocs have played the football Vols since 1969.

The Vols will open league play at Georgia on Sept. 27, the first time the Bulldogs have served as UT's SEC opener since 1995. UT opened SEC play vs. Georgia in four consecutive seasons from 1992-95.

For the first time since 2001, Florida will not be the first conference game on the Tennessee schedule. The Gators will serve as UT's conference home opener the following week, on Oct. 4, the latest meeting on the calendar between Florida and Tennessee since a rescheduled game on Dec. 1, 2001 at Florida. The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 15 that year but was moved to the season-ending contest after the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Tennessee opened SEC play at Arkansas that season (Sept. 8, 2001).

Additionally, Tennessee will end the regular season with an opponent other than Kentucky for the first time since Florida in 2001, as the Vols will travel to Nashville for a Nov. 29 game at Vanderbilt. Tennessee is ending the season with the Commodores for the first time since a 28-26 Tennessee win at Nashville's LP Field (then known as Adelphia Coliseum) on Nov. 25, 2000. The Vols ended the season against the Commodores in 25 consecutive seasons from 1976-2000.

Other SEC home games include Alabama (Oct. 25), Kentucky (Nov. 15), and Missouri (Nov. 22), while Tennessee travels to Ole Miss (Oct. 18) and South Carolina (Nov. 1). The 2014 schedule has 14 playing weekends, giving the Vols two open weeks: Sept. 20 and Nov. 8.

The Vols open with their first-ever matchup against Utah State, at Neyland Stadium on Aug. 30, followed by a Sept. 6 game at home against Arkansas State. Tennessee's first road game of the season will be on Sept. 13 at Oklahoma, marking the first-ever game for the Vols in the Sooner State. The final non-conference game in 2014 for UT will be at Neyland Stadium, an Oct. 11 contest against Chattanooga that is the 42nd in the series history and the first since 1966.

The 2014 season marks the first regular-season matchup against Oklahoma. The Vols and Sooners previously opposed each other in the Orange Bowl twice: a 17-0 win by the 1938 national champion Vols on Jan. 2, 1939, and a 26-24 Oklahoma win over the 1967 national champion UT squad on Jan. 1, 1968.

Tennessee previously played Arkansas State in 2007, a 48-27 win by the Vols on Sept. 22 at Neyland Stadium.

In terms of the SEC schedule, Tennessee will be making its first trip to Oxford, Miss. to play the Ole Miss Rebels since 2009. The Vols defeated Ole Miss the following year in the last matchup of any variety between the two schools, 52-14 on Nov. 13, 2010. The Vols are 44-19-1 all-time vs. Ole Miss, including a 3-1 mark in Oxford.

Information regarding game times and television broadcast information is typically released two weeks before each individual game. Additionally, information related to season and individual-game tickets will also be released in 2014. 


CCS Falls To Knox Catholic In PKs

MURFREESBORO - The defending state champion Knox Catholic was pushed to the limit by Chattanooga Christian here Thursday night, but in the end prevailed on penalty kicks, 9-8, in a semifinal TSSAA Girls State Soccer match at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.  The Charger defenders kept the high scoring Lady Irish  off the scoreboard for 110 minutes of play prior ... (click for more)

Dalton State Volleyball Defeats Reinhardt 3-0

Dalton State                 25    25    25  - 3 Reinhardt University   19    18    20  - 0 The Dalton State volleyball team defeated visiting Reinhardt in straight sets Thursday night on Coach O Court at B. J. Bandy ... (click for more)

Two North Shore Sold To Pennsylvania Real Estate Firm For Almost $24 Million

The Two North Shore commercial development on Manufacturers Road in North Chattanooga has been sold to a Pennsylvania real estate firm for  $23,983,363. Steve Arnsdorff, who developed the successful center from the ground up and has continued to manage it, said the deal closed last week. He said the sale for the property at 319 Manufacturers Road is to Stoltz Real Estate ... (click for more)

Lookout Valley Middle High School Closed Friday Due To Water Main Break

County school officials said late Thursday night that LookoutValley Middle High School will be closed Friday due to a water main break. Officials said, "This is an official message from the Hamilton County Department of Education to the parents, faculty, and staff of Lookout Valley Middle High School.  Please accept our apologies for the lateness of this message. "Due ... (click for more)

Thanks For Publishing The Stokes Photo Book

I pre-ordered the Stokes Photo Book and picked it up Wednesday . The covers and content are very high quality and contain photos you will not see anywhere else.  This book of photos is worth much more than $35.  I have seen many historic photos of my hometown Chattanooga, but this collection is amazing. My favorites are National Cemetery, Confederate Cemetery near ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saban: ‘Ratings Don’t Matter’

When the first College Football Playoff rankings were released earlier this week, Alabama football coach Nick Saban got it right on the button when he shrugged, “I don't even care, to be honest with you." "To me, none of it matters, What does it matter?” he laughed at the Tide’s No. 6 ranking. “I mean, it only matters where you end up at the end. So what matters to us is how ... (click for more)