Tennessee Volunteers Football Schedule
Volunteers football is a big deal in Tennessee and has been since the university
first fielded a team in 1891. Generations of fans have been raised to bleed orange and white and thousands descend upon Neyland
Stadium in Knoxville on game days. Despite the team's recent struggles, fans have not wavered in their support and have had
high hopes since Butch Williams took over before the start of the 2013 season. Now that Coach Williams has had a year to install
his system and a couple of recruiting classes of his own that have come to Knoxville, Vols fans are expecting the program
to start to turn around. You have the chance to be there as a new era begins at Tennessee by getting tickets to all of their
2014 home games right here on StubHub.
The 2014 season kicks off at Neyland Stadium on August 30th with a game against
the Utah State Aggies of the Mountain West Conference. Utah State is certainly no cupcake but if the Vols want to prove that
bigger things are in store this season they will need to get started with a home victory against the Aggies. On October 4th
the always tough SEC foes the Florida Gators come to town for what should be a thrilling match up between two SEC East teams.
The SEC season closes out at Neyland Stadium with two of the toughest games of the year on the Vols' home schedule. On October
25th the Alabama Crimson Tide come to Knoxville for a meeting with the Vols. The Crimson Tide will be entering the 2014 season
with the best recruiting class in the country as well as a chip on their shoulder after falling just short of yet another
appearance in the National Championship Game. On November 22nd the defending SEC East champions the Missouri Tigers are coming
to town to clash with the Tennessee Volunteers. This is the perfect opportunity for the Volunteers to show that they have
righted their ship and that they are on their way to the top of the SEC. However, the Vols will need all of their most loyal
fans to show up and make things as difficult as possible for the Tigers if they hope to get a win.
Tennessee Volunteers have been been a member of the much feared Southeast Conference since 1932 and a part of the East Division
since its creation in 1992. With six National Championships in school history with the most recent coming in 1998, the Tennessee
Vols are one of the most storied programs in all of college football. Their most famous alumni include NFL superstar and future
Hall of Famer Peyton Manning, Reggie White, one of the most decorated college and professional football players ever, and
another member of both the NFL and College Football Hall of Fames, Doug Atkinson. With some of the finest college football
players having work the orange and white, the Vols are always held amongst the best of college football.
The 2013 Volunteer
team finished 5-7 overall, with a 2-6 record within the SEC. Their sole victory over a ranked opponent came against the University
of South Carolina, who were ranked number 11 in the country. The Vols certainly had one of the toughest schedules in the country,
with match ups against ranked the number 1 and number 2 teams Alabama and Oregon, respectively, as well as South Carolina,
Auburn, Missouri, Florida and Georgia, who were all ranked in the Top 25. They finished their season on a positive note with
a win at Kentucky hopefully providing some momentum heading into the 2014 season. This season with Butch Williams now in his
second year at the helm hopefully the Vols will not be experiencing the growing pains which plagued them in 2013 and can begin
to restore the program to its former glory. Highly ranked recruits like wide receiver Josh Malone and safety Todd Kelly Jr.
will be expected to make significant contributions early on in their rookie campaign and if they are able to do so this could
be a watershed year for Tennessee football.
College Football is one of the most popular
sports in the country, but in the South, especially the SEC, it is a way of life. At Neyland Stadium, in Knoxville, fans create
a sea of orange, with all fans clad in the school's distinct UT Orange school color. When you attend a game in Knoxville,
make sure you arrive early to participate in The Vol Walk, where the players and coaches make their way from the Thompson-Neyland
Sports Complex, past the Vols Walk of Fame, down Peyton Manning pass on their way to Neyland Stadium for game time. Fans come
by the thousands to watch the players and shake their hands in this tradition that thrills fans every game day.
all across the country on Saturdays, the game is only a part of the game day experience. Fans hit campus nice and early to
begin their pregame rituals, that usually includes tasty treats while tailgating and throwing the pigskin around in the parking
lot. The scene around Neyland Stadium is legendary and should not be missed. Get tickets to check out the next home game in
Knoxville and see what college football is all about.
Tennessee Volunteers Football Conference
football recently, it seems like its the Southeast Conference (SEC) and then everybody else. With six teams (Alabama, LSU,
Missouri, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Auburn) currently ranked in the Top 15 this year, the conference is a who's who
of the best teams in the sport. The traditions and rivalries run so deep in the SEC, that gamedays are like a history lesson
of the school and its community. With Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, Ole Miss, and
Arkansas also in the SEC, every game is up for grabs. Their fierce conference puts fear in the rest of the country, who know
that they cannot afford to lost a game if they want to make it to the BCS Championship Game.
is the Volunteer the mascot of the University of Tennessee?
Tennessee is known as "The Volunteer State" because they
built a reputation for selfless work during the War of 1812 when volunteer soldiers from the state offered their much needed
assistance, especially during the Battle of New Orleans.