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Vols excited to get back into the Big Dance

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    Vols to play in Charlotte against West Virginia in 2018

    Vols to play in Charlotte against West Virginia in 2018

    The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced Tuesday that the Tennessee Volunteers will open the 2018 season on September 1 against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. All information related to kickoff date, time and tickets will be announced at a later date. This will be the initial game between the schools on the gridiron and Tennessee's first-ever game in Charlotte. "We are excited to formally announce o...
    The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced Tuesday that the Tennessee Volunteers will open the 2018 season on September 1 against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. All information related to kickoff date, time and tickets will be announced at a later date. This will be the initial game between the schools on the gridiron and Tennessee's first-ever game in Charlotte. "We are excited to formally announce o...
  • Vols Johnson returned for his senior season

    Vols Johnson and Maggitt are like brothers

    Vols Johnson and Maggitt are like brothers

    The Tennessee football team is going to have plenty of new bodies this year, but a couple old faces will still be in the orange and white. News Channel 11 sports Jake Young explains the relationship between A-J Johnson and Curt Maggitt both on and off the field.
    The Tennessee football team is going to have plenty of new bodies this year, but a couple old faces will still be in the orange and white. News Channel 11 sports Jake Young explains the relationship between A-J Johnson and Curt Maggitt both on and off the field.
  • Fans will be able to see their options before committing

    'Meet Your Seats' At Neyland On Wednesday

    'Meet Your Seats' At Neyland On Wednesday

    With the 2014 football season around the corner, Tennessee Athletics invites fans to "Meet Your Seats" at Neyland Stadium on Wednesday, July 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to take a first-hand look at available seats in Neyland Stadium and have the chance to purchase 2014 season tickets with home games including Florida, Alabama and more. "We initially hosted 'Meet Your Seats' in 2010, and it was very well received. The idea is to continue to take a personal approach...
    With the 2014 football season around the corner, Tennessee Athletics invites fans to "Meet Your Seats" at Neyland Stadium on Wednesday, July 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to take a first-hand look at available seats in Neyland Stadium and have the chance to purchase 2014 season tickets with home games including Florida, Alabama and more. "We initially hosted 'Meet Your Seats' in 2010, and it was very well received. The idea is to continue to take a personal approach...
Knoxville, Tn - The Tennessee men will have just a four day wait between games, and they probably wish they had a little longer.

That's because they're playing Iowa in the NCAA's First Four up in Dayton. Don't expect Tennessee to be unmotivated for the game, though. The Vols missed the Big Dance the last two years, and they have the fire power and the bracket to make a good run this time around.

Add that to the fact that they're playing their best basketball of the season, and we could be in for a good March for an excited group of guys in Knoxville.

"They were excited," said Head Coach Cuonzo Martin. "They were excited, and more than anything not because of who the opponent is. We're playing a talented opponent. But just to be in the NCAA Tournament. I think they were really excited about that and somewhat relieved."

Senior forward Jarnell Stokes added, "As we practiced today, we just pictured how it was last year when we saw those NIT people in our gym. Guys were mad, about ready to fight each other, and it was very ugly. So, we were very happy today to actually be playing for something meaningful."

The Vols play Iowa Tuesday night at 9:15. That game will be on TRU TV. The winner gets a shot at sixth seeded Massachusetts.
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