The Tennessee Volunteers have added the seven homes games to their future football schedules, the school announced on Tuesday.
The seven games added will all be played at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. Each opponent is listed below along with the date and guarantee amount:
- UTEP – Sept. 15, 2018 ($1.4 million)
- Chattanooga – Sept. 14, 2019 ($500,000)
- UAB – Nov. 2, 2019 ($1.55 million)
- Charlotte – Sept. 5, 2020 ($1.3 million)
- Bowling Green – Sept. 4, 2021 ($1.5 million)
- Ball State – Sept. 3, 2022 ($1.5 million)
- Army – Sept. 17, 2022 ($1.4 million)
The Tennessee Volunteers are 2-0 all-time v. UTEP, 38-2-2 vs. Chattanooga, 4-0 vs. UAB, 1-0 vs. Bowling Green, and 5-2-1 vs. Army. Tennessee has never faced Charlotte or Ball State on the gridiron.
The addition of UTEP in 2018 completes the non-conference schedule for the Volunteers for that season. Tennessee is scheduled to open the season against West Virginia in Charlotte on Sept. 1. The Vols later host ETSU on Sept. 8 and Charlotte on Nov. 3.
Tennessee needs one more game in 2019, three in 2020, and one each in 2021 and 2022 to complete their non-conference schedules those seasons.
With the addition of Chattanooga, Tennessee is now scheduled to face an FCS opponent each season through 2019. The Vols host Tennessee Tech in 2016, Indiana State in 2017, ETSU in 2018, and the Mocs in 2019.
With the new SEC strength of schedule mandate, the Vols need to schedule one Power Five program in 2019 and 2020. Tennessee is already scheduled to face Pitt in a home-and-home series in 2021 and 2022.