- The game will be televised regionally on the SEC Network. Rob Stone calls the action, while Joe Dean Jr. provides analysis and George Smith reports from courtside. Eric Posman is the producer. Knoxville-area viewers can find the SEC Network on Comcast Ch. 5 (HD 433), Knology Ch. 5 (HD 902), DirecTV Ch. 9 (SD & HD) and Dish Network Ch. 8 (SD & HD).
·UT has won 10 of its last 11 SEC openers and is 5-0 in such games during the Pearl era.
·SEC Commissioner Mike Slive announced on Nov. 18 that he was suspending UT head coach Bruce Pearl for the first eight games of SEC play this season. It is, in effect, an eight-day suspension, as Pearl is prohibited from participating in any team activities during the days of those eight contests.
·Sixth-year associate head coach Tony Jones is serving as head coach during Pearl's suspension.