July 20, 2011
KNOXVILLE - For the second year in a row the Tennessee football season will open under the lights at Neyland Stadium as the Vols will host Montana at 6 p.m., on Sept. 3. The game will be televised on a Pay-Per-View basis with details to come.
The SEC released the early-season television schedule on Wednesday with the start of SEC Media Days. The Vols will play on national TV in their second game of the season, taking on Cincinnati on Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m., on ESPN2.
In week three, the rivalry with Florida continues as the Vols travel to Gainesville for a 3:30 p.m. showdown on CBS.
The Montana game will mark the 31st time Tennessee has played its home opener at night, dating to the first time on Sept. 16, 1972. In the first-ever night game at Neyland Stadium, the No. 7 Vols beat No. 6 Penn State, 28-21.
UT was won its last 10 home openers played at night, dating to the 1995 opener, a 27-7 win over East Carolina on Sept. 2. Last season, the Vols downed UT-Martin, 50-0 in the home opener at night.
Information on pay-per-view ordering for the Montana game, as well as channel numbers, will be announced at a later date.
To order season tickets or individual game tickets, visit UTTix.com.