Game times for the first third of Tennessee’s 2002 football schedule have been established, highlighted by the Sept. 21 Southeastern Conference showdown against Florida at Neyland Stadium. The Vols and Gators will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time before a nationally televised CBS Sports audience.
UT plays its first four games within the Volunteer State borders, beginning with an Aug. 31 date against Wyoming at the Nashville home of the NFL Tennessee Titans. ESPN2 will provide the telecast for a 4:30 p.m. Central time start. A pair of evening kickoffs round out the early-season slate, with Middle Tennessee visiting Sept. 7 and Rutgers returning to Knoxville Sept. 28. Both games begin at 7 p.m. Eastern time.
Date Opponent Place Time
Aug. 31 Wyoming Nashville 4:30 p.m. CDT (ESPN2)
Sept. 7 Middle Tennessee Knoxville 7 p.m. EDT
Sept. 21 Florida Knoxville 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS)
Sept. 28 Rutgers Knoxville 7 p.m. EDT
Oct. 5 Arkansas Knoxville
Oct. 12 Georgia Athens
Oct. 26 Alabama Knoxville
Nov. 2 South Carolina Columbia
Nov. 9 Miami (Florida) (HC) Knoxville
Nov. 16 Mississippi State Starkville
Nov. 23 Vanderbilt Nashville
Nov. 30 Kentucky Knoxville
SEC Championship Game in Atlanta, Dec. 7