Tennessee Sets Kickoff Times For First Three Games Of 2021

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    The SEC, along with Tennessee, announced kickoff times for their first three games of the season on Thursday.

    It was previously announced that the Josh Heupel era will officially begin on September 2nd at 8pm ET, against Bowling Green. The Vols opener will be broadcasted on the SEC Network, as they were looking for as many eyes possible for their first game.

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    The Vols will host Pittsburgh on September 11th, with game time officially set for 12 ET, on ESPN. This will be the first time Tennessee has hosted Pittsburgh since the 1983 season. These teams have met only twice before

    As for the September 18th game against Tennessee Tech, that game will also be played at 12 ET. But, unfortunately for some, it will only be broadcasted on SEC Network+ and ESPN+. This means it will be a digital broadcast only. So, if you’ve watched Tennessee basketball or baseball this season, you’ve got this process figured out.

    Tennessee is opening the season with three consecutive home games, before going on the road to Gainesville and Missouri.

    Now the long wait begins for the 2021 season to arrive.

    Trey Wallace is a Knoxville-based journalist who has been covering University of Tennessee athletics since early 2018. His passion for sports is evident in his work and has led him to break some of college football's biggest stories. His vast social media reach and natural podcast proficiency continue to make Wallace one of Vol Nation's most trusted sources. Wallace was born and raised in Mobile, AL and graduated from the University of South Alabama. He loves the mountains as much as the beach and looks forward to living in East Tennessee for many years to come.