Need to Know: Vols vs. Crimson Tide
The third Saturday in October is here, and that means the Crimson Tide is coming to town!
The Vols will take on Alabama in Neyland Stadium on Saturday, October 20, at 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised on CBS.
Tennessee will be riding high after a big SEC win at Auburn last weekend, but Alabama is the No.1 team in the country, so it will be a huge challenge for the home team. The Vols haven't defeated Alabama since 2007.
Former Tennessee Head Coach Butch Jones is now with Alabama as an intern and analyst and as part of Alabama's off-field staff. Jones will be in attendance for Saturday's game at Neyland but it's not clear whether he'll be on the field.
There are still tickets available for the game.
SEC Nation will broadcast from the UT campus on Saturday. Fans are invited to be part of the show at Ayers Hall from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. This will be the show's sixth time in Knoxville.
Volunteer Village offers pregame festivities for fans of all ages starting at noon. Located in the Humanities Plaza, Volunteer Village features pregame appearances from Smokey, Junior Smokey, cheerleaders and UT’s dance team.
The Vol Walk will start at 1:15 p.m. (2 hours and 15 minutes before kickoff) at Torchbearer Plaza on Volunteer Boulevard as the members of the football team proceed down Peyton Manning Pass to the stadium.
The Pride of the Southland Band will begin marching at 1:50. The band marches up Volunteer Boulevard past Peyton Manning Pass and crosses the new Pedestrian Bridge before turning onto Middle Drive and then onto Phillip Fulmer Way, stopping to "Salute the Hill" before marching into the stadium through Gate 21.
The Vol Network's Kickoff Call-In Show, hosted by Bob Kesling and Tim Priest, begins 90 minutes before kickoff and airs on the Vol Radio Network. You can watch the broadcast live from the Gate 21 Plaza at the northwest corner of Phillip Fulmer Way and Andy Holt Boulevard, or participate by called 1 (800) 688-8657.
UT implemented a bag policy a couple of seasons ago that fans should be prepared for.
Read more from WBIR's website.