UT-Vanderbilt kickoff set for 2 p.m. on pay-per-view
Tennessee’s Nov. 17 game against Vanderbilt at Neyland Stadium is being televised by VideoSeat on a pay-per-view basis across the state of Tennessee, both universities jointly announced Wednesday.
Kickoff at Neyland Stadium is scheduled for 2 p.m. Eastern time.
Fans may contact their local cable systems later this week to order the game and receive price information. The game also is expected to be made available as a pay-per-view event to Tennessee Dish Network and DirecTV subscribers. Channel numbers and ordering information for home dish owners will be forthcoming next week. ESPN GamePlan is expected to offer the game to fans living outside the state of Tennessee via the ESPN GamePlan package. The game will be blacked out on ESPN GamePlan in the state of Tennessee and cannot be ordered as part of ESPN's package.
Tennessee leads the all-time series 68-27-5 and has won 23 of the last 24 meetings. But it was two years ago in Knoxville that the Commodores snapped a 22-game losing streak to the Vols with a 28-24 win in the closing seconds. Tennessee bounced back to claim a 39-10 decision last year in Nashville.
Televised league games for the Nov. 17 weekend are Kentucky at Georgia on Lincoln Financial (12:30 p.m. Eastern) and LSU at Mississippi on CBS (2:30 p.m. Central). There will be no SEC games on ESPN or ESPN2.
UT urges fans to arrive early for basketball games
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The University of Tennessee is asking fans to arrive early at basketball games to allow more time for security searches.
Crowds have been very good so far for the men's and women's exhibition games. To prevent long lines and delayed entry into Thompson-Boling Arena, UT encourages fans to arrive one hour before tipoff.
As part of a new ticketing system, a bar code on the tickets is scanned at the door instead of being torn in half.
The system was changed this season to protect fans if their tickets are lost or stolen and to discourage the use of counterfeit tickets.
If tickets are lost or stolen, fans should contact the ticket office. The bar code will be deactivated, and a new ticket will be issued.
UT also reminds fans that all items they bring may be subject to search or inspection, and hand-held metal detectors may be used.
The following items are not allowed in the arena:
• Large bags, backpacks and other large parcels
• Artificial noisemakers
Radios with headphones, other small electronic devices and diaper bags accompanying infants are permitted.
Many of the same security measures from last year remain in place. They include:
• For men's games, gates will open 90 minutes before tipoff.
• For women's games, gates will open 60 minutes before tipoff.
• Students are required to enter gates off the west ramp.
For parking, basketball fans with permits will be allowed to park in designated lots adjacent to the arena.
Free parking and a shuttle are available at the UT Agriculture campus. Parking also is available in the 11th Street parking garage for $5.