Two of season’s first three kickoff times revealed for Vols

Tennessee Athletics photo by Andrew Ferguson / Florida and Tennessee line up for a play during their 2021 meeting in Gainesville, which the Gators won 38-14.

Kickoff times for two of Tennessee's first three football games of the 2023 season are now known.

The Sept. 2 opener against Virginia inside Nashville's Nissan Stadium will have a noon Eastern start on ABC, while the Sept. 16 game at Florida will have a 7 p.m. kickoff on ESPN.

Tennessee's first game inside Neyland Stadium will be against Austin Peay on Sept. 9, but that starting time will be revealed at a later date.

Georgia, meanwhile, will open against UT Martin on Sept. 2 at 6 p.m., with that contest available on the ESPN+/SEC Network+ streaming option. The Bulldogs never had a home game at night last season.

The two-time reigning national champions then play Ball State on Sept. 9, with that matchup televised by the SEC Network at noon.

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