**Midweek games are still being finalized and will be added to the baseball schedule page on UTSports.com at a later date.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Head coach Tony Vitello and the 19th ranked Tennessee baseball team officially announced its 2021 schedule on Tuesday.
The Vols’ 2021 slate consists of four non-conference weekend series and 10 SEC weekend series. UT is scheduled to play at least 18 games against opponents ranked in the preseason polls (not all polls have been released yet), including 12 against teams ranked in the top 10. The midweek games, as well as game times and television coverage for most contests this season are still being finalized and will be announced at a later date.
Please note that all games are subject to change due to the everchanging landscape of college athletics while programs across the country continue to deal with the effects of COVID-19. Dates and times for conference games are subject to change for television scheduling, as well. Please visit the baseball schedule page on UTSports.com for the most updated schedule throughout the season.
For the first time since 2017, Tennessee will open its season on the road. The Big Orange are set to visit Georgia Southern for a weekend series from Feb. 19-21 in Statesboro, Georgia. The Eagles were off to a fast start in 2020 prior to the season being canceled, recording three wins over a Georgia team ranked in the top five nationally.
UT will then host three consecutive weekend series at Lindsey Nelson Stadium before starting conference play, welcoming Indiana State (Feb. 26-28), Georgia State (March 5-7) and UNC Greensboro (March 12-14) to Knoxville. All three teams had winning records when the 2021 season was shut down.
The Vols open conference play on the road with a trip to Athens to face No. 12 Georgia (March 19-21). Tennessee’s first SEC home series will be the following weekend when No. 7 LSU comes to town for the first time since 2016.
UT’s other four conference home series are against No. 1 Florida (April 9-11), No. 2 Vanderbilt (April 16-18), Kentucky (April 30-May 2) and No. 8 Arkansas (May 14-16).
The Vols’ SEC road slate consists of trips to Alabama (April 2-4), Texas A&M (April 23-25), Missouri (May 7-9) and No. 18 South Carolina (May 20-22).
The SEC Tournament is scheduled to run from May 25-30 in Hoover, Alabama. Tennessee’s complete weekend series schedule can be seen HERE.
While some fans will be permitted at Lindsey Nelson Stadium during the 2021 campaign, ticketing and seating will be reduced to adhere to pandemic-related health and safety standards. 2020 MVP and season-ticket holders have been contacted either by phone or email with their 2021 season seating options. After season-ticket holder locations are finalized, we will continue with our ticketing process. There are no baseball tickets available on AllVols.com at this time.
For the most up-to-date news and information on Tennessee baseball, visit UTSports.com/sports/baseball and follow the team on social media (Twitter & Instagram: @Vol_Baseball | Facebook.com/VolBaseball).