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Report: Tennessee adds UConn to future schedule

Another future opponent is set.

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According to a report from the Hartford Courant, Connecticut and Tennessee are expected to meet on the football field in 2026. Tennessee would pay UConn $1.8 million for the game, per the report.

The two schools initially had a home and home series planned for 2015 and 2016, but agreed to postponing that series. Now the deal appears to only be for a UConn visit to Knoxville.

Tennessee already has a game scheduled for 2026 — a trip to Lincoln, Nebraska to play the Cornhuskers. Nebraska will return the favor with a trip to Knoxville in 2027. Tennessee has the same agreement in place with Pitt for 2021 and 2022, Oklahoma in 2020 and 2024 and BYU in 2019 and 2023.

Of course, these future opponents are always subject to change, just as we’ve seen with this UConn deal over the past few years. But for now, the Vols have two opponents set for the 2026 season.