In a football season that we frankly all just want to end, postponements due to COVID-19 have made things particularly frustrating. COVID complications also won’t allow Tennessee basketball to even get started on what could be a special season.
Two weeks ago Tennessee’s football date with Texas A&M was postponed after a couple of Aggies tested positive for the virus. Now this week Tennessee’s game with Vanderbilt has been pushed back so the league can attempt to get ten games in for every program.
Vanderbilt will now play Missouri on Saturday, while the Volunteers get another open date.
No official announcement of the rescheduled dates has been made at this point, but Tennessee athletics director Phillip Fulmer broke the news on Wednesday night.
Tennessee will play Vanderbilt on December 12th and Texas A&M on December 19th, Fulmer said on Vol Calls. Both games obviously depending on COVID situations.
The SEC built in an open week (Dec. 12th) in anticipation of COVID forcing cancellations this season. They recently opened up the date of December 19th as well, even though that’s also the date of the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta. Obviously, for teams like Tennessee and Vanderbilt, they’ll have that date open.
The Volunteers will (allegedly) play their next game on December 5th, hosting the Florida Gators in Knoxville.