The SEC launched the 2022 soccer schedule on Tuesday night time, in a fairly lengthy tv present that might’ve been saved by a couple of tweets, however oh nicely. There was one crew that was lacking from Tennessee’s non-conference schedule.
The college has been engaged on a deal to eliminate the sport with Military for fairly a while now, relationship again to the earlier administration. It was introduced on Tuesday night time that Akron can be changing the Black Knights, as a part of an settlement reached by the college.
Tennessee was alleged to pay Military $1.4 million to journey right down to Knoxville, in accordance with a earlier settlement signed. However after work began by the earlier employees, the Vols will now pay Military $500,000 to get out of the sport. Tennessee then began engaged on discovering a crew to fill the void left by this choice. It was introduced that Akron will now play Tennessee subsequent season in Knoxville and the college will owe them $1,000,000 for the competition.
The Volunteers additionally introduced the rest of their 2022 schedule. They are going to open the season with Ball State, earlier than touring to Pittsburgh for the return journey. In an fascinating twist to the schedule, Tennessee will play Florida, at LSU after which at dwelling in opposition to Alabama. There’s a “bye” week in between the Gators and Tigers.
The Vols will then play UT Martin, Kentucky, at Georgia, Missouri, at South Carolina after which wrap the season up at Vanderbilt.