Programming for Tennessee’s SEC Network Takeover Revealed

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SEC Network is in takeover season as each SEC squad gets a day of 24-hour programming on the network.

Tennessee’s day is coming up on Wednesday, July 12. They will be the 12th school to have their day, as the takeovers started on Saturday, July 1.

On Monday afternoon, Tennessee announced which programs will be played throughout the day on the SEC Network.

There will be 13 programs in total, including 10 games, two SEC Inside specials and Omaha Productions and ESPN’s Hendon Hooker feature On the Clock.

The full list can be seen below:

Midnight: Tennessee Volleyball vs. South Carolina (October 8, 2022)

–The Lady Vols beat the Gamecocks 3-2 in a thrilling series-opening victory in Thompson-Boling Arena.

1:30 a.m.: Tennessee Baseball Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt (April 21, 2023)

–What was dubbed the ‘turning point’ in Tennessee baseball’s 2023 season that ended in a College World Series appearance, the Vols knock off their in-state rival, 4-3, in 12 innings. Griffin Merritt hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th to secure the win for Tennessee, and the Vols would go on to sweep the Commodores that weekend in Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

4 a.m.: Tennessee Softball vs. Florida (April 23, 2023)

–The Lady Vols win an 11-10 thriller over the Gators in Sherri Parker Lee Stadium to clinch the series and stay undefeated in SEC play (5-0).

5:30 a.m.: SEC Inside: SEC Softball Tournament

–Tennessee Softball SEC Tournament Championship run

6 a.m.: SEC Inside: Tennessee Football

–Inside Tennessee’s resurgent season in year two under head coach Josh Heupel. The Vols won 11 games, including wins over Alabama and Florida in Neyland Stadium

6:30 a.m.: Tennessee Soccer at Georgia (Oct. 9, 2022)

–Lady Vols achieve a big 2-0 win over the Lady Bulldogs in Athens.

8:30 a.m.: Men’s Basketball: Tennessee vs. Alabama (Feb. 15, 2023)

–The Vols had their best win of the regular season in Thompson Boling Arena against Alabama back in February. Tennessee’s defense delivered in a big way while Santiago Vescovi and Zakai Zeigler each had 15 points apiece as the Vols knocked off the (then) top-ranked Tide, 68-59.

10:30 a.m.: Football: Tennessee vs. Clemson (Capital One Orange Bowl | Dec. 30, 2022)

–Josh Heupel’s first bowl win was a big one as Tennessee handled Clemson 31-14 in the Orange Bowl in Miami. Joe Milton III was the best he’s been in a Tennessee uniform while Aaron Beasley, Byron Young and the rest of the Big Orange defense stifled the Tigers.

1:30 p.m.: Women’s Basketball: Tennessee vs. LSU (SEC Tournament | March 4, 2023)

–Arguably the biggest win of Kellie Harper’s career came in Greenville, SC, this past March as the Lady Vols won a 69-67 thriller against LSU in the SEC Tournament. Tennessee erased a 14-point halftime deficit as Rickea Jackson and Jordan Horston combined for 43 points.

3:30 p.m.: Baseball: Tennessee vs. Clemson (NCAA Regional | June 3, 2023)

–One of the best Tennessee baseball games in program history, and arguably the most thrilling win in the Tony Vitello era, the Vols beat Clemson 6-5 in 14 innings in the NCAA Clemson Regional. Zane Denton hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the ninth before Clemson tied things up to send the game into extras. There, Chase Burns and Seth Halvorsen dazzled in relief before Hunter Ensley hit a go-ahead RBI double in the top of the 14th that ultimately allowed Tennessee to win.

Tennessee’s win over Clemson put them on a fast track to a Regional win, which they achieved in just three games (3-0) on their road to Omaha.

6:30 p.m.: Softball: Tennessee vs. South Carolina (SEC Tournament | May 13, 2023)

–The Lady Vols beat South Carolina 3-1 in the SEC Tournament Championship to win their first conference tournament title since 2011.

8:30 p.m.: On The Clock: Hendon Hooker

–Omaha Productions and ESPN’s special on Hendon Hooker. The program features footage from Hooker’s breakout 2022 season and his tumultuous path to the draft, including his rehab from a torn ACL.

9 p.m.: Football: Tennessee vs. Alabama (Oct. 15, 2022)

–The best win of the Josh Heupel era and biggest win for the Tennessee football program in over a decade, the No. 6 Vols knock off the third-ranked Tide 52-49 in Neyland Stadium. The Vols won the game thanks to late game heroics from QB Hendon Hooker and WR Bru McCoy to put Tennessee in field goal range, where Chase McGrath made a 40-yard game-winning field goal.

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By the Numbers:

Football: 2 games, 2 specials

Softball: 2 games, 1 special

Baseball: 2 games

Women’s basketball: 1 game

Men’s basketball: 1 game

Volleyball: 1 game

Soccer: 1 game

Author: Ethan Moore