February 27, 2024

What to watch for this week in Tennessee athletics

With men’s and women’s basketball going on, as well as baseball and softball, it is a busy time for sports. Here is a guide to this week in Tennessee athletics.

With men’s and women’s basketball going on, as well as baseball and softball, it is a busy time for sports. Here is a guide to this week in Tennessee athletics.

Wednesday – Men’s Basketball at Vanderbilt

Coach Donnie Tyndall’s squad (13-9, 5-5) heads west on I-40 to take on Vanderbilt (13-10, 3-7). It will be the Vols’ first meeting of the season with their in-state rival. It will also be Tyndall’s first time coaching against Vanderbilt as Tennessee’s coach. Tyndall is expected to don the legendary orange blazer worn by former Tennessee coaches – as is the tradition against the Commodores. The game is set for 9 p.m. and can be seen on the SEC Network.

Thursday – Women’s Basketball at Ole Miss

While the men struggle to claw their way into the NCAA tournament, Tennessee’s women are essentially a lock. Instead of fighting for entry into the tournament, they are fighting for a potential No. 1 seed. The Lady Vols (20-3, 10-0) head to Oxford to face an underachieving Ole Miss team (14-9, 4-6). The Rebels have lost five straight games. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

Friday through Sunday – Baseball at Florida International, Softball in the USF Presidents Day Weekend Tournament, Men’s Basketball vs. LSU, Women’s Basketball vs. Kentucky

It is going to be a busy weekend for Tennessee athletics. Vol baseball kicks off the season in Miami, Florida, in a three-day series against Florida International. Their first game is Friday night at 7 p.m. The softball team looks to advance their 4-0 record in the USF Presidents Day Weekend Tournament – beginning with an 11:15 a.m. game Friday against Fordham. The baseball and softball teams will both play Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The men’s basketball team plays LSU Saturday in Knoxville at 4 p.m., while the women will take on Kentucky in Knoxville on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Edited by Maggie Jones

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Sports Editor, Cody McClure, has been with TNJN since January 2014. He is passionate about SEC football and basketball. To him, there's nothing better in life than game day in Neyland Stadium. Cody covers the SEC for Athlon Sports. Additionally, he co-hosts Rock Solid Sports for WUTK 90.3 FM on Fridays from 7-8 p.m. ET. Cody is also interning at Sports Radio WNML working under Jimmy Hyams. In his spare time, he plays golf, travels the country, and plays guitar, badly. Follow him on Twitter @CodyMcClureCFB.