UT-LSU kickoff set

The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that Tennessee's Sept. 24 matchup against LSU is being televised by ESPN and kicks off at 6:45 p.m. Central time. The game marks UT's first ESPN appearance of 2005 and the Vols' first trip to Baton Rouge since the 2000 season.

Tennessee leads the series by a 19-5-3 margin and is 7-3-2 in Baton Rouge.

CBS has elected to use a six-day selection for its Sept. 24 game, opting to choose next week between the Arkansas at Alabama or Florida at Kentucky games for a 3:30 Eastern time kickoff. Jefferson Pilot will televise the game not selected by CBS at 12:30 Eastern time. Georgia's contest at Mississippi State kicks off a 8 p.m. Central time and will be televised by ESPN2.

For Vol fans looking for transportation to the LSU game, two companies have created game day charter options.

Dodds Athletic Tours has arranged for a game day only charter scheduled to leave Knoxville the morning of Sept. 24. Immediately following the game, the group will return to Knoxville. * Round trip charter air aboard Southwest Airlines between Knoxville and Baton Rouge including Southwest Snack Pack and cash bar.

* Round trip deluxe motor coach transfers between the airport and game.

The cost is $550 per person. The deadline to sign up for this charter is noon Friday, Sept. 16. To signup for the Tennessee Game Day Charter Tour to LSU, call the Tennessee Hotline toll free at 888-367-5067 or log on to www.doddsathletictours.com/utlsu. Office hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Eastern time.

All Seasons Travel also is putting together a game day only charter that leaves Knoxville the morning of Sept. 24 and returns immediately following the game. For more information, log on to www.allseasontravel.com or call 800-289-9990.

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