UT, Memphis on pay-per-view

Tennessee's Nov. 12 Homecoming date against Memphis at Neyland Stadium is being televised on a pay-per-view basis across the state by VideoSeat. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. Eastern time.

Tennessee leads the overall series against Memphis 18-1, including a 49-28 triumph in the team's most recent meeting four years ago. The Vols have won three straight against the Tigers since dropping a 21-17 decision in 1996.

Fans should contact their local cable system starting Nov. 7 to order the game and receive pricing information. The game also is expected to be made available to Tennessee Dish Network and DirecTV subscribers as well as C-band dish owners. Per SEC rules, ESPN has the option to offer the game to fans outside the state via the ESPN GamePlan package.

Other Southeastern Conference games being televised Nov. 12 are Florida at South Carolina on Jefferson-Pilot Sports (12:30 p.m. Eastern), LSU at Alabama on CBS (2:30 p.m. Central) and Auburn at Georgia on ESPN (7:45 p.m. Eastern).

RIGGS UNDERGOES ANKLE SURGERY

Tennessee tailback Gerald Riggs Jr. underwent right ankle surgery Monday at UT Medical Center to repair torn ligaments suffered during his run late in the Vols' Oct. 22 game at Alabama.

The play ended Riggs' career and left him 13th on UT's all-time rushing list with 1,893 yards. The Chattanooga native scored 10 touchdowns, all on the ground.

"Our staff will work with Gerald as he looks to advance his career past the University of Tennessee," head athletic trainer Keith Clements said.

UT team orthopedist Dr. Greg Mathien performed the operation following an examination under anesthesia.


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