12:30 kickoff for UT vs. Vandy

Tennessee's Nov. 18 contest at Vanderbilt is being televised by Lincoln Financial Sports and kicks off at 11:30 a.m. Central time (12:30 Eastern). This marks the Vols' first appearance on LFS, which took over this season as the SEC's regional network from Jefferson-Pilot Sports.

Tennessee leads the series against Vanderbilt 67-27-5, but the Commodores snapped a 22-game losing streak last year with a 28-24 victory in Knoxville. The Vols have won their last 11 visits to Vanderbilt Stadium, dating to a 28-21 loss in 1982.

This year's game marks the 100th official contest between the two state rivals.

The only other SEC game being televised Nov. 18 is Auburn at Alabama on CBS (2:30 p.m. Central). ESPN and ESPN2 will not televise any SEC games on that date.


For the first time in Arkansas history, ESPN College GameDay Built by the Home Depot will originate from the Fayetteville campus prior to the UT-Arkansas game.

The national pregame show featuring ESPN commentators Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and Desmond Howard, will be aired live from the University of Arkansas campus from 9-11 a.m. Central time. The set location is being finalized and additional details will be announced as soon as they are available.

GameDay is in its 20th year of existence and its 13th year as a traveling program to campus sites. Tennessee has appeared in 16 games when the crew from GameDay was on site. The Vols' record in those contests is 7-9, including a 5-4 mark away from Rocky Top. UT defeated South Carolina 31-24 on Oct. 28 in front of the GameDay cameras in Columbia, S.C.

This weekend's game marks the 41st time the show has broadcast from an SEC site -- most of any conference.

Tennessee and Arkansas kick off at 6 p.m. Central time on ESPN2.

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