KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Finally, it’s the Third Saturday in October, and that means a rivalry like no other for Tennessee football with Alabama coming to Neyland Stadium.
The No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC) is the annual opponent from the SEC West Division for the No. 9-ranked Vols (5-1, 2-1), as determined by the league office.
Some schools might squawk about that, but not Tennessee, as coach Butch Jones covets the opportunity each year to make the rivalry relevant again.
“This game means a lot to a lot of individuals,” Jones said, “former players, our players, donors, boosters, fans, administration, it means a lot.”
Alabama has won the past nine meetings entering into Saturday’s action.
What time is the Tennessee vs. Alabama game?
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
Location: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn.
What channel is showing the game?
CBS will air the game, and it will be streamed on CBSSports.com
You can listen on Sirius Channel 83 / XM Channel 190 or via the Vol Network with host Bob Kesling on the following stations: AM 1490 (Bristol); FM 101.5 (Tri-Cities); AM 1590 (Johnson City); AM 1400 (Kingsport); AM 1150 (Morristown); FM 103.1 (Greenville); FM 99.1 (Knoxville); FM 106.5 (Chattanooga); FM 104.5; (Nashville); FM 92.9 (Memphis); FM 103.1 (Jackson).
Who is calling the game for CBS?
Veteran Verne Lundquist will handle the play by play, while Gary Danielson will provide color analysis. Allie LaForce will be the sideline reporter, and Craig Silver will produce the broadcast.