Tennessee’s first game under new head coach Jeremy Pruitt against the West Virginia Mountaineers will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on September 1st, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.
Forum discussion: UT vs. West Virginia to kick at 3:30 on CBS
The matchup, which is the first-ever meeting between Tennessee and West Virginia, will be televised by CBS Sports.
The Vols are a consensus 9.5-point underdog, according to oddsshark.com.
The official press release via UT Sports Information:
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee’s season opener versus West Virginia on Sept. 1 in the 2018 Belk College Kickoff at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. has been slated for a 3:30 p.m. ET kick and will be broadcast nationally on CBS.
The Volunteers will put their 12-game winning streak against non-conference opponents on the line against the Mountaineers in one of the premier week-one games of the college football season.
When UT and WVU square off on Sept. 1, it will mark the first-ever meeting between the two programs on the gridiron. The Vols have won nine consecutive season openers dating back to 2009.
CBS also released a handful of other select games as well as broadcast windows for its SEC ON CBS package this season.
The SEC ON CBS has been the highest-rated regular-season college football package on any network for nine consecutive seasons. The 2018 SEC ON CBS schedule, the Network’s 18th consecutive season providing national coverage of Southeastern Conference football, presents a total of 17 games, including the SEC Championship on Saturday, Dec. 1 (4:00 p.m. ET).
This year’s schedule kicks off on Sept. 1 with West Virginia vs. Tennessee at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. Other SEC ON CBS games announced today include last year’s SEC Champion Georgia visiting South Carolina on Sept. 8; last season’s SEC West Champion Auburn hosting LSU on Sept. 15; and Florida vs. Georgia in their annual rivalry game on Oct. 27.
There will be three consecutive Saturday doubleheaders late in the season and two Thanksgiving weekend games, putting multiple college football games on CBS in four of the final five regular-season weekends.
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CBS Sports’ coverage of the entire 2018 SEC on CBS football schedule will be available to stream live via the CBS All Access subscription service, with additional coverage on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app