It’s a big day for former Tennessee Vols. A documentary about Tamika Catchings is about to be revealed on SEC Network, Candace Parker made another WNBA All-Star Gameand Kennedy Chandler will find out where he’s going with the NBA draft scheduled for tonight. Meanwhile, Aaron Willis, who transferred from UT, revealed he was joining the Houston Cougars.
Beyond those former players, however, our morning update on Rocky Top involves a lot of things happening with the program in particular. One of them involves the university officially designating home football games for this year, a large part of the programming.
However, this is not the only football news of the day. There’s more to the sport involving former Vols, as one was interviewed by a media outlet about the status of the program. Meanwhile, we have a story involving the global sports program in regards to the NIL agreements, so there is some major news happening. Let’s start with programming.
The Tennessee Vols 2022 football schedule features seven home games, with their opener against the Ball State Cardinals scheduled for a Thursday night on SEC Network. Other home designations have also been set, including the homecoming, which will take place when they host the UT Martin Skyhawks on Oct. 22, which is a week after facing the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The annual Tribute to Service game, which honors our nation’s service members, veterans and their families, is scheduled for Nov. 12 when Missouri visits Neyland Stadium. The home final against the Tigers will also serve as Senior Day.
NIL Totals for Revealed Flights – Matt Ray, SI.com
On Wednesday, the total amount of money raised through NIL deals for Tennessee Vols athletes by Spyre Sports was revealed. by The Volunteers Club on Twitter. Spyre partnered with UT to lead the school’s Name Image and Likeness initiative, and 126 athletes received a total of $3.6 million.
The Volunteer Club, mentioned in the above post from Spyre, is an opportunity for even the casual fan to participate in NIL’s efforts. It offers multiple levels of membership, which include benefits and access to events, and that’s something Spyre says can make a difference in their success in Tennessee.
Larry Seivers talks about Flights – Ken Lay, VolsWire.com
Former Tennessee football wide receiver Larry Seivers, who was a two-time All-American in the 1970s, recently spoke about his involvement in UT athletics. Seivers is on the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
The former Flight recorded 117 receptions, 1,924 receiving yards and eight touchdowns during his career at Tennessee.
Seivers told Vols Wire that he always follows the Vols from afar.