KNOXVILLE — The SEC released the non-conference television schedule for women’s basketball Wednesday, and Tennessee’s final slate features the ESPN Networks and SEC Network combining to carry 19 Lady Vol contests and the Pac-12 Network adding UT’s 20th.
ESPN kicks off its family of networks coverage of the Big Orange women on Nov. 29, when Texas comes to town for a 2:30 p.m. ET contest. ESPN2 will carry Big Monday contests at Notre Dame (Jan. 18, 7 p.m. ET) and at Kentucky (Jan. 25, 7 p.m. ET) and then home vs. South Carolina (Feb. 15, 7 p.m. ET). ESPNU, meanwhile, is slated to televise games at Stanford (Dec. 16, 9 p.m. ET), at home vs. Auburn (Jan. 10, 2 p.m.) and at LSU (Feb. 21, 2 p.m.).
Two more games are slated to be carried by the ESPN arsenal. The home game vs. Georgia on Feb. 28 will be aired by ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN at 1, 2 or 4 p.m. ET, respectively. A road game at Texas A&M on Feb. 7 will be broadcast on ESPN2 or ESPN at 2 or 4 p.m. ET, respectively. Exact networks and tip times will be announced seven to 10 days before those games.
The SEC Network will feature 10 Lady Vol contests, with eight being devoted broadcasts and the other two featuring whip-around coverage that allows viewers to rotate between several league games. Each contest featuring whip-around coverage will be streamed in its entirety on SECN+.
The SEC Network’s devoted UT games include home vs. Penn State (Nov. 18, 8 p.m. ET) and Virginia Tech (Dec. 6, 2 p.m. ET), at Missouri (Jan. 4, 7 p.m.), at Arkansas (Jan. 14, 9 p.m. ET), vs. Vanderbilt (Jan. 21, 7 p.m. ET), at Mississippi State (Jan. 28, 9 p.m. ET), vs. Alabama (Jan. 31, 3 p.m. ET) and at Vanderbilt (Feb. 11, 9 p.m. ET). The whip-around games include a home contest vs. Florida (Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. ET) and a road tilt at Alabama (Feb. 25, 8:30 p.m. ET).
All of the games included in the ESPN package (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU) and the SEC Network will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 or Xbox One to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
The Pac-12 Network will carry Tennessee’s 20th televised game, when the Lady Vols visit Oregon State on Dec. 19 (9 p.m. ET).
The Lady Vols’ 10 remaining games will be online broadcasts, with nine home events being carried on SECN+ and a road contest at Wichita State airing online via ESPN3. All SECN+ broadcasts are available only on WatchESPN via computers, smartphones and tablets.
UT plays its first nine games at home, including an exhibition tilt vs. Carson-Newman on Nov. 9 (7 p.m. ET) and the regular-season opener vs. Central Arkansas on Nov. 15 (2 p.m.). Both will be carried online by SECN+.
Tennessee will host “We Back Pat” and “Live Pink, Bleed Orange” games, and those dates will be announced at a later date.
Lady Vol basketball season tickets are still available. There are 100-level corner or 300-level side-court season tickets with no donation required available.CLICK HERE to check availability.
Family Plan season tickets also are available in the 100 or 300 levels, with a minimum purchase of four. To purchase CLICK HERE or call 865-656-1200. Contact the Tennessee Fund at 865-974-1218 for seating opportunities in the 100 level side-court or 200 level, donation required. A virtual seat map is accessible CLICK HERE.
Mark your calendar for the 2015 Meet Your Seats event on Tues., Oct. 6, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena. Fans will have the opportunity to see available men’s and women’s season ticket options. The Tennessee Fund staff will be on hand to answer your questions. Stay tuned for more information.