College GameDay heading to Knoxville for pivotal top-10 matchup
College GameDay announced on Saturday that the show will be heading to Knoxville on Jan. 28 for a top-10 showdown between Texas and Tennessee.
The 9th-ranked Vols will take on the 7th-ranked Longhorns in a game that could have seeding implications for the NCAA Tournament. The Vols are 15-3 overall and 5-1 in the SEC. The Longhorns are also 15-3 and 4-2 in the Big 12.
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) January 21, 2023
College GameDay heading to Thomspon-Boling Arena gives Tennessee a unique distinction. According to Dan Harralson of Vols Wire, Tennessee will be the only school to have hosted College GameDay for football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball.
Per UT, Tennessee is the only school to have hosted ESPN College GameDay for football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball.
— Dan Harralson (@danharralson) January 21, 2023
The Vols’ football team hosted College GameDay multiple times in 2022, ahead of the Florida contest and ahead of the Alabama game. The Lady Vols will host College GameDay on Thursday, Jan. 26 when UConn comes to town. The men’s basketball team will finally join the GameDay party against Texas.