Tennessee adds nonconference opponent to 2025 schedule, per report
Tennessee has added an opponent to its 2025 schedule to go with the season opener against Syracuse in the 2025 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Aug. 30 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.
The UAB Blazers will play at the Tennessee Volunteers in 2025, FBSchedules.com has reported.
A copy of the football game agreement between UAB and Tennessee was obtained from the University of Alabama at Birmingham via a state open records request. The game is set for Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2025. The Volunteers will pay the Blazers a $1.65 million guarantee for the game, according to the copy of the contract.
The teams have played 5 games in their history, starting in 1998. They last played in 2019, a 30-7 decision for the Vols.
Tennessee is the third opponent added to UAB’s 2025 non-conference schedule. The Blazers are also scheduled to host the Akron Zips on Sept. 13 and travel to take on the UConn Huskies on Nov. 1 that season.
Tennessee this past season fell to to Purdue in the Music City Bowl, 48-45 in overtime, and finished 7-6 overall and 4-4 in the SEC.
Tennessee online sports betting officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.