An update to Tennessee’s official website on Monday revealed that the Furman Paladins have been added to the 2020 schedule.
Furman, based in Greenville, S.C., will travel to Neyland Stadium on Sept. 19. The Volunteers are also scheduled to host Charlotte on Sept. 5 that season. The current SEC schedule gives teams four non-conference contests, leaving two openings on UT’s 2020 schedule. The non-conference portion of the schedule has already been set for 2018 (West Virginia, ETSU, UTEP, Charlotte) and 2019 (Georgia State, BYU, Chattanooga, UAB).
A contract posted on the site shows that the Paladins will receive $500,000 for their trip to Knoxville. Furman, an FCS team in the Southern Conference, went 3-8 last season.