A Tennessee match-up with a Pac-10 team again has proved irresistible to the networks.
ESPN will televise UT’s game against Oregon on Sept. 11 from Neyland Stadium. Kickoff time is 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
The game will continue a series of early season national telecasts for UT versus Pac-10 opponents.
Last season, the Vols completed a two-games series with UCLA. Both games were televised nationally, including the 2008 season opener from the Rose Bowl on Labor Day night.
In 2006 and 2007, UT opened the season against California. Those games were nationally televised, too.
The Vols upset ninth-ranked Cal at Neyland Stadium in 2006. Since then, they have lost three consecutive September games to Pac-10 opponents.
Oregon might be their toughest challenge yet.
The Ducks likely will be ranked in the top 10 in the preseason polls. They will return the large majority of starters from their Pac-10 championship team, which won 10 games.
Previously announced game times for UT include Sept. 18 against Florida (CBS, 3:30 p.m.), Oct. 2 at LSU (CBS, 3:30 p.m.) and Nov. 6 against Memphis (CBS College Sports, 8 p.m.).