Tennessee's home-and-home football series with Ohio State set for 2018 and 2019 has been canceled because of a conference-expansion related scheduling conflict.
Ohio State requested to cancel the series because of the recent decision to expand the Big Ten conference schedule from eight to nine games starting in 2017. UT obliged, as the schools "may look at an option to play in future years," according to an Ohio State press release.
UT has yet to find a replacement for the Buckeyes on its 2018 and 2019 schedules.
The only time the Vols and Buckeyes ever faced each other was in the 1996 Citrus Bowl. UT defeated the Buckeyes, 20-14, to cap an 11-1 1995 season.
UT's future slate of games already announced currently includes: 2012 -- North Carolina State (Atlanta), Akron, Troy, Georgia State; 2013 -- at Oregon, South Alabama; 2014 -- at Oklahoma; 2015 -- Oklahoma, at Connecticut; 2016 -- at Nebraska, Connecticut; 2017 -- Nebraska.