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Today On Rocky Top: Vols & Butler Agree To Home & Home Series

From The Tennessean

Tennessee and Butler have agreed to meet each of the next two seasons as part of a home-and-home contract.

The Vols will host Butler during the upcoming season in a Dec. 14 game. Tennessee will face Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Dec. 12, 2015. The two schools announced the deal Tuesday.

Butler and Tennessee have faced each other three times, most recently when the Vols won 76-71 in overtime in the 2008 NCAA Tournament. Tennessee went 24-13 and reached an NCAA regional semifinal this season. Butler was 14-17 in its first season as a Big East member.

Tennessee also said in a release that it is expected to have a home game in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge during the 2014-15 season.



The 20th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers will see some familiar faces in the opening rounds of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships.

The Vols (17-10) will play the first and second rounds at Duke in Durham, N.C., as the No. 2 seed in the four-team region. They will face 54th-ranked Elon in the opening round. If the Vols win, they would advance to face either 11th-ranked Duke or unranked Winthrop.

Tennessee beat Duke 4-2 in an indoor thriller at home early in the season.

The schedule has not been released for the Duke site. Matches will be played from May 9-11.

The University of Tennessee women’s tennis team will head back to Chapel Hill, N.C. for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament on May 9-10, as announced by the NCAA Tuesday night.



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