Tennessee football, Washington announce home-and-home for 2029-30 seasons

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Tennessee football and Washington announced a home-and-home series Wednesday.

UT will host Washington on Sept. 1, 2029. The Vols will play in Seattle on Sept. 7, 2030.

"We are thrilled about scheduling a high-caliber Pac-12 program like Washington," Tennessee athletics director Danny White said in a school release. "These schools offer fans the chance to experience two very unique venues on the water in great cities. We appreciate Jennifer Cohen and the University of Washington administration in collaborating with us on this endeavor."

The programs have never played in football. UT's Neyland Stadium and Washington's Husky Stadium are two of three on-campus college football stadiums where fans can arrive by boat. Baylor's McLane Stadium is the third.

Tennessee has not faced a Pac-12 team in the regular season since it played at Oregon on Sept. 14, 2013.

UT's lone upcoming home-and-home with a power-conference opponent is a series with Nebraska. The Vols are slated to play at Nebraska on Sept. 12, 2026. The Huskers are set to play in Knoxville on Sept. 11, 2027.

UT has future games scheduled against Oklahoma (2024), Syracuse (2025) and West Virginia (2028). Tennessee was scheduled to play the front end of a home-and-home with Oklahoma in Norman in 2020, but the game did not occur due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not expected to be made up. Oklahoma and Texas are slated to join the SEC on July 1, 2025.

If either Tennessee or Washington cancels the game due to unforeseeable circumstances such as environment disasters, pandemics or government regulations, the school that cancels would owe the non-breaching school $1 million.

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