Tennessee will be seeing a lot of the West Virginia Mountaineers during the 2018–19 sports season. First, Vol football will face WVU on September 1, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. Then on January 26, 2019, UT basketball will welcome West Virginia to Thompson Boling Arena.
Tennessee’s athletics department made the official announcement on Thursday that the Mountaineers would be coming to Knoxville as a part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
In 2018, the Vols traveled to Iowa State as a part of the event. UT won that game 68–45.
The Big Orange’s January meeting with WVU will mark the 9th game played between the two teams. West Virginia leads the all-time series 5–3, although, the last time the teams faced off in 2007 in the Legends Classic in Newark, New Jersey, Tennessee came away with a 74–72 victory.