With the Southeastern Conference unveiling the league slate for the 2023 softball season Thursday afternoon, Tennessee head coach Karen Weekly has announced the Lady Vols’ entire schedule for the upcoming campaign.
Tennessee’s 2023 regular-season schedule includes two home tournaments, three road tournaments, four midweek contests and eight SEC weekend series. Game times for UT’s home schedule and television assignments for the spring will be announced at a later date.
Season tickets go on sale Sept. 28 and can be purchased online via AllVols.com or by calling 865-656-1200. As of last season, softball fans can enjoy a porch in the outfield of Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. Any fans with questions about pricing structure or the porch area can visit TennesseeFund.org.
The Lady Vols will spend the month of February on the road, opening the season with three consecutive tournaments away from Knoxville. The campaign begins Feb. 10-12 in Clearwater, Florida, with the NFCA Leadoff Classic—where UT will take on Howard, Illinois, South Alabama, Texas and Northwestern.
Tennessee will head south of the border the following weekend for the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge, held Feb. 16-19 at the Nancy Almaraz Stadium in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Dates and times for the PVCC will be announced at a later date, with the Lady Vols slated to face Sacramento State, Southern Illinois, Liberty and Cal State Fullerton at the event.
UT will return to the Sunshine State to wrap up February at the USF Tournament in Tampa, Florida, set for Feb. 24-26. Opponents in Tampa include Michigan State, USF, Clemson and UIC.
The Lady Vols will host a pair of home tournaments this spring, beginning the weekend of March 3-5 as App State, Belmont and Jacksonville State come to Rocky Top for the Tennessee Classic to open the home slate. UT is also scheduled to put on a two-day, three-team event April 6-7 with Baylor and Mercer, dubbed the Tennessee Invitational.
After hosting the Tennessee Classic, the Lady Vols will welcome Tennessee Tech to Sherri Parker Lee Stadium on Tuesday, March 8, for their first midweek contest of the season. One week later, UT will head to Columbia, Tennessee, to meet Austin Peay in the Midstate Classic.
Tennessee will play its final in-state foe on Tuesday, March 28, when ETSU visits Rocky Top. The Lady Vols wrap up midweek action on Tuesday, April 11 with a trip to Blacksburg, Virginia, to face defending ACC regular-season champion Virginia Tech.
The Lady Vols will play eight three-game series in SEC play, with four at home and four on the road. Tennessee will host Ole Miss (March 10-12), Alabama (March 24-26), Florida (April 21-23) and South Carolina (May 5-7) and travel to LSU (March 17-19), Texas A&M (March 31 – April 2), Kentucky (April 14-16) and Arkansas (April 28-30).
The 2023 SEC Tournament will take place in Fayetteville, Arkansas, May 9-13.
(Thanks to the University of Tennessee Athletics)