Tennessee adds FCS foe to 2010 schedule

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Tennessee has completed its 2010 schedule and will open the season against in-state opponent Tennessee-Martin.

The game will mark Tennessee's first meeting with an FCS school (formerly Division I-AA) in 27 years. The Vols also become the SEC's last school since the league's expansion in 1992 to schedule an FCS opponent.

Tennessee's other nonconference games in 2010 are home against Oregon, home against UAB and away against Memphis.

"The University of Tennessee always has placed a priority on scheduling FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) opponents in football," Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton said. "FBS buy games are becoming much more difficult to acquire. As we began to review the possibilities of playing an FCS opponent, it made sense to schedule a game against a school in the UT System and keep the money in-state."