Alabama-Tennessee Rivalry An October Tradition

Posted by jonathan fravel on August-12-2009 Add Comments

The series dates back to 1901. 

For the most part, since 1928, the tradition has played out on the third Saturday in October. With today's scheduling issues, the game may be on the third or fourth Saturday of the tenth month. Nonetheless, it was a game worth preserving as an annual tradition when the conference split into Western and Eastern conferences in '92.

In 1928, after a 14-year hiatus, play between The Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers resumed. Alabama had recently achieved national recognition after traveling west in 1926 and '27, to take on and defeat the powerhouse programs of Washington and Stanford in consecutive Rose Bowl victories.

The Vols defeated Alabama at Denny Field on Oct. 20, 1928,...

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