Tennessee canceling classes for season-opener vs. App State

Congratulations Tennessee students, you don't have to go to class on Thursday, Sep. 1.

The school said Tuesday that it would be canceling classes on the day of its season-opening game. Tennessee's game vs. Appalachian State was moved to Thursday and will be broadcast on SEC Network at 7:30 p.m. ET.

"I believe that everyone involved in the ongoing collaboration that led to this logistical conclusion feels good about the fact that we were able to meet our collective priority to not interrupt the academic schedule on that Thursday," Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart said.

"We look forward to the exciting opportunity to represent our conference on the SEC Network to open the 2016 season on the first night in September."

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The school said it'd be adding classes on Thursday, Dec. 1 to make up for the loss of the day in September. We're also guessing that attendance will be pretty light at early Friday classes on September 2 as well.

The game is one of 15 games scheduled for the Thursday of the opening weekend of the season and one of two SEC games that day. South Carolina plays Vanderbilt as well.

The season unofficially opens a week earlier when Cal plays Hawaii in Australia on August 26.

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