S&D Opens Home Conference Schedule Against UT

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S&D Opens Home Conference Schedule Against UT

BATON ROUGE — The LSU swimming and diving team will host the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday to begin the conference season at 1 p.m. at the LSU Natatorium.

The Tigers are coming off a sweep of Wright State on Oct. 18 in Baton Rouge and are both the men and women are currently 1-1 on the season and 0-1 in the SEC. Each squad lost to Florida in the conference opener on Oct. 11 in Gainesville, Fla.

The Lady Tigers defeated Tennessee’s women last season in Knoxville for the first time in school history, improving to 1-4 all-time against them. Last season’s meeting was just the first between the two teams since the 1990-91 season. The men are 0-5 all-time versus the Volunteer men.

“This is going to be a really exciting and tough meet for our team,” said LSU head coach Jeff Cavana. “Tennessee is a great team and we will have to swim well to compete with them.”

LSU will also be at home on Nov. 9 to take on Alabama and Arkansas and will then head to the historic Nike Cup Invitational Nov. 21-23 in Chapel Hill, N.C.