A handful of top teams are expected to attend the Tennessee Invite this November, including Indiana, Virginia and Georgia.
Tennessee gave us an early list of expected teams, though plans do sometimes change this far out:
The Tennessee Invite is set to take place from November 21-23 in Knoxville. That’s the first major weekend of mid-season invite action, taking place concurrently with major invites in Missouri, Texas A&M, Ohio State, NC State, Purdue and Georgia Tech. The next major weekend of invites is after Thanksgiving, with a key invite at Minnesota and a major long course meet in U.S. Open.
Tennessee’s invite should be one of the bigger invites of that first weekend with at least four top-20 programs already on the tentative list. Those programs are Indiana (9th for women in 2019; 3rd for men), Virginia (6th for women; 10th for men), Tennessee (8th for women; 11th for men), and Georgia (18th for women and men).
Here’s a look at the rest of the major mid-season meets we’ve been tracking so far:
|Meet||Dates||Women’s Teams||Men’s Teams|
|Mizzou Invite*||11/20-11/22||Missouri, Arkansas||Missouri|
|Art Adamson Invite (Texas A&M)*||11/21-11/23||Texas A&M, USC, Stanford||Texas A&M, USC|
|Tennessee Invite||11/21-11/23||Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Carson Newman||Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Carson Newman|
|Ohio State Invite||11/21-11/23||Ohio State, Kentucky, Notre Dame, UNC, West Virginia, Kenyon, Ohio, Yale, Penn State, Pitt, Buffalo, Virginia Tech, UCLA||Ohio State, Kentucky, Notre Dame, UNC, West Virginia, Kenyon, Yale, Penn State, Pitt, Virginia Tech|
|Wolfpack Invite (NC State)||11/21-11/23||Auburn, NC State, Arizona State, Duke, Wisconsin||Auburn, NC State, Arizona State, Duke, Wisconsin|
|Purdue Invite||11/21-11/23||Louisville, Purdue, Pitt, Grand Canyon, McKendree, Illinois State, Indiana State, FIU||Louisville, Purdue, Pitt, Grand Canyon, McKendree, Navy|
|Georgia Tech Invite*||11/22-11/24||Florida, Georgia Tech, Virginia (divers only), Alabama, Florida State||Florida, Georgia Tech, Virginia (divers only), Alabama, Florida State|
|Minnesota Invite||12/4-12/7||Cal, Minnesota, Michigan, Harvard, Iowa, Arizona, Texas||Cal, Minnesota, Michigan, Harvard, Iowa, Arizona, Texas|
*Invites with an asterisk are listed on various teams schedules, but we haven’t yet received a full list of prospective schools attending by the host school. We’ll continue to report as we hear back from other teams. Currently listed teams are those with the meet on their official schedule.