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NASHVILLE (AP) — Derek Mason knows who his new starting quarterback is. The Vanderbilt coach just isn’t saying, not while looking for every advantage possible in the Commodores’ season opener.

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Jarrett Guarantano and the 16th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers are about to find out how much it helps them having the same offensive coordinator for consecutive seasons.

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MURFREESBORO(AP) — Gunnar Watson threw for 248 yards and two touchdowns and Troy opened its season with a 47-14 victory over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 49-yard field goal with 1:36 left, and the Tennessee Titans remain undefeated after holding off the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-30 Sunday. 

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Trey Smith has dealt with blood clots, which threatened to derail his college career. The preseason All-American also has done his homework and knows blood clots are among the potential side effects of COVID-19.

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NASHVILLE(AP) — Jadeveon Clowney says his choice to join the Tennessee Titans came down to the chance to reunite with coach Mike Vrabel.

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee proved a season ago it can do more than just compete with the Volunteers winning their final six games, capped by a comeback bowl victory. 

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Derek Mason has plenty of experience back on his Vanderbilt defense. Better yet, the coach believes his Commodores are fast, talented and deep enough to have an impact in the Southeastern Conference. 

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lujuan Winningham caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Breylin Smith with 34 seconds left to lift Central Arkansas to a 24-17 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday night in college football’s first game of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee will be selling tickets for approximately 25% of the fan seats at Neyland Stadium this season, officials announced Tuesday. The stadium has a capacity of 102,455, counting everybody in the building, which could mean around 25,000 fans.

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Ja Morant will have a painful memory from his rookie season to help remind him — and the rest of the NBA — just how far ahead of schedule the Memphis Grizzlies’ rebuilding project is.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Nashville Predators are pretty confident considering their season came to its earliest end since missing the 2014 postseason when Barry Trotz was allowed to leave.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson says he has been in touch with Vic Beasley and that the linebacker knows his absence from training camp is unexcused.

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Contingency plans for football and girls’ soccer will be discussed during a TSSAA Board of Control meeting this afternoon at Siegel High School in Mufreesboro.

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Bernard Childress, executive director of the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association, told the association’s Board of Control that talks were continuing with the governor’s office about the process of having a fall season for sports such as football and girls’ soccer.

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Mid-South Conference commissioner Eric Ward has announced that Bethel University, Freed-Hardeman University, and Martin Methodist College are full-member institutions for the 2020-21 academic year.

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Bethel University will be joining the other 22 Mid-South Conference football teams in opening play on Sept. 12 after the conference announced a revision to its upcoming schedule allowing schools to follow guidelines established by the NAIA.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Here’s what NASCAR hopes is the honky tonk truth — that a Nashville reboot is good enough this time to make the sport a tough ticket in the heart of one of the entertainment hot spots of the south.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — It’s music to NASCAR’s ears: the stock car series is set to return to Nashville in 2021. 

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Tennessee Tech athletics wrapped up its recognition of the best and brightest of its more than 300 student-athletes by releasing the final two winners of its 2020 Golden Wings Awards.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans made only one trade throughout the NFL draft, and general manager Jon Robinson’s move came in the final round for a sixth-rounder in 2021. 

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NASHVILLE (AP) — John Hynes has only been head coach of the Nashville Predators since early January, so he’s trying to make up for some lost time with the NHL paused for the coronavirus pandemic and also make sure they’re ready whenever hockey resumes. 

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Resuming the NBA season with the start of the playoff is one option for the league. Most teams had about 15 games left to play in the regular-season schedules when play was halted on March 11, and not everyone had played the same amount of games.

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NASHVILLE (AP) —  The Tennessee Titans are keeping the quarterback that led them within a victory of the Super Bowl, agreeing to a four-year, $118 million extension with Ryan Tannehill.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Teams don’t score five goals in one period very often. Leon Draisaitl found a way to make the night even more memorable. 

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Ryan Ellis and Viktor Arvidsson each scored power-play goals in the second period as the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night for their second straight win. 

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MEMPHIS (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies cushioned their lead for the final playoff spot in the West on a night when Portland’s Damian Lillard injured his groin. 

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari watched his Wildcats fall behind by as many as 14 points in the first half and enter the locker room down with their biggest deficit of the season on the road at Vanderbilt. 

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NASHVILLE (AP) — In the 1980s, when the last NASCAR Cup race was at the Fairgrounds Nashville track, rowdy fans and a strong southern heritage in Music City mixed with NASCAR like a high-octane fuel blend.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Vanderbilt Commodores surprised first-year coach Jerry Stackhouse  at the locker room door, spraying him from water bottles along with dumping a bucket of Gatorade on him in celebration. 

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Mike Vrabel knows wins and losses are the only true measure for the Tennessee Titans. Coming up one win shy of the franchise’s first Super Bowl berth in 20 years even after a 2-4 start means they still have plenty of work ahead. 

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