BC-Tennessee Sports Digest
Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or apnashville(at)ap.org. Travis Loller is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Central unless otherwise noted.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Tennessee Titans hope to have quarterback Marcus Mariota when they try to beat Andrew Luck for the first time with the Indianapolis Colts with an AFC wild-card berth _ at worst _ on the line for the winner of the NFL’s final game of the regular season. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. 750 words, photos moving in advance.
_ With: Colts-Titans Preview Capsule
NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Nashville Predators, home after losing all four games on a road trip, host the Dallas Stars on Thursday night hoping to get at least a player or two back in the lineup from injury. By Jim Diamond. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.
MUSIC CITY BOWL PREVIEW
NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Purdue Boilermakers can finish off a season where their biggest win might just be keeping Jeff Brohm as coach in the Music City Bowl, while Auburn at least has quarterback Jarrett Stidham playing one last game Friday before leaving for the NFL draft. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4:30 p.m.
_ With: FBC--Music City Bowl Preview Capsule
HOUSTON _ Baylor looks for its seventh win a year after winning just one game and Vanderbilt needs a victory to reach seven wins for the first time since going 9-4 in 2013 when the Bears and Commodores meet in the Texas Bowl. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts at 8 p.m. CT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The two teams that shared the Southeastern Conference regular-season title last year look like prime contenders again as the start of league competition approaches. No. 3 Tennessee and No. 12 Auburn are the SEC’s two highest-ranked teams. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 700 words, photos
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