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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

September 12, 2018

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@ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans hope to have quarterback Marcus Mariota back at practice Wednesday as they prepare for their home opener against the Houston Texans. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5:30 p.m., photos.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Chris Finke knows where the Notre Dame passing game needs to be. And it is nowhere close yet. The Fighting Irish (2-0) have won both their games, scoring 24 points in each to beat Michigan and then Ball State. Notre Dame has 467 total receiving yards but just a single receiving touchdown — Finke’s startling grab against the Wolverines — and quarterback Brandon Wimbush has four interceptions. By Alexa Coubal. SENT: 530 words, photo.


UNDATED — The Southeastern Conference has all the built-in advantages when it comes to selling college football: Incredibly passionate fan bases, relatively little competition from professional sports franchises and a long history of competitive teams. Even so, the league isn’t immune to a national trend of falling attendance. By David Brandt. SENT: 940 words, photos.


UNDATED — Forecasts for severe weather are causing continuing changes in college football schedules. Old Dominion’s football game at Charlotte (North Carolina) has been moved up to Thursday because of Hurricane Florence. SENT: 190 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


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