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. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FBC--MUSIC CITY BOWL
NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Purdue and Auburn meet for the first time Friday in the Music City Bowl with Jarrett Stidham playing his last game for the Tigers before leaving for the NFL draft. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.
MID-MAJOR SCHEDULING SHAKEUP
Conference USA has radically altered its league basketball schedule in an effort to get more teams into the NCAA Tournament and get better seeds. The revolutionary schedule features four games that won’t be set until February, when the conference standings will determine the matchups. It’s one of a handful of mid-major leagues rethinking league schedules in hopes of having more success on Selection Sunday. By David Brandt. SENT: 850 words, photos
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ No. 10 Tennessee continues a four-game home stand when it hosts Murray State, which has lost five of its last six. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words. The game starts at 7 p.m.
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