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 News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The man nicknamed the Goldfather for his work guiding Vanderbilt athletics to success not considered possible at the Southeastern Conference's only private university is stepping down. David Williams II, the first African-American athletic director in the Southeastern Conference, announced Tuesday that he has decided to leave his role overseeing Vanderbilt athletics and as vice chancellor. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 750 words, photos.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A year ago, Vanderbilt's undefeated start ended in a rout at the hands of eventual national champion Alabama. Now the Commodores are off to a 2-0 start and preparing for a trip to No. 8 Notre Dame, and coach Derek Mason is eager to prove how much they've learned. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 530 words by 5:30 p.m., photo.


ATHENS, Ga. — Three weeks into the season, Georgia's competition for starting jobs and playing time is as intense as in preseason practice. Perhaps especially in weeks like this, when No. 3 Georgia (2-0) is heavily favored in Saturday night's game against Middle Tennessee (1-1). By Charles Odum. SENT: 660 words, photo.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The United States plays regional rival Mexico on Tuesday night as the Americans look to rebuild after missing the World Cup earlier this year. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: Developing from 7:30 p.m. game; 650 words, photos.


—TITANS-MOVE, from Nashville: The Tennessee Titans have added offensive lineman David Quessenberry to their practice squad. SENT: 140 words.


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