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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

September 7, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. — Derrick Morgan is back to practicing fully after a knee injury had sidelined him the past couple weeks. The Titans might be without their top two rookie linebackers against Miami in Rashaan Evans and Harold Landry. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4:30 p.m.

College Football:


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee wants to correct the mistakes it made in a season-opening loss to No. 14 West Virginia when the Volunteers open their home schedule against Football Championship Subdivision program East Tennessee State. This marks ETSU’s first game against a Football Bowl Subdivision team since relaunching its football program in 2015. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. — There should points aplenty when Memphis and Navy meet Saturday to open American Athletic Conference play. Memphis scored 66 last week and Navy ran up 41 points in a loss to Hawaii. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photo.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason knows the preferred way to pronounce Nevada. Now he and his Commodores have to try and slow down a Wolf Pack offense that put up 72 points in the opener. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo.


—VANDERBILT-COCKRELL’S CANCER, from Nashville: Vanderbilt tight end Turner Cockrell has been battling cancer for the last year. The Commodores announced Cockrell’s health issues Friday on the athletic department’s website. SENT: 130 words.


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