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. Beth Campbell 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Nashville Predators are back home after a three-game road swing and host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 650 words, photos.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The Memphis Grizzlies are back home and start a three-game home stand Tuesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 650 words, photos.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ No. 5 Tennessee seeks its 26th consecutive home victory and continues its chase for a Southeastern Conference title as it hosts Mississippi State. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: Developing from 8 p.m. game; 700 words, photos.
UNDATED _ Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan has been voted the Associated Press’ Southeastern Conference player of the year, and Vic Schaefer is the SEC coach of the year. The 16-member media panel made McCowan a unanimous first-team all-SEC selection. She was joined on the squad by Mississippi State teammate Anriel Howard. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 590 words, photos.
SEC TOURNAMENT PREVIEW
UNDATED _ Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer is looking for another first at the Southeastern Conference women’s tournament. His fifth-ranked Bulldogs won at South Carolina for the first time in Schaefer’s seven seasons as coach this past Sunday to win a second consecutive SEC regular-season crown. He’s hoping Mississippi State can add the league tournament to its list of never-been-done accomplishments this week in Greenville, South Carolina. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 770 words, photos.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Mississippi State’s Teaira McCowan has been selected by Southeastern Conference coaches as the league’s overall player of the year and defensive player of the year. SENT: 160 words.
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