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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

November 15, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. — Figuring out where the Titans are coming from defensively is not easy. That’s because defensive coordinator Dean Pees has them lining up in different spots and switching responsibilities, and that has Tennessee giving up the fewest points in the NFL as the Titans prepare to visit Indianapolis. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m., photo.

College Football:


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano’s ability to avoid mistakes has his team on the verge of a bowl berth. Guarantano heads into Saturday’s game with Missouri (6-4, 2-4 SEC) having thrown 146 straight passes since his last interception. He broke Casey Clausen’s 15-year-old school record for consecutive passes without an interception last week during a 24-7 upset of No. 20 Kentucky, which was ranked 12th at the time. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 730 words, photo.


WACO, Texas — Jalen Hurd made the decision to become a receiver for one season at Baylor after being one of the top running backs in the SEC. After going about 21 months without playing a game, Hurd’s transfer from Tennessee and transition to primarily catching the ball instead of carrying it seem to be working out with the Bears. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 800 words, photos.


UNDATED — Tennessee is trying to earn bowl eligibility when it hosts Missouri on Saturday while Texas A&M hosts a challenging nonconference foe in UAB. SENT: 640 words, photos.



GLENDALE, Ariz. — The first-place Nashville Predators face the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. UPCOMING: Developing from 8 p.m. game; 700 words, photos.

College Basketball:


—VANDERBILT-NC STATE, from Raleigh, N.C.: No. 17 North Carolina State plays host to Vanderbilt. UPCOMING: Developing from 6 p.m. game; 150 words.


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