AP-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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees is back at work after being taken from Tennessee’s last game to a hospital where he spent a night. He talks with reporters Friday after practice before their game with Houston. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m. ET.
TITANS-TEXANS PREVIEW CAPSULE
TENNESSEE (5-5) at HOUSTON (7-3) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN. SENT: 420 words.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For decades, Tennessee and Vanderbilt enjoyed a rivalry in name only as the Volunteers won this annual matchup 28 times in a 29-year stretch. Lately, there’s been a role reversal. Vanderbilt has won four of its last six with Tennessee and goes into Saturday’s regular season finale looking for a third straight victory over their in-state rival, and the Commodores haven’t done that in nearly a century. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 730 words.
LOS ANGELES — The Memphis Grizzlies visit the Los Angeles Clippers. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Begins 3:30 p.m. ET.
NIT SEASON TIP-OFF
NEW YORK — No. 2 Kansas takes on fifth-ranked Tennessee in the NIT Season Tip-Off. Marquette and Louisville play in the first game of the double-header. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. First game starts at 7 p.m.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — No. 10 Kentucky hosts Tennessee State, seeking its fifth straight win. By freelancer Keith Taylor. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No. 9 Michigan returns home to face Chattanooga. The Wolverines are unbeaten through their first five games of the season. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kent State plays Vanderbilt on Friday afternoon at Memorial Gymnasium. By Chip Cirillo. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merit.
The Nashville Predators visit the St. Louis Blues. By Jeff Melnick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CT.
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