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By: David Boclair

The good news for the Tennessee Titans is that every NFL season is different.

Otherwise, the start of their 2014 schedule might seem intimidating. After all, this fall the Titans will play four games against 2013 playoff teams and three of those five are in the first four weeks of the season, beginning with the opener Sept. 7 at Kansas City.

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 19:19
By: David Boclair

David Cason, an assistant coach on Kevin Stallings’ staff at Vanderbilt for the past three seasons, is now an assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University.

That makes this the fourth straight year a member of the Vanderbilt men’s basketball staff left, and the second year in a row an assistant left to work under someone else elsewhere.

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 15:17
By: David Boclair

The Tennessee Titans are the AFC South’s most popular team.

That is based on the number of times each NFL team was the subject of Google searches over the past 12 months. BestTickets.com reported the information earlier this week as part of a broad look at Google search trends connected to the sports world.

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 14:58
By: David Boclair

Jordan Matthews is one of 30 prospects who will be in New York for the NFL Draft, the league announced Tuesday.

The record-setting Vanderbilt wide receiver will be on hand with the top players available this year, including defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel and other wide receivers such as Brandin Crooks, Mike Evans and Odell Beckham Jr.

It is the largest group of prospects ever to attend the festivities at Radio City Music Hall. Eleven of the 30 are from the SEC.

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 14:00
By: David Boclair

The NFL will announce its 2014 schedule Wednesday.

Dates and times for each team’s 16 games will be revealed at 7 p.m. (CDT) on NFL.com and as part of a three-hour special on the NFL Network.

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 05:00
By: David Boclair

Donnie Tyndall doesn’t care what Bruce Pearl did or what Cuonzo Martin accomplished this past season.

The new University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach has set his goals much higher when it comes to measuring himself against others.

“I grew up admiring and still do, Coach Pat Summitt,” Tyndall said Tuesday when he was officially introduced in his new position. “I can't wait to beat her. You talk about eight national championships, over 1,000 wins. It's absolutely amazing.”

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 15:57
By: David Boclair

Goalie Pekka Rinne will play for Finland and defenseman Mattias Ekholm will play for Sweden at next month’s IIHF World Championships, the Nashville Predators announced Tuesday.

That makes six Predators who will participate at the tournament, May 9 through May 25 at Minsk, Belarus.

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 15:17
By: David Boclair

Donnie Tyndall was formally introduced as the new University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Tuesday.

That made him the fifth different person to have that position in the time that Kevin Stallings has been Vanderbilt’s coach.

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 14:55
By: David Boclair

Donnie Tyndall is the University of Tennessee’s new men’s basketball coach, according to multiple reports late Monday.

He will be formally introduced at a 1 p.m. (CDT) press conference at the university.

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:14
By: David Boclair

Cuonzo Martin was gone but not forgotten Monday when the University of Tennessee presented the Eighth Annual Volscars awards, which recognize excellence within the athletics department.

Martin, who last week was named men’s basketball coach at Cal, won Men’s Head Coach of the Year. The award is based on best year-end results, and Martin’s run to the NCAA tournament Sweet 16 with the UT men’s basketball team was impossible to ignore. The men’s basketball team won Men’s Team of the Year.

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 05:00