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By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 21:15

Former Vanderbilt football players Brandon Vandenburg and Corey Batey are due back in court next week for a status hearing in advance of their new trial.

Judge Monte Watkins ordered the hearing Tuesday so that prosecutors and defense attorneys can update him on the progress of the case, according to WKRN-TV (Ch. 2).

By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 20:49

Justin Hunter was in a Virginia Beach, Va. courtroom Tuesday but a key defense witness was not.

As a result, the Tennessee Titans wide receiver’s trial on misdemeanor assault charges was continued until Sept. 15, two days after the team opens the regular season.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 20:29

The TSSAA legislative council redefined financial aid Tuesday in a vote that likely will create greater separation between public and private schools.

The council approved five proposals, including one that classified work-study as financial aid.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 13:50

If it seemed there were times during games last season that Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason was not sure what to do — let’s be honest, there definitely were times it seemed that way — perhaps this is the reason.

Even though the second-year coach has added the role of defensive coordinator to his duties for 2015, Mason said Tuesday he feels better prepared for whatever happens in a game because of a recent discovery he made in his personal football library.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 13:46

Andrew Butcher, a freshman defensive lineman for the University of Tennessee, was arrested early Sunday when police officers found him intoxicated and running around on Interstate 40.

A four-star recruit and Under Armour All-American out of Alpharetta, Ga., Butcher was charged with public intoxication, underage possession of alcohol and violating a controlled access roadway, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. Arraignment was set for Sept. 10 in Sessions Court.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 11:23

The Tennessee Titans waived three players and placed two others on injured reserve Tuesday, which reduced to 75 the number of players on the current roster.

All NFL teams must be at 75 by Tuesday afternoon.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 09:40

Long-time Tennessee Titans scout C.O. Brocato died Tuesday morning of cancer. He was 85.

He has been with the franchise continually since 1981 after an initial three-year stint as a scout from 1974-76. All told he was a member of the organization for 599 games and spent decades as a leading voice in the personnel department.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 07:26

Will he or won’t he? Should he or shouldn’t he?

Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday he expects rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota to prepare to play in the team’s final preseason game Thursday against Minnesota (7 p.m., Nissan Stadium).

Whether Mariota actually makes it into the huddle is anybody’s guess.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 07:04

The Memphis Grizzlies Regional Caravan Tour has booked a two-day stay in Nashville.

The NBA franchise announced Monday that it will hold a tailgate event at the Tennessee Titans' final preseason contest, Thursday against Minnesota at Nissan Stadium. On Wednesday and Thursday, the team will host a junior basketball clinic at Brentwood Academy.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 16:14

For MTSU head coach Rick Stickstill silence is golden. That is until you cannot be silent any longer.

Stockstill waited as long as he could, all the way until the week of the team’s regular season opener, to announce who is his starting quarterback for the 2015 season. It’s his son, Brent Stockstill.