By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 06:15

Unlike the majority of games this season, it was not hard to find positives in the Tennessee Titans’ performance Monday night.

As has been the case too often, though, the bad ultimately outweighed the good.

Tennessee made some big plays and actually looked — for a time — like it was on its way to victory. Ultimately, it came up short in a 27-24 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at LP Field.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 06:10

Zach Mettenberger did not dwell on his early mistake.

Seemingly no one else, though, could get over it. Or they couldn't get over how he got over it.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 21:13

During halftime of Monday night's Baylor-Kentucky game, the NCAA announced the host sites for the women's basketball Final Four between 2017 and 2020. The most recent host city isn't on that list.

Nashville was spurned by the selection committee, which instead opted for Dallas and Columbus, respectively, for 2017's and 2018's national semifinals and finals. Tampa and New Orleans were already announced as hosts for 2019 and 2020.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 13:11

Two 19-year-old women allege two University of Tennessee football players sexual assaulted them over the weekend.

UT coach Butch Jones confirmed the allegations at his Monday press briefing but declined to comment on the status of the players involved, who were not named. According to reports, though, the players are linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive back Michael Williams.

Jones said the program and the university would determine whether the players would be involved in practices and games this week based upon an internal investigation into the matter.

He vowed, however, that the university would “act in a decisive manner” once it was confident of the facts.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 12:50

The NCAA announced preliminary round sites for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 men's basketball tournaments today. Bridgestone Arena will host the first two rounds in 2018 — the round of 64 and 32 are back to being to referred to as the First and Second Rounds. It has previously hosted the early rounds in 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2012.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 12:33

Rookie forward Filip Forsberg was named the NHL's Third Star of the Week after a two-goal, three-assist effort, including multi-point efforts in consecutive games. The NHL's release notes Forsberg's effort helped the Predators "climb" into second in the Central Division, although the Preds haven't been lower than second all season.


By: Steve Cavendish
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 12:10

We here at Post Sports have been known to place a wager or two and we respect the many ways you can win (or lose) money on your favorite team. The proposition is simple. We started the season with a hypothetical $100 and pick the Titans against the moneyline, against the spread and the over/under on total points. We'll keep track of how we're doing by the size of our bank account and, hopefully, we won't be bankrupt by the end of the season.

After a few weeks off, NashVegas is back and needing to make up some ground if we're going to catch last year's mark of doubling our money. The current total is $116.92. Let's make some bets.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:48

Five stories to read today:

From Vice Sports: "The Colquitts, Football's First Family of Fourth Down"

A nice profile of the punting Colquitts. Reminds me of an old joke about their family's Thanksgiving football game and how it's nothing but four people punting at each other.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:01

Monday Night Football is a time for players and coaches to shine.

The rest of the week’s action is complete and all the attention turns to the two teams – good or bad – that remain.

In this case it is the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4), who are pretty good, and the Tennessee Titans (2-7), who have been bad. They meet at LP Field on Monday (7:30 p.m., ESPN) in wintery conditions that should add to the intrigue.

It also, though, takes a long time to arrive.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 06:20

Memories are not important to Mike Munchak only on Monday.

He wants to make sure that no one on his current team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, forgets that he had a winning record against them during his three seasons as Tennessee Titans head coach.

“I try to remind these guys that we were 2-1 against Pittsburgh,” Munchak said Friday.