By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 14:44

The Tennessee Titans aren’t going to get their season turned around if they can’t learn to show opponents the door.

Following Sunday’s 27-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers at Nissan Stadium the Titans are the only NFL team without a win at home this season.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 14:29

Ralph Webb does not often ask to come out of a game.

That’s why the Vanderbilt sophomore running back needs to spend some time in cold water.

“What Ralph told me (Tuesday) was that he needed to jump in the ice tub,” coach Derek Mason said. “He’s been going at it pretty hard, but I think at the end of the day, he knows — where we’re at in the season — he’s got to continue to push.”

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 12:02

The Nashville Predators will launch the Future Goals program tomorrow at Franklin's Liberty Elementary, part of a league-wide initiative that uses hockey as a vehicle to team science, technology, engineering and math skills.

From a release:

The Future Goals educational experience:

By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 06:58

Festus Ezeli gives thanks by giving back.

For the third straight year the former Vanderbilt basketball star catered a Thanksgiving meal for roughly 200 people in need at a northern California YMCA. That took place Monday, when he also had grocery bags with turkeys and side items for each family to take home.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 06:38

Twice in as many games to start this season, Vanderbilt has dropped the hammer almost as soon as the curtain has gone up.

Monday the Commodores used a 19-0 run that began 3:07 after the opening tip to pull away from Gardner-Webb in a 98-62 victory at Memorial Gymnasium. It was similar to the 21-point run they opened with in Friday’s victory over Austin Peay.

In both cases Vanderbilt (2-0) remained comfortably in front the rest of the way.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 14:47

Not surprisingly, the area’s top football talent is in Middle Tennessee’s private schools.

The 2015 TSSAA Mr. Football finalists include five players from area private schools, one each from Montgomery Bell Academy (Ty Chandler, Division II-AA back), Brentwood Academy (Bryce Mathews, Division II-AA lineman), Nashville Christian School (Daniel Bituli, Class A lineman), Christ Presbyterian Academy (Zack Weatherly, Class 3A back) and Battle Ground Academy (Clay Beathard, Division II-A back).

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 14:24

Justin Hunter’s 2015 season will end the same way the last one did – with an injury.

In the last two weeks, though, the Tennessee Titans wide receiver started to look like a different player.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 10:48

For much of this season, Vanderbilt’s football team has looked like throwback to the late 1990s, when the Commodores had a dominant defense but struggled on offense.

Turns out, we all were looking too far in the past.

With Saturday’s 21-17 victory over Kentucky, the current defense accomplished something none of coach Woody Widenhofer’s teams ever did.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 10:10

In case you missed it, the college basketball season started Friday. By Sunday night, pretty much all Nashville-area teams had played at least once.

Here are some highlights for those who were too focused on football or simply could not keep up with everything:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 09:15

In the 1970s and 80s there was a big trans-Atlantic rivalry in steeplechasing: the best horses in the British Isles would try their hand in America and vice-versa. The Iroquois Steeplechase and the Cheltenham Racecourse in England are teaming up to offer a bonus to any horse than can win the Nashville meeting's premier race (officially, "The Calvin Houghland Iroquois Hurdle Stakes") and Cheltenham's World Hurdle in the space of 12 months: