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Tennessee Titans hit the road to take on Oakland Raiders

 

Tennessee Titans (1-1) at Oakland Raiders (1-1)

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 | 5:00pm PDT/7:00pm CDT
Oakland, CA |  Oakland Alameda Coliseum | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (1-1) will travel to Oakland this week to face the Raiders (1-1) in Week 3 of the preseason. Kickoff at Oakland Alameda Coliseum (capacity 53,286) is scheduled for 5:00pm PDT/7:00pm CDT on Saturday, August 27th.

This week is a preview of the two teams’ regular season matchup in less than a month. On Sunday, September 25th, the Raiders will visit the Titans at Nissan Stadium.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Tajae Sharpe (19) rushes against the Carolina Panthers during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Tajae Sharpe (19) rushes against the Carolina Panthers during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans drop home preseason game to Carolina Panthers

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans fell Saturday afternoon to the Carolina Panthers 26-16 at Nissan Stadium. There was a 30 minute delay in the game due to lightning in the third quarter.

Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota continued his excellent preseason play going 9 of 10 for 104 yards with one touchdown and an interception. On his final drive of the game, Mariota connected with Harry Douglas for a 23 yard touchdown pass.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks to pass against the Carolina Panthers during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks to pass against the Carolina Panthers during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans series history with Carolina Panthers

 

Tennessee Titans play Carolina Panthers Saturday afternoon at Nissan Stadium

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have played fewer games against the Carolina Panthers than any other NFL team. There have been just five regular season matchups and one preseason meeting (2010) since the Panthers began play as an expansion team in 1995.

The Titans won three consecutive regular season games in the series after losing the initial meeting, but the Panthers bounced back with a 27-10 win at Nissan Stadium in 2015.

In the only preseason game between the teams, the Panthers defeated the Titans 15-7 at Bank of America Stadium on August 28th, 2010.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) rolls out of the pocket chased by Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen (69) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) rolls out of the pocket chased by Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen (69) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans face Carolina Panthers at Nissan Stadium Saturday Afternoon

 

Tennessee Titans (1-0) vs. Carolina Panthers (0-1)

Saturday, August 20th, 2016 | 2:00pm CDT
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: WKRN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (1-0) host the defending NFC Champion Carolina Panthers (0-1) this week in their second preseason game. Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 2:00pm CDT on Saturday, August 20th.

Commenting on the rare preseason afternoon start time, Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said,“(Panthers head coach) Ron (Rivera) and I spoke at the owners’ meetings. Originally we both sent in requests to play the third preseason game. We thought it would be great to get an afternoon game when the starters are playing a good portion of that (third game) to put them in the heat.”

Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (29) carries the ball away from San Diego Chargers defensive back Darrell Stuckey (25) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (29) carries the ball away from San Diego Chargers defensive back Darrell Stuckey (25) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans kickoff Preseason at Nissan Stadium against San Diego Chargers

 

Tennessee Titans (0-0) vs. San Diego Chargers (0-0)

Saturday, August 13th, 2016 | 7:00pm CDT
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: WKRN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (0-0) begin the 2016 preseason this week against the San Diego Chargers (0-0). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:00pm CDT on Saturday, August 13th. The contest is a preview of the two teams’ November 6th regular season meeting in San Diego.

The game will be televised regionally on the Titans Preseason TV Network, including flagship WKRN News 2 in Nashville.

Quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and the Tennessee Titans take on the San Diego Chargers Saturday, August 13th at Nissan Stadium to begin preseason. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

Quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and the Tennessee Titans take on the San Diego Chargers Saturday, August 13th at Nissan Stadium to begin preseason. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans Mike Mularkey and Staff looking for their kind of Players

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey wasted little time in defining the sought-after characteristics of players on his roster. “Smart, tough, physical, coachable and accountable” was how he put it at his opening press conference in January, and the sentiment was echoed in the subsequent months by Robinson.

The winnowing process began with the offseason program from April through June. It continues when players report following a six-week break, and then there are only two weeks from the initial training camp practice to August 13th, when the Titans host the San Diego Chargers in the first of four preseason games.

Tennessee Titans head Mike Mularkeyis searching for his type of players. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans head Mike Mularkeyis searching for his type of players. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota begins second season

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Despite the curiosity attached to the newcomers, no member of the Tennessee Titans is likely to attract more gazes from the training camp devotees than Marcus Mariota, whose leadership status and steady disposition belie his 22 years and relative inexperience.

As a rookie, the former Oregon Duck recorded 12 total starts, missing four contests due to injury. Even with the abbreviated campaign, he set the club’s rookie passing marks for attempts (370), yards (2,818), completions (230), touchdowns (19) and passer rating (91.5).

Tennessee Titans quarter back Marcus Mariota adds weight in offseason, prepared to run more this year. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarter back Marcus Mariota adds weight in offseason, prepared to run more this year. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans first Roster under Jon Robinson and Mike Mularkey

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – On the field, Titans fans will get their first glimpse of the team as constructed by new general manager Jon Robinson and Mike Mularkey, each of whom were named to their posts in January by controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk.

Although he is a native of Union City, TN, Robinson is a newcomer to the organization. Mularkey was hired as tight ends coach in 2014, promoted to assistant head coach/tight ends coach during the 2015 offseason, and then spent the final nine games of 2015 as interim head coach.

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans to hold First Training Camp Practice July 30th

 

Ten Tennessee Titans training camp practices open to the General Public

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Titans are scheduled to begin training camp this week at Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville. Rookies and veterans report to camp on Friday, July 29th, and will practice for the first time the next day under the direction of head coach Mike Mularkey.

Fans of the Titans are invited to watch 10 total training camp practices free of charge, beginning with the July 30th workout at 2:40pm CDT. The remaining practices that are open to the public are scheduled for July 31st and August 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 15th.

Tennessee Titans quarter back Marcus Mariota (8) passes the ball during mini camp practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarter back Marcus Mariota (8) passes the ball during mini camp practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Long time Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt passes away

 

Tennessee Mourns Loss Of Iconic Coach

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN –  Legendary Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach Pat Summitt, mentor and mother-figure to her players; a revered ambassador for her university and state; a trailblazer for women; and a role model for people all over the world passed away Tuesday, June 28th, in Knoxville at the age of 64.

Born Patricia Sue Head on June 14th, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee, Summitt arrived at the University of Tennessee for her first job as a 22-year-old physical education teacher and coach in 1974. As it turned out, the move to Knoxville would be the only one she’d make in her career. She leaves a legacy of greatness and grace that will never be forgotten.

Pat Summitt, Legendary Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach dies at age 64. (UT Sports Information)

Pat Summitt, Legendary Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach dies at age 64. (UT Sports Information)

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