Topic: USA Today
Knoxville, TN – The late Pat Summitt, legendary for her coaching and leadership of University of Tennessee women’s basketball for 38 seasons and serving as a trailblazing role model for women all over the world, has been named to USA TODAY’s “100 Women of the Century.”
Tennessee (3-0 | 0-0 SEC) vs. Tennessee State (1-0 | 0-0 OVC)
Thursday, November 14th, 2019 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN – The Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team (3-0), who are receiving votes in both the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls, welcome in-state foe Tennessee State (1-0) to Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday night, November for a 6:00pm CT match-up.
After opening with two of its first three games on the road, Tennessee takes up residence on Rocky Top for a six-game home stand. After facing TSU, the Lady Vols welcome Stetson (November 19th), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (November 26th), Air Force (December 1st), No. 22/15 Texas (December 8th) and Colorado State (December 11th) to The Summitt. The Air Force game is UT’s Salute to Service game, while the Texas match-up is part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
Tennessee Lady Vols vs. East Tennessee
Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN – The Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team, which is receiving votes in the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls, opens the 2019-20 regular-season schedule on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 as the Lady Vols take on East Tennessee at Freedom Hall in Johnson City at 6:00pm CT.
The match-up marks the regular-season debut of Kellie Harper as UT’s head coach. She will attempt to become the first coach to win in her Lady Vol debut since Margaret Hutson beat MTSU at home on January 15th, 1971. The last time a Tennessee women’s basketball coach was victorious in her debut game on the road was Mabel Miller, who directed her Big Orange troops to glory against Cumberland (KY) on March 10th, 1922.
Nashville, Tn — The reigning Western Conference Champion Nashville Predators had to dig themselves out of a two goal deficit tonight to defeat the Minnesota Wild, 5-2. In the much anticipated home opener, featuring more firepower in the line-up, Preds fans were feeling the excitement at puck drop.
Of course, it didn’t hurt when Keith Urban performed during the first intermission, keeping the Smashville faithful on their feet until the start of the second period.
Dallas, TX – The Nashville Predators lost to the Dallas Stars tonight to end their season, 2-1. The pivotal game six was a must win situation for Nashville to force a game seven in the Music City on Wednesday night.
It was not to be. Nashville lost the last three games in a row to end the season on a thud. Dallas now advances to play the St. Louis Blues.
The Predators got off to a good start, scoring the first goal of the game at 5:47 of the opening period when Austin Watson found a rebound in front of the Dallas net to give Nashville the early 1-0 lead.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators have been backed into a corner by the Dallas Stars, losing at home, 5-3 and now facing elimination in their first round playoff series.
Dallas was all over the Predators right from the puck drop in today’s matinee game. The Stars now lead the best of seven series, 3-2, and can capture the series on Monday night in Dallas.
Nashville got on the board first, which is usually a good omen, when Rocco Grimaldi scored at 6:25 of the opening frame. Grimaldi captured a bouncing puck while driving to the net and netted the goal past Ben Bishop to take the early lead, 1-0.
Dallas, TX – The Nashville Predators were dominated by the Dallas Stars tonight, 5-1. Every aspect of the Dallas attack was on point as the Stars evened the series 2-2.
The two teams head back to Nashville for a Saturday afternoon matinee at the Bridgestone Arena. Puck drop is at 2:00pm.
The Predators never knew what hit them as the Stars scored three goals within the first ten minutes of the game. Nashville didn’t help their cause any with four penalties in the first period, putting Dallas on the power play.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators evened their playoff series against the Dallas Stars tonight with an exciting, overtime win, 2-1. Craig Smith drove the dagger in the heart of the Stars with his overtime winner.
Dallas won the series opener on Wednesday night, 3-2, to set the tone for a hard fought series between two teams that absolutely do not like each other.
These are also the two teams that will be featured in the upcoming Winter Classic at the Cotton Bowl on New Years Eve.
Buffalo, NY – The Nashville Predators move back atop the central division with a win tonight against the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2.
Ryan Johansen scored the game winner and the Predators now sit atop the division, tied with the Winnipeg Jets in what looks to be a real dogfight to the finish, with two games remaining on the schedule.
At presstime, the Jets were trailing the Minnesota Wild, 4-1. The Nashville win puts them two points up on the St. Louis Blues who have been breathing down Nashville’s back for the last week.
Clarksville, TN – The National Hockey League is racing to the finish line of their regular season schedule. The “second” season begins next week with the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Nashville Predators have a spot in those playoffs, yet as of this writing, we don’t know who or where they will play. It doesn’t matter, because Predators fans are RABID about their team even though their play of late hasn’t been too consistent.
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