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Nate Rau
Mar 7, 2023 - News

Funding pitched for women's pro sports efforts

The WNBA logo. Photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Nashville's pursuit of a women's professional sports franchise could be boosted by two new funding proposals.

Why it matters: Nashville has poured billions of dollars into men's pro sports stadiums and subsidies over the last 25 years. Advocates say it's time to expand to women's pro sports.

Nate Rau
Mar 6, 2023 - Sports

Tennessee Titans players grade their team

Credit: Data: NFLPA; Table: Alice Feng/Axios
Credit: Data: NFLPA; Table: Alice Feng/Axios

Tennessee Titans players gave the team a failing grade for travel accommodations, according to an anonymous survey conducted by the NFL Players Association.

  • The union asked players to answer 60 questions about their team to gauge performance, Axios' Jeff Tracy reports.
  • Overall, the Titans players gave the franchise high marks in the eight categories: treatment of families, food service/nutrition, travel, locker room, weight room, training room, training staff and strength coaches.
Nate Rau
Feb 28, 2023 - Sports

Preds turn the page as Poile retires

David Poile. Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Barely two weeks passed in the summer of 1997 between the NHL granting Nashville a franchise and the team's original owner hiring David Poile to run the hockey operation. That's how important Poile has been to the Nashville Predators.

Driving the news: Poile is retiring from his post as Predators general manager and will be replaced by former coach Barry Trotz in July.

Nate Rau
Feb 23, 2023 - Sports

Titans release Taylor Lewan, other veterans

Taylor Lewan on the field during a football game.

Taylor Lewan. Photo: Cooper Neill/Getty Images

The Titans released veterans Taylor Lewan, Robert Woods, Zach Cunningham and Randy Bullock on Wednesday in a series of cost-saving moves that could foreshadow an offseason of change.

Why it matters: By releasing the players, the Titans saved themselves salary cap space in advance of the new NFL year, which starts March 15. Teams must be under the salary cap by then.

Nate Rau
Jan 31, 2023 - Sports

Titans could be in play for Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers

Tom Brady and Aaron Rogers stand next to each other.

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers at a golf tournament last year. Photo: Carmen Mandato/Getty Images for The Match

The Titans are on the short list of teams that could be in play for future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady this offseason.

Nate Rau
Jan 19, 2023 - Sports

Titans hope new GM Ran Carthon repairs roster

Ran Carthon

Ran Carthon. Photo: Courtesy of the Tennessee Titans

Titans lead owner Amy Adams Strunk officially announced Ran Carthon as the team's new general manager Wednesday.

Why it matters: Carthon will be expected to repair a roster riddled with injury problems and with needs for upgrades at wide receiver and offensive line.

Nate Rau
Dec 21, 2022 - News

Metro Council approves term sheet for new Titans stadium

A rendering of the proposed new Titans stadium

A rendering of the proposed Titans stadium. Image courtesy of the Tennessee Titans

A $2.1 billion indoor stadium for the Tennessee Titans received critical backing Tuesday from the Metro Council, which approved a landmark deal between Mayor John Cooper and the team.

  • Council still must approve the finer details in the coming months, but Tuesday's vote on the overall package likely ensures a new stadium will open in 2026.
Nate Rau
Dec 6, 2022 - Sports

Nashville Sounds named MiLB organization of the year

Players on a baseball diamond.

The Nashville Sounds play the Memphis Redbirds at First Horizon Park. Photo: Sports Illustrated via Getty Images

The Nashville Sounds were named Minor League Baseball's Organization of the Year at the annual baseball winter meetings in San Diego yesterday.

Why it matters: The honor recognizes the Sounds' excellent overall attendance this season as well as their record-breaking season ticket sales.

  • The Sounds led all the minors in reported attendance with 555,576 fans, an increase of more than 118,000 from 2021. The team topped its season ticket sales revenue by more than $700,000

It's the first time winning the award in the franchise's 45-year history.

What he's saying: “I’m so proud of our whole organization, because people make an organization and it’s a total team effort to win an award like this,” Sounds general manager and chief operating officer Adam English said in a press release.

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