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1 big thing: Fisk's Price makes gymnastics history

Fisk gymnast Morgan Price soars during a balance beam routine in February. Photo: Stew Milne/Getty Images

Fisk University sophomore Morgan Price made history Friday when she became the first athlete from a historically Black college or university to earn a national collegiate gymnastics championship.

Why it matters: Price's title in the USA Gymnastics women's collegiate all-around competition is a significant moment for the sport and for Fisk, which was the first HBCU to launch an NCAA gymnastics team.

What they're saying: "THE PRICE IS RIGHT," Fisk gymnastics posted after her all-around win on Saturday. "Etch her name in the HISTORY BOOKS."

The intrigue: Price — a native of Lebanon, Tennessee who spent her high school career in Texas — initially committed to Arkansas, a well-established SEC program, but Sports Illustrated said she switched to Fisk so she could be among the first gymnasts to compete for an HBCU.

Flashback: Fisk's gymnastics team garnered national attention for its efforts to boost diversity and opportunities within the sport. The squad began competing last year.

"Ever since I was younger, I have always wanted to be an HBCU gymnast," Price told Sports Illustrated in 2022. "I just never had the opportunity because there wasn't an HBCU with the gymnastics team. So when I saw this opportunity come up, I was super excited."

  • "I knew right away that I wanted to be a part of this team."

State of play: Price's all-around victory was fueled by her performances in the floor exercise, uneven bars, balance beam and vault.

Between the lines: The Collegiate National Championships are the culmination of the season for colleges with programs that offer fewer than eight full scholarships.

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2. Voucher negotiations continue

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Tennessee lawmakers remain at odds over Gov. Bill Lee's plan to expand school vouchers to allow families statewide the option to use state dollars to pay private school tuition for K-12 students.

Why it matters: The legislative session is winding down, but the House and Senate have advanced very different versions of the plan. If they can't agree on one vision, the expansion will not become law.

State of play: The House's version includes more funding for public schools and teachers' health insurance. The Senate's bill is more stripped down, but would allow participating students to attend any district in the state that had room.

What they're saying: Lee radiated optimism last week, per the Tennessean.

  • "I'm very encouraged and very confident that we are going to move forward with the legislation," he told reporters.

Yes, but: As Tennessee Journal reporter Erik Schelzig noted, "The mood among Republican lawmakers has been less encouraging."

Zoom in: Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, the speaker of the Senate, said negotiations are ongoing.

  • "Hopefully we can come to an agreement," he said. "One never knows, but I think there's a possibility."
  • House Majority Leader William Lamberth told reporters it should be clear in about a week if the two sides can come together, according to the Tennessean.

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3. The Setlist: Tiger cubs debut at the Nashville Zoo

Three tiger cubs who recently went public at the zoo. Photo: Courtesy of Nashville Zoo

🐘 Donald Trump is considering Tennessee Sen. Bill Hagerty to be his running mate. (Washington Post)

🐅 Three young tiger cubs have made their public debut at the Nashville Zoo. (Tennessean)

Progressive candidates, including state lawmaker and Democratic Senate candidate Gloria Johnson, are sharing their personal abortion stories after the onset of strict bans. (The Associated Press)

4. Titans are No. 4 in offseason spending

The Titans traded for Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed and then signed him to a contract extension. Photo: Perry Knotts/Getty Images

The Titans are among the NFL's top spenders this offseason as general manager Ran Carthon looks to revive a team that won just six games last season.

By the numbers: The Titans have doled out over $306 million to sign free agents and extend current players, according to Spotrac, which tracks professional sports contracts.

  • The Titans are fourth in offseason spending. The Carolina Panthers lead the way with $355 million.

Zoom in: The priciest contract for the Titans went to free agent wide receiver Calvin Ridley, whose deal is worth up to $92 million. Cornerback L'Jarius Sneed signed a $76.4 million extension.

Yes, but: The Titans' roster still has holes. Analysts predict Carthon will focus on the offensive line in the NFL draft later this month.

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5. Music Monday: celebrating different tastes

Adele, who Adam loves, performs at a concert in 2022. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AD

👋 Nate and Adam here. Faithful readers might have noticed our musical tastes are quite different.

  • Nate appreciates noisy rock bands like Pixies, Sleater-Kinney and new group glass beach.
  • Adam is a proud acolyte of pop music's great divas, from Whitney Houston to Adele.

Reality check: We agree on Dolly Parton, Janelle Monaé and Bruce Springsteen.

This week's Axios Nashville playlist puts our opposing tastes on display. We alternated song picks so you can enjoy the best of both styles. But be careful not to get musical whiplash.

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Nate wishes a happy birthday to high school buddy Joe, who sadly is an infrequent Axios Nashville reader since he lives in Cincinnati.

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This newsletter was edited by Jen Ashley and copy edited by Chris Speckhard.