CU’s Turney & Hughes earn NAIA All-America honors

Turney slugged a record 32 homers; Hughes started all 52 games & hit .373

LEBANON – Cumberland University standouts Cole Turney and Tyner Hughes have been named the 71st and 72nd NAIA All-Americans in the history of the baseball program. Turney who established new school single season records in several categories was named First Team as a Designated Hitter while Hughes, who started in all 52 games, was named an All-American Honorable Mention. The […]

Spring outlook: Lipscomb Academy coach Kevin Mawae has lofty, realistic expectations for his first year in Nashville high school football

Editor’s note: Main Street Preps is writing 2023 spring outlooks for teams that finished in the top five of the final MSP poll of 2022. This week is No. 1 Lipscomb Academy. Read the previous installations on No. 2 Oakland, No. 3 MBA, No. 4 Brentwood Academy and No. 5 Beech. Lipscomb Academy football coach Kevin Mawae had his team’s […]

Nashville SC owner against neighboring Fairgrounds Speedway rebuild proposal

The owner of fellow Nashville Fairgrounds tenant Nashville SC spoke out in a letter to Nashville’s Metro Council against a deal to rebuild the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway with a 30,000-seat grandstand. The speedway deal, expected to cost taxpayers $120 million and first be discussed by the council in July, would include $86 million in Nashville Sports Authority bonds and $34 […]

Lipscomb Academy’s Bryant Loving shifts focus from football to baseball with commitment to North Alabama

In a bit of a plot twist, recent Lipscomb Academy graduate Bryant Loving will play baseball – not football – at the next level. His standout senior campaign on the diamond made that difficult decision a bit easier. Loving announced his commitment to North Alabama baseball on Wednesday, less than a month after he chose to walk away from the […]

UST&F Coaches vote CU’s Idamadudu top national honor

NAIA's 2023 National Champion in both the 200 & 400 Meter Dash

LEBANON – Cumberland University track star Praise Idamadudu has been named the 2023 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year. Idamadudu earned the award fresh off winning a pair of individual NAIA National Championships at Indiana Wesleyan University. The sophomore from Nigeria is the first CU track and field athlete […]

30 Nashville-area high school football recruitments to follow in summer 2023

There’s a lengthy list of Nashville-area football recruits whose recruitments are heating up.  Some of those prospects are seeing more activity than others, but all will be worth keeping tabs on this summer and beyond.  Grade classifications listed are for the upcoming season.  Hank Weber, Brentwood Academy, DE/TE, Sr.: Weber, at 6-4 and 230 pounds, started gaining more attention last […]

Nate Bargatze to be honorary pace car driver at Ally 400

GLADEVILLE – Hailed as “The Nicest Man in Stand-Up” by The Atlantic magazine and a “Rising Star” by CBS Mornings, Grammy-nominated comedian and podcaster Nate Bargatze will serve as the honorary pace car driver for the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway on June 25. “This summer, we will provide the most thrilling entertainment in Nashville with the […]

Superspeedway offers military discounts

NASCAR Cup weekend scheduled June 23, 25 & 25

GLADEVLLE – Nashville Superspeedway will give all military personnel – active-duty and retired – a 15% discount on tickets to the June 23-25 NASCAR tripleheader. Special group ticket rates are also available to the public at 1-800-RACE-TIX or on the NSS website — The track offers RV rentals for the race weekend, and also will rent scanners on which […]

Podcast: Valor College Prep soccer coach Paul Elkins reflects on Class AA state title run


Valor College Prep earned its first state championship of any kind last week when its soccer team downed Greeneville 1-0 on penalty kicks to capture the Class AA title. MSP This Week hosts Russell Vannozzi and Blaine Kellar caught up with Wildcats coach Paul Elkins to hear more about the team’s memorable tournament run. Later, Russell and Blaine discuss highlights […]

Why Nashville Predators GM Barry Trotz hired Andrew Brunette as team’s next head coach

Andrew Brunette’s lone season as a player with the Nashville Predators was a memorable one. Brunette scored the franchise’s first-ever goal in a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct. 13, 1998 – the second game of the Predators’ inaugural campaign at Nashville Arena, now known as Bridgestone Arena. Video review put the celebration on hold for a few […]

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