Messenger Sports Briefs for June 2

Messenger Sports Briefs for June 2

Weekly ‘Pop’ event
goes to scorecard

Poplar Meadows Country Club had its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 8-under par.
The winning team, in a scorecrd playoff, included Matt Sanner, Bedford Dunavant, Brian Ferguson, John Hale, Mike Hayes and Don Lyerly.
Also shooting 8-under par but finishing in second was the team of Jere Baldridge, Rick Smith, Raymond Hendrix, Matt Russell, Bruce Culver and Robert Huffstutter.
The scramble, which is held each Wednesday, is $10 for members and $15 for non-members and includes dinner.
Participants are asked to call 885-3650 by 3 p.m. each Wednesday to sign up.

Nashville NCAA tix
to go on sale soon

Preliminary round tickets to next year’s 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will go on sale in October as part of its enhanced ticketing system, the NCAA announced earlier this week.
 Fans will have the opportunity to buy the best available tickets for all price ranges and seating levels at each of the 13 sites.
The Ohio Valley Conference is serving as the host for a second- and third-round session on March 16 and 18 in Nashville.
Tickets will be available by visiting
The 2012 tournament begins with the “First Four,” played Tuesday and Wednesday after Selection Sunday.

Titans’ pick Locker
already working out

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Jake Locker has joined his new teammates for the first time for unofficial workouts in Nashville.
The Tennessean reported that the Titans’ first-round draft pick joined 14 teammates at Nashville’s Father Ryan High School for conditioning drills on Tuesday morning.
He says he plans on working out with teammates for the next two weeks.
Locker, who has been working out in his home state of Washington and in Los Angeles, won’t sign a contract or receive any salary until the ending of the NFL’s lockout, which prohibits contact between the coaches and players.
Locker says he feels comfortable around the other Titans players and wants to work hard to show them how important the opportunity is to him.

Memphis reviving
series with L’ville

MEMPHIS (AP) — Memphis and Louisville will renew their longtime rivalry in the 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout.
The game, which was announced by Basketball Hall of Fame officials in Springfield, Mass., on Wednesday, will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 17 at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center and will be broadcast nationally by CBS.
It will be the 86th meeting between the two teams, with the Cardinals holding a 51-34 advantage. The Cardinals and Tigers will meet again in the 2012-13 season in Memphis.
The teams have not met since Louisville left Conference USA in 2005.


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