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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — The opportunity to pull off a road upset of an FBS opponent was within reach for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team, right up until the final two minutes of Thursday's season-opening game.

NASHVILLE — P.J. Walker threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third score as Temple forced seven turnovers to upset Vanderbilt 37-7 in a game that ended Friday at 1:14 a.m. Central time.

KNOXVILLE — It's almost time for the talking to end, for the questions to be answered.

1) Leaguewide coming-out party. There is a ton of talented newcomers. Seven of the top nine teams in the Rivals.com recruiting rankings last February were in the SEC, and a host of those five-star stud ducks are making their debuts this weekend.

ATHENS, Ga. — Saturday's showdown between No. 12 Georgia and No. 16 Clemson will be the 172nd football game for Mark Richt as coach of the Bulldogs.

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Sale Creek's long string of high school volleyball victories against District 6-A competition started in 2009 after a regular-season loss to Lookout Valley. And it came to an end at the hands of Lookout Valley on Thursday.

There was joy in Englewood last week that touched decades.

Storyline: Webb lost last week to Maryville, 28-7, and Baylor rolled in its opener, 51-6 over Howard. If Baylor quarterback Nick Tiano is as sharp as he was last week -- 5-of-8 (with three drops) for 155 yards and four TDs -- the Red Raiders will be tough to handle.

DALTON, Ga. — If the eight-year-old Dalton-Calhoun football rivalry has taught us anything, it's to never anticipate a certain style of game.

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Chattanoogans Zan Guerry and Ned Caswell will play today for the USTA Men's 50 Grass Court national doubles championship at Philadelphia after they defeated the No. 2 seeds Thursday.

Steve Cobble was 23 years old when a friend told him he ought to play Ultimate Frisbee. When he checked it out, a guy named Shawn Adams got his phone number and kept calling to encourage him to play.

Hixson High School will be hosting the first Southeast Tennessee Basketball Coaches Clinic on Sept. 20.

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If not exactly an avalanche's worth of concern, the emails have steadily trickled in since late spring, one or two a month, all worrying about the same shortcoming regarding the recent history of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football.

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NEW YORK — Mike Minor took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning after hitting a double and single himself, leading the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 6-1 Thursday night.

Thursday night marked the 136th scheduled game of the season for the Chattanooga Lookouts and the 66th at AT&T Field, but there was something very different about it.

NEW YORK — Braves pitchers are thankful Andrelton Simmons is their shortstop and not another powerful pitching arm.

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Tim Jackson called it before the order had been placed.

Steve Cobble was 23 years old when a friend told him he ought to play Ultimate Frisbee. When he checked it out, a guy named Shawn Adams got his phone number and kept calling to encourage him to play.

Golf used to be a secondary sport for Jason Holwerda.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Joey Logano is looking more and more like a Sprint Cup title contender.

BROOKLYN, Mich. — It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan — which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — AJ Allmendinger's journey is almost complete.

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