Written by: Erika Davis, Sports Blogger
Week 8, In the NFL kicks off Thursday night. with the matchup between AFC south division rivals Tennessee Titans (3-4) vs the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-4) . The Titans and quarterback Marcus Mariotta, hope to lead the Titans to a victory that will make them 4-4. On the other hand the Jaguars are hoping to get a W out of this game as they sit in last place in the AFC South.
We are three nights into the NBA 2016-2017 regular season. Thursday night will be a slow NBA night with only four games being played. The Washington Wizards will play the Atlanta Hawks. The Boston Celtics will play the Chicago Bulls. The San Antonio Spurs will play the Sacramento Kings. The night cap game will feature the Los Angeles Clippers taking on the Portland Trailblazers.
In Murfreesboro TN, a legendary figure in college hoops will host the 3rd annual Murphy Madness (think Midnight madness but MTSU style). Dick Vitale will be a special guest for the free event that is set to launch the upcoming regular season. Fans will get to see the players for both the Blue Raiders and Lady Raiders showcase there uniforms. Although the college basketball regular season does not officially start for the Blue Raiders until November 15th where they will host the Murray State Racers. The Lady Raiders official start to the regular season will be November 11th where they will be playing on the road against the Virginia Cavaliers.
The Blue Raiders last season finished 25-5. They also earned the 15th seed in the NCAA tournament where they upset the second seed Michigan State in the first round. That victory was short lived due to MT loosing in the second round of the tournament to 10th seed Syracuse Orange. The Lady Raiders also finished last season strong with a 24-9 record but they lost in the 1st round of the NCAA Women’s tournament to the Florida State Seminoles.
Tickets are on sale for the 2011 NBA ALL STAR JAM SESSION at the STAPLES Center Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, (800) 4NBA-TIX, and Ticketmaster outlets —
This major event will provide 450,000 Square Feet of nonstop Basketball Action and an Opportunity to Meet NBA Players and Legends.
Tickets for the 2011 NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas went on sale yesterday at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets start at just $12 and will be available for all four days of Jam Session, Feb. 18 – 21 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This marks the second time that Los Angeles will host the event.
Jam Session offers a unique experience where fans can shoot, slam, dribble, and drive all day; compete against their friends in skills challenges; score game-changing basketball tips from NBA players and legends and collect free autographs. Young fans can hang out in the Kids Zone – with hoops and interactive activities that are the perfect size for kids’ slam dunks, three-pointers, and jump shots
Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, as well as Los Angeles Clipper Blake Griffin, will serve as official spokesmen for the largest fan event during NBA All-Star 2011.
In addition, the entire roster of NBA All-Stars will take to Jam Session Center Court on Saturday, Feb. 19 for the NBA All-Star Practice. On Friday, Feb. 18 Jam Session also hosts the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, where fans can see their favorite celebrities and entertainment stars. Tickets for the NBA All-Star Practice and NBA All-Star Celebrity Game go on sale in January 2011.
Friday, Feb. 18 @ 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.: $20 adults; $12 kids 12 & under; $12 seniors: children 2 & under are free
Saturday, Feb. 19 @ 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.: $30 adults; $20 kids 12 & under; $20 seniors: children 2 & under are free
Sunday, Feb. 20 @ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: $30 adults; $20 kids 12 & under; $20 seniors: children 2 & under are free
Monday, Feb. 21 @ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: $20 adults; $12 kids 12 & under; $12 seniors: children 2 & under are free