Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill will miss at least the rest of the regular season with a broken collarbone.

The school announced the extent of Stockstill's injury Monday on the football program's Twitter account. The Blue Raiders are hoping Stockstill could return in time for a potential bowl game matchup.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Compared to the heated presidential contest, the races for Tennessee's nine seats in the U.S. House won't likely produce much drama on Election Night.

Tennessee's eight incumbent House members — six Republicans and two Democrats — are expected to win re-election without much stress on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, in the solidly-Republican 8th District in West Tennessee, Republican Stephen Fincher vacated his seat with the surprise announcement he would not seek a fourth term.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Defense Department has identified three soldiers killed in a shooting this week outside a military base in Jordan.

The department said Sunday that 27-year-old Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, of Lawrence, Kansas; 30-year-old Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe of Tucson, Arizona; and 27-year-old Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty of Kerrville, Texas, died Friday after the convoy they were in came under fire as it entered a Jordanian military base.

The Defense Department is investigating.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Vanderbilt football player who encouraged his teammates to rape an unconscious female student was sentenced Friday to 17 years in prison under a law requiring aggravated rape convicts to serve 100 percent of their time behind bars.

After the hearing, prosecutors said they hoped the sentences handed down would send a message that people who commit these types of crimes on campus will be held accountable.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)  --  Garth Brooks, who lost entertainer of the year at last year's Country Music Association Awards when he returned to music after a 13-year break, won the top prize at the show Wednesday, where Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks' surprise duet performance was met with love and hate.

Brooks beat out Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban and last year's winner, Luke Bryan.

"We are so damn lucky to part of this thing called country music," Brooks yelled loudly at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.