The Sports Credential Essentials—December 2022

We’ve reached December and it’s hard to believe that we’re just weeks away from 2023. The final month of the year will see the Titans wind down their season as they prepare for, potentially, another NFL postseason.

We’re also in the heart of the FIFA World Cup. The USMNT have found a way out of their extremely difficult group and are headed to the knockout stage of the tournament. They will play European powerhouse, the Netherlands, on Saturday (Dec. 3). A win here would put them in the quarterfinals.

The Predators are finally finding their form after winning four of their last six matches, finding themselves just one point out of the Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. They have a stacked December, starting off with a game in Newark, New Jersey to face the four-loss New Jersey Devils before playing the New York Islanders in Long Island. Nashville only has five home games this month, but they will be must-watch matchups against the Avalanche, Stars and the Oilers twice.

December also brings the first full month of college basketball and Belmont, Vanderbilt, TSU and MTSU’s seasons are in full swing. There are a handful of games that college basketball fans to lookout for, including when the Belmont women’s basketball take on the Lipscomb Bisons.

For more events and games, head to The Sports Credential calendar.

USMNT vs. Morocco at 2022 FIFA World Cup Round of 16
Doha, Qatar

Tennessee Titans at the Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Belmont Women’s Basketball at Lipscomb at Allen Arena
Nashville, Tennessee

DEC 10
Belmont Men’s Basketball at Middle Tennessee State at the Curb Event Center
Nashville, Tennessee

DEC 11
Tennessee Titans vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium
Nashville, Tennessee

DEC 18
2022 FIFA World Cup Final
Doha, Qatar

DEC 19
Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers at Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tennessee

DEC 23
Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tennessee

DEC 24
Tennessee Titans vs. the Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium
Nashville, Tennessee

DEC 27
Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tennessee

DEC 29
Tennessee Titans vs. the Dallas Cowboys at Nissan Stadium
Nashville, Tennessee

DEC 31
2022 Transperfect Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium
Nashville, Tennessee

Steven Boero