BC-Sports Showcase Digest,ADVISORY
A look ahead to top enterprise and feature stories planned globally by AP Sports. New digests will go out each Thursday and Monday and will be repeated on other weekdays. Please note that story plans may change depending on news and other issues.
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All times are Eastern.
TUESDAY, Aug. 21
FBN--COWBOYS-VOICE OF BOOM
OXNARD, Calif. — Kris Richard celebrates with Dallas defensive backs as if their new position coach made the plays himself. The fiery, vocal style of one of the men behind the Legion of Boom in Seattle raises the question of whether that success can translate to a young group at a position where the Cowboys have struggled to find or create playmakers in recent years. There’s also persistent talk of whether a reunion is in order for Richard and Seahawks holdout Earl Thomas. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 a.m. Tuesday.
THURSDAY, Aug. 23
FBC_MICHIGAN-COUNTING ON PATTERSON
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jim Harbaugh was hailed as the savior when he came back to Michigan, where he was a star quarterback, to turn around college football’s winningest program. Harbaugh hasn’t been able to do it yet in part because quarterback wasn’t a position of strength in his first three years. It is now. Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson is expected to be under center, and perhaps taking shotgun snaps, when the Wolverines open the season in a highly anticipated matchup under the lights at Notre Dame. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, video by 5 p.m. Thursday.
SUNDAY, Aug. 26
FBC--AIR FORCE-FAMILY TIES
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force defensive back Garrett Kauppila wears No. 22 in honor of the 22-month gap between him and his older brother. It’s a strong bond that was only fortified last season. His brother suffered a brain injury in a motorcycle accident in California and a few days later Kauppila broke his collar bone while blocking a punt. Kauppila de-enrolled from the academy for a semester to heal and help take care of his brother -- living in a trailer outside the hospital. No. 22 is back on the field and has a big fan in his older brother, who’s still recuperating. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by noon Sunday.
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