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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

October 3, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Central.

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College Football:

SEC SUPRISES

UNDATED — Under Nick Saban, the Alabama Crimson Tide always seems to start the season racking up wins. The Georgia Bulldogs also seem to be starting that trend with Kirby Smart in charge. But not everything is going according to plan in the Southeastern Conference. LSU coach Ed Orgeron, the odds-on favorite to be the first SEC coach fired before the season, has his Tigers cruising as one of the league’s last undefeated teams in October. And Kentucky, yes the SEC school best known for its basketball team, also is 5-0 along with Alabama, Georgia and LSU. The Wildcats are also enjoying their highest football ranking at No. 13 since 2007. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 850 words, photos.

—TENNESSEE-LOCKLEAR, from Knoxville: Tennessee reserve offensive lineman Riley Locklear has undergone surgery for a meniscus tear. SENT: 110 words.

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