AP-Kentucky Sports Digest
Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Kentucky. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Louisville bureau at (502) 583-7718 or email@example.com. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Eastern.
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SEC CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW
ATLANTA — As soon as Alabama and Georgia walked off the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium almost 11 months ago — the Crimson Tide in triumph, the Bulldogs in despair — a rematch seemed inevitable. Now, it’s here. At the very same place where Bama pulled off its fifth national title of the Nick Saban era, the Tide will face Georgia in another game with huge ramifications: a Southeastern Conference championship is on the line, as well as a trip to the College Football Playoff. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 750 words by 5 p.m., photos.
PAUL NEWBERRY-WHAT IF ’BAMA LOSES?
ATLANTA — If Alabama wins the Southeastern Conference championships, there’s little suspense. Nick Saban’s team heads to the College Football Playoff as the No. 1 seed and an overwhelming favorite to capture its sixth national title in a decade. But what happens if the Crimson Tide loses to No. 4 Georgia? That’s where things get very, very interesting. By Sports Columnist Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 750 words by 6 p.m., photos.
ACC CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Pitt senior fullback George Aston has felt the slights throughout his career, so it’s no surprise to him that so few people give the Panthers any chance to topple mighty No. 2 Clemson in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Saturday night. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING: 750 words by 3 p.m., photos.
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