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AP-Kentucky Sports Digest

November 16, 2018

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 aplouisville@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Eastern.

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College Football:


LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s quest for a 10-win season has now shifted toward ending a losing streak. The No. 20 Wildcats have lost two in a row and are looking for answers as they host streaking Middle Tennessee, which has won four straight games. By Gary B. Graves. SENT: 680 words, photos.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville hopes a tumultuous week that started with a coaching change will end on the high note. Shaking up the Cardinals’ practice routine was Lorenzo Ward’s first step since replacing Bobby Petrino on Sunday. From shifting drills to assistants dining with the team to staging one-on-one showdowns between players, the interim coach’s goal has been trying to re-engage players after a long, emotionally draining season of losses. By Gary B. Graves. SENT: 640 words, photos.

College Basketball:


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville hosts Vermont, looking to follow up its rout of Southern. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING: Developing from 7p.m. games; 550 words, photos.


ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The eight-team Paradise Jam opens play Friday. The field is headlined by No. 12 Kansas State, as well as power-conference teams Oregon State of the Pac-12 and Missouri of the Southeastern Conference. The rest of the field includes Old Dominion, Kennesaw State, Northern Iowa, Penn and Eastern Kentucky. UPCOMING: Developing from day’s games; 600 words.


UNDATED — The Latest from each game in the Myrtle Beach Invitational basketball tournament. Teams: Cal State Fullerton Titans (Big West), Monmouth Hawks (MAAC), Saint Joseph’s Hawks (A 10), UCF Knights (American), Valparaiso Crusaders (MVC), Wake Forest Demon Deacons (ACC), West Virginia Mountaineers (Big 12), WKU Hilltoppers (C-USA). UPCOMING: Latest updates from each game.


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