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BC-Tennessee Sports Digest

December 21, 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(at)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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

College Football:

BIRMINGHAM BOWL PREVIEW

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Memphis takes on Wake Forest in the Birmingham Bowl, but the prolific running game took a big hit with All-American Darrell Henderson opting to skip the game. By John Zenor. UPCOMING: Developing from 3 p.m. news conference; 550 words, capsule.

SIGNING PERIOD-WRAPUP

UNDATED _ As college football’s early signing period wraps up, teams start to focus their attention on the remaining prospects who won’t finalize their decisions until the traditional February signing date. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m., photos.

NBA:

GRIZZLIES-KINGS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Memphis Grizzlies visit the Sacramento Kings. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 p.m. game; 650 words, photos.

College Basketball:

Men:

OLE MISS-MIDDLE TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Mississippi plays Middle Tennessee at Bridgestone Arena on Friday night with Rebels coach Kermit Davis going against his old team. By Chip Cirillo. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 600 words.

Women:

EAST TENNESSEE ST-TENNESSEE

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ No. 9 Tennessee attempts to bounce back from its first loss of the season when it hosts East Tennessee State. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: Developing from 6 p.m. game; 600 words.

NC STATE-CHATTANOOGA

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ No. 10 North Carolina State puts its unbeaten record at stake when it visits Chattanooga in a homecoming for Wolfpack coach Wes Moore, who coached the Mocs from 1998-2013. By Jim Tanner. UPCOMING: Developing from 6 p.m. game; 600 words.

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