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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 PICKS
UNDATED — With limited intrigue among the Power Five conference playoff contenders this week, No. 11 UCF gets the spotlight as it puts the nation’s longest winning streak on the line against No. 19 Cincinnati. The Knights streak is 22 and pushing toward rare air in college football. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.
UNDATED —Alabama set an SEC record with 12 players taken in the 2018 draft including four in the first round. The top-ranked Crimson Tide are sure to have several high draft picks in next year’s draft, too, but there are players at many other SEC schools that are also likely to hear their names called in the first round of the 2019 draft. According to several mock draft boards the SEC could have first-rounders from as many as nine different schools. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 850 words by 5 p.m., photos.
UNDATED — Clelin Ferrell’s pass-rushing prowess has helped put No. 2 Clemson on the cusp of its fourth consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championship and another berth in the College Football Playoff. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound junior end isn’t the only Tiger thriving on a stingy defensive front four where he and Austin Bryant bookend tackles Dexter Lawrence and Christian Wilkins. The ACC is littered with defensive playmakers all around the league. By Gary B. Graves. SENT: 770 words, photos.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — No. 10 Kentucky hosts North Dakota, looking to improve over its inconsistent performance against SIU. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.
SHAWNEE, Kan. — Authorities have identified a former college basketball player in Kentucky as the victim of a murder-suicide in suburban Kansas City. SENT: 240 words.
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