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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — No. 9 Michigan State visits Louisville in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The host Cardinals look to end a two-game slide against their second ranked opponent in three games. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING: Developing from 7:30 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Western Kentucky has hired Tennessee offensive coordinator Tyson Helton as its new head football coach. Helton is returning to the program where he led one of the nation’s top offenses in 2014 and ’15. The Hilltoppers enjoyed a highly successful stretch with Helton running the offense, going 12-2 and winning the Conference USA championship in 2015 with record-breaking quarterback Brandon Doughty. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.
SEC CHAMPIONSHIP-GEORGIA-BAMA REMATCH
ATHENS, Ga. — They avoided the subject all season — especially in recent weeks, when they knew there would be a rematch against mighty Alabama. But make no mistake: This is a game the Georgia Bulldogs have wanted since last January, when the Crimson Tide pulled out a 26-23 overtime victory in the national championship game. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m., photos.
ACC CHAMPIONSHIP-EXPERIENCED CLEMSON
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson safety Denzel Johnson understands the week’s routine leading up to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Like most of his Tiger teammates, he’s been through it before. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING: 650 words by 2 p.m.
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