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 Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 knows very well that a Power Five opponent has recently brought out the best from Central Michigan. Having learned that hard lesson themselves two years ago against Southern Miss, the Wildcats aren't taking anything for granted in Saturday's opener against the Chippewas. By Gary B. Graves. SENT: 700 words, photo.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Nick Saban's choice as Alabama's quarterback will finally be revealed publicly when either Jalen Hurts or Tua Tagovailoa walks on the field against unranked Louisville. Whoever wins will face enormous expectations of leading the top-ranked Crimson Tide to another national championship, an annual quest that begins Saturday night in Orlando, Florida, against a Cardinals team starting life after Heisman Trophy QB Lamar Jackson. By Gary B. Graves. SENT: 740 words, photos.


MADISON, Wis. — Star tailback Jonathan Taylor hopes to hit the ground running when No. 4 Wisconsin opens the season at home against Western Kentucky. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 p.m. game; 700 words, photos.


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