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BC-Tennessee Sports Digest

January 11, 2019

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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College Basketball:



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ No. 3 Tennessee is establishing itself as the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference title. The Volunteers have opened conference play with two impressive wins, demonstrated their depth and are the SEC’s highest ranked team. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.


UNDATED _ Mississippi and No. 14 Mississippi State continue their in-state rivalry this weekend when the Rebels travel to face the Bulldogs on Saturday. The Rebels, who are 2-0 in league play, are one of the league’s biggest surprises through the first week. SENT: 550 words, photos.


_OBIT-MICHELS, from Kingsport: John Michels, a College Football Hall of Famer whose 27 seasons as a Minnesota Vikings assistant coach included all four of their Super Bowl appearances, has died. He was 87.


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