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AP-Kentucky Sports Digest

September 21, 2018

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 aplouisville@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Eastern.

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College Football:

MISSISSIPPI STATE-KENTUCKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. — No. 14 Mississippi State and Kentucky boast two of the Southeastern Conference’s top three rushing offenses, and the similarities don’t stop there. The Bulldogs (3-0, 0-0 SEC) and Wildcats (3-0, 1-0) also boast mobile quarterbacks in Mississippi State senior Nick Fitzgerald and Kentucky sophomore Terry Wilson, creating the potential for a fast pace in Saturday night’s showdown between the unbeaten schools. By Gary B. Graves. SENT: 700 words, photos.

LOUISVILLE-VIRGINIA

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Bryce Perkins has shown himself to be a dynamic runner and an accurate passer in his first three starts for Virginia, and the transfer quarterback feels like the Cavaliers have hardly scratched the surface of their potential. Virginia (2-1) hopes to be clicking on all cylinders when it opens Atlantic Coast Conference play Saturday against Louisville (2-1), a team that knows more than a little bit about quarterbacks that can do it all. By Hank Kurz Jr. SENT: 750 words.

Thoroughbred Racing:

KENTUCKY DERBY-ROOFTOP VIEWS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs is adding rooftop views to its lineup of high-dollar seating for the Kentucky Derby. The track’s parent company said Friday that a new rooftop garden offering prime spots overlooking the start of America’s most famous horse race will be ready in time for next year’s Derby in early May. By Bruce Schreiner. SENT: 370 words, photos.

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