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BC-CT--Connecticut News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CT

March 22, 2019

Editors, news directors:

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Connecticut.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and can be directed to Mike Melia at 860-246-6876 or mmelia@ap.org. New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@ap.org.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

IN BRIEF:

_ INMATE DEATH: Connecticut’s Corrections Department is conducting an internal investigation after an inmate who was restrained became unresponsive and died at a hospital. SENT.

_ POLICE CHIEF RESIGNING: The Hartford police chief says he is resigning after 14 months on the job to take a job with an aviation manufacturer. SENT.

SPORTS:

BKW--NCAA-TOWSON-UCONN

UConn begins its quest for a 12th national title with a first-round game against Towson. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Developing from approx 7 p.m. start.

BKW--NCAA-BUFFALO-RUTGERS

Rutgers will again be without head coach Vivian Stringer as the Scarlet Knights take on Buffalo in the NCAA Tournament in Storrs. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Developing from 4:30 p.m. start.

BKW--NCAA WOMEN-TIPPING OFF

It’s going to be tough to top last season’s NCAA women’s tournament after one of the most exciting Final Four in the sports’ history. Yet if the regular season is any indication, this could be a wild three weeks. There were six upsets by double-digit seeds in the opening round last year. This could be the season that a 14 or 15 seed breaks through and wins for the first time in the NCAAs. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 580 words, photos.

BKC--NCAA-MORANT’S RISE

Ja Morant went from a promising freshman playing for a good mid-major program to one of the best players in college basketball for Murray State as a sophomore. How did that happen? By Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, by 6 p.m.

NUGGETS-KNICKS

The Denver Nuggets look for a sixth straight victory when they visit the New York Knicks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

REPPING YOUR SON

It didn’t take long for TJ Linta to select an agent for a potential pro football career. “After an exhausting search, I finally settled on JLSPORTS,” he says with a laugh. The agent there is one Joe Linta, TJ’s father. And also his coach in high school. Joe Linta doesn’t have a huge NFL clientele, but he’s one of the most respected people in the field because of his background as a coach and scout. It certainly didn’t hurt TJ that Joe Flacco is one of his dad’s clients, and the younger Linta happens to be a quarterback. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 980 words.

HKW--NCAA-CLARKSON-WISCONSIN

No. 1 Wisconsin takes on No. 4 Clarkson in Hamden, Connecticut, in a rematch of the 2017 women’s hockey national championship game. UPCOMING: 150 words. 4 p.m. start.

HKW--NCAA-CORNELL-MINNESOTA

Cornell and Minnesota face off in the NCAA women’s hockey semifinals in Hamden, Connecticut. UPCOMING: 150 words. 7 p.m. ET start.

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