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BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST:

- LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Top-ranked Kentucky visits No. 4 Louisville in the Battle for the Bluegrass, a rivalry game that this year matches two unbeaten teams for the first time. A Wildcats victory would ratchet up the hype of a possible undefeated season. Game starts 2 p.m.

- SAN DIEGO - Cody Kessler and the No. 24 Southern California Trojans take on Ameer Abdullah and the No. 25 Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Holiday Bowl. Game starts 8 p.m.

- NEW YORK - Penn State's bowl ban, levied by the NCAA in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, was ended early. Instead of sitting at home, the Nittany Lions (6-6) are set to play Boston College (7-5) in the Pinstripe Bowl. Game starts 4:30 p.m.

- ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Military Bowl features a Virginia Tech team seeking to secure its 22nd consecutive winning season against Cincinnati, a winner of seven straight. Game starts 1 p.m.

- SHREVEPORT, La. - South Carolina and Miami meet in the Independence Bowl. The Gamecocks are trying to win their fourth straight bowl game while the Hurricanes hope for a bowl victory for the first time since 2006. Game starts 3:30 p.m.

- EL PASO, Texas - Arizona State faces Duke in the Sun Bowl in a matchup of two 9-3 teams that each lost two of its final three regular-season games. Game starts 2 p.m.

- ANAHEIM, Calif. - Welcome back to Disneyland, Florida State. The Seminoles return to Southern California after winning a national title at the Rose Bowl in the final BCS championship game. Now Florida State is preparing to play Oregon in the first College Football Playoff semifinal.

- NEWARK, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils are replacing the fired Pete DeBoer with a three-headed coaching staff. Former Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates, ex-Devils assistant and star defenseman Scott Stevens and general manager Lou Lamoriello will split duties on the bench.

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