College Football: The University of Louisville opened its season Sunday with a convincing 49-7 win over Ohio University. The 9th ranked Cardinals got five touchdowns from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater who went 23-28 for 355 yards. The Cards also got a rushing touchdown from Auburn transfer Michael Dyer. Louisville hosts Eastern Kentucky Saturday.
The Kentucky Wildcats go back to work this week as they fell in their season opening game to Western Kentucky 35-26. The Wildcats host Miami of Ohio in their home opener Saturday.
Coach Mark Stoops will have his weekly call in show tonight at 5 on Lite 98.7, followed by Big Blue Sports Weekly at 6 also on Lite 98.7. Then at 7 it’s the Cats Pause talk show on News/Talk WHOP.
Western Kentucky faces its second SEC opponent in as many weeks as they travel to Tennessee for an 11:21 am Hopkinsville time game on Saturday. You can hear the game beginning at 10 am on News/Talk WHOP. Tennessee is coming off a 45-0 win over Austin Peay Saturday.
Speaking of the Governors, they play their second SEC opponent in as many weeks as they travel to Vanderbilt Saturday night. Murray State looks to get on the winning ways this week as they meet Campbellsville University in the Racers home opener this Saturday.
There’s one game in college football this evening as Pittsburgh makes it’s Atlantic Coast Conference debut taking on Florida State.
High School Football: Both Christian County and Hopkinsville were victorious in the Toyota of Hopkinsville/Jerry Claiborne Bowl Saturday night at the Stadium of Champions.
The Colonels held off Hillsboro 28-25, while the Tigers defeated West Creek 30-14. Christian County plays at Henderson County Friday night, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on News/Talk WHOP.
Hopkinsville plays Trigg County in the Toyota of Hopkinsville/David Sadler Bowl Saturday night in Cadiz, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:35 on News/Talk WHOP.
College Basketball: Former Murray State basketball player Howard Crittenden died Friday at the age of 80. Crittenden played for Murray State from 1952-56 and when he left the Racer program, he was the school’s all time leading scorer with 2,019 points. That record was surpassed by Jeff Martin in 1988. Crittenden still ranks 6th on the school’s scoring list.
Before coming to Murray, Crittenden played for the former Cuba High School in Graves County which won the 1952 Kentucky high school state championship. There was a book later written about the Cuba Cubs, who were also the state runner ups in 1951. Funeral services for Howard Crittenden will be held tomorrow afternoon in Murray.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds lost at Colorado 7-1 Sunday. The Reds open a series with the NL Central leading St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ballpark today, with pre game coverage at 11:40 am on News/Talk WHOP.