Today’s High School sports schedule
Volleyball: University Heights hosts Christian County, Hopkinsville hosts Webster County, Todd Central welcomes Logan County, Russellville hosts Warren East, Trigg County at Livingston Central, Hopkins Central at McLean County, Caldwell County entertains Madisonville, Calloway County at Mayfield, Murray hosts Marshall County.
Girls Soccer: University Heights hosts Ohio County, Fort Campbell goes to Madisonville, Todd Central entertains Franklin Simpson, Trigg County at Calloway County, Dawson Springs welcomes Butler County, Hopkins Central hosts Union County, Muhlenberg County at Warren Central, Crittenden County goes to St. Mary, Henderson County hosts Daviess County, Murray is at Graves County, Paducah Tilghman at McCracken County and Mayfield goes to Ballard Memorial.
Boys Soccer: Christian County meets Hopkinsville, University Heights goes to Trigg County, Fort Campbell welcomes Marshall County, Logan County hosts Warren East, Caldwell County hosts Calloway County, Hopkins Central at Union County, Lyon County hosts Muhlenberg County, Paducah Tilghman meets McCracken County, Henderson County at Daviess County, Graves County welcomes Murray, Mayfield goes to Ballard Memorial.
High School Football: Christian County and Hopkinsville go through final preparations today for Friday night’s games.
The 1-2 Colonels travel to meet Fort Campbell, also 1-2 on the season. Kickoff is at 7 in Fryar Stadium, with the Heritage Bank pre game show on the air at 6:35 on Lite 98.7. Hopkinsville puts its 2-1 mark on the line against Madisonville, with the Heritage Bank pre game show airing at 6:35 on News/Talk WHOP.
College Football: Five SEC football players reportedly received improper benefits from multiple NFL agents and financial advisers before the end of their college careers.
Yahoo! Sports says the benefits were funneled through former Alabama defensive end Luther Davis to Alabama's D.J. Fluker, Tennessee's Tyler Bray and Maurice Couch and Mississippi State's Fletcher Cox and Chad Bumphis. Davis is alleged to have acted as an intermediary between the agents and advisers and the five players.
The 7th ranked Louisville Cardinals are preparing to face two quarterbacks when they meet Kentucky Saturday. Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford says the Cardinal defense has several challenges coming into the game.
One is the speed of the game as Kentucky likes to get plays off every 10-15 seconds. The other major challenge is facing two quarterbacks, one who is known for his passing prowness, the other in the running game.
Bedford says they are preparing two defensive schemes dependent upon which quarterback is in the game. Pre game coverage from Lexington begins at 9:30 Saturday morning on Lite 98.7.
Tennessee is hopeful to continue forcing turnovers when they play at second ranked Oregon Saturday. The Vols have nine takeaways this season, tied with Tulane for the most in FBS. Seven of those turnovers came last week against Western Kentucky, where the Vols also scored two touchdowns. Oregon has not had a turnover this season. Last season, Tennessee forced 17 turnovers for the entire year.
Western Kentucky prepares for its Sun Belt opener in its final season in the league Saturday at South Alabama. It will be the Jaguars first Sun Belt game in school history. Pre game coverage begins at 5:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
College football games of note this evening include Tulane at Louisiana Tech, TCU at Texas Tech and Air Force at Boise State.
NFL: Week 2 begins this evening with an AFC East showdown between the New England Patriots and the NY Jets. Both teams are coming off wins on Sunday, the Jets over Tampa Bay and the Patriots over Buffalo.