Monday’s High School Sports schedule
Volleyball: University Heights goes to Trigg County, Hopkinsville hosts Crittenden County, Fort Campbell travels to West Creek, Todd Central entertains Webster County, Russellville hosts Warren Central, Madisonville entertains Apollo, Henderson County hosts Union County, Paducah Tilghman welcomes Graves County.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville welcomes Rossview, Fort Campbell at Logan County, Trigg County goes to Mayfield, Madisonville goes to Ohio County, Muhlenberg County hosts Union County, Crittenden County welcomes Paducah Tilghman, Henderson County goes to Webster County.
Boys Soccer: Fort Campbell at Lyon County, Trigg County hosts Mayfield, Hopkins Central welcomes Ohio County, Muhlenberg County travels to Union County.
High School Football: Bowling Green remains number one this week in the Cantrall rankings in today’s Lexington Herald Leader. Scott County, Highlands, St. X and Covington Catholic round out this week’s top five. Mayfield is 16th and Henderson County is 19th this week.
College Football: Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has his weekly call in show this evening at 5 on Lite 98.7, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 also on Lite 98.7. Kentucky is idle this week before beginning a grueling stretch of Southeastern Conference action.
Louisville is 6th in the USA Today Coaches Poll and remains 7th in the Associated Press Top 25 this week. Alabama is still number one following its win over Texas A&M Saturday.
The Courier Journal reported Sunday Eastern Kentucky is considering a jump from Football Championship Subdivision to Football Bowl Subdivision. EKU athletics director Mark Sandy says the university is exploring the move and is hoping to receive an invitation from either the Sun Belt or Mid American conferences. Sandy added the school has not had conversations with either league.
If EKU were to make the move to FBS this year, the earliest the school could be a bowl eligible FBS member is 2016. Eastern Kentucky is one of the charter members of the Ohio Valley Conference, being a league member since its inception in 1948. EKU has won 21 Ohio Valley Conference football championships and two Division I-AA championships.
NHL: The Nashville Predators are headed to Florida for pre season games with the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning. Coach Barry Trotz tells the Tennessean he wants to get three wins and see a tight knit team when it returns to the Music City. The Predators will play their first home pre season game against the NY Islanders on Sunday, September 22nd.