College Football: Former Kentucky coach Joker Phillips returns to Lexington tomorrow as Florida’s wide receivers coach as the 20th ranked Gators go against the Wildcats. Six Gators will miss the game Saturday including quarterback Jeff Driskel and defensive tackle Dominque Easley due to injuries and cornerback Brian Poole will sit out the first half for targeting and a helmet to helmet hit in last week’s win over Tennessee. Pre game coverage begins at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Western Kentucky coach Bobby Petrino says he’ll decide today who will be the Hilltoppers starting quarterback as WKU hosts Navy tomorrow. All four quarterbacks-Brandon Doughty, Todd Porter, Nelson Fishback and redshirt freshman DeMarcus Smith saw action in last week’s win over Morgan State. Pre game coverage from Bowling Green begins at noon on News/Talk WHOP.
There’s a couple of games of note this evening as Middle Tennessee plays at BYU and Utah State is at San Jose State.
College Basketball: Kentucky freshman Julius Randle has received another pre season honor. Randle was named a first team All American by CBS Sports today. Randle was joined on the first team by Louisville’s Russ Smith, Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, Andrew Wiggins of Kansas and Doug McDermott of Creighton.
Willie Cauley-Stein and Andrew Harrison were named third team All Americans.
MLB: It’s the final weekend of the regular season and two races are still being decided. A St. Louis Cardinals win over the Chicago Cubs or a Pittsburgh Pirates loss to Cincinnati this evening will give the Redbirds the NL Central crown.
The American League wild card chase is going down to the last weekend as Tampa Bay holds a game lead on Cleveland, while the Tribe lead Texas by a game for the second AL wild card spot. The Rays open a weekend series with Toronto, Cleveland is at Minnesota and Texas meets the LA Angels.
NBA: Former Kentucky standout DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings have reached terms on a new contract extension. The deal is reported to be a four year $62 million max contract extension. The official announcement is expected to be made Monday.
PGA Tour: Tiger Woods has been named PGA Tour Player of the Year for the 11th time today, while 20-year-old Jordan Spieth captured Rookie of the Year honors.
Despite not winning a major in 2013, Woods posted five victories.
During his award-winning rookie campaign, Spieth tied Brandt Snedeker and Bill Haas for most top-10 finishes on tour with nine, including runner-ups at the Puerto Rico Open, Wyndham Championship and the Tour Championship.
Additionally, Spieth became the youngest player to make the Tour Championship, finished 7th in the FedExCup standings and was selected to next week's Presidents Cup as a captain's pick.