High School Sports: Hopkinsville High School is having its annual “Meet the Tigers” night for winter sports this evening. It takes place at 6 pm in Tiger Gym.
Christian County is having its “Meet the Colonels” night Saturday night for the Christian County middle and high school basketball teams. Gates at Colonel Gym will open at 4:30.
High School Basketball: The Courier Journal has released its pre season top 25 poll and top 25 players in Kentucky.
Louisville Ballard has been selected as the top team, with Hopkinsville ranked 7th, Warren Central 10th, Apollo is 23rd and Bowling Green is ranked 24th.
University of Louisville signee Quentin Snider of Ballard was selected as the state’s top player, with Hopkinsville junior Jaqualis Matlock the 13th best player, Byron Carver of Warren Central was the 23rd best player with Eli Wright of Apollo selected as the 24th best player in Kentucky.
College Basketball: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had 10 points and six rebounds in a reserve role as Manhattan defeated Illinois State 79-70. The Jespers improved to 3-1 on the season.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky hosts UNC Wilmington in Diddle Arena, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
Other men’s games this evening include Austin Peay at Central Michigan. Women’s action has Murray State hosting Wright State, 7th ranked Kentucky meets Lipscomb and Vanderbilt goes against 2nd ranked Duke.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports the University of Louisville is considering expanding Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The school’s athletic department submitted a request for a proposal earlier this week to study potential additions to the north end zone area which houses the Howard Schnellenberger football complex.
Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium was last expanded in 2010 to 55,000 seats. The stadium has been in use since 1998.
The University of Tennessee plans to wear its “Smokey Grey” uniforms when the Volunteers meet Vanderbilt on Saturday. Coach Butch Jones says the seniors voted earlier this week to wear the alternate uniforms for their home finale. Tennessee wore this uniform against Georgia October 5th in losing 34-31 in overtime.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans have struggled so much with special teams play this season, that coach Mike Munchak is hopeful to break even down the stretch. The Titans lost a fumble on a kickoff return in last week’s loss to Indianapolis and also muffed a punt return last month against San Francisco. Tennessee is back in action Sunday at the Oakland Raiders.
NHL: The Nashville Predators look for their third win in as many games as they continue action on the road this evening against the Toronto Maple Leafs.