College Basketball: Kentucky coach John Calipari was on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike” program this morning primarily to talk about one of his former University of Memphis players, Derrick Rose, who is out for the season again due to injury for the Chicago Bulls.
However, Calipari was asked about his Kentucky team in which he stated the biggest thing he has to do is convince his players to get rid of some of their old habits. He added it is a process and will take time.
Coach Calipari will talk more about last night’s narrow victory over Cleveland State and tomorrow afternoon’s game with Eastern Michigan on his call in show at 6 this evening on Lite 98.7 following Coach Mark Stoops call in show at 5 pm.
Top 25 action this evening has 7th ranked Syracuse meeting Cal, 11th ranked Wisconsin goes against St. Louis University, 12th ranked Wichita State battles BYU and 14th ranked Connecticut hosts Loyola-Maryland.
College Football: Murray State wide receiver Walter Powell was named first team All Ohio Valley Conference today. Powell was also named the All OVC return specialist. Powell caught 13 touchdown passes for the Racers this season despite missing the last two games due to injury. The St. Louis senior also returned a punt 88 yards for a touchdown this season along with a 98 yard kickoff return for a score.
Racer defensive back Brandon Wicks was named to the second team all OVC defense and quarterback Mikhail Miller was selected as part of the All Newcomer team.
One Top 25 team is in action this evening as 14th ranked Northern Illinois hosts Western Michigan.
NFL: Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin is appealing his one game suspension without pay handed down by the league Monday. Griffin was labeled as a repeat offender following a hit on Oakland tight end Mychal Rivera Sunday to the head and neck area.
Griffin said in a text to the Associated Press he was trying to do his job but hurt his team. It marked the second time this season Griffin has been called for an unnecessary roughness penalty. If Griffin loses his appeal he will have to miss Sunday’s game at Indianapolis and lose over $205-thousand in pay.