High School Basketball: Hopkinsville is ranked 5th in the pre season Bluegrass Preps.com Top 20 poll which has Ballard first, followed by Pleasure Ridge Park, Trinity and Newport Central Catholic in the first four. Warren Central is ranked 9th, with Henderson County ranked 20th.
Elizabethtown tops the girls Top 20 poll, with Henderson County 10th, Glasgow 16th, Allen County Scottsville 17th and Marshall County is ranked 19th.
College Basketball: Marshall defeated Western Kentucky 74-64. The Hilltoppers were led in scoring by Payton Hulsey with 16 points, with TJ Price adding 11 as Western fell to 3-2 on the season. WKU is back in action Saturday night hosting Eastern Illinois in a game you can hear at 7:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
Murray State lost to Middle Tennessee 80-62. Dexter Fields led the Racers with 12 points followed by Cameron Payne and Tyler Rambo each with 11. The Racers are now 2-4 on the season and play at St. Mary’s Saturday night.
Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had six points and two rebounds as Manhattan lost to Fordham 79-75 to fall to 3-2 on the season.
Women’s action saw Murray State defeat Kennesaw State 72-66. The Racers improved to 4-2 on the season with the win.
Today’s games: 3rd ranked Kentucky takes on Eastern Michigan at Rupp Arena, with pre game coverage beginning at 1:30 this afternoon on Lite 98.7.
Women’s action has 4th ranked Louisville taking on Western Kentucky and 7th ranked Kentucky meets Bradley.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports Horizon League officials are looking into a Twitter comment made by Cleveland State assistant coach Jermaine Kimbrough following Monday night’s loss at 3rd ranked Kentucky.
Kimbrough said he felt the Vikings were cheated by the officials in the game which Cleveland State lost 68-61. A Cleveland State spokesman said Tuesday the school is aware of the comments and would not comment further at this time.
College Football: The Tennessean reports Vanderbilt senior safety Kenny Ladler will miss the first half of Saturday’s game with Wake Forest after being disqualified for a high hit on a Tennessee receiver in last week’s 14-10 win by the Commodores. Ladler leads the SEC in interceptions and forced fumbles with five each.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans announced some roster changes Tuesday. The Titans signed Pro Bowl return man Leon Washington who was cut this week by the New England Patriots. Washington has eight career kickoff returns for touchdowns, tied for the best in NFL history.
The Titans also announced the release of return man Devon Wylie and cut center Kevin Matthews.
The NFL announced Tuesday it will not overturn Titan safety Michael Griffin’s one game suspension for a repeat offense of safety violations. Griffin was suspended by the league Monday after a high hit to the head and neck area in Sunday’s game against Oakland. Griffin will miss Sunday’s game at Indianapolis and lose over $205 thousand in salary.
NHL: The Nashville Predators renew their rivalry with Columbus this evening, with coverage of the game at 6 on News/Talk WHOP.