US Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and junior Senator Rand Paul introduced a measure passed by the Senate Wednesday honoring Kentucky’s basketball team for its 8th national championship. The bill named players Anthony Davis, Darius Miller, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb and Coach John Calipari. It also calls Kentucky the basketball capital of the world.
The Lexington Herald Leader, citing a Zagsblog.com report says power forward Anthony Bennett, the 7th ranked basketball recruit in the nation according to Rivals.com, has narrowed his list of schools to four. Bennett has narrowed his list to Kentucky, Florida, Oregon and UNLV, but will make only three official visits.
The torch is being passed in Knoxville this afternoon as Pat Summitt steps down as head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols following 38 seasons and eight women’s national championships. Holly Warlick, a long time assistant, is being introduced at a news conference as Summitt’s replacement. Summitt will remain with the women’s program as head coach emeritus and work with UT’s athletic department.
Kentucky’s football team had its final true practice of the spring Wednesday and will workout in shorts and pads tomorrow to fine tune for Saturday’s Blue-White game. Coach Joker Phillips says the team had a strong practice Wednesday. Saturday’s Blue-White game will have a regular game format just like last season and Phillips says he mainly wants to see players compete. You can hear the game Saturday afternoon at 4:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Major League Baseball action includes the Miami Marlins hosting the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals hosting Cincinnati this afternoon, while the Atlanta Braves play at the Arizona Diamondbacks this evening.
Following an off day, the Nashville Predators are back to work today as they get set to host Detroit in game 5 of their Stanley Cup playoff series tomorrow night at Bridgestone Arena. Coverage of the game airs at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.