College Basketball: Kentucky Sports Radio reports on its website the Kentucky-Indiana series appears to be in jeopardy. Kentucky wants to play the game yearly on a neutral court, while Indiana prefers to play the game at on campus sites.
It appears neither side wishes to budge from its stance, despite the fact Kentucky’s John Calipari and Indiana’s Tom Crean are good friends. The teams split the two games played this season, with Indiana winning the regular season meeting, while Kentucky won in the NCAA tournament.
Former Kentucky basketball player Scott Padgett has joined the staff at Samford University as an assistant coach. Padgett began his coaching career apprenticing on John Calipari’s staff before serving as an assistant at Manhattan last season.
Western Kentucky freshman Vinny Zollo asked to be released from his scholarship last month, however his leaving could be a bit tricky. The Bowling Green Daily News reports the school wants to make sure his departure doesn't effect the school's Academic Progress Rate.
Zollo, who played in 35 games for the Hilltoppers this past season, has a grade point average of 2.6. Zollo told CBSSports.com Wednesday the NCAA has said he can transfer and has talked with several schools. Zollo also said he didn't think it was fair concerning the APR and doesn't understand why they are targeting him.
NHL: As the Nashville Predators get ready to open their Western Conference semi final series at Phoenix this evening, captain Shea Weber has been nominated for the Norris Award, given annually to the NHL’s top defenseman.
Tonight’s opening game begins at 8 in Phoenix, with game two Sunday night at 7. Games 3 and 4 will be played in Nashville on Wednesday and Friday nights of next week.
College Baseball: Murray State opens an Ohio Valley Conference series this afternoon against SIU-Edwardsville, with Austin Peay hosting Jacksonville State in the first of a three game set this evening at Raymond C. Hand Park.
Western Kentucky opens a three game Sun Belt series with Louisiana Monroe at Nick Denes Field this evening, with former Hopkinsville High pitcher Justin Hageman getting the start for the Hilltoppers.
Major League Baseball: A full slate of games in both the American and National Leagues this evening. Games include: Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, Houston at Cincinnati, Atlanta welcomes Pittsburgh and St. Louis begins a weekend set with Milwaukee.
Golf: LPGA Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak will be out of the game for an indefinite period after suffering a shoulder injury earlier this week. Pak slipped on a staircase Tuesday and was diagnosed with a slight tear in the labrum of her left shoulder.