The Courier Journal reports the national champion Kentucky Wildcats basketball team is headed to Washington, DC. The Wildcats will be recognized for their national championshp season at the White House Friday afternoon and have a chance to meet President Barack Obama. Coach John Calipari says he is excited for his players to have a chance to meet the President.
Henderson County High School has organized a selection committee in its search for a new boys basketball coach. The Henderson Gleaner reports the committee has its first meeting today. There is also an online survey that asks the public what qualities it would like to see in a new coach.
Henderson County is seeking a replacement for Mark Starns whose contract was not renewed after five seasons. The school is hoping to begin interviews May 7th, with a new coach to hopefully be in place by May 21st.
The Georgetown News-Graphic reported Monday Georgetown College’s board of trustees has voted unanimously to apply to become a member of NCAA Division Two. Georgetown has been a long time member of NAIA in all sports and recently toyed with the idea of going Division Three before voting against the move. Application is to be made by June 1st to the NCAA with a decision to be made by July 15th.
Hopkinsville native Larry Jones says his horse Mark Valeski will not run in the Kentucky Derby Saturday. Jones tells the Courier Journal he felt the horse was not training like he was ready to win the Run for the Roses. It was also announced Optimizer, trained by D Wayne Lukas will run on Saturday.
The Bowling Green Daily News reports the Godaddy.com Bowl, the Sun Belt Conference and the Mid American conference have agreed the bowl game will continue to match a team from the Sun Belt and the MAC through the 2017 season. The contract was to have expired following the 2013 game. The game will be played January 6th in Mobile, Alabama.
Major League Baseball: There’s a full slate of game in both the American and National Leagues this evening. The Chicago Cubs are at Cincinnati, Atlanta hosts Philadelphia and St. Louis entertains Pittsburgh.
NBA: Three games are on the playoff schedule for this evening including Boston at Atlanta where the Hawks lead 1-0. Philadelphia is at Chicago where the Bulls lead 1-0 and Denver is at the LA Lakers, where the Lakers lead 1-0.
NHL: One game tonight has Philadelphia hosting New Jersey, with the Flyers holding a 1-0 lead in the series.
As the Nashville Predators prepare for game three of their Western Conference series Wednesday night against Phoenix, one area which needs improvement is defensive play.
The Predators have allowed nine goals to the Coyotes in the first two games of the series, after allowing nine in the entire first round series against Detroit. Coverage of tomorrow night’s game from Bridgestone Arena at 8 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.