There won’t be a basketball game between Kentucky and Murray State next season. Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio said on his talk show Wednesday that Kentucky’s John Calipari was interested in playing a game at Rupp Arena.
However, WPSD contacted Racers coach Steve Prohm who said Kentucky had not reached out to schedule a game and even went further to say there was nothing true to the rumor because the Racers are almost done with their scheduled for next season.
Elsewhere from Racer basketball, freshmen Jaylen Bland and Harley Nussman will be leaving the program. Both saw limited action last season.
Kentucky Sports Radio.com reports Kentucky and Indiana will not play each other in basketball next season. The teams have played since 1969. Indiana coach Tom Crean wanted the game to continue to be played in Bloomington and at Rupp Arena, while Kentucky's John Calipari wanted the games at neutral sites. Neither side was willing to compromise.
CBS Sports.com reports Wright State guard Julius Mays is transferring for his senior year and is considering Kentucky. Others on the list include Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State and Cincinnati. Wright averaged 14 points per game last season and would be eligible immediately. Mays played two seasons for North Carolina State before going to Wright State.
University of Kentucky women's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell has received a new contract. UK has announced Mitchell will be paid a minimum of $7.9 million dollars over the next seven years, making him the highest paid women's coach in the Southeastern Conference.
The Bowling Green Daily News reports Western Kentucky basketball coach Ray Harper has landed two more recruits, including one from overseas. Six-nine center Alexsej Rostovos from Latavia and the Canarias Basketball Academy committed today, while Louisville Eastern guard Percy Blade announced Wednesday he will come to the Hill as a preferred walkon and has signed an academic scholarship.
Murray State senior quarterback Casey Brockman has been named to the 2012 College Football Performance Awards Quarterback Watch List. Brockman enters his final season poised to become the school’s all time passing leader in several categories.
Last season, Brockman set a single season record for attempts and completions. Brockman was named third team All American by the Sports Network and Associated Press and was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award. The Racers open the 2012 season September 1st at Florida State.
From the PGA Tour, Masters champion Bubba Watson says he will not play in next week's Players Championship. In making the announcement via Twitter, Watson says he wants to spend more time with his family and says he is taking the next month away from golf.
Major League Baseball this afternoon includes Philadelphia at Atlanta, Chicago at Cincinnati and St. Louis hosts Pittsburgh.
Two games in the NBA playoffs tonight as Miami is at New York and Oklahoma City is at Dallas.
There’s also two games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight as Philadelphia is at New Jersey and St. Louis at Los Angeles.