The Hoptown Hoppers are off today, but hold a one game lead over Marion in the Ohio Valley Baseball League following an 11 inning 7-6 win at Owensboro last night. The Hoppers return to action tomorrow night hosting Owensboro at 7:05, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Tonight in the OVL: Owensboro hosts Marion and Madisonville travels to Fulton.
There’s an elimination game today at the College World Series in Omaha, as UCLA meets Florida State, with the winner to play Arizona Thursday.
Major League Baseball interleague action tonight includes St. Louis at Detroit, Cincinnati at Cleveland, Atlanta at the New York Yankees and the battle of Chicago between the Cubs and White Sox.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips announced Monday safety Dakotah Tyler has returned to the team. Upon completion of summer school courses, Phillips says Tyler will be able to play this season. Tyler will be a junior eligibility wise after sitting out the 2011 season for personal reasons. Tyler saw action in the last 11 games in the 2010 season.
One of the many college football bowl games is getting a new sponsor. CBS Sports.com reports the Champs Sports Bowl will now become the Russell Athletic Bowl. Teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big East will play December 28th in Orlando, Florida. The new four year sponsorship runs through 2015.
College Basketball: The Lexington Herald Leader reports University of Kentucky basketball tickets are going up $5 per seat and boosting required donations for priority seating. Single game ticket prices are increasing to $50 for lower level seating and $42 for upper level seats. K fund tickets will increase about $455. The increases are expected to bring in $3.5 million, to help offset rising costs.
Mike Brey will continue as the Notre Dame men's basketball coach for the next 10 years, agreeing to a new contract that will keep him with the Fighting Irish through the 2021-22 season.
Financial terms of the new deal, which takes effect on July 1,were not disclosed. Brey owns a record of 260-132 since becoming the head coach at Notre Dame in July of 2000. He is a three-time Big East Coach of the Year and has guided the Irish to eight NCAA Tournament berths in his 12 seasons.