High School Basketball: The Kentucky High School Athletics Association announced Tuesday the Boys Sweet 16 championship game will move to Sunday afternoon March 10th in 2013.
Commissioner Julian Tackett says the move is needed to avoid potential scheduling conflicts with a UK basketball game March 9th Rupp Arena. The semi final games will move from Saturday morning to Saturday evening. This will only be effective for next year according to the KHSAA news release.
College Football: The University of Louisville is the overwhelming favorite to win the Big East Conference. The league released its pre season poll Tuesday. Louisville won a share of the Big East title in coach Charlie Strong’s second season in 2011.
College Basketball: Kentucky coach John Calipari tells ESPN’s Andy Katz there are two sure starters for the Wildcats this coming season. Calipari says heralded freshmen Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress will be starters, with sophomore Ryan Harrow, the transfer from North Carolina State coming off the bench.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports Louisville will get another player for the upcoming season. IMG Academy announced on Twitter Tuesday 6-10, 205 pound center Mangkok Mathiang has signed with the Cards. He was originally expected to be in the class of 2013, however reports say he will reclassify for the Class of 2012 and be eligible in the upcoming season.
Former Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl will become an analyst for ESPN in the upcoming season. Pearl was fired by Tennessee following the 2010-11 season because of a recruiting scandal.
Golf: Murray State University senior to be Patrick Newcomb has qualified for the US Amateur tournament to be played August 13-19 at Cherry Hills Golf Club outside of Denver.
Newcomb shot rounds of 68-70 for a six under par total in winning during a qualifier which concluded yesterday in Macon, GA. Newcomb won the Kentucky Amateur championship earlier this summer.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans signed their top draft pick, Kendall Wright of Baylor to a contract Tuesday. Wright ended his absence from training camp by signing a four year, $8.2 million dollar deal according to the Tennessean.
Meanwhile, Kenny Britt began a conditioning program Tuesday. However, when he will return to the field remains to be seen. Following arthoscopic surgery on both knees, Britt may face league discipline following his recent DUI arrest at Fort Campbell. Britt is currently on the physically unable to perform list.