The new season of Sports Tonight begins tonight at 5:06 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com. Todd Hamilton’s guests include Hoptown Hoppers coach Grayson Crawford and previews of the upcoming football season for Christian County and Hopkinsville.
Major League Baseball action has the Chicago Cubs hosting Houston this afternoon, with St. Louis hosting Arizona, Cincinnati against the NY Mets and Atlanta meeting San Diego this evening.
The University of Kentucky has released its non conference women’s basketball schedule. Games include a meeting with instate rival Louisville December 2nd at the KFC Yum Center and the season opener against defending national champion Baylor in the State Farm Tip Off Classic November 13th in Waco, TX. Kentucky returns four starters that went 28-7 last season and won the Southeastern Conference regular season title.
Murray State football coach Chris Hatcher says defensive back/linebacker Darrell Smith has joined the Racer program. Smith spent the last two seasons at the University of Arkansas where he played in eight games last season and made six tackles. Smith joins former Ohio State running back Jammal Berry and South Carolina cornerback Cadarius Sanders in coming to the program this week.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports current Georgia State and former UK football coach Bill Curry will retire at the end of the upcoming season. Curry, who turns 70 in October, has a 92-118-4 mark heading into this season. Curry says his health and spending time with his family led to his retirement decision. Georgia State will join the Sun Belt Conference in the 2013 season.
Murray State senior golfer Patrick Newcomb is one of 17 players vying for one of 14 match play positions at the US Amateur Championship in Denver. The players are in a five hole stroke play playoff to determine who the 14 will be that will begin match play later today.