High School Football: The Associated Press has released its weekly polls.
Class A: Mayfield is first this week, with Russellville 9th.
Class 2A: Newport Central Catholic is 1st, with Murray High 5th and Caldwell County receiving votes.
Class 3A: Louisville Central is number 1, Paducah Tilghman 3rd, Fort Campbell tied for 5th.
Class 4A: Highlands is number one, with Lone Oak 8th.
Class 5A: Bowling Green is first, Warren Central 3rd, Christian County 6th and Hopkinsville’s next opponent Greenwood is 10th.
Class 6A: Trinity is at the top, with Christian County’s next opponent Henderson County 10th.
College Football: University of Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray tells the Knoxville News Sentinel the Vols have an offense that’s been together for three years and they are going to be good and does not lack for confidence. The Vols open the season Friday night against North Carolina State at the Georgia Dome.
While we’re speaking of Vols athletics, the school issued a news release Monday saying they are not in good financial shape for the just completed fiscal year. The department operated at almost a four million dollar deficit last fiscal year, taking in $106.4 million, while spending $110.4 million.
The school also had to dip into its financial reserves last year and now has just $2 million. The athletics department has also had to slash some positions to help with finances.
College Basketball: Murray State men’s program has been ranked 28th in ESPN’s 50 in 50 project which ranks the top 50 college programs in the last 50 years. Western Kentucky is ranked 30th, while Kentucky is ranked 3rd and Louisville 6th. North Carolina is ranked 1st.
Major League Baseball tonight has St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Milwaukee at the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati at Arizona and Atlanta at San Diego.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports baseball commissioner Bud Selig is expected in Minneapolis tomorrow to make an announcement concerning the 2014 All Star Game. Target Field has never hosted the game, with the last being at the Metrodome in 1985.