High School Basketball
Regular season action begins this evening across the Commonwealth, including several regional teams in action.
Boys: Lyon County at St. Mary, Crittenden County at Community Christian, Graves County hosts Hickman County, Murray High at Reidland.
Girls: Christian County hosts Muhlenberg County, Murray High at Reidland, Crittenden County at Community Christian, Bowling Green at Owensboro, Franklin Simpson hosts Clinton County.
Our high school broadcast schedule will begin later this week with a doubleheader Thursday night. Heritage Christian’s girls meet Jo Byrns at 5:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:20, followed by Hopkinsville’s boys meeting Russellville at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
High School Football
The field is set for the championship games in the Russell Athletics/Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green this weekend.
Friday games: Mayfield and Fairview meet in the Class A game at 11 am, followed by Central and Belfry in the Class 3-A game at 3 pm, with Highlands and Collins High tangling in the Class 4-A game at 7 pm.
Saturday games: Caldwell County and Newport Central Catholic begin the day in the Class 2-A game at 11 am, with Bowling Green and Cooper High meeting in the Class 5-A game at 3pm, with PRP and Trinity in the Class 6-A championship at 7 pm.
College Football: Joker Phillips has his final talk show as Kentucky coach this evening beginning at 5 on Lite 98.7.
University of Tennessee reserve tight end Brendan Downs was arrested around 1 am Sunday on charges of underage consumption and public intoxication. Downs was escorted out of a Knoxville club and then created a disturbance. Downs caught 3 passes for 38 yards and a touchdown during the just completed season.
College Basketball: John Calipari has his weekly talk show at 6 this evening on Lite 98.7.
Sunday results: Vanderbilt finished play in the Old Spice Classic with a 73-49 win over Texas El Paso in the consolation round. The Commodores are now 2-3 on the season.
Number 9 Kentucky’s women’s team forced USC Upstate into 38 turnovers in a 100-34 victory in winning its 24th straight home game at Memorial Coliseum. Kentucky improved to 4-1 on the season.
Number 20 Tennessee routed Alcorn State 90-37 for its fourth straight win.
Men’s: Murray State plays at Lipscomb. Women’s: Murray State hosts Lipscomb.
Kentucky guard Ryan Harrow issued a statement Sunday through the UK athletic media relations department concerning his whereabouts. Harrow said he had started feeling better after an illness, then left Lexington early Wednesday morning of last week to tend to a family matter at his home in Marietta, Georgia. Harrow said he was glad to get back on the court again. Kentucky plays at Notre Dame Thursday night.
Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng is out indefinitely after suffering an injury in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Dieng broke his left wrist in last Friday’s semifinal against Missouri. Dieng will undergo examination by a specialist today. Dieng was averaging 8.2 points per game for the Cardinals.
NFL: Chad Henne threw for 261 yards, a pair of scores and an interception as the Jacksonville Jaguars dropped the Tennessee Titans, 24-19. Jake Locker tossed for 259 yards, a touchdown and two picks for Tennessee. Kenny Britt caught the lone touchdown for the Titans. The 4-7 Titans host Houston next Sunday at LP Field at noon.
Monday Night Football has the Carolina Panthers at the Philadelphia Eagles, with coverage of the game at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.