High School Football: The Russell Athletic/Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl is underway today at Western Kentucky University.
Mayfield and Fairview are playing in the Class A game, with the 3-A game between Louisville Central and Belfry later this afternoon and the 4-A title game between Highlands and Collins High this evening.
Caldwell County faces Newport Central Catholic in the Class 2-A title game tomorrow.
High School Basketball: Christian County opens its season this evening at Montgomery Bell Academy. Tip off at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
Girls action this evening includes Hopkinsville at Murray.
College Football: The Chattanooga Times Free Press is reporting sources as saying former NFL coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden is mulling an offer from the University of Tennessee to replace Derek Dooley.
The source says details are still being negotiated, and that the university’s offer is very lucrative, with no time table for a decision. The story also says Gruden has told UT they are not close on money for the assistant coaches he wishes to hire and if the school cannot meet the needed funds, Gruden will decline the offer. The story also says the school is considering other candidates, but the job is Gruden’s if he wishes to accept it.
Alabama and Georgia are making final preparations for the SEC championship game tomorrow in Atlanta. The winner will meet Notre Dame for college football’s national championship. Coverage of the game in progress airs after Hopkinsville’s basketball game with Bullitt East from the Marshall County Hoopfest on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
The Tennessean reports the owners of the Nashville Sounds are looking for minority investors in the team. Co-owner and team CEO Frank Ward said Thursday there is no truth to the rumors floating that the Milwaukee Brewers Triple A affiliate is for sale. Ward did say the team is entertaining offers from individuals and corporations who have expressed interest in being minority owners in the club.