High School Basketball
Boys: University Heights meets an Austrailian Travel Team at the FSNB Classic in Russellville, where Russellville plays South Warren and Logan County meets Caldwell County.
Todd Central meets Butler County, Hopkins Central meets Gallatin County and Webster County, Lyon County plays Louisville Holy Cross, Bowling Green meets Apollo, Livingston Central at Edmonson County, Mayfield meets DuPont Manual.
Girls: Hopkinsville meets Mayfield and Todd Central at the Murray Bank Tiger Classic, while University Heights meets Henry County, TN and Apollo. Todd Central also faces North Hardin.
Christian County is at Owensboro Catholic in the Re/Max Holiday Classic, where Madisonville plays Daviess County, Henderson County meets Meade County and Ohio County goes against Monroe County.
Calloway County meets Russell County, Warren Central goes against Grayson County, Paducah Tilghman meets Marion County, Logan County meets Iroquois and Russellville plays Hopkins Central at the FSNB Classic, Dawson Springs plays Lone Oak and Lyon County meets John Hardin.
Western Kentucky’s hopes of winning its first ever bowl game ended on an incomplete pass with just under a minute to go as the Hilltoppers lost to Central Michigan 24-21 in the Little Caesar’s Bowl in Detroit. Former Fort Campbell standout Antonio Andrews rushed for 119 yards on 27 carries in the loss and had 184 all purpose yards, some 90 yards short of Barry Sanders single season all purpose yards record. Western Kentucky finished the season 7-6.
Two members of Kentucky’s football staff are helping Florida State with their preparations for the Orange Bowl against Northern Illinois New Year’s Day. Defensive coordinator DJ Eliot who was the Noles defensive ends coach is piecing together the game plan, while new head coach Mark Stoops, who was defensive coordinator is also helping with game planning. FSU coach Jimbo Fisher says even with all the turnover in his coaching staff, practices have run smoothly.
Kentucky coach John Calipari’s weekly call in show takes place tonight at 5, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino announced Wednesday that Gorugi Dieng will start when the fourth ranked Cardinals play Kentucky Saturday. Dieng practiced for the first time Wednesday since suffering a broken left wrist in a game against Missouri during the Thanksgiving holiday. Pitino also said there will be no limitations to Dieng’s playing time. You can hear coverage of the Kentucky-Louisville game Saturday afternoon at 1:30 on Lite 98.7
Western Kentucky names the court at EA Diddle Arena this evening in honor of former player, coach and athletics director John Oldham as the Hilltoppers host Florida International. Coverage of the game begins at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.