High School Football: Henderson County High School has announced Tony Lewis will be its new football coach. Lewis comes to Henderson County from Evansville Reitz, where he has been the head coach for the last five years. Lewis has a career record of 100-32 and won an Indiana state championship in 2009. Lewis replaces Clay Clevenger, who resigned in January to become the head coach at his alma mater, Danville High School.
College Basketball: ESPN reports Rutgers has fired Mike Rice as its men’s basketball coach after a videotape showed Rice verbally and physically abusing players in practices.
The videotape was shown on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” program Tuesday. The tape was first given to Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti in November, who suspended Rice for three games and fined him $50,000. A statement from the school today said new information and a review of “previously discovered issues” led to Rice’s termination.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino says there will be a new backcourt rotation for this weekend’s Final Four in Atlanta. The Cards are without Kevin Ware, who broke his leg in Sunday’s win over Duke. Pitino says he’s mulling shifting small forwards Wayne Blackshear and Luke Hancock to the back court for defensive situations in Saturday’s national semifinal against Wichita State.
The 35th edition of the McDonald’s All American game takes place this evening at the United Center in Chicago. The game features the top senior high school basketball prospects from across the US and Canada. Kentucky signee Julius Randle is on the East team, while future teammates Aaron and Andrew Harrison are among four Kentucky signees on the West team.
Game times for the Women’s Final Four in New Orleans have been announced. Louisville will meet California in the first National Semifinal at 5:30 Hopkinsville time Sunday, with Notre Dame and Connecticut to play in the nightcap. The championship game is set for Tuesday April 9th at 7:30 pm. You can hear coverage of the semifinal games Sunday beginning at 5 pm on News/Talk WHOP.
College Baseball: Austin Peay looks for its second win in as many days as it travels to Western Kentucky. First pitch at Nick Denes Field in Bowling Green is at 6 pm.
MLB: Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick is undergoing surgery today to repair a dislocated right shoulder sustained against the LA Angels on Opening Day. The Reds say an MRI taken Tuesday revealed torn cartilage in Ludwick's right shoulder The team has not provided a timetable on how long Ludwick will be out of action. Ludwick suffered the injury while diving head-first into third base during the third inning of Monday's opener.
The Reds and Angels play game two of their series this evening at Great American Ballpark, with pre game coverage at 5:40 on News/Talk WHOP. Other National League action this evening includes Atlanta hosting Philadelphia, Chicago at Pittsburgh and St. Louis at Arizona.