The Knoxville News Sentinel reports a new development in the University of Tennessee athletic department scandal involving a former university employee. Retiring University of Tennessee vice chancellor Tim Rogers sent an email to university president Jimmy Cheek earlier this month referencing an “intolerable situation” one day before announcing his June 30th retirement.
Former director of student judicial affairs Jenny Wright was terminated by the university rather than participating in an investigation into her relationships with athletes. A Knoxville radio station has also reported that one of the relationships Wright had was allegedly with former UT basketball player Trae Golden, who recently announced plans to transfer for his senior year. There were reports Golden was having academic issues.
NFL: Tennessee Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy tells the Tennessean he’s encouraged with the progress he has made following off season ankle surgery. McCarthy says he’s about 80 percent right now, and adds he feels better now than he did last season playing on the bad ankle. That injury in the season opener along with a concussion, limited McCarthy to just seven games last season.
MLB: The Chicago Cubs have an afternoon game with Pittsburgh today, with Cincinnati, St. Louis and Atlanta having the day off.
NBA/NHL: All is quiet in the NBA playoffs this evening, while three games are on the NHL playoff schedule.
The Boston Bruins can finish off the NY Rangers in their Eastern Conference semifinal series this evening. The Bruins lead 3-0. Western Conference semifinal action has Chicago at Detroit, where the Red Wings lead 2-1 and San Jose meets Los Angeles with the series tied 2-2.
Golf: First round play is underway at the Senior PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, with Franklin’s Kenny Perry and Paducah’s Russ Cochran in the field. First round play is also underway at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, TX on the PGA Tour. Lexington’s Josh Teater is in the field this week.