Hopkinsville native Tommy Wade along with head coach Travis Ford and members of Oklahoma State’s basketball staff have spent the last couple of days in Moore, OK, which was hit by the devastating tornado on Monday. Wade owns a home in Moore and says the twister struck seven blocks from his home which was not damaged.
The Oklahoma State staff has been cooking and serving hamburgers and hot dogs to the clean up workers and victims of the storm, many of whom told them they plan to rebuild. Wade told WHOP Sports the pictures and video shown is not at all indicative of what the damage is truly like. Wade says he, Ford and the staff will continue to help the victims through at least Saturday.
College Football: Two Kentucky schools in the running for a prize in state recruit in the 2014 class. John Hardin High School’s Matt Elam tells WLEX-TV Lexington that Kentucky, Louisville and Alabama are the three schools he is considering. Elam—the 24th ranked defensive tackle in the nation—says he has offers from all three schools and that it’s a neck and neck race on who will get his services. Elam says he is not in a hurry to make his decision and has thoroughly enjoyed the recruiting process.
NFL: The Chicago Bears will retire the No. 89 worn by Hall of Fame tight end and former head coach Mike Ditka. The ceremony will take place during halftime of the Bears' Dec. 9 game against the Dallas Cowboys, another of Ditka's teams.
Ditka is the only man in the NFL's modern era to win a title with the same team as both a player and coach. He was a member of the Bears' 1963 title team as a tight end and coached the 1985 squad to the Super Bowl championship.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds open a weekend series with the Chicago Cubs this evening at Great American Ballpark, with pre game coverage at 5:40 on News/Talk WHOP. Other National League action has Atlanta at the NY Mets and St. Louis continues its West Coast swing opening a weekend set at Los Angeles.
NBA: The Miami Heat will try to take a 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals as they meet the Indiana Pacers this evening. LeBron James last second shot gave the Heat the game 1 win in South Beach Wednesday night.
NHL: The top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins will try to finish off the Ottawa Senators when they host Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals this evening. The Pens lead the series 3-1.