College Basketball: Mid Continent University officials are disputing a report which came out Wednesday stating men’s basketball coach Winston Bennett had been dismissed.
A story on West Kentucky.com indicated Bennett had been terminated last Friday, however school officials would not confirm nor deny the story and said they would issue a statement in the very near future. Bennett was hired at MCU in 2007 and was 91-103 in six seasons, including an 18-12 record this past season.
The Tulsa World reports Kentucky coach John Calipari has invited former Wildcat coach Eddie Sutton to watch the Wildcats practice. Calipari says he talks with Sutton regularly and has issued the invitation on several occasions. Sutton resigned as Kentucky coach in 1989 amid NCAA allegations and says he tried to come to Lexington last year but it didn’t work out. He says he will try to come to Lexington this year.
Reports that the SEC men’s basketball tournament may move to Nashville permanently may be a bit pre mature. ESPN.com reports sources as saying bids are expected to be awarded for 2017 in St. Louis, 2018 in Tampa and 2020 in Atlanta. Nashville will host the tournament in 2015, 2016 and 2019. Earlier this week, the SEC presidents and athletic directors voted to begin exploring a permanent site for the tournament.
College Football: Southeastern Conference coaches voted 13-1 Wednesday at the SEC meetings to keep the league’s conference schedule at eight games. Alabama’s Nick Saban was the lone coach who voted to move to a nine game schedule.
Some coaches think at some point the league will go to nine conference games. South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier suggests the financial reward for playing nine conference games will be too lucrative to pass up down the road, but says he likes the idea right now to be able to schedule attractive non conference games.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with four players selected on the final day of the NFL draft. 4th round pick Brian Schwenke, 5th round selection Lavar Edwards, 6th round pick Khalid Wooten and 7th rounder Damion Stafford all signed contracts Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds look to even their series with the Cleveland Indians this evening. Pre game coverage from Cleveland begins at 5:45 on News/Talk WHOP. Other action has the Cubs and White Sox playing this afternoon in the Windy City, Atlanta hosts Toronto and St. Louis hosts Kansas City this evening.
NBA: The Eastern Conference Finals shift back to South Beach this evening with the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers tied at 2-2. The Pacers knotted the series on Tuesday night in Indianapolis with a 99-92 victory. Now, it's a best-of-three series for the right to meet the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals.
PGA Tour: Play is underway at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, Lexington native Josh Teater, Nashville native Brandt Snedeker and former Memorial winner, Franklin’s Kenny Perry are all in this week’s field.