College Basketball: Top ranked Kentucky started an all freshman lineup and got revenge from last year’s first round loss in the NIT in rolling to an easy 87-49 win over Robert Morris Sunday. Rookie Aaron Harrison had 19 of his 28 points in the first half in leading the Wildcats to their third win of the season.
James Young and Julius Randle each added 10 points for the Wildcats who return to action tomorrow night hosting Texas Arlington. Pre game coverage begins at 5 pm on Lite 98.7.
Coach John Calipari will have his first basketball call in show of the season beginning at 6 this evening also on Lite 98.7.
Women’s action: 7th ranked Kentucky improved to 4-0 on the season with a 96-74 victory over Central Michigan. 5th ranked Louisville won the WNIT championship with a 97-92 overtime win at Oklahoma, 4th ranked Tennessee defeated Georgia Tech 87-76 and Marquette over Vanderbilt 82-77.
Tonight’s games: Tennessee faces The Citadel in men’s action. Women’s action has Austin Peay facing Trevecca.
Former LSU basketball star and later its athletics director, Joe Dean Sr., died Sunday at the age of 83. From 1969-1987, he was a television analyst on Southeastern Conference games and became known for the saying “String Music” describing the basketball going through the net.
College Football: Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has his call in show at 5 this evening on Lite 98.7. Big Blue Sports Weekly airs at 7 on Lite 98.7, with the Cats Pause call in show at 8 on News/Talk WHOP.
Kentucky plays Saturday night at Georgia, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Even with a win over Houston Saturday, Louisville slipped to 21st in this week’s Associated Press poll, however, the Cards are 15th in the USA Today Coaches poll.
High School Football: There’s still a few Western Kentucky teams moving on to regional championship play in the Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl this Friday night.
Class 5-A: Bowling Green travels to Graves County
Class 2-A: Caldwell County hosts Murray
Class A: Russellville travels to Mayfield
Class 3-A: Paducah Tighman hosts South Warren
Class 4-A: Franklin Simpson travels to Owensboro
High School Basketball: Heritage Christian Academy’s boys team opened its season this weekend in the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association Tip Off Classic at North Hardin Christian.
The defending KCAA state champions lost their opening game to Holy Angels Academy 57-46 Friday night and lost again on Saturday to Wesley Christian 73-40. Dillion Folz of HCA was named to the All Tournament team.
High School Football: Christian County saw its football season come to an end following a 48-7 loss to Bowling Green last night. The Purples built up a 21-0 lead at the end of the first period and rolled to their 41st consecutive victory in improving to 11-0 on the season. The Colonels ended the season 5-7.
Elsewhere last night: In Class 5-A, Graves County defeated Warren Central 28-27 in double overtime.
Class 3-A: South Warren defeated Fort Campbell 48-16 and Paducah Tilghman routed Monroe County 49-6.
Class 2-A: Caldwell County rolled over Union County 56-34 and Murray defeated Owensboro Catholic 37-20.
Class A: Russellville defeated Bethlehem 50-10 and Mayfield shut out Louisville Holy Cross 35-0.
Class 4-A: Owensboro advanced with a 54-19 win over Warren East and Franklin Simpson defeated Madisonville 21-6.
Class 6-A: Central Hardin ended McCracken County’s season 34-23 and Meade County blanked Henderson County 28-0.
College Football: Vanderbilt could easily overlook Kentucky today as the two teams battle in Nashville. However, becoming bowl eligible for the third straight season is on the mind of the Commodores coming into this game. Last week, Vandy defeated Florida for the first time since 1945 in Gainesville and snapped a 22 game losing streak to the Gators. Pre game coverage begins at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7
Elsewhere today: 20th ranked Louisville hosts Houston. Ohio Valley Conference action includes Austin Peay at Southeast Missouri and Murray State plays Tennessee State at LP Field in Nashville.
Last night’s scores: Kevin Ware returned to third ranked Louisville’s lineup and had five points and three rebounds in 13 minutes as the Cardinals won their 19th straight game defeating Cornell 99-54. Chane Behanan had a double-double for Louisville with 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Cardinals improved to 3-0 on the season.
Murray State fell at Old Dominion 70-60. Freshman Cameron Payne led the Racers with 17 points. Murray State is now 1-2 on the season.
Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings became the school’s all time leading coach in wins after the Commodores 80-69 win over Lipscomb. Stallings has 279 wins, passing legendary coach Roy Skinner for the most in school history.
Women’s action saw Austin Peay fall to Arkansas State 79-69 to fall to 1-2 on the season.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky hosts East Tennessee State, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
Also this evening: Tennessee meets USC Upstate. Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey Jr. and the LSU Tigers host Northwestern State, while former Colonel Donovan Kates and Manhattan meet George Washington.
Women’s action has Murray State at Western Kentucky, with tipoff in Diddle Arena in Bowling Green at 2 pm.
Kentucky returns to action tomorrow night hosting Robert Morris, the team that eliminated the Wildcats from last season’s NIT at Rupp Arena. Pregame coverage begins at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
NFL: Sunday’s Game of the Week on News/Talk WHOP features the San Francisco 49ers at the New Orleans Saints. Coverage of the game begins at 3 pm.
NHL: The Nashville Predators lost for the fourth time in as many games 4-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins last night ending a seven game-17 day road trip. The Predators are finally home this evening to host the Chicago Blackhawks. First puck is at 7 pm in Bridgestone Arena.
College Basketball: Top 25 action tonight includes #2 Michigan State hosting Columbia, 4th ranked Duke welcomes Florida Atlantic, 11th ranked North Carolina hosts Holy Cross and 12th ranked Oklahoma State hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
3rd ranked Louisville has reportedly picked up a 2014 signee. Reports indicate four star point guard Quentin Snider, who had first committed to Louisville, then decided he was going to Illinois, is expected to sign his letter with the Cards. Snider plays for Ballard High School in Louisville.
College Football: One Top 25 team is in action as 13th ranked UCLA hosts Washington.
High School Football: Round two of the Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl takes place this evening, with several Western Kentucky teams seeing action.
Class 5-A games include Christian County taking its 5-6 record to Bowling Green to face Class 5-A’s number one team who has won 40 games in a row and two state championships. The Purples last loss came in the 2010 playoffs to the Colonels at the Stadium of Champions.
Kickoff at 7, with the Heritage Bank pregame show at 6:35 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
The winner of the Christian County-Bowling Green game gets the winner of the Graves County-Warren Central game being contested this evening in Mayfield.
Elsewhere this evening: Class 3-A action has Fort Campbell going to South Warren and Paducah Tilghman hosts Monroe County.
Class 2-A games have Caldwell County hosting Union County and Owensboro Catholic welcomes Murray.
Class A play has Russellville at Bethlehem and Mayfield welcomes Louisville Holy Cross.
Class 4-A games have Warren East at Owensboro and Madisonville at Franklin Simpson.
Class 6-A action has McCracken County hosting Central Hardin and Henderson County travels to Meade County.
Find out the scores of these and other playoff games this evening on Kentucky High School scoreboard show following the Christian County game on News/Talk WHOP.
College Basketball: 13th ranked Memphis opened its season with a 95-69 victory over Austin Peay. The Governors were led in scoring by Ed Dyson with 11 points, with Zavion Williams and Chris Freeman each adding 10. Austin Peay is now 1-1 on the season.
Women’s scores: 5th ranked Louisville advanced in the WNIT with a 88-67 win over 14th ranked LSU, 4th ranked Tennessee rolled over Chattanooga 80-56 and Vanderbilt got by Delaware State 73-67.
Tonight’s games: Murray State travels to Old Dominion, 3rd ranked Louisville meets Cornell and Vanderbilt meets Lipscomb. Women’s action has Austin Peay beginning a five game home stand against Arkansas State.
College Football: Kentucky returns to action tomorrow taking on Vanderbilt, with pre game coverage at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
Other games tomorrow include 20th ranked Louisville meeting Houston. OVC action has Austin Peay at Southeast Missouri and Murray State goes against Tennessee State.
Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews has been named as a semifinalist for the Doak Walker award. The former Fort Campbell standout is the nation’s leader in all purpose yards with 2,162 and second in rushing behind Boston College’s Andre Williams.
Andrews rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns in WKU’s win at Army last week. The Doak Walker award is presented annually to the nation’s best running back.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans built a 17-6 halftime lead, but ended up losing to the Indianapolis Colts 30-27 at LP Field. Chris Johnson ran for 70 yards and two scores in the first period, but the Colts held him to just 16 yards after that. The Titans have now lost five of their last six games and return to action next Sunday at the Oakland Raiders.
NHL: The Nashville Predators look to snap a three game losing streak as they conclude a seven game road trip at Pittsburgh this evening. The Predators return to Bridgestone Arena tomorrow night to host the Chicago Blackhawks.
College Basketball: Four Top 25 teams are in action this evening including 13th ranked Memphis opening its season against Austin Peay. Other action has 6th rated Arizona meeting San Diego State, 16th ranked Wichita State meeting William and Mary and 19th ranked Connecticut going against Detroit.
College Football: One Top 25 team is in action this evening as 8th ranked Clemson hosts Georgia Tech.
NFL: Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak was back in practice Wednesday and could return to the sideline Sunday when the Texans meet Oakland. Kubiak missed last week’s game with the Arizona Cardinals to recover from a mini-stroke suffered two weeks ago at halftime of the Texans game against Indianapolis.
MLB: The last of baseball’s post season awards will be announced later today as the Most Valuable Player in both the American and National League’s will be announced. Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera is seeking his second consecutive American League award and is joined by Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis and LA Angels outfielder Mike Trout as finalists.
National League finalists are St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen and Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.