High School Basketball: The Hopkinsville-University Heights boys game that was cancelled last night and was to be played this evening has now been cancelled. No word on when the game will be made up.
College Football: It’s National Signing Day and several area schools have reported good days so far. Kentucky picked up an unexpected signee in defensive lineman Lloyd Tubman from Seneca High School in Louisville. Tubman chose Kentucky over Penn State where he had committed along with Vanderbilt and Louisville.
Todd Hamilton will recap the day coming up on Sports Tonight, where he’ll also visit with Murray State basketball coach Steve Prohm beginning at 5:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
College Basketball: Top 25 games tonight include 2nd ranked Wichita State at Indiana State, 5th ranked San Diego State at Boise State, 15th ranked St. Louis at St. Joseph’s, 16th ranked Michigan hosts Nebraska, 20th ranked Gonzaga welcomes Portland, 21st ranked Virginia hosts Boston College, 23rd ranked Pittsburgh at Miami and 23rd ranked Oklahoma is at West Virginia.
NFL: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate says he’s willing to take less money next season in order to play for the Super Bowl champions. Tate made the remarks Tuesday in an interview with a Seattle radio station.
Tate—who played his high school football in Nashville—caught 64 passes for 898 yards, both team highs to go with five touchdowns this season. If the Seahawks and Tate part ways, it would create just over seven million dollars in salary cap savings.
The Seattle Seahawks are holding a victory parade today to celebrate their Super Bowl championship. The parade will wind through the streets of the city before ending with a rally at CenturyLink Field. Seattle captured its first Super Bowl title on Sunday night with a 43-8 rout of the Denver Broncos.
Join Todd Hamilton for Sports Tonight at 5:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com. This evening’s guests include Murray State basketball coach Steve Prohm and a recap of National Signing Day for college football.
High School Basketball: Games around the area were postponed last night, including the University Heights-Hopkinsville boys 8th district game. That game is tentatively scheduled to be played in Blazer Gym at this evening at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
However, there were some games played to the east of Hopkinsville last night. Boys action saw Russellville get by Franklin Simpson 65-61, Bowling Green nipped South Warren 55-54 in double overtime, Barren County edged Greenwood 59-56 and Warren East defeated Cumberland County 72-47.
Girls action saw Franklin Simpson roll Russellville 62-26, Barren County over Greenwood 54-42, Cumberland County over Warren East 56-36 and Bowling Green over South Warren 51-37.
There are local student athletes who are signing national letters of intent to play collegiate sports today.
Clarksville Academy’s Mallory Burnham—who lives in south Christian County—will sign her letter today to play soccer for Austin Peay.
Trigg County football standouts Jayven Jones and Jacob Mason are also scheduled to sign letters. Jones—a running back—is to sign with Kentucky Wesleyan and Mason—a defensive end—is to sign with Campbellsville University. Those ceremonies will be held at 2:30 this afternoon at Trigg County High School.
College Basketball: Willie Cauley-Stein broke out of a slump with 18 points and 11 rebounds as Kentucky rolled Ole Miss 80-64. Aaron Harrison added 16 points and Julius Randle had 11 of his 12 points in the second half as the Wildcats improved to 17-5 and 7-2 in the SEC. Kentucky is back in action Saturday at Mississippi State, with coverage beginning at 11 am on Lite 98.7.
Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates did not score in 14 minutes as Manhattan defeated St. Peter’s 64-49. Women’s action saw 4th ranked Louisville defeat Central Florida 74-59.
Tonight’s games: SEC action includes Vanderbilt hosting Tennessee, with 14th ranked Louisville at Houston. The Cardinals will be without Wayne Blackshear, who did not make the trip due to a concussion suffered in practice Monday. Women’s action has Western Kentucky at Arkansas State.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported Tuesday Western Kentucky and Ohio Valley Conference member Belmont will begin a four year series beginning in the 2014-15 season. The first game will be played in Bowling Green, with a date yet to be determined.
The series will go to Belmont the next two seasons, with the final game to be played in Bowling Green during the 2017-18 season.The series will go to Belmont the next two seasons, with the final game to be played in Bowling Green during the 2017-18 season.
College Football: This is the first day of the National Signing Period and schools across the country will receive letters from their commitments. Kentucky, Louisville, Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Austin Peay and Murray State are all expecting big days today.
Western Kentucky will play a two game series with Mid American Conference member Ball State. The series will begin with a game in Bowling Green in the 2017 season, with a return game at Ball State in 2018, according to the Bowling Green Daily News.
College Softball: Former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner was named to the SEC softball coaches pre season All SEC team earlier this week. The University of Kentucky catcher hit .322 with 10 home runs and 41 RBI during her sophomore season. Kentucky is pre season ranked 14th in the USA Today pre season poll.
The Hopkinsville-University Heights boys game scheduled for this evening at Blazer Gym has been postponed due to the weather. The game will now be played Wednesday evening at 7:30. Also, according to Warren Central's athletics department, tonight's boys game with Christian County has been cancelled, with no plans to reschedule it.
College Basketball: The Bowling Green Daily News reports Western Kentucky and Ohio Valley Conference member Belmont will begin a four year series beginning in the 2014-15 season. The first game will be played in Bowling Green, with a date yet to be determined.
The series will go to Belmont the next two seasons, with the final game to be played in Bowling Green during the 2017-18 season.
Top 25 games this evening include 4th ranked Florida hosting Missouri, 9th ranked Kansas at Baylor, 11th ranked Duke hosts Wake Forest, 13th ranked Iowa welcomes 25th ranked Ohio State, 18th ranked Texas at TCU and 24th ranked Wisconsin at Illinois.
Reports indicate Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford dismissed freshman guard Stevie Clark from the team Monday. Clark was arrested early Sunday on charges of “outraging public decency”. It was Clark’s third incident since coming to Stillwater last fall. Clark was averaging 5.3 points per game in an average of 16 minutes playing time.
College Football: Western Kentucky has announced its 2014 schedule. The Hilltoppers will begin the season hosting Bowling Green State University Thursday, August 28th. Following a game at Illinois September 6th, the Hilltoppers will begin their first season in Conference USA at Middle Tennessee September 13th. WKU plays its first home Conference USA game October 4th against Alabama Birmingham.
Western Kentucky will play a two year series with Mid-American Conference member Ball State. The Bowling Green Daily News reports the series will begin in Bowling Green in the 2017 season, with the return game at Ball State in 2018.
MLB: The Reds Hot Stove League show from The Holy Grail comes your way at 6:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP.
Multiple reports indicate the Atlanta Braves and outfielder Jason Hayward have come to terms on a new two year contract avoiding arbitration. The new deal will run through the 2015 season. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the deal is worth $13.3 million.
High School Basketball: Games around the area were cancelled last night due to icy conditions.
Tonight’s games: It’s not known if any games will be played, however, the Hopkinsville Tigers are scheduled to play an 8th district contest at University Heights. Tip off is set for 7:30, if it’s played, we’ll have it with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
This week’s Associated Press Boys Top 10 poll has Hopkinsville ranked second again this week behind Ballard. Louisville Butler is the new number one team in the Girls Top 10 poll, with Henderson County ranked ninth this week.
Pairings were announced Monday for the KHSAA Boys and Girls Sweet 16 basketball tournaments.
Houchens Industries Girls Sweet 16 at EA Diddle Arena-Bowling Green
Region 2 will play the opening game of the tournament on March 12th at noon against the 16th region winner.
Region 4 meets the 11th region winner at 8 pm March 12th.
Region 1 begins play on Thursday March 13th against the 11th region winner at noon, with the 3rd region winner meeting the 8th region winner at 8 pm.
Quarterfinal games will be Friday March 14th beginning at noon. Semi final games will be on Saturday March 15th at 6:30 and 8 pm, with the championship game on Sunday March 16th at 2 pm.
PNC Bank Boys Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena-Lexington
Region 2 gets the opening game on Wednesday March 19th at 11 am Central time against the 8th region winner, with the 3rd region winner meeting the 7th region winner at 12:30 pm Central time.
The 1st region winner plays the 12th region winner at 11 am Central time on Thursday March 20th, with the 4th region winner meeting the 14th region winner at 12:30 pm Central time.
Quarterfinal play is March 21st beginning at 11 am Central time. Semi final games will be held March 22nd at 5:30 and 7 pm Central time with the championship game Sunday March 23rd at 1 pm Central time.
College Basketball: Austin Peay’s Lady Governors won its fourth consecutive road game taking a 87-74 win at Southeast Missouri.
Tonight’s games: 18th ranked Kentucky hosts Ole Miss in Rupp Arena, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7. Other games have former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan hosting St. Peter’s, as the game was cancelled last night due to weather. Women’s action has 4th ranked Louisville at Central Florida.
Two members of Murray State’s team were honored by the Ohio Valley Conference Monday. Jarvis Williams won the Newcomer of the Week following a 28 point/14 rebound performance in the Racers 96-88 win at Austin Peay. Williams collected his fourth consecutive Newcomer of the Week award.
Meanwhile, freshman Cameron Payne earned his sixth Freshman of the Week award after dishing out a career high 12 assists and scoring 12 points in the win over Austin Peay.
College Football: The University of Kentucky picked up a preferred walk on Monday. Kentucky Sports Radio indicated on its website Charles Welker, a running back from St. X in Louisville, joined the Wildcats program. He had scholarship offers from Western Kentucky and two more walk on offers from Vanderbilt and Penn State.
The Courier Journal reports the University of Louisville received a pair of commitments Monday. The Cards got pledges from wide receiver Javonte Bagley from Vero Beach, FL and from junior college offensive lineman Quincy McKinney from Columbus, GA. McKinney once played at North Carolina State.
The Tennessean reports Vanderbilt picked up two commitments Monday. They are offensive lineman Andrew Mike from Tucson, AZ and wide receiver Caleb Scott from North Gwinnett, GA. The two pledges mark eight Vanderbilt has received in the last two days.