Former Xavier basketball player Dez Wells left after an official visit with Kentucky Thursday without an offer and is visiting the University of Memphis today. The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports he will also visit Maryland this weekend before making a decision where he will play collegiately.
Memphis does have an available scholarship if Wells decides to enroll. However, he would likely have to sit out a year per NCAA rules unless he applies for a waiver. Wells as previously reported was expelled from Xavier after being arrested on a sexual assault charge last week.
The PGA Tour playoffs are back underway today with the Deutsche Bank Championship in suburban Boston. The top 100 players on the Fed Ex Cup points list are remaining, with 98 of them playing in this week’s event which concludes Monday.
Major League Baseball includes an afternoon game between San Francisco and Chicago, Cincinnati is at Houston, St. Louis at Washington and Atlanta hosts Philadelphia.
Top 25 College Football has 13th ranked Michigan State meeting #22 Boise State and number 18 Stanford hosts San Jose State.
High School Football
Hopkinsville and Christian County are both in action this evening. The Tigers will meet Greenwood in the first game of the David Sadler Bowl in Cadiz. Hopkinsville is 0-1 on the season, while Greenwood is 2-0 and ranked 10th in the Associated Press Class 5-A poll. Kickoff just after 5:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:08 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
The second game this evening has host Trigg County meeting Crittenden County at approximately 8:00.
The Battle of the Breathitt Parkway takes place this evening as Christian County and Henderson County tangle at the Stadium of Champions. Christian County is 2-0 and ranked 6th in the Associated Press Class 5-A poll, while Henderson County is 1-1 and ranked 10th in the Associated Press Class 6-A poll. Kickoff is at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere this evening: Fort Campbell tangles with Class 5-A power Warren Central, Todd Central at Logan County, Caldwell County entertains Ohio County, Russellville hosts Hopkins Central, Madisonville goes to North Hardin, Webster County travels to Union County, Paducah Tilghman at Mayfield, Murray High at Graves County, Calloway County hosts Massac County, IL, the two number one teams in classes 5 and 6 A tangle as Bowling Green hosts St. X, Warren East travels to Monroe County.
There were two games played last night, with Lone Oak rolling over Marshall County 52-7 and Reidland edging Fulton County 21-18.
Thursday’s High School Scores
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville defeated Calloway County 4-2, Fort Campbell shutout Caldwell County 6-0, Franklin Simpson defeated Todd Central 2-1 in overtime, Madisonville shut out Dawson Springs 4-0, Murray and Trigg County tied at 1, Muhlenberg County defeated Logan County 4-1.
Girls Soccer: Todd Central over Webster County 8-1, Dawson Springs defeated Crittenden County 3-1, Muhlenberg County shutout Hopkins Central 5-0.
Volleyball: Christian County defeated Madisonville 3 sets to 2, Hopkinsville rolled over Webster County 3-0, Caldwell County shutout Hopkins Central 3-0, Logan County defeated Todd Central 2-0, Trigg County over Crittenden County 3-0.
Today’s games: Christian County’s Lady Colonel soccer team meets Lafayette in the Purples Classic in Bowling Green and Heritage Christian Academy’s volleyball team meets Glasgow Christian at Warrior Gym.
College Football: Despite a late run by Vanderbilt, ninth ranked South Carolina held off the Commodores 17-13. Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore had two touchdowns, including the game winner.
In the OVC: Former Tennessee wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers had a touchdown as Tennessee Tech defeated Hampton 41-31. Rogers had three catches for 75 yards. Elsewhere: Eastern Illinois defeated Southern Illinois 49-28 and Central Michigan defeated Southeast Missouri 38-27.
Tonight’s game: The Tennessee Vols open their season meeting North Carolina State in the Chik Fil A Football Classic in Atlanta, where Auburn will meet Clemson tomorrow night in a game you can hear at 7:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Saturday’s action includes Western Kentucky hosting Austin Peay and Murray State playing at number 7 Florida State.
The Governor’s Cup will be played Sunday as Kentucky travels to 25th ranked Louisville for a 2:30 kickoff, with Countdown to Kickoff at 1 on Lite 98.7.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans won their final pre season game defeated New Orleans 10-6 at LP Field. The Titans open the regular season hosting New England on September 9th.
Meanwhile, Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt learned Thursday he will serve a one game suspension for his off the field troubles this summer. Britt was recently placed on the active roster following arthoscopic surgery on both knees.
Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips says he’s not worried about Sunday’s weather forecast, which calls for rain from tropical storm Issac to be over Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
Phillips says to the Lexington Herald Leader whether rain, cold, snow, heat, ice, the Wildcats will be ready to play against 25th rated Louisville. Kickoff is set for 2:30, with pre game coverage at 1 on Lite 98.7.
It appears Kentucky has become the front runner for former Xavier basketball player Dez Wells, who was reportedly on campus Wednesday afternoon. A source close to Wells tells CBS Sports.com he could commit to Kentucky, but hasn’t as of this morning. One question which remains would be if he would be eligible to play this season.
The NCAA has to make that determination, and with the fact Wells was expelled from Xavier after being arrested on sexual assault charges last week, it would appear unlikely the waiver would be granted, meaning Wells would have to sit out a year.
Major League Baseball action has Milwaukee at Chicago this afternoon, with St. Louis at Washington this evening.
The NFL pre season ends tonight with 13 games on the schedule including the Tennessee Titans hosting the New Orleans Saints at 6 at LP Field.
Thursday’s High School Sports Schedule
Football: West Kentucky Star.com reports because of the threat of heavy rains from tropical storm Issac, at least two football games in western Kentucky are being played this evening instead of Friday night. Lone Oak plays at Marshall County and Reidland entertains Fulton County.
Volleyball: Christian County travels to Madisonville, Hopkinsville goes to Webster County, Todd Central hosts Logan County, Trigg County entertains Crittenden County, Caldwell County welcomes Hopkins Central.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville entertains Calloway County, Caldwell County hosts Fort Campbell, Trigg County at Murray, Dawson Springs at Madisonville, Logan County hosts Muhlenberg County, Todd Central hosts Franklin Simpson.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville goes to Rossview, Todd Central travels to Webster County, Hopkins Central hosts Muhlenberg County, Dawson Springs goes to Crittenden County.
College Football: The regular season begins this evening with a number of games, including Vanderbilt playing its home and Southeastern Conference opener against 9th ranked South Carolina.
There’s three games involving Ohio Valley Conference teams this evening. Tennessee Tech hosts Hampton, Southeast Missouri at Central Michigan and Eastern Illinois hosts Southern Illinois.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal and Lexington Herald Leader report former Xavier basketball player Dez Wells will visit the University of Kentucky today. Wells was expelled from Xavier last week after being arrested on sexual assault charges which he was not indicted for earlier this week.
The Herald Leader says Wells could even be eligible to play this season, but that is a question the NCAA would have to answer. Wells averaged 9.8 points and almost five rebounds per game in his freshman season at Xavier.
The Courier Journal reports Louisville guard Peyton Siva was named to the first team Blue Ribbon Yearbook All American team. Siva guided the Cardinals to the Final Four last season averaging 9.1 points and was named the most outstanding player of the Big East tournament. Also making the first five was Indiana University’s Cody Zeller, who averaged almost 16 points per game last year.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans play their final pre season game this evening hosting the New Orleans Saints at 6 pm at LP Field. Last night, Tampa Bay lost to Washington 30-3, with former Christian County standout Keith Tandy recording nine tackles to lead the Buccanners.
Sports Tonight with Todd Hamilton comes your way this evening at 5:06 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com. This evening’s guests include Christian County volleyball coach Rick Erickson, previews of the Hopkinsville-Greenwood and Christian County-Henderson County football games and previews of the upcoming football season for Austin Peay and Murray State.
West Kentucky Star.com reports one high school football game this week in western Kentucky is being moved to Thursday night because of expected heavy rains Friday from Hurricane Issac. Lone Oak and Marshall County will play their game Thursday night at 7 in Benton.
Murray State’s women’s basketball schedule has been released. The Lady Racers will open the season November 9th hosting Western Kentucky as part of a doubleheader with the men’s team who will meet Brescia. The Lady Racers will host Indiana of the Big 10 three days later, with other games including 2012 WNIT runner up James Madison and Missouri, along with games against Southern Illinois and Evansville.
CBS Sports.com reports former Xavier basketball player Dez Wells is considering Louisville as one of the schools he may transfer to along with Memphis and Texas. Wells was dismissed from the school last week after being accused of sexual assault, of which he was not indicted earlier this week.
Major League Baseball this afternoon has Cincinnati at Arizona, with St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Atlanta at San Diego and the Chicago Cubs hosting Milwaukee this evening.
Three pre season games are on the schedule this evening in the NFL including Keith Tandy and Tampa Bay at Washington, New England is at the NY Giants and Miami is at Dallas.