Mid Continent University officials have announced the school’s athletic teams will be leaving the Trans South Conference for the American Midwest Conference. The Mayfield school has been in the Trans South Conference for the last seven seasons. Mid Continent will begin competition in the American Midwest Conference in the 2013-14 school year, becoming the 11th member of the AMC.
University of Kentucky defensive coordinator Rick Minter says former Christian County football standout Malcom McDuffen is competing for one of the linebacker positions on the Wildcat defense. Minter tells the Lexington Herald Leader there are several guys pushing for the starting spot.
The Bowling Green Daily News reports two players are no longer part of Western Kentucky’s Lady Topper basketball program. Junior guard Ellen Sholtes was dismissed from the program today. Sholtes started 11 games last season and averaged 3.5 points per game. No reason was given for Sholtes’ dismissal.
WKU also announced that walk on guard Zoe Sibalich has also left the program. In all, five players have either left or been dismissed since Michelle Clark-Heard took over the program in March.
NFL: Peyton Manning will see his first in game action since 2010 as the Denver Broncos meet the Chicago Bears in pre season action tonight at Soldier Field. Other games have Washington at Buffalo, Baltimore at Atlanta, New Orleans at New England, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia and Green Bay at San Diego.
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson tells the Tennessean he can run with Olympic champion Usain Bolt. Despite being wowed by Bolt, Johnson says he would be up to the challenge if the two met in a 40 yard dash. Even with his proclamation, Johnson says he has the utmost respect for the world’s fastest man.
MLB: Matinee action has St. Louis hosting San Francisco, while Cincinnati begins a series tonight at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.
High School Volleyball: Hopkinsville goes to Madisonville, University Heights entertains Fort Campbell, Todd Central welcomes Trigg County, Russellville hosts Monroe County, Logan County at Warren Central, Hopkins Central hosts Muhlenberg County, Crittenden County entertains Webster County.
High School Football: Tickets remain on sale at Christian County High School for the Colonels games in the Montgomery County Jamboree Saturday night at Governors Stadium at Austin Peay. Tickets are $5 each for the games which have the Colonels playing Ravenwood at 7:15 and Northeast at 8 pm.
Hopkinsville High will host Owensboro at the high school practice field at 7 pm Friday. That comes after the “Meet the Tigers” night for all fall teams at 5 pm at Tiger Gym.
College Football: Louisville had its media day Wednesday. Coach Charlie Strong says the Cardinals are aiming high this fall after being picked to win the Big East Conference. Strong said to the media the expectations are out there and there’s no way the Cardinals can hide from them. Louisville tied for a share of the Big East title last season.
College Basketball: Kentucky freshman to be Nerlens Noel says he will be eligible to play for the Wildcats this season. Noel told CBS Sports.com Wednesday he has been cleared academically. Noel reclassified from the junior to the senior class in the middle of last year. Because of the move, he had to do additional course work this summer to meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
The ESPN Gameday Crew will visit Rupp Arena for a Kentucky basketball game this season. The Wildcats game with Missouri February 23rd has been selected for an 8 pm Hopkinsville time tipoff, with the Gameday Crew doing pre game shows that day.
It appears Murray State may have its final basketball game for its 2012-13 schedule wrapped up. WPSD-Paducah reported on its website Wednesday Old Dominion could be coming to the CFSB Center this season as part of a home and home series. If or when it’s official, look for the game to be scheduled between the November 27th home date with Lipscomb and the December 8th game at Evansville.
Golf: Hopkinsville’s Mitchell Moore fired his second straight 73 for a two day total of 146 at the Kentucky Open in Hebron. Moore enters the final round tied for 22nd. Tyler Mitchell of Cadiz came back with a 70 yesterday for a 148 total, which ties him for 30th place. Louisville’s Keith Ohr has a one shot lead on Bowling Green’s Adam Gary heading into today’s final round.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported Wednesday Western Kentucky University is placing a bid to host the 2014 NCAA Division One Golf Championships. Olde Stone Golf Club in Bowling Green has hosted the 2009 and 2012 regionals. An announcement who will receive the bid is expected by November 1st.
NFL: Kenny Britt is continuing to add fuel to his fire concerning his off the field activities. The Tennessee Titan wide receiver posted a picture online via Instagram of a form he received Wednesday where he was fined over $9,000 for missing a injury rehab session.
Meanwhile, the Tennessean reports Britt told reporters earlier in the day he is worried he may be fined by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his recent arrest on DUI charges at Fort Campbell. Britt met with Goodell Monday in New York, the second time the two men have met in a year.
On the field, coach Mike Munchak may decide today if Matt Hasselbeck or Jake Locker will start the Titans pre season game Saturday at Seattle.
WPSD-TV reports on its website Murray State may have its final game for its upcoming men’s basketball schedule. Coach Steve Prohm says all signs point to Old Dominion coming first to the CFSB Center as part of a home and home series. If or when the game is finalized, look for it to be played between the November 27th game with Lipscomb and the December 8th game at Evansville.
Kentucky Sports Radio.com citing multiple reports says University of Central Florida basketball player Keith Clanton is considering transferring after the Golden Knights were banned from post season play by NCAA sanctions. Clanton—who will be a senior this year—is reportedly considering Kentucky and Florida State. The 6-9 front line player averaged 14.5 points and just over 8 rebounds last season.
It was announced Tuesday Kentucky’s November 29th basketball game with Notre Dame, part of the SEC-Big East challenge will tip off from South Bend at 6 pm Hopkinsville time.
Murray State softball coach Kara Amundson has announced two new assistants are joining her staff. Ashley Gilland comes to Murray from Northern Iowa, where she was an assistant the last two years. Ashley McClain comes to the Lady Racer program after a successful four year playing career at Florida International. McClain was a three time selection on the All Sun Belt first team during her career with the Golden Panthers.
The Tennessean reports Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz has been in touch with Phoenix Coyote free agent forward Shane Doan. Trotz says if Doan cannot get a new deal with the Coyotes, Nashville is on the short list. The Arizona Republic reports Doan has visited with the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers.
Team USA plays basketball this afternoon at the Summer Olympics in London. The Americans face Australia in the quarterfinals at 4:15 this afternoon.
Also, the gold medal women’s beach volleyball match takes place this afternoon at 3 local time as Misty May-Treanor and Kerry Walsh-Jennings play fellow Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross. May-Treanor and Walsh-Jennings have won the last two Olympic gold medals.
Major League Baseball has an afternoon game between Cincinnati and Milwaukee, a late afternoon game between the Chicago Cubs and San Diego and evening games have St. Louis hosting San Francisco and Atlanta at Philadelphia.
High School Volleyball: Hopkinsville opened the season with a two sets to none win over Russellville, Trigg County defeated Webster County three sets to none.
High School Golf: Christian County, Hopkinsville and University Heights had a match Tuesday at the Links at Novadell. Hopkinsville had a 156 team score, with UHA at 157 and Christian County 170. UHA’s Cameron Allen was medalist with 35, TJ Ferry led Christian County with 37 and TJ Janes led Hopkinsville with 38.
High School Football: Tickets are on sale at Christian County High School for $5 each for Christian County’s football games in the Montgomery County Jamboree Saturday night in Clarksville. The Colonels meet Ravenwood High School at 7:15 and Northeast at 8 pm at Governors Stadium at Austin Peay.
Hopkinsville High will scrimmage Owensboro at 7 pm Friday at the school’s practice field. Also Friday evening, the “Meet the Tigers” event for all fall sports will take place at 5 pm at Tiger Gym.
College Football: The Lexington Herald Leader reports the University of Kentucky has returned more than 2,000 of its allotted tickets for its season opening football game at Louisville on September 2nd. A news release sent out by Louisville says those tickets will be on sale for Cardinals season ticket holders beginning this morning. The tickets will be $50 each with a maximum of four tickets sold per account.
Kentucky coach Joker Phillips tells the Lexington Herald Leader freshmen wide receivers Demarcus Sweat and AJ Legree are catching on quickly and says they will have to contribute this season. Kentucky will need help catching the football, as they averaged only 135 yards a game last season.
College Basketball: Austin Peay is back on the court as a team, more than two months ahead of schedule. The Governors are preparing to play in Canada next week. The Governors leave August 17th to begin a three game exhibition series in Toronto at Seneca College.
Golf: Louisville’s John Bachman is the leader after a four under par 68 at the Kentucky Open which began in Hebron Tuesday. Former Murray State golfer Cameron Carrico is tied for second at 69, while Murray State senior to be Patrick Newcomb is tied for 15th with a level par 72.
Hopkinsville’s Mitchell Moore is tied for 25th with a one over 73, Tyler Mitchell of Cadiz shot a six over 78, Russellville’s Paul Sansom withdrew from the event.
University of Alabama freshman to be Emma Talley of Princeton failed to make the match play portion of the US Women’s Amateur being played at The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio.
Talley fired her second consecutive 75 in the stroke play portion Tuesday for a two day total of 150, missing the cut by one stroke. The top 64 are playing the match play portion beginning today.
The 2012 high school volleyball season begins for the Hopkinsville Lady Tigers this evening as they travel to Russellville. Also in action this evening: Trigg County meets Webster County, Hopkins Central hosts Daviess County, Crittenden County is at McLean County.
Tickets are on sale for $5 for Christian County’s football games in the Montgomery County Jamboree Saturday night in Clarksville. The Colonels meet Ravenwood High School at 7:15 and Northeast at 8 pm at Governors Stadium at Austin Peay.
Hopkinsville hosts Owensboro in its lone scrimmage Friday night at Hopkinsville High, with the regular season to begin next week.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports the University of Kentucky has returned more than 2,000 of its allotted tickets for its season opening football game at Louisville on September 2nd.
A news release sent out by Louisville says those tickets will be on sale for Cardinals season ticket holders beginning tomorrow morning. The tickets will be $50 each with a maximum of four tickets sold per account.
Kentucky coach Joker Phillips says he won’t likely make a decision about the Wildcats starting quarterback until after an August 18th scrimmage game. Max Smith, Morgan Newton and true freshman Patrick Towles are among those battling for the starting job.
CBS Sports.com reports that Kentucky coach John Calipari is the sixth underrated coach in college basketball. The survey finds Fran Dunphy of Temple is the most underrated, with Belmont coach Rick Byrd third in the poll. Kansas coach Bill Self is ranked fourth, while West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is ranked 8th.
Major League Baseball this evening has St. Louis hosting San Francisco, Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Atlanta at Philadelphia and the Chicago Cubs at San Diego.
The US Women’s basketball team won in the quarterfinal round of the London Olympics defeating Canada 91-48. Diana Taurasi led five US players in double figures with 15 points. The Americans will play either Austraila or China in the semifinals.