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.
Sports Tonight with Todd Hamilton airs at 5:06 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com. Guests include Christian County volleyball coach Rick Erickson and previews of the Hopkinsville-Greenwood and Christian County-Henderson County football games.
High School Sports Results from Tuesday
Volleyball: Bowling Green over Logan County 3 sets to 1, Union County defeated Crittenden County 3 sets to 1.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville defeated Lone Oak 3-0, Fort Campbell edged Graves County 3-2, Logan County shuts out Butler County 7-0, Madisonville and Marshall County tied at 2.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville rolled over Trigg County 11-1, Todd Central shut out Hopkins Central 5-0, Union County over Webster County 5-2, Caldwell County shut out Heath 3-0.
Golf: Hopkinsville defeated Trigg County in boys action 154 to 171. Hopkinsville’s Jack Gardner was medalist with 33, Wade Perry carded a 39. Trigg County was led by Nick Choate who had 36.
Girls: Hopkinsville defeated Trigg County 148-156, with Dacie Bolton leading the Lady Tigers with 45, Madison Chaney led Trigg County with 43.
High School Football: Bluegrass Preps.com has released its weekly polls.
Class A: Mayfield is number one, with Russellville 5th.
Class 2A: Somerset is first, Owensboro Catholic 3rd, Murray 5th.
Class 3A: Louisville Central is at the top, Paducah Tilghman 3rd, Fort Campbell 6th.
Class 4A: Highlands is number one, with Lone Oak ranked 8th.
Class 5A: Bowling Green is first, Warren Central 3rd, Christian County 9th and Graves County 10th.
Class 6A: Trinity is on top, with Henderson County ranked 10th.
College Football: The newest member of Tennessee Tech’s football team says failed drug tests led to his departure from the University of Tennessee. Wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers spoke with the media Tuesday for the first time since his suspension last week.
Rogers said he did some dumb and immature things. He will dress tomorrow night when Tech opens the season against Hampton, but coach Watson Brown says he’s not sure if Rogers will play. Coach Brown also says Rogers behavior will be more closely monitored than any other player.
College Basketball: Austin Peay has added another player to its roster. The school announced Tuesday Travis Betran signed just before the beginning of the fall semester. Betran is a 6-3 guard from Harlem, NY who averaged 16.3 points per game last season for Kilgore Community College.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans have taken wide receiver Kenny Britt off the physically unable to perform list. The Tennessean reports Britt passed a physical Tuesday and will be added to the active roster today. Britt will not play in the pre season finale Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints. Britt is returning from rehab of both surgically repaired knees.
High School Football: The Associated Press has released its weekly polls.
Class A: Mayfield is first this week, with Russellville 9th.
Class 2A: Newport Central Catholic is 1st, with Murray High 5th and Caldwell County receiving votes.
Class 3A: Louisville Central is number 1, Paducah Tilghman 3rd, Fort Campbell tied for 5th.
Class 4A: Highlands is number one, with Lone Oak 8th.
Class 5A: Bowling Green is first, Warren Central 3rd, Christian County 6th and Hopkinsville’s next opponent Greenwood is 10th.
Class 6A: Trinity is at the top, with Christian County’s next opponent Henderson County 10th.
College Football: University of Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray tells the Knoxville News Sentinel the Vols have an offense that’s been together for three years and they are going to be good and does not lack for confidence. The Vols open the season Friday night against North Carolina State at the Georgia Dome.
While we’re speaking of Vols athletics, the school issued a news release Monday saying they are not in good financial shape for the just completed fiscal year. The department operated at almost a four million dollar deficit last fiscal year, taking in $106.4 million, while spending $110.4 million.
The school also had to dip into its financial reserves last year and now has just $2 million. The athletics department has also had to slash some positions to help with finances.
College Basketball: Murray State men’s program has been ranked 28th in ESPN’s 50 in 50 project which ranks the top 50 college programs in the last 50 years. Western Kentucky is ranked 30th, while Kentucky is ranked 3rd and Louisville 6th. North Carolina is ranked 1st.
Major League Baseball tonight has St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Milwaukee at the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati at Arizona and Atlanta at San Diego.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports baseball commissioner Bud Selig is expected in Minneapolis tomorrow to make an announcement concerning the 2014 All Star Game. Target Field has never hosted the game, with the last being at the Metrodome in 1985.