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.
Golf: The 2012 Kentucky Open begins today at Traditions Golf Club in Hebron and several local golfers are in the field. Hopkinsville’s Mitchell Moore, Paul Sansom of Russellville and Tyler Mitchell of Cadiz are among those competing in the event.
University Heights golf teams were in action Monday.
Boys: UHA played at Lakeshore Golf Club and tied with Madisonville at 157, with Hopkins Central third with 166. The Blazers were led by Tadd Switzer 37, Austin Knight 38, Cameron Allen 39, Hendley Traughber 43 and Adam Stone 44.
Girls: The Lady Blazers lost to Madisonville 79-104 at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club. Anna Moore led the Lady Blazers with 43.
Former University Heights and University of Tennessee basketballer Scotty Hopson says the international game is much different than the game in the US. Hopson says he will workout for several NBA teams in the next few weeks. If there are no takers, Hopson says he plans to return to play again in Greece.
College Football: Austin Peay opened its fall camp Monday, with two players who missed last season happy to be back on the field. The Leaf Chronicle reports Dontavious Brown and Tremond Robinson suffered season ending injuries during last year’s fall camp. The Governors will put the pads on for the first time Friday and have a scrimmage game next week.
The Tennessean reports Nashville has been asked to bid on the Champions Bowl, which features teams from the SEC and the Big 12. The new bowl will take place after the 2014 season on New Year’s Day. Nashville Sports Council president Scott Ramsey says it’s flattering they have been asked to bid, but doesn’t know if they will. Dallas and Atlanta have also expressed interest in the game, with the bid deadline set for August 22nd.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons held a joint workout Monday in Dalton, GA. The Tennessean says Titans coaches were pleased with the offensive play overall, even if the workout did not shed light on if Matt Hasselbeck or Jake Locker should be the starting quarterback.
Hasselbeck was 13 of 17 with two interceptions, while Locker went 10 of 14. The Titans play their first pre season game Saturday at Seattle.
Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt met with NFL officials in New York Monday over his latest off field incident. The Titans wide receiver was picked up on DUI charges at Fort Campbell last month. No decision on whether Britt will be punished was made.
Former University Heights and University of Tennessee basketball standout Scotty Hopson says numerous NBA teams are showing interest in him and he will be working out for some of them in the next few weeks. Hopson would not say what teams he’s talking to, but says if it does not work out, he will return overseas to play next season. Hopson is back in town for a few days after playing this past season in Greece.
Major League Baseball action this evening has St. Louis hosting San Francisco, Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Atlanta at Philadelphia and the Chicago Cubs continue their West Coast swing at San Diego.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is in New York today meeting with NFL officials about his recent DUI arrest at Fort Campbell. Britt had his first disciplinary meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last year and promised to clean up his behavior after eight run ins with the law since being drafted in 2009. Britt who is rehabbing from three knee surgeries since last fall, is currently on the physically unable to perform list.
Austin Peay is having its first day of fall football workouts today, while its first game opponent Western Kentucky is reporting to fall camp. The Governors and Hilltoppers will play September 1st in Bowling Green.
Sports Illustrated writer Rob Dauster has offered ten breakout players for the upcoming college basketball season, with two of them in Kentucky. Dauster says Kentucky’s Kyle Wiltjer and Louisville’s Wayne Blackshear are on the list. Both will be sophomores this coming season.
Tee times have been set for the first two days of the PGA Championship, which begins Thursday at The Ocean Course at Kiwah Island. Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker will play with Zach Johnson and Luke Donald the first two days, with tee times at 12:30 Hopkinsville time Thursday afternoon and at 7:20 Friday morning.
Defending champ Keegan Bradley will play with Tiger Woods and Martin Kaymer the first two days, while Phil Mickelson is paired with Padraig Harrington and Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III.
The 2012 Kentucky Open begins tomorrow at the Traditions Golf Club in Hebron. Murray State senior to be and US Amateur qualifier Patrick Newcomb is among those in the field.