High School Basketball: Many games around the area were cancelled last night due to the threat of winter weather, however, there were just a few games that were played.
Girls: Franklin Simpson defeated Greenwood 59-42, Warren Central over North Hardin 59-40, Marshall County defeated Massac County, IL 53-41 at the Marshall County Hoopfest.
Boys: Greenwood over Franklin Simpson 47-39.
Hopkinsville’s season opening boys game at Russellville was cancelled and has been rescheduled for January 6th.
Todd Central’s boy/girl doubleheader with Logan County scheduled for this evening has been postponed until a later date. Also, Todd Central’s boy/girl doubleheader scheduled for tomorrow night at Hopkins Central has been postponed.
Trigg County and Crittenden County were to play a boy/girl doubleheader this evening, however it has been cancelled with no make up date announced. Caldwell County was to meet Madisonville in a girls game this evening, however it has also been cancelled.
High School Football: As of now, the Russell Athletic-Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl scheduled to begin today at Western Kentucky University will go on. The Class A game between Mayfield and Williamsburg will kickoff at 11 am, with the 3-A game between Belfry and Wayne County scheduled for 3 pm.
However, there is a possibility the 6-A championship game between Scott County and Meade County scheduled for 7 pm this evening could be moved. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association says a decision will be made by at least 9 am local time this morning.
A news release which came out of the Scott County school system yesterday indicated if the game was not played this evening, it would be played Sunday afternoon. However, an official decision has not been made.
College Football: 19th ranked Louisville had to go to an extra period for the second straight year in defeating Cincinnati 31-24. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was 23-37 for 255 yards and three touchdowns, with two coming in the fourth quarter. The Cardinals finish the regular season 11-1, with the only loss coming to Central Florida, who claims the first American Athletic Conference championship.
College Basketball: Vanderbilt defeated Marshall 69-67 in Nashville. The Commodores go to 5-3 on the season with the victory.
Tonight’s action includes Kentucky meeting Baylor in a men’s/women’s doubleheader at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX with coverage of both games beginning at 5 pm on Lite 98.7.
NHL: The Nashville Predators lost their fourth game in a row and the finale in a home stand to Carolina 5-2 last night. The Predators return to action tomorrow night at the Washington Capitals, with coverage of the game at 6 on News/Talk WHOP.
Due to the threat of winter weather this evening, Hopkinsville High's basketball games have been cancelled. The Tigers were scheduled to open the season at Russellville, while the Lady Tigers were to host Murray High.
Defending 2nd region champion Hopkinsville will open its boys basketball season at Russellville this evening. However, the start time has been changed as it will be a varsity only game in Russellville at 6 pm due to the threat of winter weather. Coverage of the game with the Heritage Bank pre game show begins at 5:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Again we remind you that Hopkinsville's girls game with Murray at Tiger Gym will be a varsity only game at 6pm. The game was originally scheduled to be played tomorrow night, but was moved because of the winter weather threat.
High School Football: The Kentucky High School Athletic Association issued a statement this morning saying they are monitoring the weather situation related to the Russell Athletics-Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl championships which are scheduled to begin tomorrow at Western Kentucky University.
As of now, the Class A game between Mayfield and Willamsburg at 11 am and the Class 3-A game between Belfry and Wayne County at 3 pm will be played as scheduled, however, a decision on whether the 6-A game between Scott County and Meade County will be played will not be made until at least 9 am Bowling Green time tomorrow.
However, as of now, it will be played at 7 pm tomorrow night, but could change due to the weather. As the KHSAA passes along more information, we will make it available.
College Basketball: Another group watching the weather is the Kentucky basketball teams who are scheduled to meet Baylor in a men’s/women’s doubleheader in Dallas tomorrow night.
Forecasters are calling for widespread icing in the Dallas area this evening, and with that fans and some media are making adjustments in their travel plans. Coverage of the games from AT&T Stadium begins at 5 tomorrow afternoon on Lite 98.7.
There’s one game to note this evening as Vanderbilt hosts Marshall at Memorial Gym in Nashville.
College Football: The Keg of Nails and a share of the American Athletic Conference championship with a victory are on the line this evening as 19th ranked Louisville plays at Cincinnati. It will be the last time the teams play as members of the same conference as Louisville heads to the Atlantic Coast Conference next year.
NFL: Week 14 opens tonight with a pair of AFC South squads squaring off, as the 2-10 Houston Texans travel to Jacksonville to take on the 3-9 Jaguars. Jacksonville will be looking to secure its third straight win and fourth in its last five games, while Houston will be hoping to halt its franchise-worst 10-game losing streak. These teams met back in Week 12, with Jacksonville claiming a 13-6 victory in Houston.
MLB: New Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price has announced Jay Bell will be the Reds bench coach next season. Bell comes to Cincinnati from Pittsburgh where he was the Pirates hitting coach last season. The Pirates eliminated the Reds in a one game playoff in the 2013 season.
Minor League Baseball: A source tells WHOP Sports there are no planned changes other than ownership of the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Multiple reports Wednesday stated the Hot Rods have been sold to a new investor, with an announcement to be made in the near future.
The Class A Midwest League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays will continue to play in Bowling Green. The Hot Rods completed their fifth season in Bowling Green Ballpark in 2013.
High School Basketball
Girls: Hopkinsville entertains Murray this evening in a varsity only game at 6 pm. The game was to be played Friday night, but has been moved to this evening because of the winter weather threat.
Other games this evening have Hopkins Central at Union County, Greenwood hosts Franklin Simpson, Livingston Central at Community Christian, Webster County goes to Graves County and Paducah Tilghman at Carlisle County.
Boys: The defending 2nd region champion Hopkinsville Tigers open the season at Russellville, with the Heritage Bank pregame show at 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games have Caldwell County hosting Fort Campbell, Dawson Springs entertains Lyon County, Madisonville welcomes Union County, Greenwood hosts Franklin Simpson, Paducah Tilghman at Carlisle County, Marshall County hosts Dyersburg, TN and Henderson County meets St. Mary at the Marshall County Hoopfest.
College Basketball: Montrezl Harrell led Louisville with 14 points as the 6th ranked Cardinals defeated Missouri-Kansas City 90-62 last night. Chane Behanan added a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds. Louisville had five players score in double figures.
Murray State edged Evansville 65-63 behind 20 points from Jeffery Moss, who hit a three pointer to break a 61-61 tie with 51 seconds remaining. Cameron Payne added 14 points for the 3-5 Racers.
East Tennessee defeated Austin Peay 80-74. The 4-4 Governors got 20 points from Travis Betran and 13 points and nine rebounds from Chris Horton.
Women’s action saw Austin Peay fall to Middle Tennessee 69-43 and Xavier edged Murray State 70-66.
A University of Louisville spokesperson says women’s player Antonita Slaughter is okay and undergoing more testing today. Slaughter collapsed in the second half of Louisville’s Tuesday night win over Missouri State and was hospitalized.
College Football: Fresh off his first season as Kentucky football coach, Mark Stoops will make an appearance today on Kentucky Sports Radio. He will be on in the 10 am hour locally, which you can hear on News/Talk WHOP.
19th ranked Louisville can clinch a share of the American Athletic Conference title with a win this evening at Cincinnati as the teams meet in Nippert Stadium.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods are reportedly being sold. Multiple reports Wednesday indicated the identity of the new ownership group has not been revealed, but the Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays of the Midwest League will remain in Bowling Green.
The team had been owned by New England native Art Solomon. The Hot Rods just completed their fifth season at Bowling Green Ballpark.
NHL: The Nashville Predators look to snap a three game home losing streak as they host the Carolina Hurricanes this evening. First puck drops at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.