College Basketball: Tennessee defeated The Citadel 86-60. Jordan McRae had 20 points to lead the Volunteers, who were 7 of 13 from three point range. Tennessee is now 2-1 on the season.
Sophomore guard Tiasha Gray had the first triple-double in Austin Peay women’s history as the Lady Governors defeated Trevecca 98-77. Gray had 13 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in the victory. Austin Peay is now 2-2 on the season and hosts Evansville Saturday night at 7 pm.
Tonight’s games: Kentucky goes for its 4th win of the season as the 4th ranked Wildcats host Texas Arlington. The Mavericks bring a 2-2 record into this evening’s game. Pre game coverage from Rupp Arena begins at 5 on Lite 98.7.
Other games have 3rd ranked Louisville meeting Hartford, Murray State hosts Bethel University, Austin Peay welcomes Southern Illinois, former Christian County star Anthony Hickey, Jr. and LSU host New Orleans and Vanderbilt plays at Butler.
Women’s action has Western Kentucky at Southeast Missouri.
Following last week’s loss to Michigan State, Kentucky took a small tumble in both major polls. The Wildcats are 4th in the Associated Press poll and 5th in the USA Today Coaches poll. Louisville is 2nd in the USA Today poll and 3rd in the Associated Press poll. Michigan State moved to the top spot in both polls.
Louisville junior guard Kevin Ware has had a court date rescheduled. Ware-who was the inspiration for the Cardinals in their national championship run last spring after breaking his leg in an NCAA tournament game against Duke-was scheduled to appear in Barren Circuit Court Monday after being pulled over late last month on speeding charges.
Ware was reportedly driving 95 miles an hour in a construction zone. The new court date is set for November 25th.
College Football: Kentucky is 2-8 on the season and even though there’s no chance to make a bowl game, coach Mark Stoops said Monday he wants his team to win now. Stoops said the team has a good work ethic and attitude.
Stoops also talked a bit about 2014 recruiting and where he believes the program is headed for the future. He said the team needed players that could help in all phases of the game and believes the next couple of recruiting classes are helping in that. Kentucky travels to Georgia Saturday, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
The Southeastern Conference announced Monday Kentucky’s season finale November 30th against Tennessee will be a night game. It will kick off at 6 pm Hopkinsville time.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans signed another quarterback Monday. John Skelton will join the fold with current starter Ryan Fitzpatrick and become the back up signal caller.
Skelton played from 2010-12 with the Arizona Cardinals, then was claimed by Cincinnati on waivers earlier this year, and was signed last month by the San Francisco 49ers who put Skelton back on waivers a week later. The Titans are without starter Jake Locker for the remainder of the season due to a right foot injury.
While we’re on the Titans, former linebacker Frank Chamberlain died Sunday at the age of 35. Chamberlain succumbed to brain cancer. Chamberlain was a 5th round pick of the Titans in 2000 and played two seasons in Nashville.
NHL: The Nashville Predators look for their second win in as many games as they travel to face the Detroit Red Wings this evening. Coverage of the game begins at 6:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
MLB: Join Marty and Thom Brennaman for the Reds Hot Stove League talk show this evening. The program begins at 5:06 on News/Talk WHOP.
College Basketball: Kentucky coach John Calipari has his first call in show of the season this evening at 6 on Lite 98.7. The Wildcats return to action tomorrow night hosting Texas Arlington at Rupp Arena, with pre game coverage at 5 on Lite 98.7.
Games this evening in the region include Tennessee hosting The Citadel in men’s action, while the Austin Peay Lady Governors host Trevecca.
Top 25 men’s games this evening include 2nd ranked Michigan State hosting Portland, 4th ranked Duke welcomes UNC Asheville, 5th ranked Arizona hosts Farleigh Dickinson, 7th ranked Syracuse entertains St. Francis, 10th ranked Florida welcomes Southern University and 24th ranked UCLA hosts Sacramento State.
Sports Business Journal reports in an “unprecedented move”, there will be three different telecast versions of the 2014 Final Four national semifinal games. TBS will have the “traditional” broadcast with Jim Nantz, Steve Kerr, Greg Anthony and Tracy Wolfson.
TNT and truTV will have different announce crews specific to the schools that are playing in those games. CBS will have the national championship game April 7th. The 2014 Final Four will be at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.
College Football: Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has his weekly call in show at 5 this evening on Lite 98.7. Following John Calipari’s call in show at 6, Big Blue Weekly will be heard at 7 on Lite 98.7, with the Cats Pause call in show at 8 on News/Talk WHOP.
Kentucky plays at Georgia Saturday evening, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
NFL: The red hot Carolina Panthers host the New England Patriots in the final week 11 game this evening on Monday Night Football. The Panthers bring a five game win streak into the game and stand at 6-3 good for second place in the NFC South, while the Patriots have won two games in a row and are at 7-2 and atop the AFC East.
The Miami Dolphins will be under the microscope this week, as the investigation into the club's workplace conduct in the wake of the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin incident continues. NFL special investigator Ted Wells will be in South Florida to talk with Dolphins players, coaches and other personnel. He has essentially issued a gag order for all involved. Wells says the Dolphins have been very cooperative during this investigation.
MLB: Reports indicate NY Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is joining his team of lawyers in New York today as the appeal of his 211 game suspension begins. A-Rod will reportedly meet with baseball officials before at some point making his case to an arbitrator.
College Basketball: Top ranked Kentucky started an all freshman lineup and got revenge from last year’s first round loss in the NIT in rolling to an easy 87-49 win over Robert Morris Sunday. Rookie Aaron Harrison had 19 of his 28 points in the first half in leading the Wildcats to their third win of the season.
James Young and Julius Randle each added 10 points for the Wildcats who return to action tomorrow night hosting Texas Arlington. Pre game coverage begins at 5 pm on Lite 98.7.
Coach John Calipari will have his first basketball call in show of the season beginning at 6 this evening also on Lite 98.7.
Women’s action: 7th ranked Kentucky improved to 4-0 on the season with a 96-74 victory over Central Michigan. 5th ranked Louisville won the WNIT championship with a 97-92 overtime win at Oklahoma, 4th ranked Tennessee defeated Georgia Tech 87-76 and Marquette over Vanderbilt 82-77.
Tonight’s games: Tennessee faces The Citadel in men’s action. Women’s action has Austin Peay facing Trevecca.
Former LSU basketball star and later its athletics director, Joe Dean Sr., died Sunday at the age of 83. From 1969-1987, he was a television analyst on Southeastern Conference games and became known for the saying “String Music” describing the basketball going through the net.
College Football: Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has his call in show at 5 this evening on Lite 98.7. Big Blue Sports Weekly airs at 7 on Lite 98.7, with the Cats Pause call in show at 8 on News/Talk WHOP.
Kentucky plays Saturday night at Georgia, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Even with a win over Houston Saturday, Louisville slipped to 21st in this week’s Associated Press poll, however, the Cards are 15th in the USA Today Coaches poll.
High School Football: There’s still a few Western Kentucky teams moving on to regional championship play in the Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl this Friday night.
Class 5-A: Bowling Green travels to Graves County
Class 2-A: Caldwell County hosts Murray
Class A: Russellville travels to Mayfield
Class 3-A: Paducah Tighman hosts South Warren
Class 4-A: Franklin Simpson travels to Owensboro
High School Basketball: Heritage Christian Academy’s boys team opened its season this weekend in the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association Tip Off Classic at North Hardin Christian.
The defending KCAA state champions lost their opening game to Holy Angels Academy 57-46 Friday night and lost again on Saturday to Wesley Christian 73-40. Dillion Folz of HCA was named to the All Tournament team.
High School Football: Christian County saw its football season come to an end following a 48-7 loss to Bowling Green last night. The Purples built up a 21-0 lead at the end of the first period and rolled to their 41st consecutive victory in improving to 11-0 on the season. The Colonels ended the season 5-7.
Elsewhere last night: In Class 5-A, Graves County defeated Warren Central 28-27 in double overtime.
Class 3-A: South Warren defeated Fort Campbell 48-16 and Paducah Tilghman routed Monroe County 49-6.
Class 2-A: Caldwell County rolled over Union County 56-34 and Murray defeated Owensboro Catholic 37-20.
Class A: Russellville defeated Bethlehem 50-10 and Mayfield shut out Louisville Holy Cross 35-0.
Class 4-A: Owensboro advanced with a 54-19 win over Warren East and Franklin Simpson defeated Madisonville 21-6.
Class 6-A: Central Hardin ended McCracken County’s season 34-23 and Meade County blanked Henderson County 28-0.
College Football: Vanderbilt could easily overlook Kentucky today as the two teams battle in Nashville. However, becoming bowl eligible for the third straight season is on the mind of the Commodores coming into this game. Last week, Vandy defeated Florida for the first time since 1945 in Gainesville and snapped a 22 game losing streak to the Gators. Pre game coverage begins at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7
Elsewhere today: 20th ranked Louisville hosts Houston. Ohio Valley Conference action includes Austin Peay at Southeast Missouri and Murray State plays Tennessee State at LP Field in Nashville.
Last night’s scores: Kevin Ware returned to third ranked Louisville’s lineup and had five points and three rebounds in 13 minutes as the Cardinals won their 19th straight game defeating Cornell 99-54. Chane Behanan had a double-double for Louisville with 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Cardinals improved to 3-0 on the season.
Murray State fell at Old Dominion 70-60. Freshman Cameron Payne led the Racers with 17 points. Murray State is now 1-2 on the season.
Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings became the school’s all time leading coach in wins after the Commodores 80-69 win over Lipscomb. Stallings has 279 wins, passing legendary coach Roy Skinner for the most in school history.
Women’s action saw Austin Peay fall to Arkansas State 79-69 to fall to 1-2 on the season.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky hosts East Tennessee State, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
Also this evening: Tennessee meets USC Upstate. Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey Jr. and the LSU Tigers host Northwestern State, while former Colonel Donovan Kates and Manhattan meet George Washington.
Women’s action has Murray State at Western Kentucky, with tipoff in Diddle Arena in Bowling Green at 2 pm.
Kentucky returns to action tomorrow night hosting Robert Morris, the team that eliminated the Wildcats from last season’s NIT at Rupp Arena. Pregame coverage begins at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
NFL: Sunday’s Game of the Week on News/Talk WHOP features the San Francisco 49ers at the New Orleans Saints. Coverage of the game begins at 3 pm.
NHL: The Nashville Predators lost for the fourth time in as many games 4-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins last night ending a seven game-17 day road trip. The Predators are finally home this evening to host the Chicago Blackhawks. First puck is at 7 pm in Bridgestone Arena.
College Basketball: Top 25 action tonight includes #2 Michigan State hosting Columbia, 4th ranked Duke welcomes Florida Atlantic, 11th ranked North Carolina hosts Holy Cross and 12th ranked Oklahoma State hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
3rd ranked Louisville has reportedly picked up a 2014 signee. Reports indicate four star point guard Quentin Snider, who had first committed to Louisville, then decided he was going to Illinois, is expected to sign his letter with the Cards. Snider plays for Ballard High School in Louisville.
College Football: One Top 25 team is in action as 13th ranked UCLA hosts Washington.