High School Basketball: The 2013-14 season begins this evening with several area teams in action.
Girls: Christian County travels to Muhlenberg County, University Heights welcomes Northeast, Fort Campbell travels to Ohio County, Todd Central hosts Greenwood, Warren Central travels to Owensboro Catholic, Union County welcomes Junction, IL, Henderson County hosts McCracken County, Crittenden County hosts St. Mary, Calloway County hosts Mayfield and Community Christian welcomes Hickman County.
Boys: Logan County at Warren East, Community Christian hosts Hickman County and Owensboro goes to McLean County.
Our first high school basketball broadcast is tomorrow night as Christian County hosts Hopkins Central, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP.
High School Football: Championship games will take place this week in the Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl at Houchens-LT Smith Stadium on the WKU campus in Bowling Green.
Friday games have Mayfield meeting Williamsburg in the Class A game at 11 am, Wayne County meets Belfry in the 3-A game at 3 pm with Scott County meeting Meade County in the 6-A game at 7 pm.
Saturday games have DeSales against Newport Central Catholic in the Class 2-A game at 11 am, with Collins and Highlands in the 4-A game at 3 pm and Bowling Green meeting Pulaski County in the 5-A game at 7 pm.
College Basketball: Kentucky picked up a big win over Providence last night in Brooklyn, NY 79-65. Willie Cauley-Stein had 15 points, eight rebounds and a career high nine blocks in leading Kentucky to its 7th victory of the season.
James Young led the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points, with Aaron Harrison adding 15 and Julius Randle with 12. Kentucky returns to action Friday night against Baylor in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX with pre game coverage beginning at 5 on Lite 98.7.
Anthony Hickey Jr’s three point basket with five seconds left tied the game at 61 and helped propel LSU to a 70-68 overtime victory over Butler in the third place game at the Old Spice Classic. Hickey’s three pointer was his only scoring of the day.
Women’s action saw 7th ranked Kentucky rally to defeat 4th ranked Louisville 69-64, with Western Kentucky defeating Morehead State 65-52.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky travels to Bowling Green State, with pre game coverage at 5:30 on News/Talk WHOP. Other games include Vanderbilt meeting Texas.
College Football: Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops has his final call in show of the season tonight at 5 on Lite 98.7. Following Coach Stoops, Coach John Calipari has his call in show at 6 also on Lite 98.7, with the Cats Pause call in show at 8:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
NFL: Adam Vinatieri booted five field goals to kick the Indianapolis Colts past the Tennessee Titans 22-14 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Ryan Fitzpatrick tossed for 201 yards and a TD while adding a rushing score, but he threw three interceptions and lost a fumble in the setback. Chris Johnson was held to 69 yards on 18 carries for Tennessee, which fell to 5-and-7 with its third loss in four games.
High School Football: A couple of Western Kentucky teams will be advancing to next week’s Russell Athletics-Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl at Western Kentucky University.
Two time defending Class 5-A state champion Bowling Green built an early lead on John Hardin and led 27-14 in the third quarter before the Bulldogs rallied to take a 28-27 lead. The Purples then got a late score to win the game 33-27 to win for the 43rd consecutive game.
Bowling Green will meet Pulaski County for the 5-A state championship next Saturday night.
Defending Class A champion Mayfield moved to next week’s championship game with a 35-7 victory over Frankfort. The Cardinals-who are making their fifth consecutive appearance in the Class A title game- will face Williamsburg next Friday afternoon.
Elsewhere last night: Murray lost to DeSales 38-0 in Class 2-A semifinal action, Wayne County defeated Paducah Tilghman 34-10 in Class 3-A play and Collins High defeated Owensboro 50-14 in a Class 4-A semi final game.
College Basketball: Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey Jr. led LSU in scoring with 20 points, but the Tigers lost to 21st ranked Memphis 76-69 in the Old Spice Classic. LSU is now 4-2 on the season and will face Butler in the 3rd place game Sunday afternoon.
Tennessee defeated Xavier 64-49 in the consolation round of the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. Jarnell Stokes led the Volunteers in scoring with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. Tennessee is now 4-2 and avenged a loss to the Musketeers from a couple of weeks ago.
9th ranked Louisville rolled to an easy 69-38 win over Southern Miss. The 6-1 Cardinals were led in scoring by Chris Jones with 18 points.
Women’s action saw 3rd ranked Tennessee defeat SMU 87-47 at the Junkaroo Jam in the Bahamas and Vanderbilt was an 88-66 winner over Elon in the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Classic.
Top 25 men’s action saw top ranked Michigan State defeat Mount St. Mary’s 98-65, second ranked Kansas lost to Villanova 63-59, 6th ranked Arizona defeated 4th ranked Duke 72-66, 5th ranked Oklahoma State edged Butler 69-67, 7th ranked Ohio State rolled over North Florida 99-64.
14th ranked Oregon defeated Pacific 85-62, 15th ranked Florida nipped Florida State 67-66, 20th ranked Creighton lost to San Diego State 86-80, 22nd ranked Michigan defeated Coppin State 87-45, 23rd ranked Iowa cruised to a 89-53 win over UTEP and 25th ranked Marquette rolled to a 76-60 win over George Washington.
Today’s games: Western Kentucky hosts Eastern Illinois in Bowling Green this evening, with pre game coverage at 7:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
Other games have Murray State at St. Mary’s, Austin Peay goes to Youngstown State, Tennessee meets Wake Forest in the 5th place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Women’s action has Austin Peay hosting Central Arkansas, Murray State is at Lipscomb, and Vanderbilt meets Wisconsin in the finals of the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Classic.
Both University of Kentucky basketball teams are in action tomorrow. The 7th ranked Kentucky women host 4th ranked Louisville in a game you can hear at 11:45 am on News/Talk WHOP and 4th ranked Kentucky plays Providence in Brooklyn, NY in a game you can hear at 6 pm on Lite 98.7.
University of Louisville athletic officials have determined following an investigation that forward Chane Behanan had nothing to do with the disappearance of his 2012 Final Four ring. The ring showed up on a sports memorabilia auction site earlier this week. Behanan said he was unaware that the ring was missing until he found out on social media.
Behanan’s mother-Heaven Warren-said earlier this week her son had given the ring to his grandmother last year and that she didn’t know it was missing until seeing it on the auction website Tuesday. Bidding on the ring was stopped Wednesday and the ring is expected to be returned to Behanan.
College Football: Kentucky wants to send its seniors out with a victory this evening as they meet Tennessee at Commonwealth Stadium, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere today, Vanderbilt steps out of the Southeastern Conference and meets Wake Forest, while Western Kentucky attempts to close the season with a victory over Arkansas State in Bowling Green, with pre game coverage at 2 on News/Talk WHOP.
Top 25 games Friday saw number 12 Oregon edge Oregon State 36-35, number 17 LSU got by Arkansas 31-27, San Jose State defeated 16th ranked Fresno State in a high scoring affair 62-52 and 19th ranked Central Florida squeezed by South Florida 23-20.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans will be without wide receiver Damian Williams and tight end Craig Stevens when they face the Indianapolis Colts tomorrow. Williams is not playing for the third straight week due to a hip injury, while Stevens suffered a concussion in last week’s win at Oakland.
The Titans will also be without safety Michael Griffin, who is facing a one game suspension due to a hit in last Sunday’s game at Oakland on Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera. Kickoff from Lucas Oil Stadium is at noon.
The NFL game of the week on News/Talk WHOP tomorrow has the San Francisco 49ers hosting the St. Louis Rams, with coverage beginning at 2:45 pm.
NHL: The Nashville Predators look to bounce back from a Thanksgiving night 3-0 shutout by the Edmonton Oilers as they host the Philadelphia Flyers in Bridgestone Arena this evening. First puck drops at 7 pm.
MLB: The San Francisco Giants and pitcher Ryan Voglesong have agreed to a one year contract. The deal is pending a physical which is expected to take place next week. Voglesong was 4-6 with a 5.73 earned run average in 19 starts during an injury shortened 2013 season.
Ted Lilly announced his retirement after 15 big league seasons Friday. The 37 year old left hander has battled shoulder and back problems and had planned to pitch winter ball in Venezuela to try and regain his form.
Lilly pitched for the National League West champion Los Angeles Dodgers this past season going 0-2 with a 5.09 earned run average in five starts. Lilly won 130 games in his big league career.
College Football: Four teams ranked in the top 25 in the BCS rankings are in action this afternoon and evening. The afternoon games have 17th ranked LSU hosting Arkansas and 16th ranked Fresno State at San Jose State. This evening’s game have 13th ranked Oregon hosting Oregon State and 19th ranked Central Florida welcomes South Florida.
College Basketball: Ninth ranked Louisville hosts Southern Miss, LSU featuring former Christian County star Anthony Hickey Jr. meeting Memphis in the Old Spice Classic, Tennessee meets Xavier in the Battle 4 Atlantis consolation round.
Women’s action has 3rd ranked Tennessee meeting SMU in the Junkaroo Jam in the Bahamas and Vanderbilt hosts Elon in the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament.
Top 25 games this afternoon have 8th ranked Oklahoma State meeting Butler, top ranked Michigan State hosts Mount St. Mary’s 15th ranked Oregon welcomes Pacific and 20th ranked Michigan entertains Coppin State.
Games this evening include 6th ranked Ohio State hosting North Florida, 3rd ranked Arizona meets 5th ranked Duke in the NIT Season Tip Off Final in New York, 13th ranked Florida hosts Florida State and 21st ranked UCLA meets Northwestern.
High School Football: State semifinal games highlight this evening’s action in the Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl, with a few Western Kentucky teams in action.
Class 5-A action includes Bowling Green hosting John Hardin. Mayfield of Class A hosts Frankfort, while in Class 2-A Murray High welcomes DeSales. Class 3-A action has Paducah Tilghman hosting Wayne County and in Class 4-A Owensboro hosts Collins High.
Find out the winners of these and other playoff games on the Kentucky High School scoreboard at 9:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports Caldwell County junior quarterback Elijah Sindelar plans to make a decision about where he wants to play college football soon. Sindelar—who has a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky—says he plans to make his decision by the end of January or first of February.
Sindelar says he also has offers from Western Kentucky, Ole Miss and Toledo, with Louisville, Ohio State, Purdue and Tennessee also showing interest. Sindelar led the Tigers to a 12-1 season in 2013. The then top ranked Tigers were upset by Murray last week in the region finals 27-14. Sindelar completed 65 percent of his passes this season for 3,374 yards, 44 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has thrown for 9,028 yards in his career with 95 touchdowns.
College Basketball: Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey, Jr. had nine points, three rebounds and three assists as he returned to the starting lineup in LSU’s 82-65 win over St. Joseph’s at the Old Spice Classic in Orlando. The Tigers are now 4-1 on the season.
Texas El Paso defeated Tennessee 78-70 at the Battle 4 Atlantis event in the Bahamas. Jordan McRae led the Volunteers with 22 points. Tennessee is now 3-2 on the season.
Women’s action saw third ranked Tennessee defeat Virginia 76-67 in the opening round of the Junkaroo Jam in the Bahamas. The Lady Vols are 6-0 on the season and face undefeated SMU today.
Tonight’s games: Ninth ranked Louisville hosts Southern Miss, Tennessee faces Xavier in the consolation round of the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas and LSU faces 21st ranked Memphis in the Old Spice Classic in Orlando.
Women’s action has Vanderbilt facing Elon in the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving tournament.
College Football: Mark Stoops closes out his first season as Kentucky coach tomorrow as the Wildcats host Tennessee, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Vanderbilt steps out of the SEC tomorrow as the Commodores meet Wake Forest. Western Kentucky closes out the regular season needing a win against Arkansas State to help their bowl chances. Pre game coverage begins at 2 tomorrow afternoon on News/Talk WHOP.
NHL: The Nashville Predators were shutout for the sixth time this season, 3-0 by the Edmonton Oilers last night at Bridgestone Arena. It was just the second loss in the last seven games for the Predators.
Meanwhile, captain Shea Weber was hurt late in the second period when he took a puck to the face. Weber did not return to the game and there’s no word yet on the extent of his injury. The Predators are back in action tomorrow night hosting the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.
College Basketball: Third ranked Kentucky got off to another slow start, but finally rolled over Eastern Michigan at Rupp Arena Wednesday 81-63. Freshman Aaron Harrison led Kentucky with 22 points, Willie Cauley-Stein had 15 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks and freshman Julius Randle had just another average day at the office, his 6th double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
In getting their 500th win in Rupp Arena history, Kentucky improved to 6-1 on the season. The Wildcats return to action Sunday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY against Providence, with pre game coverage at 6 pm on Lite 98.7.
Women’s action saw 7th ranked Kentucky roll over Bradley 117-77 and 4th ranked Louisville defeated Western Kentucky 74-61.
Today’s action includes former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey, Jr. and LSU meeting St. Joseph’s in the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Florida.
The mother of Louisville’s Chane Behanan says his 2012 Final Four ring which appeared on the website Grey Flannel Auctions earlier this week had been stolen. Heaven Warren told the Associated Press she was awaiting the return of the ring. It had appeared on the website earlier this week, only to be removed on Wednesday.
The auction company had no comment when contacted by both the Associated Press and the Courier Journal. Warren said the ring being taken was not her son’s doing and that she would like to find out how the company obtained it. University of Louisville athletics officials are looking into the matter.
The Horizon League announced Wednesday a one game suspension for Cleveland State assistant coach Jermaine Kimbrough for his Twitter comments concerning the officiating after the Vikings loss to Kentucky on Monday. Kimbrough said in his comments that he felt like the officials cost Cleveland State the game. He will miss the Vikings next game on Saturday against Ball State.
College Football: The Tennessean reports the field of teams from the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference are narrowing for the Franklin American Music City Bowl to be played December 30th at Nashville’s LP Field. The SEC teams that have a shot to make the game are Ole Miss or Georgia, while the ACC representative could be North Carolina, Georgia Tech or Virginia Tech.
NHL: The Nashville Predators picked up a 4-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets last night. The Predators are back in action this evening hosting the Edmonton Oilers, with coverage at 7 on News/Talk WHOP.