High School Basketball: Union County's boys are participating in the Eldorado IL Christmas Tournament.
High School Wrestling: 15 teams from Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri participated in the Christian County Invitational event over the weekend. Fort Campbell won this year’s event, with Christian County second and University Heights finishing 5th.
Due to the New Year’s holiday, Kentucky coach John Calipari’s talk show and Big Blue Weekly will be heard Thursday night beginning at 5 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky returns to action Wednesday afternoon hosting Eastern Michigan, with air time at 3:30 also on Lite 98.7.
Murray State’s women are in Ohio Valley Conference action this afternoon against Eastern Kentucky. Tip off at the CFSB Center in Murray is 1 pm.
There were two women’s games of note Sunday, with 13th ranked Tennessee rolling over Rutgers 66-47 and 7th ranked Kentucky defeated Marist 78-56.
There are several bowl games on this New Year’s Eve, including the Franklin American Music City Bowl, which features Vanderbilt and North Carolina State at LP Field in Nashville. Kickoff is at 11 am.
The Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX features Georgia Tech and Southern California, with air time at 1 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. The Liberty Bowl in Memphis has Iowa State meeting Tulsa and the Chik-Fil-A Bowl in Atlanta has LSU against Clemson.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans knocked off the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars 38-20 with a pair of punts and interceptions returned for touchdowns. Zach Brown had a 79 yard and 30 yard pick-six for Tennessee, which ends the regular season at 6-and-10. Darius Reynaud returned punts of 69 yards and 81 yards for scores in the win. Chris Johnson ran for 56 yards and a TD for the Titans.
High School Baskrtball
Boys scores: Christian County won a pair of games at the Bardstown Christmas Classic Friday, defeating Fern Creek 57-55 and Valley 87-73. University Heights edeged Logan County 94-93 at the FSNB Classic.
Girls scores: North Hardin defeated Hopkinsville 43-36 and Murray High defeated University Heights at the Murray Bank Tiger Classic.
Today's games: Christian County's boys play in the championship game against Bardstown at the Bardstown Christmas Classic. Tip off at 3:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 3:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Hopkinsville's girls play Apollo at the Murray Bank Tiger Classic.
Friday's scores: Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey did not play in LSU's 75-58 win over Houston Baptist. Austin Peay lost to Utah Valley State 84-77 at the Dr. Pepper Classic.
Women's action saw 7th ranked Kentucky defeat Alcorn State 90-23 and 13th ranked Tennessee defeated Davidson 75-40.
Today's games: Kentucky and 4th ranked Louisville renew their rivalry at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, with pre game coverage at 1:30 on Lite 98.7. Western Kentucky looks to go to 4-0 in Sun Belt Conference action as they host North Texas. Pre game coverage from Diddle Arena at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Murray State entertains Valparaiso, Austin Peay plays High Point at the Dr. Pepper Classic, former Christian County standout Donovan Kates leads Manhattan against Columbia, Tennessee meets Xavier and Vanderbilt plays 18th ranked Butler.
Women's action has Vanderbilt meeting Southern California and Western Kentucky hosts North Texas.
College Football: Ohio University defeated Louisiana Monroe 45-14 in the Independence Bowl Friday, with Virginia Tech defeated Rutgers 13-10 in overtime at the Russell Athletic Bowl and Texas Tech edged Minnesota 34-31 in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
Today's bowl action has Rice playing Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl, West Virginia meets Syracuse in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Navy plays Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, Texas meets Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl and TCU goes against Michigan State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
NHL: The Tennessean reports the NHL has made a new offer to players that soften demands on players contract rights. The proposal also contains a cover letter calling for an abbreviated season to begin January 12th or January 19th. The two sides are to have a conference call in New York today and will likely meet face to face on Sunday.
High School Basketball: Christian County’s boys meet Fern Creek and Valley today at the Bardstown Christmas Classic. Coverage of the Fern Creek game begins around 2:45, with the Valley game around 6:45 with the Heritage Bank pre game show on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and online at whopam.com.
College Football: Three bowl games are on the schedule for today, with Ohio University meeting Louisiana Monroe in the Independence Bowl this afternoon, with the late afternoon game featuring Rutgers and Virginia Tech in the Russell Athletic Bowl and the late game this evening featuring Minnesota and Texas Tech in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
College Basketball: Austin Peay faces Utah Valley in the Dr. Pepper Classic at Chattanooga, with LSU hosting Houston Baptist. Women’s action has Kentucky hosting Alcorn State.
Top 25 games have 5th ranked Indiana hosting Jacksonville, 9th ranked Missouri at UCLA and 13th ranked Gonzaga meets Baylor.
Murray State coach Steve Prohm tells WPSD-Paducah that Latreze Mushatt is about ready to return from an Achillies injury suffered in the off season. Prohm says Mushatt will not play tomorrow against Valparasio, but could return sometime in January.
Thursday’s High School Basketball scores
Boys: University Heights got its first win of the season 68-51 over the Aussie Basketball Travelers at the FSNB Classic in Russellville where Logan County beat Caldwell County 57-54 and Russellville beat South Warren 61-38, Hopkinsville defeated Evangelical Christian School 64-60 at the Murray Bank Laker Classic.
Todd Central beat Butler County 66-60, Gallatin County over Hopkins Central 70-49, with the Storm losing a second game to Webster County 52-37, Lyon County edged Louisville Holy Cross 63-61, Apollo defeated Bowling Green 64-61,
Girls: Hopkinsville over Mayfield 56-53 and Todd Central 44-41 in overtime at the Murray Bank Tiger Classic where Todd Central lost to North Hardin 45-31 and University Heights defeated Henry County, TN 59-17, with the Lady Blazers losing to Apollo 58-51, Owensboro Catholic beat Christian County 81-54,
Boys: Christian County meets Fern Creek and Valley at the Bardstown Christmas Classic. Coverage of the Fern Creek game begins around 2:45 and the Valley game at 6:45 with the Heritage Bank pre game show on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games include: University Heights plays Logan County at the FSNB Classic in Russellville, Hopkinsville plays again in the Murray Bank Laker Classic.
Girls: University Heights meets Murray, Hopkinsville goes against North Hardin and Todd Central meets Mayfield at the Murray Bank Tiger Classic, Christian County plays again at the Re/Max Holiday Classic in Owensboro.
On a night where new WKU football coach Bobby Petrino and Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino were on hand for the naming of John Oldham Court, Western Kentucky rolled over Florida International 76-63.
George Fant had 24 points as the Hilltoppers improved to 9-5/3-0 in Sun Belt play. Western hosts North Texas tomorrow night, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Tonight’s games: Austin Peay meets Utah Valley in the Dr. Pepper Classic in Chattanooga, LSU meets Houston Baptist.
Kentucky returns to action tomorrow at 4th ranked Louisville, with Countdown to Tipoff at 1:30 from the Yum Center on Lite 98.7.
After first saying his playing time would be unlimited against Kentucky tomorrow, Louisville coach Rick Pitino is saying Gourgi Dieng may not start in the game. Dieng is coming back after missing almost a month with a broken left wrist.
The Louisville Cardinals arrived in New Orleans Thursday as they continue preparations for their appearance in the Sugar Bowl January 2nd against 4th ranked Florida. The Cards will practice this afternoon in the Big Easy.
NFL: Despite suffering from a sore right ankle, Chris Johnson says he plans to play Sunday when the Tennessee Titans close out the regular season. Johnson missed his second consecutive practice Thursday. The Titans host Jacksonville at LP Field.
College Basketball: He played at Western Kentucky, later coached seven seasons at his alma mater including its only Final Four appearance in 1971 and later was athletics director. This evening, John Oscar Oldham will be honored as the floor in EA Diddle Arena will be named John Oldham court as WKU meets Florida International, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has his weekly call in show this evening at 5, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky is back in action next at Louisville, who will have Gorugi Dieng in the lineup Saturday afternoon. Pre game coverage from the Yum Center begins at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
There’s one top 25 game tonight as 8th ranked Cincinnati meets New Mexico.
College Football: The bowl season continues with three games on tap today. The Military Bowl in Washington, DC has Bowling Green meeting San Jose State this afternoon, with Cincinnati going against Duke in the Belk Bowl early this evening from Charlotte, NC and the late game in San Diego has Baylor meeting UCLA in the Holiday Bowl.
Former Fort Campbell standout Antonio Andrews came up 90 yards short in his quest of breaking Barry Sanders’ single season all purpose yards mark last night. The Western Kentucky running back/kick returner had 119 rushing yards and 184 all purpose yards in the Hilltoppers 24-21 loss to Central Michigan in the Little Caesar’s Bowl in Detroit. WKU finished the season 7-6.
High School Sports: West Kentucky Star.com reports the McCracken County Public Schools recently announced a partnership with The Orthapedic Institute of Western Kentucky to name the fall, spring and indoor field houses at the new McCracken County High School and to provide an athletic training program at the new school. The 10 year agreement is worth $410,000. Another report indicates the search is on for a business to have the naming rights to the school’s new football stadium.
High School Basketball: Boys games include University Heights playing an Australian travel team at the FSNB Classic in Russellville. Girls’ action includes Hopkinsville meeting Todd Central and Mayfield at the Murray Bank Tiger Classic, where University Heights plays Henry County, TN and Apollo. Christian County plays Owensboro Catholic at the Re/Max Holiday Classic in Owensboro.
Christian County’s boys are in action tomorrow at the Bardstown Christmas Classic, meeting Fern Creek at 3 pm and Valley at 7 pm. Coverage of those games begin 2:45 and 6:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and online at whopam.com.