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.
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Boys: University Heights meets an Austrailian Travel Team at the FSNB Classic in Russellville, where Russellville plays South Warren and Logan County meets Caldwell County.
Todd Central meets Butler County, Hopkins Central meets Gallatin County and Webster County, Lyon County plays Louisville Holy Cross, Bowling Green meets Apollo, Livingston Central at Edmonson County, Mayfield meets DuPont Manual.
Girls: Hopkinsville meets Mayfield and Todd Central at the Murray Bank Tiger Classic, while University Heights meets Henry County, TN and Apollo. Todd Central also faces North Hardin.
Christian County is at Owensboro Catholic in the Re/Max Holiday Classic, where Madisonville plays Daviess County, Henderson County meets Meade County and Ohio County goes against Monroe County.
Calloway County meets Russell County, Warren Central goes against Grayson County, Paducah Tilghman meets Marion County, Logan County meets Iroquois and Russellville plays Hopkins Central at the FSNB Classic, Dawson Springs plays Lone Oak and Lyon County meets John Hardin.
Western Kentucky’s hopes of winning its first ever bowl game ended on an incomplete pass with just under a minute to go as the Hilltoppers lost to Central Michigan 24-21 in the Little Caesar’s Bowl in Detroit. Former Fort Campbell standout Antonio Andrews rushed for 119 yards on 27 carries in the loss and had 184 all purpose yards, some 90 yards short of Barry Sanders single season all purpose yards record. Western Kentucky finished the season 7-6.
Two members of Kentucky’s football staff are helping Florida State with their preparations for the Orange Bowl against Northern Illinois New Year’s Day. Defensive coordinator DJ Eliot who was the Noles defensive ends coach is piecing together the game plan, while new head coach Mark Stoops, who was defensive coordinator is also helping with game planning. FSU coach Jimbo Fisher says even with all the turnover in his coaching staff, practices have run smoothly.
Kentucky coach John Calipari’s weekly call in show takes place tonight at 5, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino announced Wednesday that Gorugi Dieng will start when the fourth ranked Cardinals play Kentucky Saturday. Dieng practiced for the first time Wednesday since suffering a broken left wrist in a game against Missouri during the Thanksgiving holiday. Pitino also said there will be no limitations to Dieng’s playing time. You can hear coverage of the Kentucky-Louisville game Saturday afternoon at 1:30 on Lite 98.7
Western Kentucky names the court at EA Diddle Arena this evening in honor of former player, coach and athletics director John Oldham as the Hilltoppers host Florida International. Coverage of the game begins at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
College Football: Western Kentucky is anywhere from a 5 ½ to 6 ½ point favorite over Central Michigan in the Little Caesar’s Bowl tonight at Ford Field in Detroit. It’s the first bowl appearance since joining FBS for the Hilltoppers, while the Chippewas are making their first bowl appearance since 2010.
Western running back Antonio Andrews is hoping for a big night. The former Fort Campbell standout is 273 yards of breaking Barry Sanders all purpose yards record for a season at 3,250. Sanders accomplished the feat while at Oklahoma State in 1988.
The Courier Journal reports Central Michigan is sitting two players for tonight’s game. Sophomore wide receivers Titus Davis and teammate Courtney Williams will miss the game after violation of team rules.
Davis was the leading receiver with 860 yards and 8 touchdowns on the season, while Williams is the third leading receiver at 360 yards this season.
Kickoff at Ford Field is set for just after 6:30, with pre game coverage beginning at 5:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
College Basketball: Things are quiet on the hardwood tonight. However, Kentucky coach John Calipari’s weekly talk show airs at 5 tomorrow night, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Kentucky returns to action Saturday against Louisville at the Yum Center, with pre game coverage at 1:30 also on Lite 98.7.
Louisville big man Gorugi Dieng was to see a doctor today concerning his broken left wrist. Earlier this week, it was rumored Dieng may play against Kentucky Saturday if his wrist had healed enough where he could see some playing time.
However, Louisville coach Rick Pitino has recently said Dieng would not play until the Cardinals open Big East play against Providence January 2nd.
High School Basketball: Boys action includes Graves County playing in the Hindsdale IL Holiday Classic and Ohio County meeting Bourbon County in the Republic Bank Holiday Classic in Lexington.
Girls’ action has Union County playing in the Titans Christmas Clash at Mercer County High School.
Western Kentucky makes its first ever bowl appearance as a member of Football Bowl Subdivision this evening as the Hilltoppers meet the Chippewas of Central Michigan in the Little Caesar’s Bowl in Detroit. The Hilltoppers bring a 7-5 record into the contest, while Central Michigan is 6-6. Coverage of the game from Ford Field in Detroit begins at 5:30 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Following a break for Christmas, 22nd ranked Louisville returns to the practice field today as they prepare for the Sugar Bowl against 4th ranked Florida one week from today.
3rd ranked Arizona won the championship game of the DiamondHead Classic in Hawaii by defeating 17th ranked San Diego State 68-67. The Wildcats are 12-0 for the first time since 1987.
Kentucky coach John Calipari’s weekly talk show airs Thursday night at 5, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. The Wildcats are back in action Saturday at 3rd ranked Louisville, with pre game coverage at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
The court at EA Diddle Arena will be named in honor of former Western Kentucky player, coach and athletic director John Oldham as the Hilltoppers take on Florida International tomorrow night, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
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The Courier Journal has named its All State teams. Fort Campbell offensive lineman Koty Hix was named to the first team, along with linemen Hunter Bivin of Apollo and Eli Wilson of Graves County. Graves County running back Zack Katzman was also named first team. Defensively, Mayfield’s Jonathan Jackson and Owensboro Catholic’s Logan Cart were named first team.
Mayfield wide receiver Jordon Brown, Madisonville lineman Skylar Ipock and Murray kicker Alex Ward were named second team offensive members, with defensive linemen Cole Webster of Caldwell County, Darius Catlett of Murray, linebackers Deondre Jackson of Mayfield and AK Tisdale of Logan County, and defensive backs Juan Jones of Christian County and Darrius Spivey-Nunn of Paducah Tilghman also named second team.
Third team offensive members include running back Korey Mosley of Christian County, wide receivers Tez Sivills of Caldwell County and Narcarius Fant of Bowling Green, and offensive lineman Kendall Calhoun of Paducah Tilghman.
Defensive members are Derik Overstreet of Paducah Tilghman, Warren Central’s Darius Lancaster, Chris Porter-Bunton and Emmit Smith, Eli Brown of Warren East.