The Hoptown Hoppers ended the Ohio Valley League baseball season with a 7-6 win over Fulton last night. The Hoppers finished the season 32-14 in taking its first league title.
There’s a full slate of games in Major League Baseball this evening including the St. Louis Cardinals opening a series at Colorado, Cincinnati looks to start a new winning streak as they host San Diego, Atlanta meets Miami and Chicago takes on Pittsburgh.
College Football: The University of Louisville is the overwhelming favorite to win the Big East Conference. The league released its pre season poll this morning. The Cards are followed by South Florida. Louisville won a share of the Big East title in coach Charlie Strong’s second season in 2011.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported Monday that Western Kentucky has its 8th football commitment for the 2013 class. 5-11, 220 pound running back Dontravious Wilson of Buford, GA plans to play for the Hilltoppers next season. Wilson led the Buford High School Wolves to a runner up finish in Georgia’s Class AA playoffs last season.
Murray State’s football team will open fall camp Friday morning at 9 am. All practices are open to the public and fans are encouraged to come out and get a look at the 2012 Racers. The Racers will hold their annual Meet the Racers day August 25th. Murray State opens the season September 1st at Florida State.
College Basketball: Kentucky coach John Calipari tells ESPN’s Andy Katz there are two sure starters for the Wildcats this coming season. Calipari says heralded freshmen Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress will be starters, with sophomore Ryan Harrow, the transfer from North Carolina State coming off the bench.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports Louisville will get another player for the upcoming season. IMG Academy tweeted 6-10, 205 pound center Mangkok Mathiang has signed with the Cards. He was originally expected to be in the class of 2013, however reports say he will reclassify for the Class of 2012 and be eligible in the upcoming season.
Former Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl will become an analyst for ESPN in the upcoming season. Pearl was fired by Tennessee following the 2010-11 season because of a recruiting scandal.