Thursday’s High School Sports Schedule
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville meets Christian County, University Heights at Fort Campbell, Trigg County hosts Reidland, Todd Central hosts Logan County, Caldwell County travels to Calloway County, Lyon County at Union County.
Girls Soccer: University Heights goes to Ohio County, Hopkinsville is at Rossview, Christian County hosts Caldwell County, Trigg County at Calloway County, Todd Central at Dawson Springs, Hopkins Central hosts Crittenden County, Madisonville hosts Webster County, Lyon County at Union County.
Volleyball: Hopkinsville is at Fort Campbell, University Heights at Hopkins Central, Trigg County hosts Livingston Central, Todd Central hosts Muhlenberg County, Logan County entertains Franklin Simpson.
College Football: The Lexington Herald Leader reports Kentucky is simplifying its defense following mistake after mistake against Louisville on Sunday. The Cardinals racked up 466 yards of offense in the contest. Kentucky hosts Kent State Saturday night in Lexington, with pre game coverage at 5 on Lite 98.7.
Western Kentucky has spent a lot of time this week watching film of top ranked Alabama’s defense. Quarterback Kawan Jakes tells the Associated Press the Tide is fast, big and physical and the Hilltoppers will have to be on their A game in Tuscaloosa Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2:39 pm.
College Basketball: Former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie, now at Texas Tech, was reprimanded earlier this year for exceeding NCAA practice time limits. Tech athletics director Kirby Hocutt says the school reported the secondary violations to the NCAA, who approved the penalty the school had decided upon according to an Associated Press story.
The school is now investigating that the 52-year-old Gillispie mistreated players. CBS Sports.com reported earlier this week some 15 players had left the program since Gillispie took over last year and that some 30 people including staffers have left the program in the last 18 months.
Twenty of the 31 games the University of Louisville will play this season involve teams that participated in the post season last year. The Cards will open the season November 11th hosting Manhattan, who features former Christian County standout Donovan Kates.
Louisville will play Western Kentucky December 22nd at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and face Kentucky December 29th at the Yum! Center, along with playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas during Thanksgiving. The Cards will face Notre Dame, Syracuse, South Florida and Seton Hall twice during Big East Conference play.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans are hopeful of getting more pressure to New England quarterback Tom Brady when the teams open the season Sunday at LP Field. Defensive tackle Sen’Merrick Marks tells the Tennessean the Titans have noticed a couple of weaknesses in pre season game films and hope to exploit them on Sunday.
Sunday’s game will also see identical twins meet each other as Devin and Jason McCourty play for the Pats and Titans respectively. It will be the first time the brothers have squared off in football and the record shows that Devin is 27 minutes older. Kickoff is at noon Sunday.