|SPORTS HEADLINES 9/20/12|
Thursday’s High School Sports Schedule
Volleyball: Hopkinsville travels to Christian County, Heritage Christian Academy is at North Hardin Christian, Russellville hosts Logan County, Trigg County at Livingston Central, Fort Campbell hosts Todd Central.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville hosts Marshall County, University Heights at Trigg County, Dawson Springs at Reidland, Caldwell County welcomes Madisonville, Hopkins Central hosts Muhlenberg County, Logan County at Butler County.
Girls Soccer: University Heights at Marshall County, Hopkinsville at Greenwood, Christian County welcomes Lone Oak, Todd Central hosts Franklin Simpson, Hopkins Central at Madisonville, Caldwell County at Webster County.
High School Football: Final preparations are being made for Friday night’s action as Christian County and Hopkinsville play at the Stadium of Champions. Kickoff at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on the WHOP family of stations. The Christian County version will be on Lite 98.7, while the Hopkinsville version airs on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
College Football: Austin Peay’s program got bad news on two fronts Wednesday. Senior safety Antuwan Majors was lost for the remainder of the season due to injury. Majors tore the ACL and the medial and lateral meniscus in his right knee in the Governors loss last Saturday at Tennessee State. Majors had been the Govs’ leading tackler the last two seasons.
It was also announced that senior fullback Cody Tucker has been suspended indefinitely for violation of team policy. A news release from the school did not offer why the suspension occurred. White had been a two year starter for the Governors.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports Louisville basketball has picked up a 2013 commitment from Akoy Agau. Agau is a forward from Omaha, Nebraska and considered a four star recruit. Agau plays for three time defending state champion Omaha Central High School. The native of Sudan is the fourth commitment for 2013.
A report in Sports Business Journal indicates the Southeastern Conference will have its own television network by 2014. The SEC and ESPN are in the “final stages” of negotiations which would allow launch of the network in August, 2014. The SBJ also indicates the largest stumbling block remaining is the league’s local television rights, which belong to each school and have been sold to multiple companies under the current SEC TV contract.
NFL: Week three of the season kicks off this evening with a matchup featuring the defending Super Bowl champion NY Giants at the Carolina Panthers. Coverage of the game airs at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
NHL: It was announced Wednesday by the NHL that all September pre season games have been cancelled because of the players lockout. News Channel 5-Nashville reports if the lockout goes for a long period of time, it could cost Metro Nashville millions of dollars.
According to an agreement between the Predators and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, the city will still be liable for subsidies that go to the team, even if a game is not played this season. That price tag could be as high as $8.6 million. The Predators were scheduled to begin pre season games next Tuesday, with the season opener October 12th.