|SPORTS UPDATE 9/25/12|
College Basketball: Murray State’s men’s basketball program will be featured as part of ESPN U’s Midnight Madness program on Friday October 12th. The Racer Madness will begin at 9:15 and culminate with the first official practice at midnight.
The Racers are the only mid-major school among the 13 schools that will be featured on the show. Some of the other schools include Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.
While we’re on Racer basketball, West Kentucky Star.com reports Zay Jackson is reportedly waving his preliminary hearing. Jackson faces two assault charges after hitting two people with his car in a parking lot September 10th in Murray.
The preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday at 9:30 am, however if it’s waived, the case will go to a Calloway County grand jury. Jackson has been suspended from the basketball team since the incident occurred.
College Football: Western Kentucky is awaiting a ruling from the Sun Belt Conference if safety Jonathan Dowling will be suspended for one game following his ejection in last week’s game against Southern Miss.
Dowling was ejected in the third quarter for a helmet to helmet hit. FBS rules state a player must sit out a game if ejected. Western plays its Sun Belt opener Saturday at Arkansas State.
ESPN reports Michigan is the first casualty of Notre Dame's new football arrangement with the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2015. The two rivals will not play after the 2014 season.
NFL: The NFL announced today that Seattle's last second touchdown in their 14-12 win over Green Bay last night should not have been overturned. League officials say Seahawks receiver Golden Tate should have been called for offensive pace interference before the catch, but that cannot be reviewed by instant replay.
Replacement officials on the field ruled Tate had simultaneous possession with Green Bay safety MD Jennings, which counts as a reception. Once that happened, the referee on the field was correct that no indisputable evidence existed on review to overturn the touchdown call. However, replays showed Jennings had full possession of the ball when he landed in the end zone.
The game was also costly to bettors, as it was reported that $150 million shifted because of the outcome.
NHL: After more than a week of stalled talks, the NHL and its players association plan to talk again Friday to try and hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement. The current 10 day lockout has affected all pre season games until the end of September.
MLB: Games tonight include St. Louis at Houston, Cincinnati hosts Milwaukee, Atlanta hosts Miami and the Chicago Cubs at Colorado.