|SPORTS HEADLINES 10/11/12|
Wednesday’s High School Results
8th district soccer finals: Hopkinsville’s boys and girls made it a clean sweep of the championship games. The Lady Tigers defeated Christian County 8-0, while the Tigers won over UHA 3-1.
Thursday’s High School Schedule
7th district soccer finals: Madisonville meets Caldwell County in both the girls and boys championship games with the girls game to begin at 5:30.
College Football: Following an off week, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look to go 2-0 in Sun Belt Conference play at Troy University this evening. The Hilltoppers are 4-1 heading into the contest, while Troy is 3-2 on the season.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tennessee coach Derek Dooley plans to be at practice today. Dooley missed yesterday’s practice following hip surgery Tuesday and will coach from the coaches booth Saturday when the Vols meet 19th ranked Mississippi State.
The Tennessean reports Vanderbilt will have its first home sellout in four years Saturday when they host 4th ranked Florida. The last sellout ironically was in 2008 when Tim Tebow, now of the New York Jets, led the Gators into Vanderbilt Stadium.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports Kentucky recruiting target James Young will announce his college selection this afternoon at 4 Hopkinsville time on ESPN U. Young is a 6-6 wing player out of Rochester High School in Michigan and has UK, Michigan State, Syracuse and Kansas on his short list.
Kentucky coach John Calipari was in Louisville Wednesday to speak at the annual UK tipoff luncheon. Calipari told the crowd he didn’t know how the Wildcats would play offensively, but said they would block shots and hopefully play fast, with good defense.
Calipari is hopeful this team will follow last year’s national championship team in one area: sacrifice. Calipari said last year’s group’s shared sacrifice was a lesson to all that anything can be overcome if the team comes together.
NFL: Week 6 of the season begins tonight with a rivalry matchup at LP Field as the 1-4 Tennessee Titans host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kickoff for the game is at 7:20.
NHL: Even though labor talks are at a stalemate, members of the Nashville Predators are out in the Nashville area promoting the team. The Tennessean says players have even been seen in fast food restaurants talking about the upcoming season, which was supposed to begin Wednesday.