|SPORTS UPDATE 10/22/12|
It was the easiest card of the season in the Max Fuel Express Pick the Winners College Football Contest. A perfect card got players in the running for the money. Very few contestants missed more than two games.
1st prize $30: Janice Hightower, Hopkinsville
2nd prize $15: Dallas Gates, Hopkinsville
3rd prize $10: James H. Saddler, Hopkinsville
Contest cards for this week’s games are available at Hopkinsville Max Fuel Express locations.
High School Football: The weekly Cantrall rankings are out from Kentucky.com. Trinity remains number one this week, with Bowling Green 2nd, Warren Central 8th, Mayfield 16th and Henderson County 18th. Christian County has dropped out of the top 25.
High School Soccer: The opening round of the KHSAA girls state tournament begins this evening. Games include Murray High at Madisonville and Daviess County at Bowling Green.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has his call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Nightly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
College Basketball: WPSD reports on its website the judge in the case of Murray State basketball player Zay Jackson has recused himself. Chief Circuit Judge Dennis Foust said this morning he wants everyone to have “confidence in the court system” in this case. A chief regional judge will now preside over the case set to resume November 13th. Jackson was arrested after hitting two people with his car in the Walmart parking lot in Murray back in September.
Former Tennessee coach and ESPN analyst Bruce Pearl tells Larry Vaught of the Danville Advocate Messenger the Wildcats are for sure the best team in the SEC this year. However, Pearl says Kentucky will likely lose a home game this season.
Pearl says Missouri, Florida and Tennessee could all be good enough to beat the Wildcats this season, with all three teams meeting Kentucky in Rupp Arena. Coach John Calipari has not lost a home game in three seasons as Kentucky’s coach.
Louisville forward Chane Behanan will sit out the first exhibition basketball game November 1st and is banned from talking to the media in the fall semester. Coach Rick Pitino said following Sunday’s Red-White game Behanan was involved in some unspecified “incidents” over the summer and was warned another would lead to him missing a game.
Behanan played 34 minutes for the White team in Sunday’s scrimmage scoring 13 points, adding 11 rebounds and four blocks. Louisville opens the regular season November 11th against Manhattan and former Christian County standout Donovan Kates.
Minnesota assistant basketball coach Saul Smith is on indefinite unpaid leave by the university following his arrest on suspicion of DUI early Saturday morning. Smith is to make a court appearance December 3rd. Smith—who played at Kentucky—is in his 6th season on his father Tubby’s staff.
MLB: Game 7 of the National League Championship Series takes place tonight in San Francisco, with the Giants and St. Louis Cardinals knotted at three games each. Kyle Lohse gets the ball for the Redbirds while Matt Cain starts for the Giants. The winner meets Detroit in the World Series which begins Wednesday night.
NFL: Monday Night Football has the Detroit Lions playing at the Chicago Bears, with pre game coverage at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.