|SPORTS UPDATE 10/24/12|
Sports Tonight airs at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com. Join Todd Hamilton as he visits with Heritage Christian Academy volleyball coach Eldridge Rogers, Hoptown Hoppers baseball coach Grayson Crawford, along with previews of this week’s high school football games.
High School Football: West Kentucky Star.com reports because of the threat of bad weather Friday evening, the Graves County-Marshall County football game will be played tomorrow night at Eagle Field. Kickoff is set for 7 pm.
College Basketball: Defending national champion Kentucky takes to the floor for the first time this evening with the Blue-White scrimmage at Rupp Arena. Coverage of the game begins at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Murray State basketball coach Steve Prohm was asked several questions about Zay Jackson’s situation during Tuesday’s Ohio Valley Conference media day in Nashville. WPSD reports on its website Prohm said Jackson remains suspended indefinitely. Prohm went on to say they are letting the judicial system run its course and there is still more to the story that has not been added yet.
As we reported earlier this week, the judge in the case recused himself, causing a continuation until November 13th. Jackson is charged with vehicular assault after striking two people in the parking lot of a store in Murray in September.
MLB: The first game of the 108th World Series takes place tonight at AT&T Park in San Francisco as the Giants host the Detroit Tigers. The Giants will send Barry Zito to the hill:
Detroit sends its ace Justin Verlander to the mound this evening:
It’s the first time these franchises have ever met in the Fall Classic.
NHL: Even though there’s a stalement in the collective bargaining agreement talks, the New York Islanders are announcing today their plans to move from the Nassau Coliseum to the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Team officials say the move will take place when the current lease agreement expires.