High School Football: One game in western Kentucky is being played this evening due to the threat of bad weather tomorrow night. Graves County hosts Marshall County at 7 this evening.
Christian County and Hopkinsville will go through final preparations today for their regular season finales tomorrow night. Christian County travels to Pulaski County, with the Heritage Bank pre game show around 8 or so on Lite 98.7. Hopkinsville hosts Fort Campbell at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Hoppers Baseball: Hoptown Hoppers coach Grayson Crawford says he’s close to filling his roster for the 2013 season. Appearing on Sports Tonight Wednesday night, Crawford says five players from the 2012 Ohio Valley League champion team will return to play next season.
Crawford says they are looking for a couple more pitchers to fill the roster.
College Basketball: Kentucky’s Blue-White game last night saw the new members of the team mesh well with the returning members. The Blue team won 89-88 led by Madisonville native Jon Hood’s 17 points, Willie Cauley-Stein added 14 points and 12 rebounds and the backcourt tandem of Kyle Wiltjer and Ryan Harrow each had 12 points.
The White team was led by Archie Goodwin’s 32 points, with Clarksville native Alex Poythress adding 25. Following the game, coach John Calipari gave his impressions:
Kentucky plays its first exhibition game next Thursday night against Longwood, FL in Rupp Arena.
Western Kentucky has been picked to finish third in Sun Belt Conference’s East division, with Middle Tennessee picked to win the East, while North Texas was picked to win the West division during the conference’s media day Wednesday in New Orleans. WKU sophomore George Fant was named to the SBC second team pre season, with TJ Price named to the third team pre season.
Murray State University athletics director Allen Ward issued a statement Wednesday concerning basketball player Zay Jackson. Ward said Jackson will remain suspended from the team for the 2012-13 season. Jackson was suspended indefinitely last month following his arrest after striking two people with his car in a parking lot. Jackson pleaded guilty to charges earlier this month and was to be sentenced Monday. However, the case was continued until next month.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tennessee senior Jeronne Maymon will miss the first few games of the upcoming season. Coach Cuonzo Martin said Wednesday Maymon had microscopic knee surgery following the last off season and did not play much when the Vols played in Italy this summer. Maymon is the Vols returning leading scorer and rebounder.
NFL: Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak is doing his best to keep a quarterback controversy from developing. Matt Hasselbeck will start Sunday when the Titans host the Indianapolis Colts, but Munchak made it clear Wednesday the starting job is Jake Locker’s when healthy. However, when that will be remains unclear. Locker injured his non throwing shoulder in a game September 30th at Houston.
The NFL weekend begins tonight as Tampa Bay plays at Minnesota, with coverage of the game at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.