|SPORTS UPDATE 11/5/12|
College Football: Joker Phillips is expected to make a decision some time today whether he will coach the last two games of the season for the University of Kentucky. Phillips was fired as head coach after two seasons and 10 games on Sunday. Kentucky is idle this week, but returns to action a week from Saturday hosting Samford.
A reminder the Joker Phillips show and Big Blue Weekly will air on Wednesday night this week because of Kentucky’s basketball game tonight. The shows will air at 5 and 6 pm Wednesday on Lite 98.7.
Meanwhile, a number of Kentucky’s 2013 recruits are taking a wait and see on who the new coach will be before making a decision. The Courier Journal reports at least for now 10 of the 14 recruits say they plan to come to Kentucky next year.
The Southeastern Conference has also announced Kentucky's final home game with Samford November 17th will kickoff at 6:30 Hopkinsville time.
Former Fort Campbell and current Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews ranks second in the nation in the latest NCAA stats in all purpose yards with an average of 219 yards per game.
Andrews’ 392 all purpose yard performance last Thursday against Middle Tennessee is the second best in school history. Andrews is first in the Sun Belt Conference not only in all purpose yards, but also in rushing at 117 yards a game, which is also the 13th best average in the nation.
College Basketball: Kentucky plays its final exhibition tune up this evening against Transylvania in Rupp Arena. The Pioneers have a former Christian County Colonel on their roster in Isaiah Dooley. Coverage of the game begins at 5:30 on Lite 98.7.
Tennessee also plays its final exhibition game tonight against Victory University and Murray State faces Freed Hardeman.
Women’s action has Austin Peay hosting Martin Methodist at 7 in the Dunn Center.
NFL: The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams called out his football team after a 51-20 shellacking by the Chicago Bears Sunday. Adams was so disheartened by his team’s effort Sunday, he left and flew back to Houston at the end of the 3rd quarter.
Adams said the Titans were “grossly outclassed” and vowed to look “at all alternatives” to improve the team. The Titans fell to 3-6 with the loss and play at Miami next Sunday.
Monday Night Football has the New Orleans Saints hosting the Philadelphia Eagles, with coverage at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.