|SPORTS UPDATE 11/7/12|
Sports Tonight comes your way at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Todd Hamilton will visit with Rick Shaw of the Kentucky High School Scoreboard show and with Christian County football coach Steve Lovelace on Friday night’s class 5-A playoff game at Bowling Green.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has his call in show at 5 this evening, with Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
The Orlando Sentinel reports Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease as denying rumors he is interested in the head coaching position at Kentucky. A Yahoo! Sports story on Sunday suggested Pease is interested in the job.
Pease—who was an assistant at Kentucky in 2001-02—is in his first season at Florida. However, coach Will Muschamp did say Tuesday if Kentucky does come calling, he will support Pease in whatever decision he makes. Florida’s last four offensive coordinators are now all collegiate head coaches including Charlie Weis at Kansas and Dan Mullen at Mississippi State.
The college football world is mourning the loss of legendary coach Darrell K. Royal. The 88 year old Royal won two national championships while head coach at the University of Texas from 1956-76 and is considered the father of the wishbone offense, which he introduced in 1968.
College Basketball: Louisville plays its final exhibition game this evening hosting Bellarmine University. The Cards host former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan in their season opener Sunday afternoon.
Pre season top ranked Indiana will be without two of its freshmen for the first nine games of the season due to a secondary NCAA violation. Peter Jurkin and Hanner Mosquera-Perea received money from a group called A-HOPE, a non profit organization which provides support for athletes from overseas.
NHL: The NHL and its players association are meeting again in New York today to try and come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement. The two sides had a marathon session Tuesday, the first formal meetings since October 18th.