|SPORTS HEADLINES 11/9/12|
The second round of the Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl takes place across the state tonight, with several area teams still alive.
Class 5-A: Christian County travels to Bowling Green, where the Purples have not lost since losing to the Colonels two years ago. Since then Bowling Green has won 26 games in a row. Colonels coach Steve Lovelace offers his impressions of the Purples:
Lovelace also talks about keys to a Colonels win this evening:
Kickoff from El Donaldson Stadium at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show from the Applebee’s broadcast booth at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
The winner of the Christian County-Bowling Green game will meet either Warren Central or Graves County who play in Mayfield this evening.
Class 3-A: Fort Campbell meets South Warren at 7 in Fryar Stadium, with the winner to face either Paducah Tilghman or Monroe County who play tonight in Tompkinsville.
Class 2-A: Caldwell County hosts Hancock County, with the winner to play either Murray or Owensboro Catholic who play in Owensboro this evening.
Class A: Russellville travels to Kentucky Country Day, with the winner to meet Mayfield or Holy Cross who play in Mayfield this evening.
Class 4-A: Madisonville goes to Owensboro, with the winner playing either Lone Oak or Warren East who tangle in Bowling Green this evening.
Class 6-A: Henderson County hosts Louisville Eastern, with the winner to meet either Oldham County or Ballard who play this evening at Oldham County.
Catch up on these and other games from across Kentucky on the Kentucky High School Scoreboard show later tonight on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
College Basketball: Third ranked Kentucky opens its season tonight facing Maryland in the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, NY. Coach John Calipari offers his thoughts on the Terrapins:
Pre game coverage begins at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Other season opening games include Murray State hosting Brescia, Austin Peay entertains Samford and Tennessee meets Kennesaw State.
Women’s action has Austin Peay at UAB, Murray State hosts Western Kentucky and Louisville hosts defending national champion Texas A&M.
Kentucky’s women open their season against Delaware State Saturday, with pre game coverage at 11:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Western Kentucky’s men also open their season tomorrow night at Southern Miss.
The new judge overseeing the case against Murray State basketball player Zay Jackson has rejected a plea deal which recommends pre trial diversion. Judge Craig Clymer says the deal overlooks the seriousness of the actions against the 20-year-old Jackson. The Paducah Sun reports Clymer instead offered Jackson the choice of a year long jail term or taking the case to trial.
Jackson was supposed to be sentenced in October after pleading guilty to hitting two people with his car in the parking lot of Wal Mart in Murray in September. If Jackson takes the deal offered by Judge Clymer, sentencing will take place November 21st.
College Football: Kentucky is off this week, but other SEC games have Tennessee hosting Missouri and Vanderbilt at Ole Miss.
Also tomorrow night, LSU meets Mississippi State, with coverage at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Western Kentucky plays its regular season home finale against Florida Atlantic, Louisville is at Syracuse, while in the Ohio Valley Conference, Murray State is at Eastern Kentucky and Austin Peay is at Jacksonville State.