|SPORTS HEADLINES 11/12/12|
High School Football
Just a few teams in Western Kentucky remain alive in the Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl after the second round. This week’s action includes:
Class A: Mayfield travels to Kentucky Country Day
Class 2-A: Caldwell County host Murray High
Class 3-A: South Warren goes to Monroe County
Class 4-A: Owensboro travels to Warren East
Class 5-A: Bowling Green hosts Warren Central
College Basketball: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had 5 points as Manhattan lost to number 2 Louisville 79-51 Sunday at the Yum Center. Russ Smith led the Cards with 23 points, while former Bowling Green standout Chane Behanan had 9 points and eight rebounds.
Following Friday night’s season opening win over Maryland, Kentucky meets Duke tomorrow night in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, with pre game coverage at 7 on Lite 98.7.
Women’s scores: Tennessee’s Lady Vols defeated Georgia Tech 71-54, while Louisville defeated Portland 95-48.
Tonight’s games: Women’s action has Murray State hosting Indiana.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has his call in show this evening at 5, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky hosts Samford in the home finale Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium, with pre game coverage beginning at 5 pm on Lite 98.7.
Tennessee coach Derek Dooley is still on the job, at least for the time being. Speculation is wide spread on Dooley’s firing, however the Knoxville News Sentinel reports when it would take place remains uncertain.
The Volunteers still have a chance to make a bowl game if they defeat Vanderbilt this week and Kentucky next week. However, the Vols are 0-6 in the SEC after losing to Missouri 51-48 in overtime Saturday.
Louisville took the plunge in both major college football polls after its 45-26 loss at Syracuse Saturday. The Cards fell to 20th in the AP Top 25 and 18th in the USA Today Coaches poll. Oregon is number one in both polls, with Alabama falling to 4th in the AP poll and 5th in the USA Today poll after its first loss of the season to Texas A&M.
NFL: Chris Johnson rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown to lead the Titans to a 37-3 rout of the Dolphins in Miami. Jake Locker returned from a shoulder injury and threw for 122 yards and two scores for Tennessee, which snapped a two-game skid to improve to 4-and-6 on the season. Colin McCarthy had a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown in the win. The Titans have their bye week this week.
Monday Night Football has Kansas City at Pittsburgh, with coverage of the game at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.