|SPORTS UPDATE 11/15/12|
A couple of local student/athletes are signing collegiate letters of intent in the next few days.
Christian County golfer TJ Ferry will sign to play for Murray State during a ceremony to be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at Christian County High School.
University Heights Academy wrestler Wade Willen will sign to wrestle collegiately next Tuesday morning at 9:40. It’s believed Willen will be the first wrestler to ever sign a Division One scholarship that’s from Hopkinsville and from University Heights.
College Football: The Lexington Herald Leader reports a new name has surfaced in the Kentucky football coaches search. Gary Andersen has been at Utah State the last three years, leading them to back to back winning seasons the last two years.
The Aggies are currently 8-2 and 4-0 in Western Athletic Conference action as they head to Louisiana Tech this weekend. Tech’s coach, Sonny Dykes has also been mentioned for the Kentucky job.
Meanwhile, Kentucky Sports Radio.com reports another name surfacing in the Kentucky coaching search is University of San Diego coach Ron Caragher. Caragher was a running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at Kentucky from 2003-06 and recruited current Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson to Kentucky.
Kentucky freshman quarterback Patrick Towles tells Kentucky Sports Radio.com that he plans to stay at Kentucky. Towles says he would like whomever Kentucky hires to replace Joker Phillips to be a winner.
He also said that the team will try hard in its last two games to send Phillips off with two victories. Kentucky hosts Samford in the home finale Saturday night, with pre game coverage at 5 on Lite 98.7.
The Tennessean reports Vanderbilt is the SEC’s current option for the Music City Bowl, however that could change depending upon how Tennessee, Ole Miss and Missouri finish their seasons. Vanderbilt has made only one appearance in the Music City Bowl in 2008. The Commodores meet their cross state rival Tennessee Saturday.
NHL: With the current strike not ending anytime soon, Nashville Predators defenseman Kevin Klein has signed to play with the Herlev Eagles in Denmark, according to the Tennessean. Klein joins four other Predators who are currently playing in Europe.