|SPORTS UPDATE 11/21/12|
College Basketball: Seventh ranked Kentucky hosts in state rival Morehead State at Rupp Arena this evening. Coach John Calipari announced on Facebook this morning that guard Ryan Harrow would not play tonight. Calipari said Harrow left with his mother this morning to deal with a family matter and would not likely be back to even play Friday night against Long Island University. Coverage of the game airs at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Other area teams in action this evening include Austin Peay meeting Gardner Webb and Western Kentucky playing DePaul at the Cancun Challenge.
The semifinals of the NIT Season Tip Off tournament take place at Madison Square Garden in New York, with Kansas State meeting Delaware and Michigan playing Pittsburgh. Coverage of the two games airs at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Florida coach Billy Donovan says he would like to complete the Gators season opening game against Georgetown. Al.com reports Donovan has reached out to Georgetown officials about completing the game that was started on the USS Bataan which was temporarily docked at Mayport Naval Station. The second half was cancelled after condensation built up on the playing floor. Florida led the game at halftime 27-23.
Donovan wants to play the game in Jacksonville and there are some dates around Christmas that would work to finish it.
College Football: The Tennessean reports fired Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley will receive monthly checks of over $104 thousand through 2016. Dooley’s buyout over that period is roughly $5 million. The Tennessean also reports UT’s athletics department will not make its annual donation to the school’s general fund, which was scheduled to be $18 million over the next three years.
Duke University and coach David Cutcliffe have agreed on a contract extension that will keep him in Durham through 2019. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Duke is 6-5 heading into its season finale with Miami and is bowl eligible for the first time since 1994. Cutcliffe’s name also surfaced as a potential candidate to replace Joker Phillips as Kentucky’s coach.
The governing board of the University of Maryland may have broken the law in the process of deciding to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference. The "Washington Post" reports the school's board met twice in secret, which violates the Maryland Open Meetings Act.
When school officials were asked to produce records related to the meetings, they said they weren't able to do so because of the "emergency nature" of the situation. University regents are allowed to meet in closed session, but they're first required to take a public vote to close. The "Post" reports that didn't happen for either meeting.
Boxing: Former world boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho went into cardiac arrest this morning and is on life support in a Puerto Rico hospital. ESPN reports Camacho was shot in the face and neck Tuesday outside of San Juan. Doctors say Camacho’s brain activity decreased overnight. No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting, which remains under investigation.
NFL: A tripleheader highlights the Thanksgiving Day schedule with Detroit meeting Houston in the early game, Dallas hosts Washington later in the day with the New York Jets hosting New England tomorrow night. Coverage of the tripleheader begins at 11 am on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.