College Basketball: Morehead State gave 8th ranked Kentucky all it wanted for a while, but the Wildcats prevailed over the Eagles 81-70 in Rupp Arena. Freshman Archie Goodwin had a career high 28 points, with Alex Poythress adding 20 and Julius Mays with 11.
Kentucky improves to 3-1 on the season as they host Long Island University Friday night, with coverage beginning at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Coach John Calipari said guard Ryan Harrow will miss tomorrow night’s game with Long Island University. Harrow has not played since the season opener due to a mysterious illness, but left Lexington with his mother early Wednesday morning to tend with what’s called a “family matter.”
Elsewhere Wednesday night: Western Kentucky and Austin Peay both participated in their final games of the Cancun Challenge.
The Hilltoppers took third place in the Riviera division with a 70-61 win over DePaul. Jamal Crook led WKU with 16 points, followed by TJ Price with 13. The victory moves Western to 3-2 on the season.
Austin Peay lost to Gardner Webb 62-52 in the final of the Mayan Division. Travis Betran led the Governors in scoring with 18, with freshman Chris Horton adding 10. The Governors are now 2-3 on the season.
Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates played 15 minutes and did not score, but Manhattan won its first game of the season over Hofstra 67-56. The Jaspers are 1-2 on the season.
Today’s games: Vanderbilt meets Davidson in the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, while 2nd ranked Louisville meets Northern Iowa in the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.
College Football: There’s one ranked team in action on Thanksgiving Day as 16th ranked Texas meets TCU this evening.
The Tennessean features a story today with Vanderbilt Vice Chancellor of Athletics David Williams. Williams says in the story that he and football coach James Franklin have the same goals for the program, and with the progress it has made during Franklin’s tenure, he will not be surprised if other schools try to pursue Franklin in the off season. Vanderbilt has won five SEC games this year, the first time that has happened in 77 years.
NFL: There’s a triple header of action on this Thanksgiving Day. The early game in Detroit has the Lions hosting the Houston Texans, followed by the Dallas Cowboys hosting the Washington Redskins, with the finale featuring the New York Jets hosting the New England Patriots. Coverage of all three games begins at 11 am on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.