Join host Todd Hamilton for Sports Tonight at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com. Guests include: ESPN’s Dick Vitale, University of Louisville radio voice Paul Rogers and Caldwell County football coach David Barnes.
High School Basketball: Hopkinsville is ranked 6th in the first Bluegrass Preps.com boys basketball poll of the season. Ballard is first, with Bowling Green 13th and Warren Central 14th.
Marion County is first in the girls poll, Owensboro Catholic is 6th, Henderson County 18th and Marshall County is 19th.
The University of Louisville will be moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference. The move was approved this morning by ACC presidents and chancellors. Louisville is expected to join the ACC in 2014, the same year Maryland leaves the league for the Big 10. U of L is the sixth former Big East school to leave for the ACC.
College Football: Kentucky Sports Radio.com reported late last night that new Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops has offered the offensive coordinator’s position to Florida State’s James Coley. Coley is considered one of the premier recruiters in the country.
While we’re talking about Mark Stoops, he is a nominee for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation’s top assistant coach. Stoops is also one of five finalists for Football Scoop.com’s defensive coordinator of the year.
College Basketball: Several Top 25 teams are in action this evening, with the marquee matchup featuring number two Duke and number four Ohio State in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
Closer to home, Austin Peay hosts Berea College at 7 in the Dunn Center. Women’s action has Austin Peay at Vanderbilt and Tennessee hosting Middle Tennessee.
Golf’s ruling bodies are looking to end the style of putting that has won three of the last five major championships. The United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Club today announced a proposed rule change which will prohibit anchor style putting. The proposed rule will not ban belly or long putters, but would ban any stroke where the grip or hand is anchored directly to any anchor point on the body.
The ruling bodies are seeking comments from golfers and the golf industry over the next three months before making a final decision. The unanchored stroke ban would go into effect with the next official revision of the rules in January, 2016.