High School Basketball
Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP has a doubleheader for you this evening. Girls action has Heritage Christian hosting Jo Byrns, with tip off set for 5:30. The Heritage Bank pre game show airs at 5:20. The second game of the evening has Hopkinsville opening its boys season hosting Russellville at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:20. Both games can be heard worldwide at whopam.com.
Other games this evening:
Girls: University Heights opens 8th district competition hosting Fort Campbell, Christian County at Warren Central, Logan County at Hopkins Central, Madisonville hosts Union County, Greenwood at Franklin Simpson, Graves County welcomes Livingston Central.
Boys: University Heights goes to Union County, Dawson Springs at Crittenden County, Murray hosts Fulton City, Graves County entertains Livingston Central, Franklin Simpson hosts Russell County.
Wednesday’s scores: Austin Peay rolled over Berea 106-53. The Governors were paced in scoring by Anthony Campbell’s 20 points, Travis Betran added 16 and Chris Horton pitched in 15. Austin Peay improved to 3-3 on the season.
Women’s scores: Austin Peay scored just nine points in the second half in falling at Vanderbilt 67-36. It took overtime for Tennessee to hold off Middle Tennessee 88-81. 9th ranked Kentucky rolled over Miami(Ohio) 92-53 to win its 25th consecutive home game.
Tonight’s games: Number 8 Kentucky faces an experienced team as they meet Notre Dame in South Bend as part of the SEC-Big East Challenge. The Fighting Irish bring a 6-1 record into the game. Pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere this evening: Western Kentucky opens Sun Belt action at Louisiana- Monroe, LSU meets Seton Hall, Manhattan goes against Fordham. Women’s action has Western Kentucky at Louisiana Monroe and Murray State hosts Ball State.
College Football: Louisville plays for a trip to a BCS bowl game as they play at Rutgers this evening. The Cards have lost two games in a row and bring a 9-2 record into the game. The Scarlet Knights are also 9-2.
The University of Louisville announced Wednesday it is leaving the Big East Conference to join the Atlantic Coast Conference. Louisville plans to be in the ACC in 2014, the year Maryland is to leave for the Big 10. The Cards defection to the ACC marks the sixth Big East school to leave for the ACC.
The Tennessean reports Middle Tennessee has joined the conference jumping ring, reportedly the Blue Raiders are headed to Conference USA. The announcement will be made official at a news conference this morning in Murfreesboro.
Florida Atlantic, also of the Sun Belt Conference, is reportedly set to make the move to C-USA. Top candidates for later expansion for Conference USA include Western Kentucky and New Mexico State according to the story.
NFL: Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak tells the Tennessean the Titans coaching staff will not undergo any more changes this season. Earlier this week, offensive coordinator Chris Palmer was fired and replaced by quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains.