|SPORTS HEADLINES 12/4/12|
High School Basketball
Boys Scores: Todd Central defeated Fort Campbell 62-49, Henderson County over Logan County 73-38, Lyon County over Dawson Springs 79-29.
Girls Scores: Todd Central rolls over Fort Campbell 60-29, South Warren over Logan County 75-66, Hopkins Central over Trigg County 74-39, Franklin Simpson over Edmonson County 56-41, Glasgow defeated Bowling Green 62-49, Greenwood edged Caverna 65-64, Mayfield defeated Heath 57-40, Ohio County over Union County 56-39, Calloway County over Ballard Memorial 62-56.
Christian County hosts Madisonville in a boy-girl doubleheader at Colonel Gym. Coverage of both games with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Boys: University Heights at Russellville, Fort Campbell at Lyon County, Trigg County welcomes Hopkins Central, Caldwell County hosts Crittenden County, Webster County hosts Livingston Central, Union County hosts Muhlenberg County, Paducah Tilghman at Mayfield, Marshall County at Ohio County, Graves County at Carbondale, IL, Franklin Simpson at South Warren, Warren East at Butler County.
Girls: University Heights at Lyon County, Caldwell County hosts Crittenden County, Muhlenberg County hosts Owensboro, Paducah Tilghman at Mayfield, Webster County hosts Livingston Central, South Warren hosts Franklin Simpson, Warren East hosts Butler County.
College Basketball: One day after falling out of the Associated Press Top 25, Kentucky will try to snap a two game losing streak as the Wildcats host Samford in Rupp Arena this evening. Tip off at 6, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Other games this evening include: Murray State hosting Bethel and Louisville is at College of Charleston.
Women’s action: Western Kentucky hosts Vanderbilt, Austin Peay plays a matinee game at Middle Tennessee.
College Football: Kentucky coach Mark Stoops hit the ground running on Monday, visiting with current players, talking with recruits and told Tom Leach during his first call in show there is a lot of work to be done.
Meanwhile, the website Coaching Search.com reports Stoops may have made his first hire. The website reports Florida State defensive line coach D.J. Eliot is reportedly coming to Lexington as defensive coordinator.
Former Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has landed a new job in the Southeastern Conference. Phillips has been named the new wide receivers and recruiting coordinator at Florida. Gators coach Will Muschamp says Phillips will begin his new duties Friday. Florida will play Kentucky in Lexington next season on September 28.
Louisville coach Charlie Strong spent a portion of Monday dispelling rumors that he is leaving the program for either Tennessee or Auburn. During his weekly news conference, Strong said he would tell whether he was staying with the Cardinals when the time was right. Louisville will face Florida in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans January 2nd.
The Tennessean reports Middle Tennessee intends to fight the Sun Belt Conference over a $1 million exit fee to go to Conference USA. The fee was adopted by Sun Belt presidents in May when MTSU was talking with C-USA.
Meanwhile, MTSU athletic officials feel they were snubbed from playing in a bowl game. The Blue Raiders had a better overall record 8-4 than Western Kentucky’s 7-5 and had beaten the Hilltoppers during the season. MTSU was one of two bowl eligible teams in the nation that did not receive a bowl bid. Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson said Monday the move to Conference USA had no effect on Middle Tennessee receiving a bowl bid.