|SPORTS HEADLINES 12/13/12|
High School Basketball
There was one area game last night, with Fort Campbell’s boys defeating Trigg County 85-58.
Boys: Russellville at Barren County, Lone Oak at Mayfield
Girls: Christian County entertains Daviess County, Henderson County takes on Webster County, Warren East at McLean County, Lone Oak at Mayfield.
Play begins tomorrow night in the Toyota of Hopkinsville Holiday Classic. Action takes place at University Heights as the Blazers host Bowling Green at 5, followed by Christian County and St. Mary at 6:30 and Hopkinsville meets LaVergne, TN at 8. Coverage of all three games begins at 4:45 with the Heritage Bank pre game show on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Former Christian County and current LSU basketball player Anthony Hickey’s indefinite suspension is about to end. Tigers coach Johnny Jones tells the Baton Rouge Advocate that Hickey will accompany the team on its two game road trip to Boise State and UC Irvine.
The team leaves today for its first game Friday night. Hickey met with LSU athletic officials Wednesday and Coach Jones said if those meetings went well, he would likely play on the road trip.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported Wednesday Western Kentucky has landed Chris Harrison-Docks, a transfer from Butler University. The freshman announced his plans to leave in November, but it’s not yet known if he would be eligible to play this season. NCAA rules require transfers to sit out one full year from the time of transfer..
Tonight’s action includes Tennessee hosting Wichita State in Knoxville.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports the University of Kentucky is about to name Jimmy Brumbaugh as its new defensive line coach. Brumbaugh has been an assistant at East Mississippi Community College and when LSU won the national championship in 2007, he was Nick Saban’s strength and conditioning coach.
Meanwhile, the Courier Journal reports new Wildcats coach Mark Stoops has hired old friend Vince Marrow to be tight ends coach. Marrow has most recently served as tight ends coach at Nebraska.
The Louisville Bats have hired former Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman to be their new skipper. Riggleman was the manager of the Cincinnati Reds Class Double A team in Pensacola last season, going 68-70. Louisville is the Reds Triple A affiliate in the American Association.