College Basketball: Louisville has been installed as a nine point favorite against Kentucky when the teams meet Saturday at the Yum Center.
ESPN reports that Louisville’s Gourgi Dieng will visit with his doctor Wednesday to see if his broken left wrist is healed enough for him to play against Kentucky. Reports indicate his parents are coming from Africa to see the game.
Coach Rick Pitino had recently said Dieng would not play Saturday, but could be ready when the Cards take on Providence January 2nd. You can hear Saturday’s game at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
A reminder because of Christmas Eve, Coach John Calipari’s talk show moves to Thursday night this week beginning at 5 on Lite 98.7.
College Football: The bowl season resumes later today with the Hawaii Bowl, which
features the Fresno State Bulldogs against former WAC rival SMU. Fresno State
won five straight games to close the regular season at 9-3, while the Mustangs
enter the contest with a mark of 6-6.
Western Kentucky is in Detroit, preparing for its first bowl game in school history Wednesday night when the Hilltoppers meet Central Michigan in the Little Caesar’s Bowl. You can hear the game on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP, with coverage beginning at 5:30.
New Tennessee defensive coordinator John Jancek plans a complete overhaul of the Vols defensive scheme. The Vols defense was the worst in the SEC in 2012, allowing almost 36 points and over 471 yards per game. Jancek has concentrated his recruiting efforts on finding players to play in a 4-3 scheme, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
High School Football: The Associated Press has announced its 2012 All State teams. Wide receiver Narcarius Fant of Bowling Green was named first team offense, along with offensive lineman Hunter Bivin of Apollo.
First team defensive members included Jonathan Jackson of Mayfield and Lincoln Quick and Allen Gonsalves of Bowling Green.
Caldwell County wide receiver Tez Sivills was named 2nd team offense, along with running back Jonathan Jackson of Mayfield and offensive lineman Hunter Harris of Graves County.
Making the second team defense were defensive linemen Cole Webster of Caldwell County, Derik Overstreet of Paducah Tilghman and Eli Wilson of Graves County, along with linebacker Darrius Spivey-Nunn of Paducah Tilghman.
James Quick of Trinity was named Kentucky Mr. Football and Jason Hiser of Pleasure Ridge Park was named Coach of the Year.