College Football: Western Kentucky is anywhere from a 5 ½ to 6 ½ point favorite over Central Michigan in the Little Caesar’s Bowl tonight at Ford Field in Detroit. It’s the first bowl appearance since joining FBS for the Hilltoppers, while the Chippewas are making their first bowl appearance since 2010.
Western running back Antonio Andrews is hoping for a big night. The former Fort Campbell standout is 273 yards of breaking Barry Sanders all purpose yards record for a season at 3,250. Sanders accomplished the feat while at Oklahoma State in 1988.
The Courier Journal reports Central Michigan is sitting two players for tonight’s game. Sophomore wide receivers Titus Davis and teammate Courtney Williams will miss the game after violation of team rules.
Davis was the leading receiver with 860 yards and 8 touchdowns on the season, while Williams is the third leading receiver at 360 yards this season.
Kickoff at Ford Field is set for just after 6:30, with pre game coverage beginning at 5:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
College Basketball: Things are quiet on the hardwood tonight. However, Kentucky coach John Calipari’s weekly talk show airs at 5 tomorrow night, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Kentucky returns to action Saturday against Louisville at the Yum Center, with pre game coverage at 1:30 also on Lite 98.7.
Louisville big man Gorugi Dieng was to see a doctor today concerning his broken left wrist. Earlier this week, it was rumored Dieng may play against Kentucky Saturday if his wrist had healed enough where he could see some playing time.
However, Louisville coach Rick Pitino has recently said Dieng would not play until the Cardinals open Big East play against Providence January 2nd.
High School Basketball: Boys action includes Graves County playing in the Hindsdale IL Holiday Classic and Ohio County meeting Bourbon County in the Republic Bank Holiday Classic in Lexington.
Girls’ action has Union County playing in the Titans Christmas Clash at Mercer County High School.