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Boy-girl doubleheader action tonight has Bowling Green hosting Barren County and Allen County Scottsville taking on Glasgow.
There were several bowl games on New Year’s Eve.
The Music City Bowl saw Vanderbilt defeated NC State 38-24, Georgia Tech defeated Southern California 21-7 in the Sun Bowl, Tulsa over Iowa State 31-17 in the Liberty Bowl and 14th ranked Clemson got a last second field goal to defeat LSU 25-24 in the Chik Fil A Bowl.
There are five bowl games this New Year’s Day. Mississippi State meets Northwestern in the Gator Bowl, South Carolina goes against Michigan in the Outback Bowl, Georgia meets Nebraska in the Citrus Bowl, Wisconsin goes against Stanford in the Rose Bowl and Northern Illinois goes against Nebraska in the Orange Bowl.
The Louisville Cardinals are going through final preparations for their matchup with Florida in the Sugar Bowl. The game takes place tomorrow night in New Orleans.
Boise State University has announced they will not go to the Big East Conference. The Broncos will remain as a member of the Mountain West Conference. Boise State had planned to join the Big East as a football only member and play all other sports in the Big West.
Top 25 action Monday saw 5th ranked Indiana defeat Iowa 69-65, 10th ranked Gonzaga slid by 22nd ranked Oklahoma State 69-68, 14th ranked Cincinnati over Pittsburgh 70-61, 9th ranked Minnesota over 18th ranked Michigan State 76-63.
Women’s action saw Eastern Kentucky defeat Murray State 69-49.
Action today includes former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan meeting Stony Brook.
Duke is number one in the latest Associated Press top 25 poll with Louisville ranked 4th this week. Minnesota is ranked in the top 10 for the first time in 16 years. The Golden Gophers are ranked 9th this week.
NFL: Black Monday saw a number of NFL coaches and executives get fired, however Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak will return in 2013. Titans owner Bud Adams however said executive vice president Mike Reinfeldt would not be retained.
Coaches who were let go include Lovie Smith in Chicago, Romeo Crennel in Kansas City, Norv Turner in San Diego, Ken Whisenhunt of Arizona, Chan Gailey in Buffalo, Pat Shurmur in Cleveland and Andy Reid in Philadelphia.
NHL: The NHL and its players association are back to swapping proposals after several weeks of stalled negotiations. ESPN reports the players submitted a counter proposal to the league Monday night and the two sides plan to talk again today. The league has offered a proposal to begin the season no later than January 19th, with a 48 game schedule, with all teams playing only in conference games.