|SPORTS UPDATE 1/9/13|
Sports Tonight with Todd Hamilton is on the air at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com. This evening’s guests include legendary Christian County basketball coach Lyle Dunbar, Hopkinsville native and Oklahoma State assistant basketball coach Tommy Wade and Nashville Predators radio voice Tom Callahan.
College Basketball: Top 25 action includes 4th ranked Louisville at Seton Hall. SEC action has LSU at Auburn, Tennessee facing Ole Miss and 9th ranked Florida hosting Georgia.
Kentucky opens SEC play tomorrow night at Vanderbilt, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Lite 98.7.
College Football: The University of Kentucky athletic department is planning a $125 million dollar renovation of Commonwealth Stadium. The renovation will include 10-15 luxury suites with 2,000-2,500 club seats, a recruiting room, new press facilities and a full service kitchen.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports the fundraising arm of UK athletics, the K Fund has outlined the plans on a new website, www.kfundonline.com.
NHL: National Hockey League owners are meeting today to vote on the new collective bargaining agreement. If the majority votes in favor of the proposal, it’s one step closer to finally beginning the season. Players have been locked out since September.
Meanwhile, Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz says the lock out shortened season will feel like Groundhog Day for players once the season begins, because of the constant travel and play. Trotz added shame on anyone not ready to go for the season because the league has had plenty of time to prepare. If all goes as planned with the new collective bargaining agreement, the season is expected to start January 19th.