|SPORTS UPDATE 1/11/13|
College Basketball: The Kentucky Wildcats won’t enjoy their Thursday night victory over Vanderbilt very long, as SEC newcomer Texas A&M invades Rupp Arena tomorrow. Pre game coverage begins at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
NFL: Single-season sacks leader Michael Strahan and two players who tried to block him are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Strahan of the New York Giants, is joined by offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden of the Ravens and guard-tackle Larry Allen of the Cowboys and 49ers. The fourth first-year eligible to make the cut is defensive tackle Warren Sapp of the Buccaneers and Raiders.
The Hall also announced today that the other finalists are: running back Jerome Bettis, receivers Cris Carter, Tim Brown and Andre Reed, LB-DEs Charles Haley and Kevin Greene, guard Will Shields, defensive back Aeneas Wiliams, coach Bill Parcells, and former owners Edward DeBartolo Jr. of the 49ers and the late Art Modell of the Browns, who moved to Baltimore in 1996 to become the Ravens.
The two senior nominees are defensive tackle Curley Culp -- who played for the Chiefs, Oilers and Lions -- and linebacker Dave Robinson of the Packers and Redskins. Between four and seven new members will be selected Feb. 2, the day before the Super Bowl, in New Orleans.
The NFL Players Association will soon decide whether it will open a formal inquiry into the handling of Robert Griffin the Third's knee injury by the Washington Redskins. According to the "Washington Post," the union has asked the team to provide a full report on Griffin's medical diagnosis and treatment.