|SPORTS UPDATE 1/23/13|
College Football: Though the school has not made an official announcement, the Leaf Chronicle reports Austin Peay will be looking for a new football coach. Rick Christophel is leaving his alma mater to become the tight ends coach of the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL.
Christophel spent six seasons in Clarksville and told the Leaf he was not looking to leave when he was offered the position by friend Bruce Arians on Tuesday. Christophel’s six season record at Austin Peay was 20-46.
Kentucky Sports Radio reports on its website Kentucky has lost one of its 2013 commitments. Wide receiver DeAngelo Yancey of Atlanta has reopened the recruitment process after stating a few days ago he was still committed to the Wildcats.
Meanwhile, Trinity High School defensive end Jason Hatcher decommitted from Southern California last night and has reopened his recruiting process. Recruiting gurus say the four star player will likely narrow his choices to either Kentucky or Louisville.
College Basketball: There are several Top 25 games this evening including number one Duke hosting Miami, 7th ranked Florida at Georgia and 8th ranked Indiana hosts Penn State.
NFL: Former St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is free to pursue new coaching opportunities in the league, despite not yet being reinstated. NFL.com reports Commissioner Roger Goodell will evaluate Williams’ status on reinstatement after landing a job. Williams was suspended indefinitely last March for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.
MLB: The St. Louis Cardinals have locked up closer Jason Motte for the next two seasons, covering his remaining two years of arbitration eligibility. Motte tied for the National League with 42 saves last season while posting a 2.75 ERA in 67 games.