College Basketball: The Lexington Herald Leader reports when Kentucky plays at Texas A&M Saturday, a former Wildcat head coach will be in attendance. Billy Gillispie has accepted an invitation from current A&M coach Billy Kennedy to come to the game.
Gillispie coached at Texas A&M before coming to Kentucky. The former Texas Tech coach says he wants to watch the teams play and that he has a great deal of respect for both coaches. Coverage of Saturday afternoon’s game from College Station airs at 3:30 on Lite 98.7.
A couple of SEC teams have players with significant injuries. The Clarion-Ledger reports Ole Miss has lost Aaron Jones for the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL suffered in Tuesday night’s loss to Kentucky.
Tennessee’s Trae Golden has a hamstring injury and is doubtful for Saturday’s game against Arkansas according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Top 25 games this evening have 7th ranked Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount, 8th ranked Arizona at Washington, 9th ranked Michigan State meets Illinois and 10th ranked Butler is at St. Louis.
College Football: Vanderbilt coach James Franklin has personally apologized to Alabama coach Nick Saban for a comment made about him earlier this week. The Tennessean reports Franklin was the guest speaker Monday evening at the fall sports banquet at Central High School in Macon, Georgia.
During his comments, he referred to Saban as “Nicky Satan”. Franklin says his comment was merely a joke about a coach who has won four national championships.
PGA Tour: Nashville’s Brant Snedeker is in the field for the Waste Management Phoenix Open, which is underway today at TPC Scottsdale. Vijay Singh withdrew from the tournament this morning, one day after admitting he used deer antler spray which has a banned substance.