|SPORTS HEADLINES 2/7/13|
High School Basketball
Christian County hosts Fort Campbell in the final 8th district games of the regular season this evening at Colonel Gym. Coverage of both games begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show for the boys’ game at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and online at whopam.com.
Elsewhere this evening
Boys: Dawson Springs hosts Crittenden County, Logan County goes to Daviess County, Franklin Simpson hosts South Warren, Livingston Central welcomes Reidland, Ballard Memorial at Cairo, IL.
Girls: University Heights welcomes Logan County, Hopkinsville goes to Ohio County, Franklin Simpson hosts South Warren, Henderson County at McLean County.
College Basketball-Wednesday’s scores
In the SEC: Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey scored 14 points in LSU’s 57-56 victory over Vanderbilt. Georgia defeated Tennessee 68-62. 11th ranked Louisville rolled over Rutgers 68-48 with Wayne Blackshear leading the Cardinals with 19 points off the bench. 22nd ranked Oklahoma State defeated Baylor in overtime 69-67.
Women’s action saw Murray State defeat New Orleans 69-56.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky plays a men’s-women’s doubleheader at North Texas, Manhattan meets Canisus. In the OVC: Austin Peay hosts Tennessee State and Murray State entertains Belmont.
Women’s SEC games have 10th ranked Kentucky going against Arkansas and 12th ranked Tennessee meets LSU.
College Football: Wednesday was the first day of the national signing period. Locally, Christian County High quarterback Ryan Knight signed to play for Campbellsville University. Knight played three varsity seasons for the Colonels, throwing for 3,710 yards and 40 touchdowns and rushing for 304 yards and 13 scores in his varsity career.
It was a big signing day for Kentucky, Western Kentucky and Louisville. The Wildcats signed 22 players, including defensive lineman Jason Hatcher from Trinity High School and Ryan Timmons from Franklin County High.
Western Kentucky had 25 signees including four in state players. Louisville signed 17 players, including Trinity High wide receiver James Quick and Lexington Catholic quarterback Kyle Bolin. Murray State signed 19 players including offensive lineman Koty Hix of Fort Campbell. Austin Peay signed 12 players, with Vanderbilt inking 26 players and Tennessee signed 21 players.
NFL: The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is willing to rework his contract. Hasselbeck, who is in the final year of his three year deal is to make a base salary of $5.5 million this season. The 37-year-old Hasselbeck played in eight games last season, starting five times while Jake Locker was injured and threw for 1,367 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions.
Meanwhile, troubled Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is wanted for more questioning in connection with the January 13th stabbing incident of one of Britt’s friends in New Jersey. The Tennessean reports an arrest was made in the case Wednesday, with Britt’s attorney saying police told him Britt was not a suspect in the case.
NHL: The Nashville Predators will be on home ice for the first time since the season opening weekend this evening as they welcome the Los Angeles Kings to Bridgestone Arena. First puck drops at 7 pm.