College Basketball: Louisville’s women’s team will try to match the accomplishment of their men’s team as they face Connecticut for the national championship this evening in New Orleans. Pre game coverage begins at 7 on News/Talk WHOP.
Speaking of the Louisville men’s team, they asked permission of the NCAA to travel to New Orleans to support the women’s team this evening. However, they were denied the request because the NCAA stated it would be considered an “extra benefit”. Many of the players attended the women’s home games during the course of the season. Coach Rick Pitino said it was a shame the NCAA would not let the team go to the game.
WPSD-Paducah reports on its website Murray State University is in the process of working out a contract extension for coach Steve Prohm. Prohm has three years left on his current deal, but athletics director Allen Ward said Monday he hopes to be able to make an announcement soon about the extension. Prohm is 52-12 in his first two seasons at the helm of the Racer program.
The Leaf Chronicle reports former Austin Peay standout James “Fly” Williams has learned he was part of a fictitious rookie All America team announced in 1973. According to a story published in the Wall Street Journal last week, four students at William and Mary cooked up the fake awards, known as the Leo G. Hershberger Rookie All America team.
The four said they did it because they felt there were too many All American teams. The group named the awards after a fictitious New York sports writer. Williams says despite the award being a fake, he is still proud to be a part of the team.
College Baseball: Austin Peay plays this evening at 13th ranked Kentucky, while Western Kentucky hosts 8th ranked Louisville at Bowling Green Ballpark.
MLB: Games this evening include Cincinnati at St. Louis, Atlanta at Miami and the Chicago Cubs hosting Milwaukee.
Golf: European Darren Clarke will not be part of the field for the Masters that begins Thursday at Augusta National after the 2011 British Open champion withdrew Monday. Clarke pulled a hamstring while on vacation more than a week ago. Clarke has played the Masters 11 times but missed the cut in his last two appearances.