College Football: The Sporting News has ranked the top coaches in college football. Alabama’s Nick Saban is first, followed by Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, Chris Petersen of Boise State, Bob Stoops of Oklahoma and Brian Kelly of Notre Dame rounding out the top five.
Louisville’s Charlie Strong is 19th, Western Kentucky’s Bobby Petrino is 20th and new Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is 90th. The rankings are based on a number of factors including wins, championships, recruiting and future potential.
College Basketball: WDRB-Louisville reports University of Louisville guard Russ Smith may announce tomorrow whether he will return for his senior year or go to the NBA.
Smith’s father had said after Louisville won the national championship his son would not return next year, but coach Rick Pitino said a couple of days later there was a “50-50” chance Smith would return next season.
ESPN reports the NCAA Board of Directors will talk about reducing the shot clock in college basketball next month. The board will vote May 2nd on shortening the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds. The NCAA Basketball rules committee then would have to vote on the measure. If it’s approved, there would be at least a transition or experimentation year before the rule would go into effect.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds continue their series with the Chicago Cubs this evening at Great American Ballpark, while St. Louis plays Washington and Atlanta and Colorado play a day-night doubleheader in Denver.
NBA: Playoff action continues tonight as Miami hosts Milwaukee in game two of its Eastern Conference series, with Boston and New York also playing game two. The Heat and Knicks hold 1-0 leads in their series.
Denver has a 1-0 lead on Golden State as they play game two of their Western Conference series this evening.