High School Football: Several Western Kentucky teams were in regional championship action last night.
The biggest upset came in Class 2-A where previously undefeated Caldwell County lost to Murray High 27-14. Caldwell County ends the season 12-1.
Class A action saw defending state champion Mayfield defeat Russellville 17-0. In Class 3-A, Paducah Tilghman got a late field goal to nip South Warren 8-7. Class 4-A action saw Owensboro defeat Franklin Simpson 21-13 and in Class 5-A, Bowling Green rolled to a 49-10 victory over Graves County.
College Basketball: Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey, Jr. returned to the starting lineup for LSU in its 89-66 win over Southeastern Louisiana. Hickey had 10 points, seven rebounds, six assists and six steals in the game.
Austin Peay fell to Cal State Northridge in overtime 80-77, Providence got by Vanderbilt 67-60, and Tennessee defeated Tennessee State 88-67.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky hosts Samford, Austin Peay faces Montana State, Murray State is at Auburn, Vanderbilt goes against Morgan State and 3rd ranked Louisville plays Fairfield.
Women’s action: Western Kentucky travels to Northern Kentucky, Austin Peay hosts Evansville, Murray State welcomes St. Louis University.
Kentucky coach John Calipari addressed a story circulating about him possibly leaving Kentucky for the NBA’s New York Knicks Friday. During a news conference previewing the Wildcats Monday night game with Cleveland State, Calipari said he was content in Lexington and that rumors like this have happened and will continue to happen. You can hear Monday night’s game with Cleveland State beginning at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
College Football: Kentucky looks again for its first Southeastern Conference win of the season at Georgia this evening, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Other SEC action includes Tennessee hosting Vanderbilt. 21st ranked Louisville hosts Memphis, with Western Kentucky in Sun Belt Conference action at Texas State. Pre game coverage begins at 5 on News/Talk WHOP.
In the Ohio Valley Conference: Murray State tangles with Eastern Kentucky and Austin Peay is at Tennessee Tech.
Major League Baseball: The St. Louis Cardinals traded third baseman and former World Series MVP David Freese to the Los Angeles Angels as part of a four player deal Friday. Freese and reliever Fernando Salas head west in exchange for outfielder Peter Burjos and a minor league prospect.
Freese hit .262 this season with just nine home runs in helping the Cardinals reach the World Series where they lost to the Boston Red Sox in six games.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans return to action tomorrow afternoon at the Oakland Raiders. The NFL Game of the Week on News/Talk WHOP features the Minnesota Vikings at the Green Bay Packers, with pre game coverage at 11:30 am.
NHL: The Nashville Predators look to keep their winning streak going as they host the New York Rangers this evening. First puck at Bridgestone Arena drops at 7 pm.
College Basketball: Top 25 action this evening has top ranked Michigan State meeting Virginia Tech, 2nd ranked Kansas goes against Towson, 10th ranked VCU meets Long Beach State, 14th ranked Michigan battles Florida State, 18th ranked Connecticut tangles with Indiana, 19th ranked New Mexico goes against UMass and 22nd ranked UCLA hosts Morehead State.
College Football: As WHOP Sports reported this morning, three Kentucky players are suspended for tomorrow’s game at Georgia. Jason Hatcher and Cody Quinn will sit out tomorrow’s game while wide receiver DeMarco Robinson has been suspended indefinitely.
However, a report in the Lexington Herald Leader indicates another player or two may receive suspensions. A UK spokesman says they have no comment on that report or why the suspensions were handed out Thursday other than to say it was a violation of team rules. You can hear the Kentucky-Georgia game tomorrow beginning at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
MLB: The Associated Press, citing a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity, says a decision on New York Yankees third baseball Alex Rodriguez’s appeal of his 211 game suspension will not likely be rendered by an arbitrator until sometime in January. Both sides finished presenting their cases Thursday, with briefs on the matter to be filed next month.
The New York Mets have signed outfielder Chris Young to a one-year contract. The deal is pending a physical and worth a reported 7.25-million-dollars. Young hit just .200 with 12 home runs in 107 games last season with the Oakland A's.
Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones was in town last night to talk with the local UK alumni club at its tip off dinner. Jones spoke about the success of KSR and the changing media landscape. Matt will be doing his show in the News/Talk WHOP studios from 9-11 am this morning and you can hear the show on News/Talk WHOP.
High School Football: Several Western Kentucky teams are in regional championship games this evening in the Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl.
Class 5-A: Bowling Green travels to Graves County
Class 2-A: Caldwell County hosts Murray
Class A: Russellville travels to Mayfield
Class 3-A: Paducah Tilghman hosts South Warren
Class 4-A: Franklin Simpson travels to Owensboro
Find out the winners of these and other playoff games on the Kentucky High School scoreboard show tonight at 9:06 on News/Talk WHOP and whopam.com.
High School Basketball: The Courier Journal has released its pre season top 25 girls basketball teams. Anderson County is the top ranked team, with Henderson County ranked 11th, Owensboro Catholic 18th, Allen County Scottsville 19th and Marshall County is ranked 21st.
Anderson County’s Makenzie Cann was named the top ranked player in the Top 25 player list. LaRue County’s Ivy Brown-a Western Kentucky signee-is the second ranked player, with Morgan Rich of Allen County Scottsville the 21st ranked player.
College Basketball: Western Kentucky got a game high 16 points from George Fant in defeating UNC Wilmington 73-58. TJ Price also pitched in 14 for the Hilltoppers who are now 2-1 on the season.
Central Michigan defeated Austin Peay 90-75. Travis Betran led the Governors in scoring with 16 points, Will Triggs added 12 and Zavion Williams pitched in 10 for Austin Peay, now 2-2 on the season.
Women’s scores: 7th ranked Kentucky defeated Lipscomb 116-49, 2nd ranked Duke defeated Vanderbilt 88-69 and Wright State over Murray State 95-69
Tonight’s games: Vanderbilt meets Providence, Tennessee takes on Tennessee State and former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey, Jr. and LSU meet Southeastern Louisiana.
Three Kentucky and two Louisville and Tennessee players were named to the Naismith Award watch list on Thursday. UK freshmen Andrew Harrison, James Young and Julius Randle were named to the 50 player list along with Louisville senior guard Russ Smith and sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell. Tennessee was represented by Jordan McRae and Jarnell Stokes.
The award is presented each year by the Atlanta Athletic Club to the national player of the year.
College Football: Three Kentucky football players have been suspended for tomorrow’s game at Georgia. The Lexington Herald Leader reports freshman defensive end Jason Hatcher and sophomore cornerback Cody Quinn have been suspended for violation of team rules according to a UK spokesman.
Wide receiver and leading punt returner DeMarco Robinson has been suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules. When asked what led to the suspensions, the UK spokesman declined to discuss the matter. You can hear tomorrow’s game at Georgia with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere tomorrow: In the SEC-Tennessee plays its home finale against Vanderbilt. 21st ranked Louisville takes on Memphis.
Western Kentucky meets Texas State, with pre game coverage at 5 pm on News/Talk WHOP.
Ohio Valley Conference action has Murray State meeting Eastern Kentucky and Austin Peay goes against Tennessee Tech.
For the second consecutive season, Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews is one of five finalists for the Paul Hornung Award, presented to the nation’s most versatile player . The former Fort Campbell standout is currently the NCAA leader in all purpose yards and is the only two time finalist for the Hornung award.
The other finalists include Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, Odell Beckham Jr. of LSU, Myles Jack of UCLA and Marion Grice of Arizona State.
NHL: Craig Smith scored two goals as the Nashville Predators defeated Toronto 4-2. The Predators are back in action tomorrow night hosting the New York Rangers at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.
College Football: University of Kentucky freshman wide receiver Ryan Timmons told the Lexington Herald Leader following practice Wednesday his sprained ankle is now healthy and he’s ready for extended playing time when the Wildcats travel to Georgia Saturday. Pre game coverage begins at 4:30 from Sanford Stadium on Lite 98.7.
There’s one game this evening involving a Top 25 team as 18th ranked Central Florida hosts Rutgers.
College Basketball: Several top 25 teams are in action this evening. The highest ranked team to play is 10th ranked VCU meeting Florida State, 12th ranked Gonzaga hosts Washington State, 13th Michigan meets Long Beach State, 14th ranked Florida hosts Middle Tennessee, 15th ranked Wisconsin welcomes Bowling Green, 18th ranked Connecticut goes against Boston College and 20th ranked New Mexico battles UAB.
NFL: First place battles last place in the NFC South as the New Orleans Saints travel to the Georgia Dome to meet the Atlanta Falcons. The Saints are 8-2 on the season, while the Falcons are 2-8.
High School Sports: Hopkinsville High School is having its annual “Meet the Tigers” night for winter sports this evening. It takes place at 6 pm in Tiger Gym.
Christian County is having its “Meet the Colonels” night Saturday night for the Christian County middle and high school basketball teams. Gates at Colonel Gym will open at 4:30.
High School Basketball: The Courier Journal has released its pre season top 25 poll and top 25 players in Kentucky.
Louisville Ballard has been selected as the top team, with Hopkinsville ranked 7th, Warren Central 10th, Apollo is 23rd and Bowling Green is ranked 24th.
University of Louisville signee Quentin Snider of Ballard was selected as the state’s top player, with Hopkinsville junior Jaqualis Matlock the 13th best player, Byron Carver of Warren Central was the 23rd best player with Eli Wright of Apollo selected as the 24th best player in Kentucky.
College Basketball: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had 10 points and six rebounds in a reserve role as Manhattan defeated Illinois State 79-70. The Jespers improved to 3-1 on the season.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky hosts UNC Wilmington in Diddle Arena, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
Other men’s games this evening include Austin Peay at Central Michigan. Women’s action has Murray State hosting Wright State, 7th ranked Kentucky meets Lipscomb and Vanderbilt goes against 2nd ranked Duke.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports the University of Louisville is considering expanding Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The school’s athletic department submitted a request for a proposal earlier this week to study potential additions to the north end zone area which houses the Howard Schnellenberger football complex.
Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium was last expanded in 2010 to 55,000 seats. The stadium has been in use since 1998.
The University of Tennessee plans to wear its “Smokey Grey” uniforms when the Volunteers meet Vanderbilt on Saturday. Coach Butch Jones says the seniors voted earlier this week to wear the alternate uniforms for their home finale. Tennessee wore this uniform against Georgia October 5th in losing 34-31 in overtime.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans have struggled so much with special teams play this season, that coach Mike Munchak is hopeful to break even down the stretch. The Titans lost a fumble on a kickoff return in last week’s loss to Indianapolis and also muffed a punt return last month against San Francisco. Tennessee is back in action Sunday at the Oakland Raiders.
NHL: The Nashville Predators look for their third win in as many games as they continue action on the road this evening against the Toronto Maple Leafs.