High School Basketball: There’s a number of games on the schedule for both boys and girls action this evening, however, with schools remaining closed in the area, it’s not known if any will be played.
Two cancellations we do know are Trigg County’s girls game at Fulton City along with University Heights boys game at Madisonville. Hopkinsville is scheduled to host Christian County this evening in girls action, but it’s not yet known if it will be played.
If they play it, the Heritage Bank pre game show is set for 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP. The Hopkinsville boys are also scheduled to play tonight at Fort Campbell. As we find out whether games will be played or not, we will pass them along to you.
College Basketball: 14th ranked Louisville got 17 points from Russ Smith in downing Houston 77-62. Vanderbilt edged Tennessee 64-60 behind 26 points from Rod Odom, while Jordan McRae led Tennessee with 16 points.
Women’s action saw Arkansas State defeat Western Kentucky 78-75 in overtime.
Tonight’s games have in the OVC, the two division leaders meeting as Murray State travels to Belmont and Austin Peay at Tennessee State. SEC action has Anthony Hickey, Jr. and LSU at Georgia. Women’s action has 8th ranked Tennessee at Ole Miss.
College Football: Wednesday was the first day of national signing period, with area schools doing quite well. Kentucky signed 28 players in what’s considered the Wildcats best recruiting class. New Louisville coach Bobby Petrino announced the signing of 21 players, while his replacement at Western Kentucky Jeff Brohm announced 15 signees. Vanderbilt announced 22 signees in the first class for new coach Derek Mason and Tennessee announced 32 signees.
Murray State signed 18 players and Austin Peay signed 29 players in the first true recruiting class for coach Kirby Cannon.
College Softball: Former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner leads the University of Kentucky into its new season today at the Mizuno Invitational in Long Beach, CA. The 12th ranked Wildcats play two games today against Santa Clara and Long Beach State.
NASCAR: Morgan Shepherd will attempt later this month to become the oldest driver to qualify for the Daytona 500. Shepherd, who turned 72 last October, was the oldest driver to qualify for a Sprint Cup race last year at New Hampshire. Shepherd has raced 15 times at Daytona, with his best finish of second place occurring in 1992.
NHL: The Nashville Predators are back in action this evening at the Minnesota Wild. First puck drops at 7 pm.
High School Basketball: The Hopkinsville-University Heights boys game that was cancelled last night and was to be played this evening has now been cancelled. No word on when the game will be made up.
College Football: It’s National Signing Day and several area schools have reported good days so far. Kentucky picked up an unexpected signee in defensive lineman Lloyd Tubman from Seneca High School in Louisville. Tubman chose Kentucky over Penn State where he had committed along with Vanderbilt and Louisville.
Todd Hamilton will recap the day coming up on Sports Tonight, where he’ll also visit with Murray State basketball coach Steve Prohm beginning at 5:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
College Basketball: Top 25 games tonight include 2nd ranked Wichita State at Indiana State, 5th ranked San Diego State at Boise State, 15th ranked St. Louis at St. Joseph’s, 16th ranked Michigan hosts Nebraska, 20th ranked Gonzaga welcomes Portland, 21st ranked Virginia hosts Boston College, 23rd ranked Pittsburgh at Miami and 23rd ranked Oklahoma is at West Virginia.
NFL: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate says he’s willing to take less money next season in order to play for the Super Bowl champions. Tate made the remarks Tuesday in an interview with a Seattle radio station.
Tate—who played his high school football in Nashville—caught 64 passes for 898 yards, both team highs to go with five touchdowns this season. If the Seahawks and Tate part ways, it would create just over seven million dollars in salary cap savings.
The Seattle Seahawks are holding a victory parade today to celebrate their Super Bowl championship. The parade will wind through the streets of the city before ending with a rally at CenturyLink Field. Seattle captured its first Super Bowl title on Sunday night with a 43-8 rout of the Denver Broncos.
Join Todd Hamilton for Sports Tonight at 5:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com. This evening’s guests include Murray State basketball coach Steve Prohm and a recap of National Signing Day for college football.
High School Basketball: Games around the area were postponed last night, including the University Heights-Hopkinsville boys 8th district game. That game is tentatively scheduled to be played in Blazer Gym at this evening at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
However, there were some games played to the east of Hopkinsville last night. Boys action saw Russellville get by Franklin Simpson 65-61, Bowling Green nipped South Warren 55-54 in double overtime, Barren County edged Greenwood 59-56 and Warren East defeated Cumberland County 72-47.
Girls action saw Franklin Simpson roll Russellville 62-26, Barren County over Greenwood 54-42, Cumberland County over Warren East 56-36 and Bowling Green over South Warren 51-37.
There are local student athletes who are signing national letters of intent to play collegiate sports today.
Clarksville Academy’s Mallory Burnham—who lives in south Christian County—will sign her letter today to play soccer for Austin Peay.
Trigg County football standouts Jayven Jones and Jacob Mason are also scheduled to sign letters. Jones—a running back—is to sign with Kentucky Wesleyan and Mason—a defensive end—is to sign with Campbellsville University. Those ceremonies will be held at 2:30 this afternoon at Trigg County High School.
College Basketball: Willie Cauley-Stein broke out of a slump with 18 points and 11 rebounds as Kentucky rolled Ole Miss 80-64. Aaron Harrison added 16 points and Julius Randle had 11 of his 12 points in the second half as the Wildcats improved to 17-5 and 7-2 in the SEC. Kentucky is back in action Saturday at Mississippi State, with coverage beginning at 11 am on Lite 98.7.
Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates did not score in 14 minutes as Manhattan defeated St. Peter’s 64-49. Women’s action saw 4th ranked Louisville defeat Central Florida 74-59.
Tonight’s games: SEC action includes Vanderbilt hosting Tennessee, with 14th ranked Louisville at Houston. The Cardinals will be without Wayne Blackshear, who did not make the trip due to a concussion suffered in practice Monday. Women’s action has Western Kentucky at Arkansas State.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported Tuesday Western Kentucky and Ohio Valley Conference member Belmont will begin a four year series beginning in the 2014-15 season. The first game will be played in Bowling Green, with a date yet to be determined.
The series will go to Belmont the next two seasons, with the final game to be played in Bowling Green during the 2017-18 season.The series will go to Belmont the next two seasons, with the final game to be played in Bowling Green during the 2017-18 season.
College Football: This is the first day of the National Signing Period and schools across the country will receive letters from their commitments. Kentucky, Louisville, Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Austin Peay and Murray State are all expecting big days today.
Western Kentucky will play a two game series with Mid American Conference member Ball State. The series will begin with a game in Bowling Green in the 2017 season, with a return game at Ball State in 2018, according to the Bowling Green Daily News.
College Softball: Former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner was named to the SEC softball coaches pre season All SEC team earlier this week. The University of Kentucky catcher hit .322 with 10 home runs and 41 RBI during her sophomore season. Kentucky is pre season ranked 14th in the USA Today pre season poll.
The Hopkinsville-University Heights boys game scheduled for this evening at Blazer Gym has been postponed due to the weather. The game will now be played Wednesday evening at 7:30. Also, according to Warren Central's athletics department, tonight's boys game with Christian County has been cancelled, with no plans to reschedule it.
College Basketball: The Bowling Green Daily News reports Western Kentucky and Ohio Valley Conference member Belmont will begin a four year series beginning in the 2014-15 season. The first game will be played in Bowling Green, with a date yet to be determined.
The series will go to Belmont the next two seasons, with the final game to be played in Bowling Green during the 2017-18 season.
Top 25 games this evening include 4th ranked Florida hosting Missouri, 9th ranked Kansas at Baylor, 11th ranked Duke hosts Wake Forest, 13th ranked Iowa welcomes 25th ranked Ohio State, 18th ranked Texas at TCU and 24th ranked Wisconsin at Illinois.
Reports indicate Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford dismissed freshman guard Stevie Clark from the team Monday. Clark was arrested early Sunday on charges of “outraging public decency”. It was Clark’s third incident since coming to Stillwater last fall. Clark was averaging 5.3 points per game in an average of 16 minutes playing time.
College Football: Western Kentucky has announced its 2014 schedule. The Hilltoppers will begin the season hosting Bowling Green State University Thursday, August 28th. Following a game at Illinois September 6th, the Hilltoppers will begin their first season in Conference USA at Middle Tennessee September 13th. WKU plays its first home Conference USA game October 4th against Alabama Birmingham.
Western Kentucky will play a two year series with Mid-American Conference member Ball State. The Bowling Green Daily News reports the series will begin in Bowling Green in the 2017 season, with the return game at Ball State in 2018.
MLB: The Reds Hot Stove League show from The Holy Grail comes your way at 6:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP.
Multiple reports indicate the Atlanta Braves and outfielder Jason Hayward have come to terms on a new two year contract avoiding arbitration. The new deal will run through the 2015 season. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the deal is worth $13.3 million.