College Basketball: Women’s action from Monday night saw Indiana nip Murray State 63-62. Former Hopkinsville Lady Tiger Christy Soldo did not play in the game. Elsewhere, Vanderbilt defeated Lipsscomb 62-45.
Tonight’s games: Fresh from its win over Maryland in the Barclays Center Classic last Friday, Kentucky looks to go 2-0 on the young season as they face Duke this evening at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Coach John Calipari offers his thoughts about the Blue Devils:
Calipari also talks about a key for the Wildcats this evening:
ESPN reports Kentucky guard Ryan Harrow will miss tonight’s game, leaving Jarrod Polson another opportunity to see action. Coverage of the game begins at 7 on Lite 98.7.
Also this evening, Western Kentucky hosts Austin Peay in the first round of the Triple Crown Cancun Challenge in Bowling Green.
Women’s games: Kentucky travels to top ranked Baylor.
Austin Peay’s Travis Betran, who scored 13 points in the Governors season opening win over Samford, was named the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week Monday.
It was also announced Monday, Austin Peay’s women’s team will face St. Catherine’s College December 9th in the Dunn Center. The game replaces a December 15th game against Christian Brothers, which was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. Tickets already purchased for the December 15th game will be good for the December 9th game.
The Courier Journal reports the University of Louisville and the KFC/Yum Center have been awarded second and third round games of the 2015 NCAA tournament. The Yum Center hosted the same rounds this year, which marked the first time NCAA tournament games had been played in Louisville since 1991.
College Football: The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tennessee coach Derek Dooley met with athletics director Dave Hart Sunday. At his weekly news conference Monday, Dooley said if a decision has been made about his future as Vols coach, it was news to him.
Dooley said Hart told him no decision had been made about his future. Tennessee meets Vanderbilt Saturday.
It appears former Arkansas and Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has a couple of major backers supporting him for the soon to be vacant position at Kentucky.
The Lexington Herald Leader reported Monday former UK basketball coach Joe B. Hall and his son in law Mike Summers, who worked with Petrino as his offensive line coach at Louisville and Arkansas, along with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons are endorsing him for the job.
Louisville will be without running back Senorise Perry for the rest of the seson. Perry tore the ACL in his right knee during Saturday's 45-26 loss at Syracuse. Perry rushed for 705 yards and 11 touchdowns for the 20th ranked Cardinals. Louisville is idle this week, before facing Connecticut November 24th.
Western Kentucky coach Willie Taggart said Monday the Hilltoppers have to take care of business when they travel to Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns Saturday. WKU has lost three of its last four after starting the season 5-1. The Hilltoppers are bowl eligible, but the current three game losing streak may keep them out again as was the case last year.
NFL: Following Sunday’s win at Miami, the Tennessee Titans went through a light workout Monday. Following practice, coach Mike Munchak gave the team the rest of the week off. Munchak told the team to rest up as much as possible. The Titans play at Jacksonville November 25th.
College Basketball: Several top 25 teams are in action this evening including top ranked Indiana hosting North Dakota State and 5th rated Michigan hosting IUPUI.
Women’s action includes Murray State hosting Indiana.
Kentucky returns to action tomorrow night playing Duke at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, with pre game coverage at 7 on Lite 98.7.
College Football: It appears former Arkansas and Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has a couple of major backers supporting him for the soon to be vacant position at Kentucky.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports former UK basketball coach Joe B. Hall and his son in law Mike Summers, who worked with Petrino as his offensive line coach at Louisville and Arkansas, along with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons are endorsing him for the job.
A reminder the current UK coach Joker Phillips has his call in show at 5 this evening, with Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Louisville will be without running back Senorise Perry for the rest of the seson. Perry tore an ACL in Saturday's 45-26 loss at Syracuse. Perry rushed for 705 yards and 11 touchdowns for the 20th ranked Cardinals. Louisville is idle this week, before facing Connecticut November 24th.
NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers have officially hired former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks coach Mike D’ Antoni to replace the fired Mike Brown. According to ESPN, D’ Antoni will receive a three year deal worth $12 million, with an option for a fourth season.
It had been widely speculated over the weekend that former Lakers coach Phil Jackson would return to the bench, however he was not offered the job.
High School Football
Just a few teams in Western Kentucky remain alive in the Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl after the second round. This week’s action includes:
Class A: Mayfield travels to Kentucky Country Day
Class 2-A: Caldwell County host Murray High
Class 3-A: South Warren goes to Monroe County
Class 4-A: Owensboro travels to Warren East
Class 5-A: Bowling Green hosts Warren Central
College Basketball: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had 5 points as Manhattan lost to number 2 Louisville 79-51 Sunday at the Yum Center. Russ Smith led the Cards with 23 points, while former Bowling Green standout Chane Behanan had 9 points and eight rebounds.
Following Friday night’s season opening win over Maryland, Kentucky meets Duke tomorrow night in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, with pre game coverage at 7 on Lite 98.7.
Women’s scores: Tennessee’s Lady Vols defeated Georgia Tech 71-54, while Louisville defeated Portland 95-48.
Tonight’s games: Women’s action has Murray State hosting Indiana.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has his call in show this evening at 5, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky hosts Samford in the home finale Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium, with pre game coverage beginning at 5 pm on Lite 98.7.
Tennessee coach Derek Dooley is still on the job, at least for the time being. Speculation is wide spread on Dooley’s firing, however the Knoxville News Sentinel reports when it would take place remains uncertain.
The Volunteers still have a chance to make a bowl game if they defeat Vanderbilt this week and Kentucky next week. However, the Vols are 0-6 in the SEC after losing to Missouri 51-48 in overtime Saturday.
Louisville took the plunge in both major college football polls after its 45-26 loss at Syracuse Saturday. The Cards fell to 20th in the AP Top 25 and 18th in the USA Today Coaches poll. Oregon is number one in both polls, with Alabama falling to 4th in the AP poll and 5th in the USA Today poll after its first loss of the season to Texas A&M.
NFL: Chris Johnson rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown to lead the Titans to a 37-3 rout of the Dolphins in Miami. Jake Locker returned from a shoulder injury and threw for 122 yards and two scores for Tennessee, which snapped a two-game skid to improve to 4-and-6 on the season. Colin McCarthy had a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown in the win. The Titans have their bye week this week.
Monday Night Football has Kansas City at Pittsburgh, with coverage of the game at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
High School Football
Christian County's season came to an end Friday night at the hands of the Bowling Green High Purples. Todd Hamilton reports on the second round Class 5-A game:
The second round of the Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl takes place across the state tonight, with several area teams still alive.
Class 5-A: Christian County travels to Bowling Green, where the Purples have not lost since losing to the Colonels two years ago. Since then Bowling Green has won 26 games in a row. Colonels coach Steve Lovelace offers his impressions of the Purples:
Lovelace also talks about keys to a Colonels win this evening:
Kickoff from El Donaldson Stadium at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show from the Applebee’s broadcast booth at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
The winner of the Christian County-Bowling Green game will meet either Warren Central or Graves County who play in Mayfield this evening.
Class 3-A: Fort Campbell meets South Warren at 7 in Fryar Stadium, with the winner to face either Paducah Tilghman or Monroe County who play tonight in Tompkinsville.
Class 2-A: Caldwell County hosts Hancock County, with the winner to play either Murray or Owensboro Catholic who play in Owensboro this evening.
Class A: Russellville travels to Kentucky Country Day, with the winner to meet Mayfield or Holy Cross who play in Mayfield this evening.
Class 4-A: Madisonville goes to Owensboro, with the winner playing either Lone Oak or Warren East who tangle in Bowling Green this evening.
Class 6-A: Henderson County hosts Louisville Eastern, with the winner to meet either Oldham County or Ballard who play this evening at Oldham County.
Catch up on these and other games from across Kentucky on the Kentucky High School Scoreboard show later tonight on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
College Basketball: Third ranked Kentucky opens its season tonight facing Maryland in the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, NY. Coach John Calipari offers his thoughts on the Terrapins:
Pre game coverage begins at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Other season opening games include Murray State hosting Brescia, Austin Peay entertains Samford and Tennessee meets Kennesaw State.
Women’s action has Austin Peay at UAB, Murray State hosts Western Kentucky and Louisville hosts defending national champion Texas A&M.
Kentucky’s women open their season against Delaware State Saturday, with pre game coverage at 11:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Western Kentucky’s men also open their season tomorrow night at Southern Miss.
The new judge overseeing the case against Murray State basketball player Zay Jackson has rejected a plea deal which recommends pre trial diversion. Judge Craig Clymer says the deal overlooks the seriousness of the actions against the 20-year-old Jackson. The Paducah Sun reports Clymer instead offered Jackson the choice of a year long jail term or taking the case to trial.
Jackson was supposed to be sentenced in October after pleading guilty to hitting two people with his car in the parking lot of Wal Mart in Murray in September. If Jackson takes the deal offered by Judge Clymer, sentencing will take place November 21st.
College Football: Kentucky is off this week, but other SEC games have Tennessee hosting Missouri and Vanderbilt at Ole Miss.
Also tomorrow night, LSU meets Mississippi State, with coverage at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Western Kentucky plays its regular season home finale against Florida Atlantic, Louisville is at Syracuse, while in the Ohio Valley Conference, Murray State is at Eastern Kentucky and Austin Peay is at Jacksonville State.