There’s plenty of sports talk this evening on the WHOP family of stations. Join Todd Hamilton for Sports Tonight at 5:06 followed by the Reds Hot Stove League show at 6:06, then Kentucky women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell at 7 and the Cats Pause talk show at 7:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has his weekly call in show this evening at 5, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
High School Basketball-Tuesday’s scores
Boys: Graves County built as much as an eight point lead in the first half, but 2nd ranked Hopkinsville outscored the Eagles 25-14 in the 3rd period to take control and win 80-71 last night at Tiger Gym. Jaqualis Matlock led 17-2 Hopkinsville with 25 points.
Elsewhere: Bowling Green rolled Christian County 77-55, University Heights handled Lyon County 71-54 in the 2nd region All A tournament, Heritage Christian Academy defeated Franklin Road Christian 65-60 in overtime, Webster County over Fort Campbell 69-44, Madisonville defeated Trigg County 62-48.
Caldwell County defeated Dawson Springs 62-21 in the 2nd region All A tournament, McCracken County over Cairo, IL 83-60, Paducah Tilghman defeated Massac County, IL 76-65 at the Superman Classic and at the 1st region All A Classic, Carlisle County edged Mayfield 57-53.
Girls: Christian County defeated Bowling Green in overtime 63-59, Marshall County got by Hopkinsville 66-58, Franklin Road Christian over Heritage Christian 44-26, Madisonville defeated Webster County 63-55 in overtime, Graves County routed Calloway County 81-51, McCracken County edged Cairo, IL 49-47.
In the 1st region All A Tournament: Ballard Memorial over Carlisle County 55-34 and Mayfield defeated Community Christian 69-46.
High School Football: WPSD reports on its website Murray High coach Steve Duncan resigned Tuesday night. Duncan had coached six years at Murray, compiling a 63-16 record which included five trips to the Class 2-A region finals. Murray’s 2013 season was highlighted by a 27-14 win over then number one Caldwell County that sent them to the 2-A semi final game.
College Basketball: Alex Poythress had a season high 16 points as Kentucky cruised by Texas A&M 68-51. James Young added 15 and Julius Randle scored 13 points as Kentucky improved to 14-4 and 4-1 in the SEC.
Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey, Jr. hit four free throws in the final minute as LSU got by Missouri 77-71. Hickey finished with seven points.
Women’s action saw 5th ranked Louisville cruise by Houston 93-52.
Tonight’s games: SEC action has Tennessee hosting Arkansas, and Vanderbilt welcoming Ole Miss. Elsewhere this evening, 12th ranked Louisville goes to South Florida. Women’s action has Western Kentucky at Louisiana Monroe.
College Football: The Lexington Herald Leader reports Kentucky has received a commitment from four star cornerback Kendall Randolph of Tallahassee, FL. Randolph is the 10th four star player to join the 2014 recruiting class according to Rivals.com.
Former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been announced as the second finalist for the Lexington Herald Leader-2013 Kentucky Sportsman of the Year. Bridgewater helped lead the Cardinals to the Russell Athletics Bowl, finished his degree work and declared for the NFL draft. The Sportsman of the Year will be announced January 29th.
The Tennessean reports new Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason landed his first commitment Tuesday night. 6-4 wide receiver Rashad Canty of Riverdale, GA. Canty told the recruiting site 247 Sports he was hoping to receive an offer from the Commodore program.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans are set to hire John McNulty as their quarterbacks coach. The Tennessean reports sources as saying McNulty has agreed to join new coach Ken Wisenhunt’s staff, but contract details have not been worked out. McNulty served as QB’s coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past season.
College Softball: Kentucky and Tennessee are among six Southeastern Conference teams to be ranked in the USA Today/Division One pre-season top 25 poll. Tennessee is ranked first to begin the season, with Kentucky ranked 12th. Louisville is ranked 19th and Western Kentucky was among teams receiving votes.
High School Basketball: Several games are canceled for this evening. They include: Logan County’s home boy-girl doubleheader with Edmonson County, along with the boys 3rd region All A tournament games between Owensboro Catholic and Whitesville Trinity and Butler County-McLean County. Those games will be played Thursday.
College Basketball: Top 25 games have 3rd ranked Michigan State hosting Indiana and 19th ranked Pittsburgh welcomes Clemson.
If you’re one of those who’s an NCAA tournament bracketologist, you could win big money this year.
Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett and Quicken Loans Dan Gilbert are teaming up to give away $1 billion. All you have to do is have a perfect bracket throughout March Madness.
The prize will be paid out in 40 installments of $25 million per year or the winner can take a lump sum of $500 million. Officials say if there’s more than one winner, they will share the $1 billion prize. The contest will begin March 3rd.
NFL: Commissioner Roger Goodell tells the NFL Network the days of the extra point could be numbered. Goodell says kicking an extra point following a touchdown could be eliminated from the game to keep things lively, explaining the extra point is nearly automatic these days.
MLB: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright tells the St. Louis Post Dispatch if fellow pitcher Michael Wacha can do this season what he did down the stretch in 2013, he could be a strong candidate for National League Cy Young award honors this season.
Wainwright also said Wacha was one of the most talented pitchers he had seen. Wacha says Wainwright’s comments were flattering and that he didn’t expect to achieve near what he did last season.
The Reds Hot Stove League program comes your way Wednesday evening at 6:06 on News/Talk WHOP. Guests include new Reds manager Bryan Price, catchers Barayan Pena and Corky Miller and former Reds outfielder Eric Davis.
High School Basketball-Monday night’s scores
Girls: University Heights cruised to a 63-26 win over Dawson Springs in the 2nd region All A tournament, while Caldwell County rolled to a 66-36 win over Crittenden County. In the 4th region All A, Cumberland County defeated Russellville 64-47.
Other games saw Hopkins Central defeat Fort Campbell 56-35, Trigg County glide by Christian Fellowship 60-22, Edmonson County over Greenwood 71-62, Ohio County over Union County 54-29, Westview TN over Marshall County in double overtime 66-63.
In the 1st region All A: Murray over Hickman County 61-14 and St. Mary defeated Fulton City 78-43.
3rd region All A: McLean County over Butler County 60-40 and Owensboro Catholic routed Whitesville Trinity 70-28.
Boys: Fort Campbell over Crittenden County 68-49, Ohio County rolled Hopkins Central 72-37, Webster County over Livingston Central 51-38, Charleston, MO defeated Calloway County 64-54.
4th region All A action saw Russellville defeat Cumberland County 88-60.
1st region All A: St. Mary over Fulton City 82-33.
Boys: Two of the top teams in the western part of the state battle as Hopkinsville hosts Graves County. Tip off from Tiger Gym is at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games have Fort Campbell at Webster County, Madisonville entertains Trigg County, Henderson County hosts Daviess County, Warren Central hosts South Warren, Union County meets Mounds Meridian, IL and Paducah Tilghman meets Massac County, IL at the Superman Classic.
In the 2nd region All A tournament: University Heights goes to Lyon County and Caldwell County is at Dawson Springs.
1st region All A action has Mayfield meeting Carlisle County and the 3rd region All A semifinals have Owensboro Catholic meeting Whitesville Trinity and Butler County against McLean County.
Girls: Hopkinsville at Marshall County, Madisonville goes to Webster County, McCracken County is at Cairo, IL, Union County travels to Daviess County, Calloway County is at Graves County.
1st region All A Classic at Paducah Tilghman: Mayfield meets Community Christian and Ballard Memorial plays Carlisle County.
Boy/Girl doubleheaders: Christian County hosts Bowling Green, Logan County hosts Edmonson County and Greenwood goes to Franklin Simpson.
The Hopkinsville Tigers are ranked second this week in the Boys Associated Press Top 10 poll. Louisville Ballard is still number one, with Graves County, Henderson County and Warren Central receiving votes.
Elizabethtown tops the Girls AP Top 10, with Owensboro Catholic ranked 10th. University Heights, Murray and Henderson County received votest his week.
College Basketball: Women’s action saw Austin Peay win its third straight OVC game over SIU Edwardsville 77-67 and Eastern Illinois defeated Murray State 80-74. 12th ranked Tennessee lost to second ranked Notre Dame 86-70.
Tonight’s games: Kentucky returns to action hosting Texas A&M at Rupp Arena, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Lite 98.7.
Other SEC action has Anthony Hickey, Jr. and LSU meeting Missouri. Women’s action has 5th ranked Louisville taking on Houston.
College Football: Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews was announced Monday as the first of ten finalists for the 2013 Lexington Herald Leader-Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The former Fort Campbell Falcons standout led the nation in all purpose yards for the second straight year and was fourth in rushing during the 2013 season.
Andrews will play in the Senior Bowl Saturday in Mobile, AL. The Kentucky Sportsman of the Year winner will be announced January 29th.
Kentucky picked up a preferred walk on for its program Monday. Betsy Layne High School all state linebacker Blake Spencer announced on Twitter he would be coming to Lexington in the fall.
The 6-3 210 Spencer played not only linebacker, but also at tight end during his prep career. Spencer had 36 solo tackles, 90 assists and two interceptions his senior season along with catching 24 passes for 378 yards and five touchdowns.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans hired two more coaches Monday. The Tennessean reports Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton has accepted the same position on new coach Ken Wisenhunt’s staff and Louie Cioffi will coach defensive backs.
NHL: Roman Josi had a goal and assist while Carter Hutton made 35 saves as the Nashville Predators picked up a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena. Nick Spaling and Shea Weber scored in the first while Mike Fisher added a tally in the third period as Nashville won for the third time in four games.
College Basketball: Top 25 action tonight has 6th ranked Villanova hosting 19th ranked Creighton, 9th rated Ohio State at Nebraska and 18th ranked Kansas hosts 13th ranked Baylor.
Louisville senior guard Russ Smith has been named the American Athletic Conference player of the week. Smith averaged 20.5 points in wins last week over Houston and Connecticut.
College Football: Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews is the first of ten finalists to be announced for the 2013 Lexington Herald Leader-Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The former Fort Campbell Falcons standout led the nation in all purpose yards for the second straight year and was fourth in rushing during the 2013 season.
Andrews will play in the Senior Bowl Saturday in Mobile, AL. The Kentucky Sportsman of the Year winner will be announced January 29th.
NFL: The Houston Texans have come to terms with Romeo Crennel to become their defensive coordinator. The Western Kentucky alumnus has been a head coach in his past with the Cleveland Browns and most recently the Kansas City Chiefs. Reports indicate Crennel has agreed to a three year contract.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is set to brave the elements himself at Super Bowl 48. ESPN cites a league source as saying Goodell plans to sit outside in the stands when the Denver Broncos battle the Seattle Seahawks a week from Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
The commissioner has sat outside with the crowd for cold weather games in the past and says he enjoys it. The forecast for Super Bowl Sunday has the high in the upper 30's with a chance of rain and snow showers.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds could soon have some outfield help. Multiple reports indicate the Reds are in talks with Grady Sizemore, who has not played since 2011. The 31-year-old Sizemore spent all eight of his MLB seasons with the Cleveland Indians.
High School Basketball: Play begins this evening in the 2nd region All A Tournament with first round games.
Girls action has University Heights at Dawson Springs and Caldwell County hosts Crittenden County.
1st region All A games at Paducah Tilghman have Murray meeting Hickman County
3rd region All A games at Butler County have Owensboro Catholic meeting Whitesville Trinity and Butler County against McLean County
4th region All A games include Russellville meeting Cumberland County
Other games have Fort Campbell at Hopkins Central, Trigg County hosts Christian Fellowship, Greenwood travels to Edmonson County, Union County hosts Ohio County and Marshall County entertains Westview, TN.
Boys games have Fort Campbell hosting Crittenden County, Russellville meeting Cumberland County in the 4th region All A Classic, Hopkins Central goes to Ohio County, Webster County goes to Livingston Central, Calloway County meets Charleston, MO at the Superman Classic.
Hopkinsville fell to fourth this week in the Cantrall Boys Top 20 poll in the Lexington Herald Leader. Despite losing in the LIT, Ballard remains number one this week. Henderson County is tied for 18th and Warren Central is tied for 24th.
Elizabethtown remains number on the Girls Cantrall Top 20 poll, Henderson County is 9th, Bowling Green 12th, with Murray and Owensboro Catholic tied for 19th.
High School Football: Legendary Fort Campbell coach Marshall Patterson died Sunday evening at Gateway Medical Central in Clarksville. Patterson was 79. Patterson led Fort Campbell to three state football championships in 1976, 1978 and 1979 and won 227 games in 32 seasons. Following his retirement at Fort Campbell, he also coached at Northwest High School in Clarksville.
Patterson also began Fort Campbell’s wrestling program and won a state championship in 1971. He also served as Fort Campbell’s athletics director for a number of years.
Christian County’s Middle School wrestling team won the District 1 middle school wrestling championship over the weekend. Diion Leavell was named the most outstanding wrestler in the event.
College Basketball: Women’s action saw 5th ranked Louisville glide by SMU 81-66, 10th ranked Kentucky nipped Auburn 73-71 and 24th ranked Vanderbilt upset 14th ranked LSU 79-70.
Tonight’s games: Women’s action has 12th ranked Tennessee meeting 2nd ranked Notre Dame. In the OVC: Murray State is at Eastern Illinois and Austin Peay goes to SIU Edwardsville.
Kentucky coach John Calipari’s call in show and Big Blue Weekly normally heard on Monday nights, moves to Wednesday night this week beginning at 5 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky returns to action tomorrow night hosting Texas A&M, with pre game coverage at 6:30 also on Lite 98.7.
NFL: The Tennessean reports former Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey has agreed to join the staff of new Tennessee Titans coach Ken Wisenhunt. Sources say Mularkey will coach tight ends. The deal has not been finalized, but is expected to be completed in the coming days.
NHL: The Nashville Predators are back in action this evening hosting the Dallas Stars. Coverage of the game begins at 7 on News/Talk WHOP.
Golf: Franklin’s Kenny Perry finished tied for 34th at four under par at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship which concluded Sunday. Paducah’s Russ Cochran finished 12th in the first Champions Tour event of the season at 12 under par, tying for 12th place. Bernhard Langer won the event.