ESPN reports Texas Tech and former Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie remains hospitalized in Lubbock after being admitted Friday after he thought he was having a heart attack or stroke.
The hospital admission came at the same time as Tech players were meeting with school administrators to air complaints about treatment of players and Gillispie’s practice habits.
Kentucky Sports Radio.com reports former Xavier basketball player Dez Wells has selected Maryland as his new school. Wells visited Kentucky, Memphis and Oregon before making his decision. Wells will sit out this season and be eligible for the 2013-14 season. Wells was recently expelled from Xavier after being arrested on sexual assault charges.
Kentucky is picked as an early seven point favorite in its home football opener against Kent State Saturday night in Lexington. Kickoff is set for 6:30, with Countdown to Kickoff at 5 on Lite 98.7.
The NFL season begins tomorrow night at MetLife Stadium as the defending champion NY Giants host the Dallas Cowboys. Coverage of the game airs at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP where you can also hear Sports Tonight with Todd Hamilton beginning at 5:08 tomorrow evening.
American Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III has named his four captains picks for matches against Europe later this month at Medinah Country Club in Chicago. The picks are: Nashville native Brandt Snedeker, Jin Furyk—who has been on every Ryder and President’s Cup team since 1997, Steve Stricker and Dustin Johnson.
Major League Baseball tonight includes St. Louis hosting the NY Mets, Cincinnati entertains Philadelphia, Atlanta hosts Colorado and the Chicago Cubs at Washington.
Tuesday’s High School Sports Schedule
Volleyball: Hopkinsville plays at Trigg County, University Heights hosts Crittenden County, Fort Campbell at Madisonville, Henderson County at Owensboro, Livingston Central at Union County.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville goes to Todd Central, Christian County travels to Muhlenberg County, University Heights at Murray, Logan County goes to Ohio County, Trigg County at Lyon County, Madisonville at Hopkins Central, Henderson County hosts Owensboro Catholic.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville hosts Marshall County, Christian County at Muhlenberg County, University Heights at Murray, Todd Central at Logan County, Caldwell County at Madisonville, Trigg County hosts Lyon County, Henderson County at South Warren.
High School Football: The Associated Press has released its weekly polls.
Class 5-A: Bowling Green is first, Warren Central 3rd, Christian County 8th and Greenwood is 9th.
Class 4-A: Highlands is number one, Lone Oak 8th, Owensboro 10th.
Class 3-A: Central is first this week, Paducah Tilghman 5th, Fort Campbell 8th.
Class 2-A: Owensboro Catholic is number one, with Murray High 5th.
Class A: Mayfield first, Russellville 9th.
Class 6-A: Trinity is in the top spot, with Henderson County ranked 10th.
The Courier Journal reports a news conference will be held in Louisville tomorrow to announce a new coach for St. X High School beginning in 2013. St. X grad and former NFL offensive lineman Will Wolford will be named to replace Mike Glaser, who announced before this season he would be stepping down.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips acknowledged after Sunday’s 32-14 loss to Louisville the Wildcats have much work to do. The Lexington Herald Leader reports Phillips used the phrase “We’re better than that” 12 times in his 11 minute post game meeting with the media. Kent State provides the opposition for the Wildcats home opener Saturday night at 6:30, with pre game coverage at 5 on Lite 98.7.
NFL: As the Tennessee Titans prepare to open the season Sunday hosting the New England Patriots, some are reminded of the last meeting which resulted in a 59-0 win for the Patriots in 2009. However, the Tennessean reports when cornerback Jason McCourty was asked about the game Monday, he feigned amnesia and said he had no memories of the game and it was totally erased from their minds. Kickoff for the game is at noon Sunday at LP Field.
High School Sports
Boys Soccer: Trigg County plays at Union County
Weekend Wrap: Christian County’s freshman volleyball team finished second at the Caldwell County Slam Down, going 3-1 on Saturday. The Lady Colonels lost to host Caldwell County in the championship match. Meanwhile, the JV team went 1-3 and finished in 4th place in their division.
Heritage Christian Academy’s volleyball team defeated Glasgow Christian 3 sets to none Friday night to improve to 7-3 on the season and 3-0 in KCAA play.
High School Football: The first Cantrall rankings are out for the season from Kentucky.com.
Class 4-A power Highlands is number one, Bowling Green after its win over St. X is number two with St. X third, Warren Central is 5th, Mayfield is 8th, Christian County is ranked 21st.
Christian County hosts Lone Oak Friday night at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP, while Hopkinsville travels to Madisonville for a 7 pm kickoff, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7.
College Football: The Governor’s Cup will remain in Louisville following a 32-14 rout of the Kentucky Wildcats Sunday. Jeremy Wright rushed for 105 yards and three scores for 25th ranked Louisville in the victory. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was 19-21 for 232 yards. The Cards scored on their first three possessions.
Kentucky’s Maxwell Smith was 35-50 for 280 yards and two scores for 0-1 Kentucky. The Wildcats host Kent State Saturday night in Lexington, while Louisville continues its home stand hosting Missouri State.
Coach Joker Phillips has his call in show tonight at 5, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Tonight’s action has Virginia Tech hosting Georgia Tech in a game you can hear at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Former Xavier basketball player Dez Wells left after an official visit with Kentucky Thursday without an offer and is visiting the University of Memphis today. The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports he will also visit Maryland this weekend before making a decision where he will play collegiately.
Memphis does have an available scholarship if Wells decides to enroll. However, he would likely have to sit out a year per NCAA rules unless he applies for a waiver. Wells as previously reported was expelled from Xavier after being arrested on a sexual assault charge last week.
The PGA Tour playoffs are back underway today with the Deutsche Bank Championship in suburban Boston. The top 100 players on the Fed Ex Cup points list are remaining, with 98 of them playing in this week’s event which concludes Monday.
Major League Baseball includes an afternoon game between San Francisco and Chicago, Cincinnati is at Houston, St. Louis at Washington and Atlanta hosts Philadelphia.
Top 25 College Football has 13th ranked Michigan State meeting #22 Boise State and number 18 Stanford hosts San Jose State.
High School Football
Hopkinsville and Christian County are both in action this evening. The Tigers will meet Greenwood in the first game of the David Sadler Bowl in Cadiz. Hopkinsville is 0-1 on the season, while Greenwood is 2-0 and ranked 10th in the Associated Press Class 5-A poll. Kickoff just after 5:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:08 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
The second game this evening has host Trigg County meeting Crittenden County at approximately 8:00.
The Battle of the Breathitt Parkway takes place this evening as Christian County and Henderson County tangle at the Stadium of Champions. Christian County is 2-0 and ranked 6th in the Associated Press Class 5-A poll, while Henderson County is 1-1 and ranked 10th in the Associated Press Class 6-A poll. Kickoff is at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere this evening: Fort Campbell tangles with Class 5-A power Warren Central, Todd Central at Logan County, Caldwell County entertains Ohio County, Russellville hosts Hopkins Central, Madisonville goes to North Hardin, Webster County travels to Union County, Paducah Tilghman at Mayfield, Murray High at Graves County, Calloway County hosts Massac County, IL, the two number one teams in classes 5 and 6 A tangle as Bowling Green hosts St. X, Warren East travels to Monroe County.
There were two games played last night, with Lone Oak rolling over Marshall County 52-7 and Reidland edging Fulton County 21-18.
Thursday’s High School Scores
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville defeated Calloway County 4-2, Fort Campbell shutout Caldwell County 6-0, Franklin Simpson defeated Todd Central 2-1 in overtime, Madisonville shut out Dawson Springs 4-0, Murray and Trigg County tied at 1, Muhlenberg County defeated Logan County 4-1.
Girls Soccer: Todd Central over Webster County 8-1, Dawson Springs defeated Crittenden County 3-1, Muhlenberg County shutout Hopkins Central 5-0.
Volleyball: Christian County defeated Madisonville 3 sets to 2, Hopkinsville rolled over Webster County 3-0, Caldwell County shutout Hopkins Central 3-0, Logan County defeated Todd Central 2-0, Trigg County over Crittenden County 3-0.
Today’s games: Christian County’s Lady Colonel soccer team meets Lafayette in the Purples Classic in Bowling Green and Heritage Christian Academy’s volleyball team meets Glasgow Christian at Warrior Gym.
College Football: Despite a late run by Vanderbilt, ninth ranked South Carolina held off the Commodores 17-13. Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore had two touchdowns, including the game winner.
In the OVC: Former Tennessee wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers had a touchdown as Tennessee Tech defeated Hampton 41-31. Rogers had three catches for 75 yards. Elsewhere: Eastern Illinois defeated Southern Illinois 49-28 and Central Michigan defeated Southeast Missouri 38-27.
Tonight’s game: The Tennessee Vols open their season meeting North Carolina State in the Chik Fil A Football Classic in Atlanta, where Auburn will meet Clemson tomorrow night in a game you can hear at 7:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Saturday’s action includes Western Kentucky hosting Austin Peay and Murray State playing at number 7 Florida State.
The Governor’s Cup will be played Sunday as Kentucky travels to 25th ranked Louisville for a 2:30 kickoff, with Countdown to Kickoff at 1 on Lite 98.7.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans won their final pre season game defeated New Orleans 10-6 at LP Field. The Titans open the regular season hosting New England on September 9th.
Meanwhile, Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt learned Thursday he will serve a one game suspension for his off the field troubles this summer. Britt was recently placed on the active roster following arthoscopic surgery on both knees.