Congratulations to this week’s winners in the Max Fuel Express College Football Pick the Winners contest.
1st place $30 prize: Harry Hyams--Hopkinsville
2nd place $15 prize: Kenneth Bussell--Hopkinsville
3rd place $10 prize: Eric Adams--Hopkinsville
This week’s cards are now available at Hopkinsville Max Fuel Express locations.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Kentucky’s 38-0 shutout loss to Florida is one of five in the Southeastern Conference so far this season. Last year, there were only six shutouts for the entire season.
For the second time in as many weeks, former Fort Campbell standout Antonio Andrews has been named the Sun Belt Conference offensive player of the week. Andrews had a career high 136 yards in Western Kentucky’s 42-17 win over Southern Miss.
Andrews finished the night with 211 all purpose yards, the third time in four weeks he has surpassed the 200 yard plateau. College Sports Madness also named Andrews its Sun Belt offensive player of the week for the second time this season.
University of Louisville defensive tackle Adrian Bushell has been named the Big East Conference defensive player of the week. Bushell had seven tackles in the Cards win at Florida International.
College Basketball: The Lexington Herald Leader reports Rice University transfer Arsalan Kazemi has chosen Oregon. The Iranian born Kazemi had been considering Kentucky as one of his choices. Kazemi will apply for a hardship waiver in hopes of playing this season.
Nashville native Brandt Snedeker will not get a lot of time to enjoy the victory at the Tour Championship Sunday, as he heads to Chicago to play for the American team in the Ryder Cup later this week. Snedeker was a captain’s pick by American captain Davis Love III.
Sunday’s High School Scoreboard
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville took the championship of the Colonel Showcase at the Stadium of Champions, defeating Fort Campbell 5-1. Christian County lost to Central Hardin 2-0.
Monday’s High School Sports Schedule
Volleyball: Hopkinsville entertains Russellville, Trigg County hosts Hopkins Central, Madisonville hosts Webster County, Union County at McLean County, Graves County at Mayfield, Muhlenberg County hosts Crittenden County.
Boys Soccer: University Heights at Warren Central, Trigg County hosts St. Mary, Dawson Springs goes to Hopkins Central.
Girls Soccer: University Heights entertains Hopkinsville, Christian County hosts Trigg County, Dawson Springs at Hopkins Central, Madisonville at Marshall County, Muhlenberg County at Union County, Lyon County at Webster County.
High School Football: The Cantrall Rankings are out today in the Lexington Herald Leader. Highlands remains number one this week after getting its 25th straight win last week, Bowling Green is number two, Warren Central is 6th, Mayfield 10th, Henderson County 13th and Christian County is 18th.
Christian County entertains Ohio County Friday night at 7, while Hopkinsville goes to Apollo. Both games begin with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35, with the Christian County game on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and the Hopkinsville game on Lite 98.7.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. The Wildcats—who lost at Florida 38-0 Saturday—meet South Carolina this week in Lexington, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
The Courier Journal reports the father of Kentucky freshman quarterback Patrick Towles says his son is frustrated and wants to play now. When asked if his son wishes to transfer, Terry Towles said they are not looking into anything like that at this point at all.
Kentucky coach Joker Phillips said before the season he planned to play Towles right away, but then said he planned to redshirt him after the second game of the season. Terry Towles also says he doesn’t believe his son got the legitimate chance to earn playing time and added if the program is headed in the right direction, his son wants to be a part of it.
Murray State place kicker Jordan Benton was named the Co Ohio Valley Conference specialist of the week. The sophomore from Murray tied the record for field goals made in a game with 5 in the Racers 50-49 overtime loss at Eastern Illinois. The Racers host Tennessee Tech Saturday at 6 pm.
Austin Peay will face Eastern Illinois Saturday afternoon in Charleston, IL. The Governors lost 31-6 to UT Martin Saturday night.
Western Kentucky begins Sun Belt Conference play this week at Arkansas State following a 42-17 drubbing of Southern Miss Saturday night in front of a sell out crowd in Bowling Green.
Alabama remains number one in both major college football polls this week, however, Oregon moved LSU out of the number two spot in both the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls. Louisville is ranked 17th in the USA Today Coaches poll and 19th in the AP poll. Western Kentucky received five votes in the USA Today poll.
NFL: 46 points were scored in the 4th quarter Sunday as the Tennessee Titans had to go to overtime to defeat the Detroit Lions 44-41 in overtime at LP Field. Rob Bironas’ 26 yard field goal in the extra period for the Titans who got win number one of the season. Jake Locker threw for 378 yards and two scores for Tennessee, who play at Houston next Sunday.
Monday Night Football has Green Bay at Seattle this evening, with pre game coverage at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
NHL: The Nashville Predators were scheduled to open the pre season tomorrow night, however no progress has been made in talks between the players and the league on a new collective bargaing agreement and no new talks are scheduled at this point.
PGA Tour: Nashville native Brandt Snedeker is 11 million dollars richer after winning the Tour Championship Sunday in Atlanta. Snedeker finished the event at 10 under par and was a three shot winner over Justin Rose. Tiger Woods tied for 8th in the season ending event, while Rory McIlroy finished 10th.
Later this week, the Ryder Cup matches begin at Medinah Country Club outside of Chicago.
As Kentucky prepares to face Florida tomorrow in Gainesville, the Wildcats have not scored a first quarter offensive touchdown since doing it against Tennessee in 2010 according to the Lexington Herald Leader. Kickoff is set for 11:21 tomorrow morning, with pre game coverage at 9:30 on Lite 98.7.
The Courier Journal reports not only will Western Kentucky University honor its 2002 national championship team tomorrow night when hosting Southern Miss, the 1992 team will also be honored. That team went through spring practice not knowing if WKU would continue playing football. Jack Harbaugh, who coached both teams, will also be honored at the game.
The Leaf Chronicle reports suspended Austin Peay fullback Cody Tucker was charged with selling illegal steroids Tuesday evening. An arrest warrant says Tucker reportedly sold approximately 500 milligrams of liquid testosterone to an undercover agent.
Tucker was later released on a $5,000 bond following his arrest according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. Austin Peay coach Rick Christophel declined comment on the matter other than to say Tucker remains on indefinite suspension.
Reports indicate Texas Tech will pay out the remainder of former basketball coach Billy Gillispie’s contract. Gillispie will receive $ 467,000. The former Kentucky coach resigned yesterday for health related reasons.
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson says he’s not totally to blame for his poor performance in the Titans first two games. Johnson has rushed for 21 yards in 19 carries in losses to San Diego and New England. Johnson tells ESPN he’s not getting the blocking needed to gain more yards. Sunday’s opponent at LP Field--the Detroit Lions-- have just allowed opponents 82.5 yards per game rushing in their first two games.
High School Football
Christian County and Hopkinsville meet for the 46th time on the gridiron this evening at the Stadium of Champions. It also marks the first district game for both teams.The Colonels have won the last six meetings between the two squads. Kickoff is at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show on the air at 6:35 on the WHOP family of stations. The Christian County broadcast is on Lite 98.7, while the Hopkinsville version is on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Christian County fans and supporters are reminded tailgating will take place this evening on the visitors side of the Stadium of Champions. Activities will also begin at 5 pm, as fans and supporters will be joined by the Class of 1987 which is having its 25th year reunion this weekend.
Fort Campbell also opens district play this evening at Trigg County. The Falcons are 3-2 on the season, while Trigg County is 4-0. Kickoff at Perdue Field is at 7 pm.
Elsewhere this evening: Todd Central hosts McLean County, Russellville at Franklin Simpson, Logan County at Edmonson County, Caldwell County at Ballard Memorial, Union County hosts Hancock County, Reidland entertains Crittenden County, Paducah Tilghman hosts Heath, Mayfield entertains Marshall County, Lone Oak hosts Calloway County.
Muhlenberg County at Hopkins Central, Madisonville hosts Owensboro, Henderson County welcomes Meade County, Graves County hosts Apollo, Warren Central at Greenwood, Bowling Green at Barren County, Warren East hosts Larue County.
Find out tonight’s winners and interviews from around the state on the Kentucky High School scoreboard later tonight on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Thursday’s High School Sports Results
Volleyball: Christian County defeated Hopkinsville 3 sets to none, Heritage Christian defeated North Hardin Christian 3-0, Logan County defeated Russellville 2-0.
Boys Soccer: Marshall County defeated Hopkinsville 3-2, UHA and Trigg County played to a 1-1 tie, Logan County shut out Butler County 5-0, Caldwell County edged Madisonville 4-3 on penalty kicks, Reidland defeated Dawson Springs 8-1, Henderson County slid by Greenwood 1-0.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville edged Greenwood 2-1, Marshall County over University Heights 10-1, Lone Oak shut out Christian County 4-0, Todd Central slid by Franklin Simpson 1-0, Madisonville defeated Hopkins Central 9-1, Caldwell County over Webster County 8-1.
College Football: Kentucky travels to Florida tomorrow to face a Gator team that has been dominate in scoring in the 4th quarter, after getting whipped in that period last year. Kickoff just after 11 am, with pre game coverage at 9:30 on Lite 98.7.
Another big SEC game tomorrow has Missouri at South Carolina, with coverage at 2 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Elsewhere tomorrow, 18th ranked Louisville plays at Florida International, Western Kentucky hosts Southern Miss, Vanderbilt plays Georgia and Tennessee meets Akron.
In the OVC: Austin Peay hosts Tennessee Martin, while Murray State travels to Eastern Illinois.
NHL: Members of the Nashville Predators are in waiting mode thanks to the current strike. There are currently no formal negotiations planned between the players association and the league, however Predator David Legwand tells the Tennessean players don’t want regular season games cancelled.
Christian County football fans are reminded that tailgating will take place before tomorrow night’s game with Hopkinsville at the Stadium of Champions, however, it will take place on the visitors side of the stadium. Tailgating will also begin 30 minutes earlier at 5 pm as students and fans will be joined by members of the Class of 1987 who are having their 25th reunion this weekend.
The Houston Chronicle reports a decision could be announced by week’s end where Rice basketball transfer Arsalan Kazemi ends up going. A story indicated Kazemi met with Oregon coach Dana Altman in Houston Wednesday, with the Ducks being considered one of the top choices because classes do not begin there until September 24th. Kentucky is also on Kazemi’s short list of schools.
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker was hospitalized Wednesday for treatment of an irregular heartbeat. Baker is expected to rejoin the club Friday. The Reds magic number to clinch the National League Central division is three games as they play at Chicago this afternoon.
St. Louis also has an afternoon game hosting Houston, while the Atlanta Braves are off today.