High School Soccer: Christian County senior Matt Gibson signed today to play collegiate soccer for Hannibal –LaGrange University, located in Hannibal, Missouri. Gibson talked about the chance playing at the collegiate level:
Gibson scored 7 goals and had 5 assists in his Christian County career, and even spent some time as Colonels goalkeeper.
OVL Baseball: Ohio Valley League president Gordon Guess announced on the league’s website last Friday the addition of a sixth team to the league for 2013. The Du Bois County Bombers are from Huntingburg, Indiana and play in League Stadium, which was used in filming the 1990’s movie “A League of Their Own”. The Bombers have new ownership and will have a new manager in Wes Fink.
College Basketball: Tonight’s regional action has Vanderbilt taking on Cornell in Nashville. Top 25 games have 4th rated Syracuse hosts Detroit, 11th ranked Missouri welcomes South Carolina State, 17th rated UNLV meets Texas El Paso and 24th Notre Dame meets IPFW.
The Big East Conference has named Louisville’s Chane Behanan Player of the Week. The sophomore who played his last two years of high school at Bowling Green High, had 22 points in the Cards win at Memphis Saturday.
Western Kentucky doesn’t get much turn around time after its loss to Murray State Sunday. The Hilltoppers are in action tomorrow night at Virginia Commonwealth in a game you can hear beginning at 5:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
NFL: The New York Jets still have an outside chance of making the AFC playoffs, however the Tennessee Titans can play role of spoiler as the teams meet in Monday Night Football this evening at LP Field in Nashville.
High School Basketball
Girls: Fort Campbell hosts Ohio County, Livingston Central hosts Carlisle County, Franklin Simpson welcomes Portland, TN.
Boys: Todd Central goes to Butler County, Logan County at Warren Central, Hopkins Central at McLean County, Livingston Central hosts Carlisle County, Franklin Simpson entertains Portland, TN, Lyon County welcomes Union County, South Warren hosts Daviess County, Muhlenberg County at Owensboro.
High School Wrestling: Christian County placed 8th this weekend at the Tiger Classic held at Cape Central High School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The Colonels will wrestle again Thursday and Friday at an event at Meade County High School.
Sunday scores: Isaiah Cannan scored 21 points as Murray State won its 5th straight game as the Racers defeated Western Kentucky 75-70. Ed Daniel added 16 points in the win for Murray State now 8-1 on the season. Western Kentucky was led in scoring by Brandon Harris career high 23 points. The Hilltoppers fall to 8-3 on the season.
Austin Peay lost at Arkansas State 69-57. The Governors were led in scoring by Travis Betran with 21 points in falling to 4-6 on the season.
Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had 10 points and 5 rebounds in 37 minutes, but Manhattan lost to LIU-Brooklyn 75-48.
Women’s scores: Murray State won its 7th straight game in downing Alabama A&M 69-54. Western Kentucky defeated Southeast Missouri 60-46, Vanderbilt defeated 12th ranked Oklahoma 76-63, Tennessee defeated Texas 94-75.
Tonight’s games: Vanderbilt entertains Cornell Women’s games: Austin Peay plays at Arkansas State.
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
The Courier Journal reports University of Louisville sophomore forward Angel Nunez is leaving the program. Nunez did not play a game for the Cardinals this season. Nunez declined to comment on why he was leaving the Louisville program.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans will appear on Monday Night Football this evening, hosting the New York Jets at LP Field. Kickoff is set for 7:20 pm.
High School Basketball
Boys: The Toyota of Hopkinsville Holiday Classic began with a tripleheader Friday night. Bowling Green defeated University Heights 67-62, Christian County over St. Mary 72-54 and Hopkinsville over LaVergne, TN 80-62.
Other games saw Union County defeat Caldwell County 40-27, Trigg County over Lyon County 89-66, Russellville over Warren East 79-64, Logan County edged Todd Central 67-64, Henderson County defeated Webster County 59-47, Crittenden County over Livingston Central 47-37, Carlisle County slipped by Mayfield 55-54, Allen County Scottsville over Franklin Simpson 71-66, Graves County over Calloway County 52-43..
Girls: Hopkinsville won its second 8th district game of the season defeating Fort Campbell 68-49, Todd Central over Logan County 63-58, Lyon County over Trigg County 56-21, Livingston Central over Crittenden County 47-29, Caldwell County wins over St. Mary 64-47, Calloway County edged Graves County 54-53, Madisonville over Dawson Springs 55-24, Murray defeated Marshall County 57-44.
Today’s games: Action continues in the Toyota of Hopkinsville Holiday Classic at Christian County High School. The first game at 2 pm features Heritage Christian Academy against Lighthouse Christian, followed by Hopkinsville and St. Mary, the third game has Christian County meeting LaVergne, TN, with University Heights meeting Apollo in the nightcap. Coverage of the quartet of games begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 1:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and worldwide at whopam.com.
Other boys’ action has Hopkins Central hosting Graves County, Paducah Tilghman hosts Lone Oak, Livingston Central meets Fulton City, Dawson Springs hosts Beth Haven and Henderson County meets Lincoln County in the Hoopin’ It Up Classic at Adair County.
Girls’ action today includes University Heights at Crittenden County, Dawson Springs entertaining Greenwood, Russellville at Springfield, TN, Union County hosts Hancock County, Hopkins Central at Owensboro, Calloway County at Henderson County, Paducah Tilghman plays Lone Oak, Warren Central at Caverna, Warren East at Butler County.
College Basketball: Kentucky brings a two game winning streak into today’s contest against Lipscomb at Rupp Arena. Tip off at 11:30 this morning, with pre game coverage at 10 on Lite 98.7.
The 6th ranked Louisville Cardinals are also in action today, renewing an old rivalry which goes back to the days of the Metro conference as they play at Memphis.
Last night, LSU lost at Boise State 89-70, with former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey returning to the team from his recent suspension and scoring 3 points.
College Football: The bowl season begins with two games today. The New Mexico Bowl features Nevada against Arizona, while in the Idaho Potato Bowl Utah State meets Toledo.
Major League Baseball: The St. Louis Cardinals and free agent infielderTy Wigginton have agreed on a new contract. Wigginton signed a two year, $5 million dollar deal Friday. Wigginton comes to St. Louis after spending the 2012 season with the Philadelphia Phillies.
It’s beginning to look like the New York Mets are about to trade National League Cy Young award winner and Nashville native RA Dickey. ESPN.com reports the LA Angels and Toronto Blue Jays are interested in acquiring the knuckleball pitcher. The Mets and Dickey have not been able to come to terms on a contract extension. Dickey is under contract for $5 million for next season.
National Hockey League: Anticipating a possible antitrust suit, the NHL has brought its labor fight against hockey players to federal court. The league filed a class action suit Friday in U.S. District Court in New York, seeking to establish that its now 90-day lockout is legal.
In a separate move, the NHL filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming the players' association has bargained in bad faith.
The NHL said it believes the union's executive board is seeking authorization to give up its collective bargaining rights, a necessary step before players could file an antitrust lawsuit.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly declined to comment on the league's actions Friday. The moves were made after the sides held a bargaining teleconference, following two days of talks that included federal mediators.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports Kentucky coach Mark Stoops will keep a former Wildcat on his staff. Andre Woodson, who worked as a grad assistant with Joker Phillips, will stay on board and work with quarterbacks.
A new fan poll from ESPN.com indicates of the four Southeastern Conference schools that made football coaching hires in the off season, Arkansas hiring of Bret Bielema is the best hire. Kentucky’s Mark Stoops was tied for second in the balloting with Gus Malzahn of Auburn, with Tennessee’s Butch Jones last.
That same story also indicated that Arkansas has hired former Tennessee assistant Sam Pittman as its new offensive line coach. Tennessee’s offensive line only allowed a league low eight sacks in 12 games this past season.
ESPN.com reports that Skip Holtz is set to become the new coach at Louisiana Tech. Holtz would replace Sonny Dykes who went to Cal. Holtz was fired after three seasons at USF and replaced by Western Kentucky and Tampa native Willie Taggart.
The bowl season gets underway with two games on Saturday. The New Mexico Bowl sends Nevada against Arizona, while the Idaho Potato Bowl has Utah State going against Toledo.
College Basketball: Florida coach Billy Donovan says he may coach in the NBA someday. In an interview with a Miami radio station Wednesday night, Donovan was asked that question and said right now he loves what he is doing at Florida, but said the fact that makes him interested in coaching in the NBA is that it’s all basketball and not other things that coaches do at the collegiate level.
Donovan if you remember, left Florida for the Orlando Magic in 2007, but returned to Florida six days after taking the Magic job, according to the story in the Gainesville Sun.
MLB: It appears Ichiro Suzuki will stay with the New York Yankees. Several reports indicate Ichiro will sign a contract for two years today worth between $12-$13 million, some $2 million less than he was offered over the same period by the Philadelphia Phillies. Suzuki was traded by Seattle to the Yankees during the 2012 season.
High School Basketball
Boys: Lone Oak edged Mayfield 64-60, Reidland over Hickman County 63-57.
Girls: Christian County defeated Daviess County 53-47, Henderson County got by Webster County 54-51, Lone Oak beat Mayfield 69-62, McLean County over Warren East 73-43.
Boys: The Toyota of Hopkinsville Classic begins at University Heights Academy. The Blazers meet Bowling Green at 5 pm. Blazers coach Grant Shouse offers his thoughts on Bowling Green:
Christian County goes against St. Mary in the second game. Coach Kyle Eades comments on the Vikings:
Hopkinsville plays LaVergne, TN in the nightcap. Coach Tim Haworth on the Wolverines:
Coverage of all three games with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 4:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
Other games: Todd Central at Logan County, Russellville hosts Warren East, Trigg County at Lyon County, Caldwell County at Union County, Henderson County at Webster County, Dawson Springs at Madisonville, Marshall County hosts Murray, Crittenden County goes to Livingston Central, South Warren at Greenwood, Mayfield at Carlisle County, Graves County hosts Calloway County.
Girls: Hopkinsville plays an 8th district game at Fort Campbell, Todd Central at Logan County, Dawson Springs at Madisonville, Trigg County travels to Lyon County, Caldwell County entertains St. Mary, Crittenden County at Livingston Central, Murray goes to Marshall County, Graves County hosts Calloway County.
Tennessee upset 23rd ranked Wichita State 69-60 in Knoxville. Trae Golden had 25 points to lead the Volunteers and sparked an 11-2 run down the stretch to move Tennessee to 5-3 on the season.
Following a week of final exams and intense practices, the Kentucky Wildcats return to action tomorrow hosting Lipscomb, with tip off at 11:30. Countdown to Tipoff from Rupp Arena airs at 10 am on Lite 98.7.
Tonight’s action includes LSU at Boise State. A preview of the game in the Baton Rouge Advocate indicated former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey traveled with the team, but it’s not known whether he will play tonight after being placed on indefinite suspension last week. However, the New Orleans Times-Picayune said Thursday sources close to the program confirmed Hickey’s suspension was academic related.
College Football: Tennessee Volunteers coach Butch Jones is nearing completion of his staff. A multitude of staff members were announced Thursday, including several who worked with Jones at Cincinnati. The only position that is open is the wide receivers position.
NFL: The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak has a four year contract, not a three year deal. The extra year means Munchak is under contract through 2014. The Titans return to action Monday night hosting the NY Jets at LP Field.