College Basketball: There’s new developments in the University of Louisville basketball scandal. Several media outlets reported earlier today that Coach Rick Pitino was identified as “Coach-2” in the documents of the FBI’s investigation.
Meanwhile, WHAS Radio reports Pitino’s attorney as saying the accusations his client is Coach-2 are “pure speculation and false”. He went on to add that Pitino’s conversations about giving a recruit money are “completely false” and added none of the conversations involved violating or circumventing NCAA rules.
Louisville has lost a third 2018 basketball recruit. WDRB.com reports Romeo Langford of New Albany, IN has crossed the Cardinals off his list of schools following Wednesday’s announcement involving Coach Rick Pitino. Two other players announced Wednesday they were de-committing from Louisville.
Austin Peay and Under Armour have reached an agreement in which Governors sports teams will wear Under Armour gear. According to a news release from the school, teams will wear Under Armour attire effective tomorrow. The two sides have a multi-year agreement.
MLB: Action in the National League this evening has the St. Louis Cardinals wrapping up a series with the NL Central champion Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves begin their final series of the season tonight at Miami.
The Sporting News reports the St. Louis Cardinals will face the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2018 Montreal Pre Season series. The games will take place at Olympic Stadium March 26-27 next year. Next year will mark the fifth year the Montreal Pre Season series will take place.
NFL: Tennessee Titans place kicker Ryan Succop has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month. Succop, who leads the NFL in scoring, is the second Titans kicker to win the award, joining the late Rob Bironas in October, 2007. The Titans return to action Sunday at the Houston Texans.
Week Four kicks off with the Chicago Bears battling the Green Bay Packers tonight at Lambeau Field. It’s the 195th meeting between the rivals, with the all-time series sitting at 94-94-and-6, but the Packers swept the season series last year and have won 12 of the last 14 meetings overall.
New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson missed practice on today, one day after reportedly tweaking his knee. Should Peterson sit out the Saints’ game against the Miami Dolphins in London on Sunday, Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara likely would receive an additional boost in their respective workloads.