Sports Update: Wednesday, March 27th

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball:

UK Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart has confirmed that John Calipari will continue as the head coach for the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team for the upcoming season. Calipari boasts an impressive record of 410-122 in his 15 seasons at Kentucky, including six SEC regular-season and tournament championships, three Final Four appearances, and the 2012 NCAA National Championship. Despite recent struggles in the SEC and NCAA Tournaments, with a 1-5 record since 2019, Calipari’s leadership remains pivotal for the Wildcats.

Women’s College Basketball:

The University of Kentucky has appointed Kenny Brooks as the new head coach for the Wildcats women’s basketball team. Brooks arrives with an impressive coaching resume, having led Virginia Tech’s women’s team to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, one Final Four, and 180 wins in eight seasons.

His successful tenure at Virginia Tech included an ACC Tournament championship in 2024 and a 31-win season in 2022-2023, resulting in a Final Four appearance. Prior to Virginia Tech, Brooks spent 14 seasons as head coach at James Madison, amassing a 337-122 record and leading the team to five Colonial Athletic Association Tournament titles and four CAA regular-season titles.

Thursday High School Softball Broadcast:

Catch the Somerset Lady Briar Jumpers taking on the Southwestern Lady Warriors live on Somerset 106.1 FM & Coverage starts at 5:40 pm, with the first pitch at 6 pm.

Thursday MLB Opening Day:

The Cincinnati Reds kick off their season at Great American Ballpark against the Washington Nationals. Tune in for live coverage on WTLO AM 1480/97.7 FM, starting at 3:40 pm, with the first pitch at 4:10 pm. The pitching matchup features Reds’ RHP Frankie Montas, who returns after being injured for most of the 2023 season, against Nationals’ RHP Josiah Gray.

Thursday NCAA Men’s Basketball Sweet 16:

Exciting Sweet 16 matchups include:

  • Clemson Tigers vs Arizona Wildcats at 7:09 pm on CBS.
  • San Diego State University Aztecs vs UConn Huskies at 7:39 pm on TBS.
  • Alabama Crimson Tide vs North Carolina Tar Heels at 9:39 pm on CBS.
  • Illinois Fighting Illini vs Iowa State Cyclones at 10:09 pm on TBS.

Friday NCAA Men’s Basketball Sweet 16:

  • North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Marquette Golden Eagles at 7:09 pm on CBS.
  • Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Purdue Boilermakers at 7:39 pm on TBS.
  • Duke Blue Devils vs Houston Cougars at 9:39 pm on CBS.
  • Creighton Blue Jays vs Tennessee Volunteers at 10:09 pm on TBS.