Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

November 8, 2013

SPORTS BRIEFLY: Glasgow, Barren County host open comment periods on Title IX

Staff reports
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Glasgow, Barren County hosting open comment periods on Title IX

Both local high schools will be hosting public commentary sessions on Title IX at their high schools in the following week.

Glasgow High School will host their session on Tuesday from 3-3:30 p.m. in the school’s library. Barren County will host its session on Wednesday at 3 p.m., also in the school library.

Title IX law states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Both meetings are open to the public.

Meet the Trojans set for Monday

Barren County High School will host the winter session of “Meet the Trojans” on Monday at the high school gymnasium.

The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with a potluck dinner.

“Meet the Trojans” provides Barren County fans an opportunity to meet the coaches and athletes for all winter athletic teams.

Cardinals to reveal championship banner

LOUISVILLE – The University of Louisville’s 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship banner will be revealed in a pregame ceremony prior to the Cardinals’ opening game against College of Charleston on Saturday. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 12:45 p.m. to view the presentation. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The banner will be on display in the upper end of the KFC Yum! Center aside the Cardinals’ 1980 and 1986 NCAA Championship banners, UofL’s additional seven Final Four banners, and the 1948 NAIB and 1956 NIT Championship banners. A special video of the Cardinals’ championship run will be played during the ceremony and the pregame video prior to player introductions will also have a championship theme that will be used solely for this opening game.

Hot Rods announce game times

BOWLING GREEN – The Bowling Green Hot Rods, in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Midwest League, announce game times for the 2014 season, the sixth in Hot Rods history.  The 2014 season will consist of 70 home scheduled home games, lasting from Thursday, April 3 to Monday, September 1.

All Monday through Saturday night games will remain at their normal 7:05 p.m. start time. All Sunday game times will begin at 2:05 p.m. with the exception of a 5:05 p.m. start time on May 25.

The Hot Rods will host four Education Day games for school groups in 2014 with a 10:35 AM start time.  There are four other weekday day games with a special 12:05 p.m. start time on May 26 (Memorial Day), June 25, July 28, and September 1 (Labor Day).

Ortiz gets Boston mayor votes

BOSTON — Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is apparently so popular in the city that some residents think he should be mayor.

Ortiz, fresh off his third World Series championship with the team, received several write-in votes in Tuesday's election. But contrary to initial reports, Ortiz did not finish third in the balloting.

City elections officials say 560 write-in votes were cast altogether, but they don't count those not cast for declared write-in candidates. Therefore, the exact number of votes the World Series MVP received is unclear.

Coaches pick Kentucky’s Julius Randle to preseason All-SEC basketball team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala — League coaches have picked Kentucky freshman forward Julius Randle first-team preseason All-Southeastern Conference.

They also placed four of his teammates with the top-ranked Wildcats on the second team. The SEC released the coaches' picks on Friday, with eight players chosen for both teams. Tennessee has two players on the first team, forward Jarnell Stokes and guard Jordan McRae, plus second-team forward Jeronne Maymon.

The other first-team guards are Mississippi's Marshall Henderson, Alabama's Trevor Releford and Missouri's Jabari Brown. The frontcourt also includes Florida center Patric Young and LSU forward Johnny O'Bryant III.

The second-team features Kentucky freshman guards Andrew Harrison and James Young and sophomore forwards Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress.