>>Louisville Places Rick Pitino On Unpaid Leave
(Louisville, KY) — Rick Pitino is on his way out as head basketball coach at Louisville. The school placed him on unpaid administrative leave yesterday amid a fraud and money laundering investigation. Pitino’s lawyer says the long-time coach has been effectively fired.
>>Wade Signs With Cavs After Clearing Waivers
(Cleveland, OH) — Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are officially reuniting in Cleveland. Wade has signed a one-year, 2.3-million-dollar contract with the Cavaliers after clearing waivers. The 35-year-old won a pair of championships and made four trips to the NBA Finals with James during their days with the Miami Heat.
>>Cubs Clinch Second Straight NL Central Crown
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cubs are celebrating their second straight National League Central Division championship. They beat the Cardinals 5-1 in St. Louis to clinch the division crown. The defending World Series champs scored five times in the eighth inning to erase a 1-0 deficit and eliminate the Brewers from contention for the NL Central title.
>>Angels Eliminated From Playoff Contention With 10-Inning Loss
(Chicago, IL) — The Angels were eliminated from playoff contention with a 6-4, 10-inning loss to the White Sox in Chicago. The Twins clinched the second AL wild card spot with Chicago’s victory. Nicky Delmonico clubbed a two-run, walk-off homer for the Sox. Danny Farquhar picked up the victory.
>>Bears Battle Packers On “TNF”
(Green Bay, WI) — Week Four of the NFL season kicks off with the Bears battling the Packers tonight in Green Bay. It’s the 195th meeting between the rivals. The all-time series sits at 94-94-and-6, but the Packers swept the season series last year and have won 12 of the last 14 meetings overall. QB Aaron Rodgers has asked the fans to interlock arms during the national anthem.
>>Colts Visit Seahawks Sunday
(Seattle, WA) — The Colts hit the road Sunday as they visit the Seattle Seahawks. Indy looks to build a winning streak after earning its first victory last week versus Cleveland. Jacoby Brissett will make his third start for the Colts after being acquired from New England earlier this month.
>>Illinois Hosts Nebraska Tomorrow
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois is back in action tomorrow night. The Illini open Big Ten play at home against Nebraska. The 2-and-1 Illini had last weekend off. On Saturday, Northwestern is on the road to take on Wisconsin and Notre Dame is home to meet Miami-Ohio.
>>Monster Series Heads To Dover
(Dover, DE) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs head to Dover for the Apache Warrior 400. Qualifying takes place tomorrow afternoon, with the 400-mile, 400-lap race to follow Sunday afternoon. The playoff field will be trimmed to 12 after the race. Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch have already secured spots.
Coming up Friday Night on Talk 101, it’s the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by Landmark of Taylorville as the 5th ranked MacArthur Generals travel to #1 ranked Rochester. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame Show gets underway at 6:30 p.m. and the kickoff follows at 7:00 p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale with the call Friday night on Talk 101!
Also Coming up Tomorrow night is the 93.5 The Game High School Game of the Week presented by First MidAmerica Credit Union between Arcola and LSA. The Draft Sports Bar & Grill Pregame show gets underway at 6:30 p.m. with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. Join Garrett Knock and Scott Chapman with the call tomorrow night on 93.5 The Game.