The University of Kentucky has named a new football coach, a football coach is let go after only one year on the job and could Les Miles be eating grass in a new stadium? All this and more in our Wednesday Sports News And Notes…
** One of four football coaching vacancies in the SEC has been filled when Kentucky announced Tuesday it has named FSU defensive coordinator Mark Stoops its new head coach, replacing the fired Joker Phillips.
** Another SEC school looking for a new football coach is Arkansas and there are reports today the school has made a significant financial offer to LSU coach Les Miles. Other names for this job include Art Briles of Baylor and Mike Gundy from Oklahoma State.
** The ACC, according to multiple sources, has voted to admit Louisville as a new league member, replacing Maryland who bolted for the Big 10. Louisville must now negotiate an exit from the Big East.
** Southern Mississippi fires former South Carolina defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson after only one season at the school. The team was winless under Johnson this season.
** The 2013 baseball Hall of Fame ballot is released today with a lot of big names eligible for induction like pitchers Curt Schilling and Roger Clemens, catcher Mike Piazza, infielder Craig Biggio and outfielders Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa.
** A UF student, Marielis Nieves, has been chosen to compete for a $100,000 scholarship from Dr. Pepper. During halftime of the SEC Championship Game, she and other finalists will throw footballs from five yards away into a hole in an oversized Dr. Pepper can replica; the one completing the most throws through it in 30 seconds wins.