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Never one to shy away from making predictions, here's this sports editor's selections for the 32 post-season football games. And, if you bet, go and pick the other team and you'll get more right than me.
New Orleans Memphis
New Mexico Nevada
Las Vegas Brigham Young
Hawaii Boise State
Motor City Purdue
Champs Sports Boston College
Emerald Oregon State
Meineke Car Care Wake Forest
Liberty Central Florida
Alamo Penn State
Armed Forces California
Humanitarian Fresno State
Sun South Florida
Music City Kentucky
Insight Oklahoma State
Gator Texas Tech
Capital One Florida
Rose Southern California
Orange Virginia Tech
GMAC Bowling Green
BCS Championship Ohio State
New Falcons' starting QB
has Campbellsville connections
Chris Redman started several games for the Baltimore Ravens in his first stint in the National Football League and even guided the Ravens to a win on Monday Night Football.
The former Louisville Male High School and University of Louisville signalcaller, who has been out of the National Football League for the last three seasons, will get his first start for the Atlanta Falcons tonight when coach Bobby Petrino's team plays the New Orleans Saints on ESPN.
Redman threw for a pair of touchdowns in a reserve role last week in the Falcons' loss to the St. Louis Rams.
Redman, who attended at least one of former Male teammate Danny Edelen's basketball games at Campbellsville University, also has another Campbellsville tie.
Redman's mother-in-law, the former Cindy Cox, was a ampbellsville High School Eagle cheerleader and is a 1967 CHS graduate. Her brother, Johnny, was an end on the Eagle football team in the early to mid-1960s. Their mother, the late Jo Cox, was a very successful realtor for many years in Campbellsville.
UK's playing a numbers game with hoop scholarships
Wonder why Billy Gillispie doesn't seem to be too upset over the apparent transfer of Alex Legion and the potential transfer of Jared Carter?
Look at the University of Kentucky available scholarships for the next couple of years.
If everyone were to return, the Wildcats would have only three scholarships to give before the 2008-09 season (and they've already signed two) and then would have only one left for the 2009-10 campaign since Carter would be the only senior on next year's team.
It's called addition by subtraction and it happens at almost every Division 1 basketball program.
CU basketball teams move up in polls
Campbellsville University's men's basketball team moved from 11th to sixth in the NAIA Division 1 poll while the Lady Tigers are just out of the top 25, at No. 27.
The Tigers lost to No. 13 Huntington (Ind.) and No. 22 Union (Tenn.) on the road but conquered defending champion and now-rated No. 12 Oklahoma City, which was No. 1 at the time, at home.
Campbellsville (10-2) played at Berea on Saturday and will host Berry (Ga.) on Dec. 17 (6:00).
The Lady Tigers (6-3) hosted the Citizens Bank Holiday Classic over the weekend and return to action on Dec. 18-19 when the host the Holiday Inn Express Holiday Hoops in the Powell Athletic Center.
* Ginger Colvin and the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers are off to a good start.
One of the reasons is Colvin's excellent recruiting season to blend with last year's returnees.
Another, is she didn't find the cupboard completely bare since NAIA Hall of Fame coach Donna Wise left her with a pair of senior guards in Priscila Alves and Jenna Hedges.
* Former Taylor County High School quarterback and Elizabethtown graduate Chris Todd will attend Troy of the Sun Belt Conference beginning in January.
Todd, who spent two seasons at Texas Tech University and last year at Hutchinson Junior College, will have two years of eligibility at the Alabama school.
* Ian Hoskins appears to be on schedule to graduate at Marshall University in May.
The redshirt junior linebacker/defensive end, a former Campbellsville High School stand-out, and the Thundering Herd did not enjoy a big fall but did finish 3-9 after beating UAB in the season finale.
Marshall head coach Mark Snyder announced a day after the UAB game that the Herd will have new offensive and defensive coordinators next season.
Marshall's non-conference schedule will include home games with Illinois State (Aug. 30) and Cincinnati (Oct. 4) around road trips to Wisconsin (Sept. 6) and West Virginia (Sept. 13).