Saluki football kicks off Missouri Valley Conference play tomorrow at Western Illinois. Both clubs are 1-2. Mike Reis, Gene Green and Connor James on the call starting at 2 tomorrow on 105-1 VZA, kickoff’s at 3.
HIgh School football week 6 kicks off tonight on 1300 The Fan as West Frankfort travels to Murphysboro, pregame coverage at 645 with Rick Westermeier and Brady Haupt, on the air and streaming live here.
Elsewhere in the River to River:
AJ at Pinckneyville, DuQuoin at Sparta, Nashville at Carterville
Harrisburg at Benton and Herrin travels to Massac County
Marion hosts Belleville Althoff, Carbondale’s at Mt Vernon
Carmi White County at Chester, Sesser-Valier at Hamilton County, Vienna-Goreville visits Fairfield. CZR’s at Johnston City on Saturday.
Saluki volleyball is home for a pair of MVC matches at Davies Gym this weekend. Southern (10-5, 1-1) plays Bradley tonight at 7 and Loyola Saturday at 7pm.
MLB: The Cubs finished off a 3-game sweep of the Reds with a 5-3 win in Cincinnati. Austin Jackson with a 3-run homer as the Cubs pick up a half game on idle Pittsburgh. Cubs wrap up the regular season with a visit to Milwaukee. The NL Central champion Cardinals finish up in Atlanta, the Pirates finish with 3 at home versus the Reds.
The Texas Rangers clinched at least an AL Wildcard, their magic number to win the West is down to 1, the Yankees clinched a wildcard spot, so the last postseason spot has Houston a game ahead of the Angels and Twins heading into the final weekend.
Thursday Night Football: The Ravens notch their first win of the year 23-20 over Pittsburgh in Overtime. Sunday, the Rams visit the undefeated Cardinals, Bears host the Raiders.