The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Senior Guard Brad Carpenter. It was a good first week to the season for Carpenter who was named the Most Valuable Player in the Gold Division of the Borgia/Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament. He scored 54 points over three games, including 20 against Borgia in the Gold Title game Saturday night. Another highlight for the week....eight three pointers and 26 points against O'Fallon Christian.
On the evening of December 2, nearly the entire nation of Venezuela went dark in the second massive power outage to take place in less than a year. Rather than take responsibility for the failures of the state-owned electric company, socialist president Nicolas Maduro instead told the Venezuelan people to "be strong against this electrical war that fascists have declared against our people."
Missouri is gearing up for the SEC Championship football game against Auburn. The teams will meet Saturday at the Georgia Dome. Fifth-ranked Mizzou and third-ranked Auburn are both 11-and-1. Tigers head coach Gary Pinkel said he intends to honor his contract with the school and remain as head coach.