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WKU BASKETBALL | Greg Collins Introduced as WKU WBB Head Coach

04/04/2018 06:22 PM

Western Kentucky women’s basketball introduced Greg Collins as its 11th head coach in program history on Wednesday afternoon. Collins takes over for Michelle Clark-Heard, who left to become head coach of the Cincinnati women’s basketball program. Collins has spent the last six seasons on the WKU women’s basketball staff. During those six seasons, the Lady Toppers won four conference tournament championships and two more regular season championships. Collins spoke about his new role during Wednesday’s press conference: Last season, the Lady Toppers went... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers Getting Ready for Another Week of Spring Practice

04/02/2018 04:07 PM

The Western Kentucky football team is getting ready for another week of spring practice. WKU head coach Mike Sanford talked on Saturday, after his team’s latest scrimmage, about what he has seen from his team so far this spring: One of the big question marks that the program has this spring is which player steps up and becomes the Hilltoppers’ starting quarterback. It has essentially been a three-man race during the spring between senior Drew Eckels, sophomore Steven Duncan and freshman... Read more 

WKU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | Michelle Clark-Heard Leaving WKU, Greg Collins Named New Head Coach

03/27/2018 10:16 AM

Western Kentucky Women’s Basketball Head Coach Michelle Clark-Heard is leaving WKU for the Cincinnati Lady Bearcats head coaching job. Reports surfaced Monday that she had interviewed at UC. According to the Bowling Green Daily News, Clark-Heard also interviewed with Ole Miss for their women’s basketball coaching vacancy. Heard has been WKU’s coach for six seasons with a 154-48 record. Under her direction, the Lady Tops won four conference tournament championships. “This is one of the hardest decisions that I have ever made... Read more 

Tops Readying for Broadway Title Run

03/24/2018 05:07 PM

by Ryan Dearbone Time to start spreading the news as WKU (27-10) begins what it hopes will be a two night show at Madison Square Garden. The Hilltoppers are loose and ready to hopefully seize an NIT championship. Act one for the Tops will be against Utah (22-11), which knocked off a very good St. Mary’s to earn its ticket to New York. Senior forward, Justin Johnson says his team is thrilled to be in the NIT Final Four, but there is... Read more 

NIT BASKETBALL | WKU Hilltoppers Advance To Semifinal Round

03/22/2018 05:56 PM

The Western Kentucky Hilltopper Men’s Basketball team (27-10) defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys (21-15) 92-84 in the quarterfinal round of the NIT in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Eddie Sutton Court. The Hilltoppers advance to the semifinals in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on March 27. Tip-off time will be either 7:00 or 9:00 p.m. EST on ESPN where they will face two-seed Utah. Freshman guard Taveion Hollingsworth finished with 30 points, eight rebounds and an assist for the Tops. All five... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Lady Toppers' Season Comes to an End

03/16/2018 02:04 PM

The WKU women’s basketball team’s season came to an end on Friday afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn. The No. 11-seeded Lady Toppers (24-9) lost 82-58 to the No. 6-seeded Oregon St. Beavers (24-7) in the NCAA Tournament first round. WKU struggled from the field, shooting only 32.8% (20-of-61). Tashia Brown led the way for the Lady Toppers with a team-high 17 points and seven rebounds. Oregon St. was led by Marie Gulich’s game-high 29 points.  Read more 

Hilltoppers Clip Boston College Eagles 79-62 in NIT Opener

03/14/2018 12:21 AM

by Ryan Dearbone The Hilltoppers could have laid an egg in the NIT after losing a heartbreaking Conference USA title game to Marshall. Instead, the Tops decided it would be better to show the NCAA selection committee just what they missed out on. The Tops struggled early against the Eagles of Boston College from the Atlantic Coast Conference. There were moments when the Tops had all of the momentum and then times where the Tops couldn’t get any traction. However, led by... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Hilltoppers Host Boston College Tuesday Night

03/13/2018 11:34 AM

The WKU men’s basketball team is back in action on Tuesday night in the first round of the 2018 National Invitational Tournament. The Hilltoppers (24-10) host Boston College (19-15) inside E.A. Diddle Arena at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT). Western Kentucky Head Coach Rick Stansbury spoke on Monday about Tuesday’s game: Tuesday night will be the first time the Hilltoppers will host a postseason game since 2005. Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Marshall Holds Off Hilltoppers To Win C-USA Tournament Championship

03/10/2018 10:30 PM

The Marshall Thundering Herd earned Conference USA’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night. Marshall (24-10) beat Western Kentucky (24-10) in the C-USA Tournament Championship, winning a 67-66 thriller. WKU trailed 67-55 with under four minutes to play before storming back to cut the deficit to one. WKU though could not take the lead on its final possession in the closing seconds. Marshall’s Jon Elmore caught fire from the field in the second half, ending the game with a game-high 27... Read more 

WKU BASEBALL | Hilltoppers Cruise in Series Opener vs. Bowling Green

03/09/2018 06:57 PM

The WKU baseball team opened up its three-game series against Bowling Green with a win on Friday afternoon. The Hilltoppers (7-7) scored 17 runs in the first four innings en route to a 17-5 win over the Falcons (3-11). Click on the video below for highlights from the Western Kentucky victory: The three-game series continues on Saturday with a doubleheader at Nick Denes Field. First pitch for the first game on Saturday is set for 1 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CT).  Read more 

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