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WKU BASKETBALL | Impact of Robinson's Decision to Leave WKU

09/19/2017 04:49 PM

As reported earlier this week, five-star center Mitchell Robinson decided to leave the WKU men’s basketball program for the second time. He had previously been granted a release to transfer a month and a half ago, but he returned to WKU and actually enrolled in fall classes. Scout.com recruiting director Evan Daniels reported on Sunday that Robinson will instead focus on preparing for the 2018 NBA Draft. Spectrum News’ T.J. Beisner talked with Evan Daniels on Tuesday about Robinson’s decision to leave... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Robinson Leaves Program... For the Second Time

09/18/2017 07:33 AM

The Mitchell Robinson era is over at WKU, for the second time. Spectrum News Kentucky confirmed on Sunday night that the five-star recruit has left the Hilltopper men’s basketball program yet again. The news comes on the heels of a Scout.com report from Evan Daniels on Sunday that said Robinson left the program to train and prepare for the NBA Draft. Robinson was granted his release from the Western Kentucky program back on Aug. 1. That decision came the same week Robinson was... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers Gearing Up for Louisiana Tech

09/12/2017 06:37 PM

The WKU Hilltoppers are getting right back to it after losing their first game of the season this past Saturday at Illinois. That is because Western Kentucky (1-1) begins Conference USA play this weekend, when it hosts Louisiana Tech (1-1). Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET inside Houchens-Smith Stadium on Saturday. Last season, the Bulldogs and Hilltoppers each beat each other once, although WKU’s win over the Bulldogs was the most important win in the series last year, as WKU topped... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Illinois Slows Down Hilltoppers' Offense Saturday Night

09/10/2017 01:08 AM

The WKU Hilltoppers were hoping to get the program’s first-ever win against a Big Ten opponent this weekend. But on Saturday night, the Illinois Fighting Illini had something to say about that. Illinois (2-0) beat WKU (1-1) inside Memorial Stadium, despite the Hilltoppers entering the game as the favorites. The final was 20-7. The story of the night was the WKU offense, or lack thereof. Western Kentucky fans are so used to seeing the Hilltoppers score at will, but on Saturday, the... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers Ready for Illinois

09/08/2017 10:47 AM

The WKU Hilltoppers have one of their biggest games of the season this Saturday night in Champaign, Il. The Hilltoppers (1-0) will take on the Illinois Fighting Illini (1-0) at 8 ET inside Memorial Stadium. It will be the second-ever meeting between the two teams. Illinois won the first meeting back on Sept. 6, 2014, a 42-34 win over the Toppers. “It will be a good measuring stick for us to see where we’re at going into conference play with Louisiana Tech... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Fant's "Little" Motivation Drives Him

09/05/2017 09:00 AM

WKU senior wide receiver Nacarius Fant is playing with a chip on his shoulder this season. Not because it is his last season or because he is coming off an injury, but because his number one fan will be watching. Fany found out he was going to be a father his senior year of high school. He was scared, but knew he had to step up. “You know, at that age most are not ready for that situation. I honestly wasn’t ready... Read more 

WKU tops EKU, 31-17

09/02/2017 10:24 PM

Mike Sanford picked up his first win as a head coach on Saturday as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers beat the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in the return of the rivalry game. All week, EKU head coach Mark Elder stressed the importance of controlling the explosive WKU passing game and the Colonels did a fairly decent job at times, finishing the game with more passing yards than the Hilltoppers, but WKU proved to be too much. Hilltoppers quarterback Mike White finished the game 20-31... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Full 2017-2018 Schedule Revealed

08/29/2017 06:04 PM

The 2017-2018 WKU men’s basketball regular season schedule has been revealed. Overall, the Hilltoppers will 18 home games this season, nine non-conference games (including exhibition games) and nine Conference USA games. “This is a very challenging schedule with a lot of good home games and great opportunities on the road against some of the better teams in the country,” said head coach Rick Stansbury. Here is what the full WKU schedule looks like: Nov. 1 – vs. Campbellsville (Exh.) in Diddle... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers Preparing for Season Opener

08/28/2017 06:05 PM

The WKU football team will open up its regular season on Saturday evening against in-state foe EKU. The game will be the first for Mike Sanford as Western Kentucky head coach. “We got an opportunity against a great opponent with a great tradition to get out there and establish how we want to play the game of football,” said Sanford. EKU and WKU will kickoff at 7 p.m. ET inside Houchens-Smith Stadium. The Hilltoppers lead the all-time series against the Colonels 47-35-3. Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Robinson Returns to WKU Campus

08/28/2017 05:54 PM

The wild saga surrounding five-star center Mitchell Robinson continued on Monday, as WKU men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced that Robinson is back on campus and is enrolled for the fall semester. “I’ve said it many times – Mitchell is a good kid who can benefit greatly from the structure and accountability provided to him here,” said Stansbury. “As I stated previously, there are requirements for his return that will be handled internally.” WKU men’s basketball granted Robinson a release back... Read more 

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