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WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers Hold Annual Pro Day

03/27/2017 06:56 PM

The Western Kentucky football program held its annual Pro Day on Monday at the team’s Houchens-Smith Stadium. Twenty-one former Hilltoppers showed off their skills in front of representatives from 26 different NFL teams. Those who took part in the Pro Day activities included 18 players on last year’s C-USA championship team. Plenty of eyes were on former WKU lineman Forrest Lamp, who is projected be a first round draft pick according to multiple mock drafts. He, along with former wide receiver Taywan... Read more 

COUNTY CONNECTION | Former Greenwood Tennis Stars & Siblings Make It A Family Affair

02/28/2017 07:30 PM

Former state champion at Greenwood High School and current UK tennis player Beck Pennington is entering his last season at UK. For Beck, he chose tennis just as much as tennis chose him. “Pretty much, really big tennis background for my whole family. My dad played at Western Kentucky for two or three years and his mom played,” Pennington explained. “So obviously it’s been a big influence. I have a sister that plays at Western Kentucky, D-1 tennis and my older... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Redshirt Seniors Developed Special Bond On And Off The Court

02/27/2017 07:30 PM

“When I first got this job we were pretty low as a program and I remember the first time talking to Micah [Jones] on the phone and she didn’t know me because Coach [Mary Taylor] Cowles and them had signed her, and then getting Kendall [Noble] here and you know, just watching what they’ve done and how they’ve elevated this program when you say- they’ve been involved in 124 wins. That’s a lot of wins,” Coach Michelle Clark-Heard told the... Read more 

WKU BASEBALL | Hilltoppers ready for tough C-USA schedule

02/07/2017 08:00 PM

The Western Kentucky baseball team is a week and a half out from its 2017 season, and head coach John Pawlowski is excited for his second season at the helm of the Hilltoppers. Last year, WKU finished the season with 24-30 record and are ready to make major improvements on that mark. The Tops open the season with a three game home series against Valparaiso from Feb. 17-19. Nick Denes Field underwent major renovations in the offseason, and in an... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers' 2017 Signing Day Class

02/01/2017 10:03 AM

The WKU Hilltoppers 2017 recruiting class has been revealed. Here are the signees: Kris Leach – Tight End – 6’6” 225 lbs. – Bealetown, VA Jacquez Sloan – Wide Receiver – 5’9” 165 lbs. – Atlanta, GA Jakairi Moses – Running Back – 5’9” 185 lbs. – Palm Beach Gardens, FL Juwuan Jones – Linebacker – 6’3” 235 lbs. – Sugar Hill, GA Caleb Etheridge – Offensive Line – 6’2” 290 lbs. – Forsyth, GA Kyle Bailey – Linebacker –... Read more 

WKU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | Lady Toppers' Storm Back to Beat UAB

01/12/2017 06:08 PM

The Western Kentucky women’s basketball team (12-5, 4-1) had a big come-from-behind victory on Thursday over UAB (8-7, 1-3). WKU trailed by as much as 13 points in the second quarter, before storm back to get the 60-48 victory. “To be able to have a tam that kept chipping away, makes me proud,” said WKU head coach Michelle Clark-Heard. The Lady Toppers found themselves down early in the match-up, trailing the Blazers 22-12 after the first quarter. UAB was red-hot from... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | New DC Excited to be at Western

01/09/2017 07:00 PM

New Western Kentucky defensive coordinator Clayton White is glad to be on staff against at WKU. White, a 15-year coaching veteran, was hired by new head coach Mike Sanford to lead the Toppers’ defense. White comes to Western after spending the last four seasons at North Carolina St. as the co-special teams coordinator and safeties coach. Prior to his tenure at NC St., White was the special teams coordinator and running backs coach at Connecticut. Western fans may recognize him though prior to... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Mike Sanford rounding out his coaching staff

01/04/2017 07:00 PM

With only a national championship game to play this football season, most college coaches are moving on to the 2017 season, and that includes Western Kentucky. New head coach Mike Sanford continues to add to his coaching staff, most recently naming Junior Adams as his offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach. Today, Sanford held the first coaches meeting of the new year to lay out his goals and expectations for a thriving Hilltopper program.  Read more 

WKU HOOPS | Lady Toppers Take Down Florida International

01/01/2017 05:52 PM

The Lady Hilltopper’s Basketball team welcomed in 2017 with a dominating performance over Florida International University, taking down the Golden Panthers 90-38. In the first quarter at Diddle Arena, the Tops held FIU to just four points to their 26. They proceeded to outscore them 15-11 in the second quarter, 24-12 in the third quarter and 25-11 in the fourth. WKU forced 31 turnovers, which translated to 45 points on the board for the Hilltoppers. Kentucky transfer Kyvin Goodin-Rogers had a career-high since... Read more 

WKU Football | What could the future hold in the new era?

12/23/2016 05:00 PM

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers kicked off bowl season this week with their 51-31 victory over the Memphis Tigers in the Boca Raton Bowl. cn|2 Sports’ Ryan Dearbone was in Florida for that matchup and he shared his thoughts with us on what the future could look like for the Hilltoppers under new head coach Mike Sanford.  Read more 

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