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WKU BASKETBALL | Hollingsworth Gearing Up for KY-IN All-Star Game

06/08/2017 05:40 PM

Future WKU men’s basketball player Taveion Hollingsworth is preparing to play in this weekend’s Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Classic. This year’s Kentucky Mr. Basketball landed a spot on the 12-player roster, which also features future Topper Jake Ohmer. The KY Boys’ All-Stars will play the IN Boys’ All-Stars on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET inside Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Their second match-up of the weekend will take place on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET inside the Frankfort Civic Center.  Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Current And Former Players Indicted From March Altercation

06/01/2017 12:23 PM

Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced that a Warren County grand jury has indicted seven current and former WKU football players. In the early morning hours of March 5, 2017, the players allegedly went to the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house at Western Kentucky University and according to the police report, assaulted a now alumnus of the fraternity. Those indicted May 31 were Quinton Baker (who pleaded ‘guilty’ in 2016 to DUI and marijuana possession charges), Xavier Lane, Tyler Obee, and Cecil... Read more 

WKU TRACK & FIELD | Hilltoppers preparing for East Region Prelims

05/21/2017 01:00 PM

The Western Kentucky Track and Field team will be well represented at the NCAA East Region Preliminaries this week. 10 student-athletes will go to the competition for a chance to earn a spot at the NCAA Outdoor Championship in Eugene, OR in June. Ryan Dearbone met with the team, and reports that they are feeling confident after cruising through the Conference USA Championship.  Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Take-aways from Red vs White Spring Game

04/24/2017 05:32 PM

The Western Kentucky football program held its annual spring game over the weekend, and despite some muggy conditions the Hilltoppers put on a show for the fans in attendance. In his first year as the head coach, Mike Sanford finally got to display his own high powered offense, and several players jumped off the stat sheet. Quinton Baker was just one such player, racking up an impressive three touchdown runs, all of which were 38 yards or longer. A veteran even... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | White Team Wins Spring Game

04/22/2017 11:51 PM

Mike Sanford’s first spring game as head coach at Western Kentucky University began as exciting as their season ended, with a 90-yard touchdown return for the Red squad’s sophomore WR Devin Nixon. The first turnover of the day came with 45 seconds to go in the first quarter when Red team’s freshman running back Teawonn Ligon carry was stripped and recovered in the red zone the White team’s Chris Johnson. At the end of the first quarter, the score remained... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Catching Up with the Latest Future Hilltopper

04/11/2017 08:15 PM

The WKU men’s basketball team added another member to its 2017-2018 basketball roster this weekend. South Plains College’s Jordan Brangers made the announcement on Twitter this past weekend that he will be joining the Western Kentucky basketball program next season. Brangers was originally signed to play basketball at Texas Tech, but was able to switch his commitment to WKU based on family reasons. Brangers is a native of the Bluegrass, having played high school basketball at both Eastern and North Hardin. Sports... Read more 

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 

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