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WKU FOOTBALL | Mike White recognized for community service efforts

07/18/2017 10:56 AM

Western Kentucky quarterback Mike White is earning some more national recognition. The hilltopper QB is now on another preseason watch list, but this one is for his efforts off the field. White is in preseason consideration for the Wuerffel Trophy. Named after Heisman winning QB Danny Wuerffel, the trophy is considered “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service.” The award honors the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. White is clearly a leader on the... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers Honored by Conference USA

07/17/2017 12:49 PM

Conference USA’s 14 head football coaches have picked which players they believe are the best of the best in the conference. Two of the big three C-USA preseason honors are members of the WKU Hilltoppers. The Conference USA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year is WKU senior quarterback Mike White. Last year, White was named C-USA Newcomer of the Year after throwing for 4,383 yards last season. He also tossed 37 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. In fact, White (10.5) is... Read more 

WKU Basketball | Former Hilltopper Pancake Thomas Signs Pro Deal

07/13/2017 12:26 PM

Former Western Kentucky University guard, Pancake Thomas signed his first professional contract with Mitteldeutscher Basketball Club in Germany, the team announced Thursday. They play in the first-tier league in Germany. Thomas started all 32 games for WKU during the 2016-17 season after transferring to WKU as a graduate senior. He averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Thomas will join several Hilltoppers playing pro ball. Heading into the 2016-17 season, there were 15 former WKU players active professionally, both... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Stansbury adds two new coaches to staff

07/12/2017 07:07 PM

Western Kentucky Men’s Basketball coach Rick Stansbury announced Wednesday the addition of Marc Hsu and Nikita Johnson to the Hilltopper coaching staff. “We’re excited to have Marc and Nikita join our program,” Stansbury said. “I’ve known Nikita for a long time, back from his days in junior college and his years at LSU. He’s an extremely hard worker, but most importantly, he’s a quality person. I’ve known Marc for several years, and he’s worked for individuals that I have the utmost... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Tops' C-USA Schedule Revealed

07/12/2017 01:39 PM

The WKU men’s basketball team’s Conference USA schedule has been revealed. The Hilltoppers will play 18 conference games this season, nine home games and nine road games. The conference portion of their schedule begins on Thursday, December 28 when they host Louisiana Tech inside Diddle Arena. The conference schedule wraps up for WKU when it takes on UAB in Birmingham, Al. on Saturday, March 3. Of course, WKU fans are also interested to see when their team faces its biggest rival, Middle... Read more 

WKU VOLLEYBALL | Hudson Reflects on "Team USA" Experience

07/11/2017 05:49 PM

WKU volleyball head coach has had a very busy summer already, highlighted by his experience coaching for Team USA. Hudson served as an assistant coach on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Training Team during its training block in early July. “It was an incredible honor to be asked to be a part of that experience,” said Hudson. One of the neatest parts for Hudson was when he was wearing the “Team USA” shirt. “You don’t really grasp it until you slide that... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Occiur Commits to Hilltoppers

07/11/2017 11:19 AM

The WKU football team has a new player tentatively joining its squad for the 2018 season. Class of 2018 recruit Malik Occiur out of Oakland Park, Fl. verbally committed to Western Kentucky on Twitter Tuesday morning. Occiur tweeted out: “Proud to announce that I’ve committed to Western Kentucky University. #ThePursuit18 #GoTops” The Northeast High School safety is 5’11” and 189 lbs., according to 247 Sports . He is a two-star prospect.  Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Players arraigned for role in fraternity house fight

07/05/2017 02:44 PM

Six Western Kentucky football players were arraigned in Warren County circuit court Wednesday morning for their role in the beating of a WKU student at the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity house in Bowling Green. Quinton Baker, Xavier Lane, Tyler Obee and Cecil Stallings were charged with Complicity to 1st Degree Wanton Endangerment, 4th degree complicity to assault and 3rd degree criminal trespass. All four plead not guilty. Jachour Pearson was charged with 3rd degree criminal trespassing. He plead not guilty... Read more 

WKU ATHLETICS | State of the Program

07/04/2017 02:30 PM

WKU athletics is coming off a very successful 2016-2017 campaign. Many programs within the department accomplished a great deal. Notable accomplishments include: Football – Conference USA champs; Boca Raton Bowl champs Women’s Soccer – Highest-ever finish in Conference USA (3rd place in standings) Volleyball – Finished with overall record of 30-3; NCAA Tournament appearance Women’s Basketball – Conference USA champs; NCAA Tournament appearance The man in charge of overseeing all of the teams is Director of Athletics Todd Stewart. Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff sat down with... Read more 

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 

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