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WKU drops 100 points in win over Nicholls State

11/19/2017 10:14 PM

By Ryan Dearbone The WKU Men’s basketball team (2-1) played about as perfect a first half as you could play. The Hilltoppers broke free from a 13-13 tie with Nicholls State (Southland Conference) to torch the Colonels for 60 points in the first half. Freshman guard, Taveion Hollingsworth led the charge with a perfect first 20 minutes. Hollingsworth went 8 for 8 for 18 points. WKU did most of its work in the paint racking up 38 points to Nicholls State’s... Read more 

Tops punctuate fourth straight conference title

11/19/2017 04:59 PM

By Ryan Dearbone The road to clinching the program’s fourth straight Conference USA Volleyball Championship wasn’t exactly an easy one for WKU. Sunday’s title contest was a rematch between WKU and the North Texas Mean Green, the only team in the conference to defeat the Tops this season. The Lady Toppers (30-3) came out guns blazing in the first two sets, by taking it to the North Texas Mean Green. WKU scored five straight points to start off the... Read more 

Hilltoppers clinch bowl eligibility for seventh straight year

11/18/2017 02:34 AM

By Ryan Dearbone Senior night is generally memorable on the Hill, but WKU and Middle Tennessee State University made the 2018 version unforgettable. After 3 low scoring quarters, in which neither team found its groove, both teams couldn’t stop scoring. WKU’s senior quarterback Mike White led the charge with 5 total touchdowns and 485 yards on 39-54 attempts. White spread the wealth as three Toppers (Lucky Jackson, Kyle Towner, and Nacarius Fant) had over 100 yards for the game. MTSU had a... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Lady Tops Give Notre Dame All It Can Handle

11/14/2017 11:56 PM

The final score didn’t indicate how close the game Tuesday night was. In the end, No. 6 Notre Dame was too much for WKU, winning 78-65. The WKU Lady Toppers left it all on the floor and almost pulled off what would have been one of the biggest upsets in college basketball. However, three things did the Lady Toppers in: Points in the paint, bench points and a quiet night from senior forward Ivy Brown. WKU only shot 29% from the field... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Lady Toppers Host No. 6 Notre Dame Tuesday Night

11/14/2017 11:37 AM

The WKU women’s basketball team is getting ready for one of its biggest games of the season, when it hosts No. 6 Notre Dame on Tuesday night. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET inside Diddle Arena. Notre Dame will be the highest-ranked opponent to play inside Diddle Arena since 2013. Head Coach Michelle Clark-Heard and Athletic Director Todd Stewart talked about the significance of a team like Notre Dame to visit Bowling Green: WKU (1-1, 0-0) enters the match-up coming off a successful... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers Fall to Marshall

11/11/2017 10:31 PM

WKU football’s comeback attempt on Saturday night fell short. The Hilltoppers (5-5, 3-3) lost their third straight game, this time to Marshall (7-3, 4-2) by the score of 30-23. WKU, who entered the game coming off back-to-back losses against Florida Atlantic and Vanderbilt, was hoping to gain bowl eligibility on Saturday night. The Hilltoppers scored first, courtesy of a QB Mike White six-yard touchdown pass to WR Quin Jernighan, in the first quarter. Marshall responded though, scoring 30 of the game’s next 33... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers Hoping to Clinch Bowl Eligibility This Weekend

11/10/2017 12:24 PM

The WKU football team is one win away from clinching bowl eligibility. The Hilltoppers (5-4, 3-2) will be hoping to do so on Saturday when they face Marshall (6-3, 3-2). Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. ET in Huntington, W. Va. Both WKU and Marshall each enter the match-up with two-game losing streaks. Western Kentucky head coach Mike Sanford talked about the match-up on Thursday after the Hilltoppers’ practice:  Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Thompson Ready to Face Father Tuesday Night

11/06/2017 01:04 PM

The Western Kentucky men’s basketball team is getting ready for its final exhibition of the season on Tuesday, when the Hilltoppers welcome Cumberland to Diddle Arena. Tip-off is set for roughly 8 p.m. ET. It will be a special game for WKU guard Darius Thompson, who’s father, Lonnie, is the head coach of the Cumberland men’s basketball team: The Hilltoppers have already played two exhibition games this season, beating both Samford and Campbellsville. Thompson hopes to see similar play from his Tops on... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Mike Sanford confident his team will learn from adversity

10/31/2017 10:05 AM

Western Kentucky football had its four game winning streak snapped over the weekend by Florida Atlantic University. What made the loss hurt even more was the eight point lead the Hilltoppers carried into the fourth quarter. FAU scored 22 fourth quarter points in route to the 42-28 victory. WKU coach Mike Sanford spoke today after having time to evaluate the film, and sais he is proud of the effort his team showed throughout the game, and knows this is an... Read more 

Western Kentucky falls to Florida Atlantic, 42-28

10/28/2017 10:26 PM

By Ryan Dearbone One costly turnover can change the complexion of a game. Unfortunately, for the WKU Hilltoppers 5-3 overall, 3-2 Conference USA), 4 of them sealed their fate. The Florida Atlantic Owls were able to take advantage early of 3 WKU turnovers, which they turned into points. However, the Hilltoppers were still able to take a 21-20 lead into halftime. The Tops were able to carry the momentum with them to another score in the 3rd quarter to extend the... Read more 

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