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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 

COUNTY CONNECTION | Marion County's Kyvin Goodin-Rogers Finds Herself Back On The Court

10/25/2017 06:01 PM

Former UK and WKU women’s basketball player Kyvin Goodin-Rogers has found her way back onto the basketball court. “I actually said that I would never be a coach because parents scare me,” she said with a laugh. She didn’t think her future would look how it looks right now. Then again, a lot of her collegiate basketball career didn’t go how she had hoped. “I honestly thought I’d be overseas [playing] or somewhere right now. That was my whole plan, but I thought... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Assistant Coach Ben Hansbrough Resigns After Arrest

10/16/2017 05:29 PM

Western Kentucky assistant men’s basketball coach Ben Hansbrough was arrested Saturday and charged with a DUI. Hansbrough, 29, was taken in at the Warren County Regional Jail at 8:43 p.m. and his bond was set at $1,000. He bonded out Sunday morning at 4:16 a.m. According to the citation report from the Bowling Green Police Department, officers responded to the report of a collision in the El Mazatlan restaurant parking lot on Nashville Road. Hansbrough was asked if he had been drinking... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Hilltopper Hysteria Taking Place Friday Night

10/12/2017 05:56 PM

The WKU men’s and women’s basketball teams will showcase their skills in front of their fans on Friday night as Hilltopper Hysteria takes place. The event begins at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT). The Western Kentucky men’s basketball team is coming a season in which it finished 15-17 overall. But, this year’s team has plenty of new faces on it. Spectrum News’ Ryan Dearbone joined Sports Night on Thursday night to discuss what he will be watching for during Hilltopper Hysteria: Dearbone... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Lady Toppers Excited to See Which Players Step Up in 2017-2018

10/12/2017 09:50 AM

The WKU women’s basketball team is getting ready for what it hopes is another successful season. Last year, the Lady Toppers finished with an overall record of 27-7. In the process, they won both the Conference USA regular season title and the C-USA Tournament title. As with every season, WKU head coach Michelle Clark-Heard will be watching to see which leaders step up for the team: The first time fans will be able to see this year’s WKU women’s basketball team on... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers Begin Preparations for Homecoming Match-Up

10/09/2017 04:57 PM

The WKU football team is back in Bowling Green after getting a 15-14 victory over UTEP on Saturday in Texas. As a result of the win, the Hilltoppers improved 3-2 overall this season and 1-1 in Conference USA play. Up next for the Tops is a winless Charlotte (0-6, 0-2) team that is coming off a 14-3 loss to Marshall on Saturday. WKU head coach Mike Sanford previewed the match-up against the 49ers on Monday during his weekly press conference: This week’s game... Read more 

WKU VOLLEYBALL | Lady Toppers One Win Away from C-USA Record

10/06/2017 12:43 PM

The WKU volleyball team is one win away from setting a Conference USA record. With a win Friday night against Southern Miss, the Lady Toppers would earn their 30th consecutive C-USA win, which includes both regular season and postseason play. No other team in conference history has won 30 straight C-USA games. “They’re excited about it,” said head coach Travis Hudson. “We’ve had a lot of success over the last several years, and they like doing things that have never been... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers Ready to Go After BYE Week

10/03/2017 09:19 AM

The WKU football team is ready to face an opponent once again after not playing last weekend due to its OPEN date on the calendar. The Hilltoppers (2-2, 0-1) will face UTEP (0-5, 0-1) on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET in El Paso, Tx. Western Kentucky head coach Mike Sanford held his weekly press conference on Monday and talked about what he hopes to see from his team this Saturday: Saturday’s match-up will be the second time the two programs... Read more 

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 

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