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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 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers Win Boca Raton Bowl

12/21/2016 12:06 AM

The WKU Hilltoppers finish the season 11-3 after a dominating 51-31 performance over Memphis in the Boca Raton Bowl. Memphis was first on the scoreboard, Riley Ferguson’s 45-yard pass to Tony Pollard gave the Tigers a 6-0 lead. After Jake Elliot’s point-after-attempt, they had an early 7-0 lead. The drive took just five plays and 1:53 to score. Just over three minutes later, the Tops struck back when Mike White’s four-yard pass to Stevie Donatell was good; Skylar Simcox kicked... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Domenic Reno To Be Recognized in January

12/20/2016 06:26 PM

Next month, WKU assistant strength and conditioning coach Domenic Reno will be recognized for winning a national award. In November, Reno was named the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. During his time at WKU, Reno has been mainly focused on helping the football and track and field programs. He will be recognized in Nashville on January 4, 2017 at the NSCA’s Coaches Conference.  Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | One-on-One with Mike Sanford

12/15/2016 06:40 PM

Mike Sanford was hired as Western Kentucky football’s next head football coach on Wednesday afternoon. He becomes the 20th football head coach in school history. This is not the the first time Sanford will coach at Western. He was the quarterbacks coach for the Hilltoppers during the 2010 season. Since then, he has served on the football staff at Stanford, Boise St. and Notre Dame in various capacities. Most recently, he spent the last two seasons as Notre Dame’s offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. cn|2 Sports’... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers Announce Mike Sanford as Next Head Coach

12/14/2016 11:15 AM

Western Kentucky has named Mike Sanford as the football team’s next head coach, Director of Athletics Todd Stewart announced Wednesday. Sanford will be the 20th head football coach in Western Kentucky history. Sanford, 34, spent the last two seasons as Notre Dame’s offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. Prior to his time in South Bend, Sanford was at Boise St., as the team’s offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2014. From 2011-2013, Sanford was on staff at Stanford in various roles. Before Stanford, he was at WKU as the... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Holt Discusses New Role as Interim Head Coach

12/06/2016 07:15 PM

WKU defensive coordinator Nick Holt spoke with the media on Tuesday about his new role as interim head coach. Of course, former head coach Jeff Brohm accepted the head coaching job at Purdue on Monday. Brohm led the Hilltoppers to the Conference USA championship this year. WKU (10-3) is preparing for the 2016 Boca Raton Bowl, where it will face Memphis (8-4) on December 20.  Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Jeff Brohm Accepts Purdue Job

12/05/2016 11:32 AM

WKU Head Coach Jeff Brohm has accepted the Purdue University Head Coaching job. It is a six-year deal with Purdue with an estimated $20 million contract. Brohm coached the Hilltoppers to back-to-back conference championships, three-straight bowl games and a 30-10 overall record in his three seasons on the Hill. According to other sources, Brohm also interviewed for the Baylor and Cincinnati jobs over the weekend. On Saturday, the Tops won their second consecutive C-USA conference championship with a 58-44 win over... Read more 

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