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WKU BASEBALL | Hilltoppers Cruise in Series Opener vs. Bowling Green

03/09/2018 06:57 PM

The WKU baseball team opened up its three-game series against Bowling Green with a win on Friday afternoon. The Hilltoppers (7-7) scored 17 runs in the first four innings en route to a 17-5 win over the Falcons (3-11). Click on the video below for highlights from the Western Kentucky victory: The three-game series continues on Saturday with a doubleheader at Nick Denes Field. First pitch for the first game on Saturday is set for 1 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CT).  Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Hilltoppers Advance to C-USA Championship

03/09/2018 06:13 PM

The Western Kentucky men’s basketball team is one win away from clinching a spot in the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. The three-seeded Hilltoppers (24-9, 14-4) beat the two-seeded Old Dominion Monarchs (25-7, 15-3) in the semifinal round of the Conference USA Tournament on Friday. The final score was 57-49. Justin Johnson led the way for WKU with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Meanwhile, Taveion Hollingsworth added 11 points. The win punches the Hilltoppers’ ticket to the conference championship game, where it... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Tashia Brown Named C-USA Player of the Year

03/07/2018 12:02 PM

WKU women’s basketball forward Tashia Brown was named the Conference USA Player of the Year on Wednesday morning. The senior becomes the seventh player in program history to be named a conference player of the year. Brown leads the Lady Toppers in scoring, averaging 22.9 points per game. She is sixth nationally in that category among Division I players. Brown’s Lady Toppers are the No. 2 seed in this week’s C-USA Women’s Basketball Tournament in Frisco, Tx. They will play either... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Hilltoppers Getting Prepared for C-USA Tourney

03/06/2018 04:07 PM

The WKU men’s basketball team is getting ready for this week’s Conference USA Tournament in Frisco, Tx. The Hilltoppers (22-9, 14-4) are the No. 3 seed in the bracket and will face either No. 6-seeded UAB (19-12, 10-8) or No. 11-seeded Florida Atlantic (12-18, 6-12) on Thursday at 10 p.m. ET inside the Ford Center at The Star. WKU enters the tournament on a two-game losing streak. Spectrum News’ Ryan Dearbone joined Sports Night on Tuesday to preview the upcoming tournament: On Monday,... Read more 

WKU ATHLETICS | Hilltoppers, Arkansas Agree to Three-Game, Multi-Sport Series

03/06/2018 01:15 PM

WKU and Arkansas have agreed to a three-game series involving both schools’ football and men’s basketball programs. The agreement states that the Hilltopper football team will face Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. in 2019. The Razorbacks will become the 10th SEC football program that WKU will have faced in its program history. The agreement also states that the Hilltopper men’s basketball team will face Arkansas in Fayetteville during the 2018-2019 season before hosting the Razorbacks during the 2019-2020 season. “We are always looking... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Mike White Excited to be at NFL Combine

03/02/2018 05:58 PM

Former WKU quarterback is taking part in this week’s NFL Combine. White spoke on Friday afternoon about how playing football at Western Kentucky helped get him to where he is today: White also talked about the best piece of advice he received as he was preparing for the NFL Combine: White finished his WKU career with 8,540 passing yards and 63 passing touchdowns as a Hilltopper.  Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers Announce Spring Schedule

02/28/2018 03:21 PM

The WKU football program announced its spring football schedule on Wednesday. The Hilltoppers will play 14 practices beginning on March 20. It all leads up to the team’s annual Red vs. White Spring Game, which will take place on Saturday, April 21 at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT) inside Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Admission and parking for the Spring Game will be free. WKU is coming off its first season under head coach Mike Sanford. The Tops finished 6-7 overall... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Tashia Brown Recognized by C-USA... Again!

02/26/2018 05:35 PM

Western Kentucky women’s basketball player Tashia Brown was named Conference USA’s Player of the Week on Monday afternoon. It’s the fourth time this season she has been named C-USA’s Player of the Week, which matches a WKU program record for most Player of the Week honors by an “individual in a single season.” Brown had a career-high 38 points in the Lady Toppers’ win over Charlotte on Friday night. Brown is averaging 23.3 points per game, which is currently the second-best average... Read more 

Fired Up WKU Squad Demolishes Old Dominion on Senior Night

02/24/2018 11:31 PM

by Ryan Dearbone Don’t let the final score fool you. The game on the court wasn’t even that close. WKU (22-7, C-USA 14-2) and Old Dominion (22-6, C-USA) came into Saturday’s game trying to move into the second spot in the conference behind Middle Tennessee, in hopes of eventually stealing the conference regular season crown. The sold out WKU crowd heaped praise on Seniors Dwight Coleby and Darius Thompson during their pre-game tributes, but bestowed the loudest cheers for 4-year senior and... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Hilltoppers Getting Ready for Second Straight C-USA Road Test

02/16/2018 02:45 PM

The WKU Hilltoppers started off their current two-game road trip with a win on Thursday night, beating North Texas 102-94 in overtime. In that game, WKU guard Taveion Hollingsworth led the Hilltoppers with a game-high 30 points. He and his team will hope to keep it going on Saturday, when the Hilltoppers (19-7, 11-2) take on Rice (5-21, 2-11) in Houston, Tx. at 8 p.m. ET. Spectrum News’ Ryan Dearbone joined Sports Night on Friday to talk about the Tops’ win on Thursday... Read more 

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