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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 

WKU BASEBALL | Hilltoppers Ready for 2018 Regular Season

02/15/2018 12:50 PM

The WKU baseball team is ready to begin its 2018 regular season. The Hilltoppers will begin play this weekend at Memphis. Their three-game series was scheduled to begin Friday, before it was postponed due to “heavy rain in the region.” The two programs will hope to still play all three-games of their series on Saturday and Sunday. Western Kentucky is coming off a season in which it finished 16-39 overall, 6-24 in Conference USA play. Head coach John Pawlowski talked about his 2018... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Overcoming Obstacles, The Tops Are On A Tear

02/14/2018 04:58 PM

The WKU Men’s Basketball team has faced it’s share of challenges this season. From the departure of freshman five-star Mitchell Robinson, to eligibility issues with freshman guard Josh Anderson and redshirt sophomore transfer Moustapha Diange, the Hilltoppers have battled adversity this year. Starting out, the Tops were playing with just seven scholarship players. “Every season has it’s difficulties and challenges but I’d say this one a little more from a practice standpoint, because you can’t do everything you want to do in... Read more 

WKU ATHLETICS | The State Of Hilltopper Athletics With Todd Stewart

02/09/2018 09:55 AM

In the wake of National Signing Day for college football and NCAA basketball in full swing, Western Kentucky University Director of Athletics Todd Stewart joined Sports Night, walking the concourse of E.A. Diddle Arena to discuss the state of athletics on The Hill. Watch the full interview below:  Read more 

WKU Basketball Grinds Out 75-63 Win Over FAU

02/09/2018 12:17 AM

Coach Rick Stansbury tried something different in the first half of the game against FAU, adding Josh Anderson to the starting line up and playing smaller, but when some careless mistakes turned an eight point lead to one at the half, he went back to what has worked for the Toppers: feeding Justin Johnson and Dwight Coleby in the paint. Coleby scored 15 and Johnson 12, but it was Taveion Hollingsworth who lead WKU with 20 points. This despite having a... Read more 

WKU ATHLETICS | Videoboard Upgrades Getting Ready to Begin on The Hill

02/08/2018 01:46 PM

WKU Athletics announced on Thursday that the videoboards at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium and E.A. Diddle Arena will undergo renovations this spring. The renovations will “increase the size of the viewing area by nearly 400 percent.” “We are very excited for these major upgrades to the fan experience at our two largest venues for next season,” said Director of Athletics Todd Stewart in a press release. The videoboards inside the athletic department’s two biggest venues will add “state-of-the-art high definition videoboards increasing their... Read more 

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