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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 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Snap Three Game Skid

02/08/2018 09:52 PM

The Louisville Cardinals made sure their losing streak heading into Thursday night did not increase to four straight games. The Cards (17-8, 7-5) beat Georgia Tech (11-13, 4-7) by the final score of 77-54. The Cards never trailed in the game. UofL’s Jordan Nwora led the way for the Cards with a team-high 16 points, thanks to going 5-of-7 (71.4%) from three-point range. In fact, Louisville was impressive from behind-the-arc as a team, going 12-of-20 (60.0%) from three-point range. Overall, the Cards shot... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | EKU Announces Addition of 12 Future Colonels

02/08/2018 07:33 PM

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels announced on Wednesday that it has added 12 future Colonels to its program. Six of the future Colonels are freshmen and six are mid-year transfers that joined the program at the start of this semester. The new additions join an already highly-rated recruiting class of 2018 for the Colonels from the early signing period in December. EKU head coach Mark Elder joined Sports Night on Thursday to discuss the new Colonels:  Read more 

UofL ATHLETICS | Tyra: "This (Athletic) Department Is Bigger Than Any One Man"

02/08/2018 07:02 PM

Louisville’s Interim athletic director Vince Tyra met with the media Thursday afternoon and was quick to dispel rumors that this press conference was to announce any news from the school’s NCAA appeal: Tyra did, however have plenty of news to share about updates within the athletic department. First, after doing research of the salaries of the top three athletic directors in the ACC, Tyra will be taking a pay cut from his current annual salary of 1.2 million to... 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 

NASCAR | KY Speedway Announces Pace Vehicle Driver for 2018 Quaker State 400

02/08/2018 01:34 PM

Kentucky Speedway announced on Thursday that Hall of Famer and Cincinnati Reds radio announcer Marty Brennaman will be the honorary pace vehicle driver for the 2018 Quaker State 400. “I am thrilled and excited to have the opportunity to drive the pace car,” said Brennaman in a press release. “I’ll be honest, I accepted with a little bit of trepidation. I’ve never been around the track or driven on it before. I’m sure I will have a whole bunch of butterflies... Read more 

WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers Wrap Up Recruiting Class of 2018

02/07/2018 04:55 PM

The WKU football program announced 10 more signees to its recruiting class of 2018 on Wednesday. Thirteen recruits had already previously signed with Western Kentucky during December’s early signing period. “The ink’s drying on what I believe to be a historic signing class and a historic day for Western Kentucky football,” said head coach Mike Sanford in a press release. The 2018 WKU signing class is the highest ranked signing class in WKU history, according to the 247Sports’ national team rankings. The... Read more 

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