WKU ATHLETICS | State of the Program

07/04/2017 02:30 PM

WKU athletics is coming off a very successful 2016-2017 campaign.

Many programs within the department accomplished a great deal. Notable accomplishments include:

  • Football – Conference USA champs; Boca Raton Bowl champs
  • Women’s Soccer – Highest-ever finish in Conference USA (3rd place in standings)
  • Volleyball – Finished with overall record of 30-3; NCAA Tournament appearance
  • Women’s Basketball – Conference USA champs; NCAA Tournament appearance

The man in charge of overseeing all of the teams is Director of Athletics Todd Stewart.

Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff sat down with Stewart to discuss a variety of subjects, including what he expects from the football team going forward:

Of course, WKU hired Mike Sanford as its new football head coach in December of 2016.

Chernoff also asked Stewart about next year’s men’s basketball team and if Stewart is buying in to the “hype” surrounding the program:

WKU head coach Rick Stansbury is bringing in a “Top Ten” recruiting class to Bowling Green this season.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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