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    Foster's Football Frenzy 2018: Week One Highlights

    Foster's Football Frenzy 2018: Week One Highlights

    Saturday, August 18 2018 8:29 AM EDT2018-08-18 12:29:36 GMT

    Week #1 Scoreboard

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    Four Hot Rods Named to Post-Season All-Star Team, Albernaz Named Manager of the Year

    Four Hot Rods Named to Post-Season All-Star Team, Albernaz Named Manager of the Year

    Friday, August 17 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:28:22 GMT

    The Bowling Green Hot Rods and the Midwest League announced their post-season All-Stars and Manager of the Year award this morning and the Hot Rods were well represented. 2B Vidal Brujan, LF Moises Gomez, C Ronaldo Hernandez, and RHP Tommy Romero were all named to the list, while Manager Craig Albernaz was named Manager of the Year. The four Hot Rods represented are the most in the League, and were voted on by the field managers within the League. I...

    The Bowling Green Hot Rods and the Midwest League announced their post-season All-Stars and Manager of the Year award this morning and the Hot Rods were well represented. 2B Vidal Brujan, LF Moises Gomez, C Ronaldo Hernandez, and RHP Tommy Romero were all named to the list, while Manager Craig Albernaz was named Manager of the Year. The four Hot Rods represented are the most in the League, and were voted on by the field managers within the League. I...

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    WKU Volleyball: Lady Tops start season with exhibition versus #5 Kentucky

    WKU Volleyball: Lady Tops start season with exhibition versus #5 Kentucky

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-08-17 17:05:43 GMT
    In the inaugural volleyball exhibition match hosted in Diddle Arena, WKU got its first taste of action in the 2018 campaign as No. 5-ranked Kentucky came to town. Both Bluegrass programs went deep into their benches to take advantage of the live match setting. “When you play a team the quality of Kentucky, you get exposed a lot of ways and that’s exactly what we wanted to be,” head coach Travis Hudson shared following the exhibition. “I wish we would have done...
    In the inaugural volleyball exhibition match hosted in Diddle Arena, WKU got its first taste of action in the 2018 campaign as No. 5-ranked Kentucky came to town. Both Bluegrass programs went deep into their benches to take advantage of the live match setting. “When you play a team the quality of Kentucky, you get exposed a lot of ways and that’s exactly what we wanted to be,” head coach Travis Hudson shared following the exhibition. “I wish we would have done...
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    WKU Soccer: Filling the void left by four-year starter Leone

    WKU Soccer: Filling the void left by four-year starter Leone

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:06:17 GMT
    The WKU Women's Soccer team kicks off their season on Friday evening with a trip to in-state foe Murray State. While the Lady Toppers have a large group of returning players, one position that has a void is goalkeeper following the departure of four-year starter Allison Leone. With Leone gone, it's time for a new regime to mind the net, a regime that starts with a competition for the starting job between true freshman Bailee Witt and redshirt-junior Anne-Marie Ulliac. "We're kin...
    The WKU Women's Soccer team kicks off their season on Friday evening with a trip to in-state foe Murray State. While the Lady Toppers have a large group of returning players, one position that has a void is goalkeeper following the departure of four-year starter Allison Leone. With Leone gone, it's time for a new regime to mind the net, a regime that starts with a competition for the starting job between true freshman Bailee Witt and redshirt-junior Anne-Marie Ulliac. "We're kin...
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    Glasgow's Bowles, South Warren's Lacey bringing attention to SoKY high school football

    Glasgow's Bowles, South Warren's Lacey bringing attention to SoKY high school football

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-08-14 22:42:43 GMT

    High school football season is just days away, which means its also just days until seniors begin their final season. Two of those seniors of two of the top linemen in the entire country, and they're both from southcentral Kentucky: Glasgow's Tanner Bowles and South Warren's Jacob Lacey. Unsurprisingly, as two of the areas best high school players, they've each committed to play in college for two of the historically best football programs in the nation. On April 22, Bowles, a 4-sta...

    High school football season is just days away, which means its also just days until seniors begin their final season. Two of those seniors of two of the top linemen in the entire country, and they're both from southcentral Kentucky: Glasgow's Tanner Bowles and South Warren's Jacob Lacey. Unsurprisingly, as two of the areas best high school players, they've each committed to play in college for two of the historically best football programs in the nation. On April 22, Bowles, a 4-sta...

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    WKU Volleyball heads into new season with same expectations

    WKU Volleyball heads into new season with same expectations

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:16:45 GMT

    A new season of Lady Topper Volleyball brings with it the same expectations they've had the past four seasons--win the Conference USA regular season and conference tournament titles. WKU has been selected as the preseason favorites to win their fifth consecutive championship, but the players aren't too worried about the outside noise right now. "We try not to really think about it," said senior middle hitter Rachel Anderson. "Everything can change. If we go out and we'...

    A new season of Lady Topper Volleyball brings with it the same expectations they've had the past four seasons--win the Conference USA regular season and conference tournament titles. WKU has been selected as the preseason favorites to win their fifth consecutive championship, but the players aren't too worried about the outside noise right now. "We try not to really think about it," said senior middle hitter Rachel Anderson. "Everything can change. If we go out and we'...

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    WKU Football: Offensive line coach using Wisconsin insight to prep players for season opener

    WKU Football: Offensive line coach using Wisconsin insight to prep players for season opener

    Friday, August 10 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-08-10 21:40:15 GMT

    In just three weeks, Western Kentucky football will kickoff their 2018 campaign with a road trip to Madison, Wis., to take on the No. 6 Badgers. No player on the Hilltoppers' roster hails from the dairy state, but they do have a coach who's no stranger to games played under the lights in Camp Randall Stadium. He also happens to be the newest addition to the WKU coaching staff: T.J. Woods. The last time the new WKU Offensive Line coach stepped foot in Camp Randall Stadium, he wore a d...

    In just three weeks, Western Kentucky football will kickoff their 2018 campaign with a road trip to Madison, Wis., to take on the No. 6 Badgers. No player on the Hilltoppers' roster hails from the dairy state, but they do have a coach who's no stranger to games played under the lights in Camp Randall Stadium. He also happens to be the newest addition to the WKU coaching staff: T.J. Woods. The last time the new WKU Offensive Line coach stepped foot in Camp Randall Stadium, he wore a d...

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    WKU Women's Volleyball: Lady Tops add transfer from Xavier

    WKU Women's Volleyball: Lady Tops add transfer from Xavier

    Friday, August 10 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-08-10 19:51:37 GMT

    WKU Volleyball head coach Travis Hudson has announced the addition of junior transfer Katie Shunk to the 2018 Lady Topper Volleyball squad. Shunk, an outside hitter, played for Xavier the past two seasons and hails from Lexington, Ky. 

    WKU Volleyball head coach Travis Hudson has announced the addition of junior transfer Katie Shunk to the 2018 Lady Topper Volleyball squad. Shunk, an outside hitter, played for Xavier the past two seasons and hails from Lexington, Ky. 

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    WKU Football: Eckels ready to exceed expectations

    WKU Football: Eckels ready to exceed expectations

    Thursday, August 9 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-08-09 22:21:32 GMT
    Since joining the NCAA D-1A FBS, Western Kentucky Football has become known for its ability to air it out. Former quarterbacks like Brandon Doughty and Mike White were arguably the most prolific passers in program history. But now it's time for a new man to take over the role of the most important position on a football team. That man is redshirt-senior Drew Eckels. "I will take them as far as they would like to go," Eckels said. "That's what I keep telling them. As fa...
    Since joining the NCAA D-1A FBS, Western Kentucky Football has become known for its ability to air it out. Former quarterbacks like Brandon Doughty and Mike White were arguably the most prolific passers in program history. But now it's time for a new man to take over the role of the most important position on a football team. That man is redshirt-senior Drew Eckels. "I will take them as far as they would like to go," Eckels said. "That's what I keep telling them. As fa...
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    WKU Women's Volleyball: Lady Tops picked to win C-USA; Anderson named preseason P.O.Y.

    WKU Women's Volleyball: Lady Tops picked to win C-USA; Anderson named preseason P.O.Y.

    Thursday, August 9 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-08-09 20:53:48 GMT

    For the fourth-consecutive season, WKU Volleyball has been picked as the Conference USA preseason favorites while senior Rachel Anderson was named the league’s Preseason Player of the Year. Anderson marks the third-straight Lady Topper to be recognized with the preseason honor following Jessica Lucas (2016) and Alyssa Cavanaugh (2017). 

    For the fourth-consecutive season, WKU Volleyball has been picked as the Conference USA preseason favorites while senior Rachel Anderson was named the league’s Preseason Player of the Year. Anderson marks the third-straight Lady Topper to be recognized with the preseason honor following Jessica Lucas (2016) and Alyssa Cavanaugh (2017). 

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    Meet the Witts

    Meet the Witts

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-08-08 20:52:24 GMT
    Every once in awhile, a younger sibling will follow their older brother or sister to the same school - even if it might be to the dismay of said elder sibling. Normally, though, the reason they end up at the same college or university isn't because both siblings are NCAA Division 1 athletes. But that's the case for Baillee and Tyler Witt at Western Kentucky.  Bailee is entering her freshman year on the Hill, learning the ropes as a goalkeeper for the WKU Women's Soccer team as s...
    Every once in awhile, a younger sibling will follow their older brother or sister to the same school - even if it might be to the dismay of said elder sibling. Normally, though, the reason they end up at the same college or university isn't because both siblings are NCAA Division 1 athletes. But that's the case for Baillee and Tyler Witt at Western Kentucky.  Bailee is entering her freshman year on the Hill, learning the ropes as a goalkeeper for the WKU Women's Soccer team as s...
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    WKU Women's Basketball: Lady Tops name next play-by-play announcer

    WKU Women's Basketball: Lady Tops name next play-by-play announcer

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-08-07 22:43:13 GMT
    Following a nationwide search for the next Lady Topper Basketball play-by-play announcer, Hilltopper IMG Sports Marketing General Manager Chris Bloomfield has announced that Queens University broadcasting and multimedia assistant Brett Williams will fill the position beginning in the 2018-19 season. Williams, a 2017 graduate of the University of South Carolina, spent the 2017-18 year at Queens in Charlotte, N.C., as the play-by-play commentator for all of the Division II sc...
    Following a nationwide search for the next Lady Topper Basketball play-by-play announcer, Hilltopper IMG Sports Marketing General Manager Chris Bloomfield has announced that Queens University broadcasting and multimedia assistant Brett Williams will fill the position beginning in the 2018-19 season. Williams, a 2017 graduate of the University of South Carolina, spent the 2017-18 year at Queens in Charlotte, N.C., as the play-by-play commentator for all of the Division II sc...
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    WKU Men's Basketball: Darius Thompson signs professional contract with Dutch team

    WKU Men's Basketball: Darius Thompson signs professional contract with Dutch team

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-08-07 20:20:22 GMT

     Former WKU Basketball guard Darius Thompson has inked his first professional contract, signing with Zorg en Zekerheid Basketball Leiden in the Netherlands. ZZ Leiden competes in the Dutch Basketball League. The team has won the national championship three times, the NBB Cup twice and the Dutch Basketball Supercup twice. Thompson, a 6-foot-4 guard from Murfreesboro, Tenn., joined the Hilltoppers for the 2017-18 season as a graduate transfer from Virginia. He left his mark on t...

     Former WKU Basketball guard Darius Thompson has inked his first professional contract, signing with Zorg en Zekerheid Basketball Leiden in the Netherlands. ZZ Leiden competes in the Dutch Basketball League. The team has won the national championship three times, the NBB Cup twice and the Dutch Basketball Supercup twice. Thompson, a 6-foot-4 guard from Murfreesboro, Tenn., joined the Hilltoppers for the 2017-18 season as a graduate transfer from Virginia. He left his mark on t...

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    WKU Women's Soccer picked to finish 9th in C-USA

    WKU Women's Soccer picked to finish 9th in C-USA

    Monday, August 6 2018 3:16 PM EDT2018-08-06 19:16:32 GMT
    WKU Soccer has been picked to finish ninth in the annual preseason C-USA coaches’ poll as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. Last season, WKU finished in a tie for eighth place in C-USA after a 4-5-1 record in conference play that saw the Lady Toppers come away victorious in four of their last five matches. Rice and North Texas, who have combined to win every regular season C-USA crown since 2014, are tabbed first and second, respectively, followe...
    WKU Soccer has been picked to finish ninth in the annual preseason C-USA coaches’ poll as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. Last season, WKU finished in a tie for eighth place in C-USA after a 4-5-1 record in conference play that saw the Lady Toppers come away victorious in four of their last five matches. Rice and North Texas, who have combined to win every regular season C-USA crown since 2014, are tabbed first and second, respectively, followe...
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    WKU Men's Golf announces Chan Metts as new head coach

    WKU Men's Golf announces Chan Metts as new head coach

    Monday, August 6 2018 3:14 PM EDT2018-08-06 19:14:17 GMT
    Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Todd Stewart announced Monday the hiring of Chan Metts as the next head coach of the WKU Hilltopper Golf program. Metts comes to The Hill following two highly successful seasons as an assistant coach at Georgia Southern, during which he was heavily involved in tournaments, travel, recruiting, practices, schedules and workouts. The 34-year-old Dublin, Ga., native takes over for former WKU coach Phillip Hatchett, who passed away in June....
    Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Todd Stewart announced Monday the hiring of Chan Metts as the next head coach of the WKU Hilltopper Golf program. Metts comes to The Hill following two highly successful seasons as an assistant coach at Georgia Southern, during which he was heavily involved in tournaments, travel, recruiting, practices, schedules and workouts. The 34-year-old Dublin, Ga., native takes over for former WKU coach Phillip Hatchett, who passed away in June....
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    Tennessee Titans preseason games to air on WNKY MeTV

    Tennessee Titans preseason games to air on WNKY MeTV

    Monday, July 30 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-07-30 17:59:45 GMT

    Due to popular demand, WNKY Television will broadcast the Tennessee Titans full 2018 preseason game schedule locally on MeTV 40.

    Due to popular demand, WNKY Television will broadcast the Tennessee Titans full 2018 preseason game schedule locally on MeTV 40.

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    WKU Football: DL Julien Lewis named to Wuerffel Trophy watch list

    WKU Football: DL Julien Lewis named to Wuerffel Trophy watch list

    Thursday, July 26 2018 10:13 AM EDT2018-07-26 14:13:47 GMT
    Senior defensive lineman Julien Lewis has been named to the 2018 Wuerffel Trophy Watch List. The Wuerffel Trophy is "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service” and is awarded to the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. Lewis - who was recognized as the Male Athlete Community Outreach Award recipient at the inaugural TOPSY Awards in April - is a leader on the field, in the classroom and serving the com...
    Senior defensive lineman Julien Lewis has been named to the 2018 Wuerffel Trophy Watch List. The Wuerffel Trophy is "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service” and is awarded to the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. Lewis - who was recognized as the Male Athlete Community Outreach Award recipient at the inaugural TOPSY Awards in April - is a leader on the field, in the classroom and serving the com...
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    WKU Athletics announces Fan Fest date

    WKU Athletics announces Fan Fest date

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-07-25 21:42:00 GMT

    WKU's annual Fan Fest returns to E.A. Diddle Arena on Saturday, August 11, as second-year head coach Mike Sanford and his team, as well as Lady Topper soccer and volleyball, welcome Hilltopper Nation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the annual kickoff event. Highlighted by an autographs and interactive stations with the entire 2018 Hilltopper football squad, it will be a carnival atmosphere inside Diddle Arena with inflatables, face painting, balloon artists and more. The Lady T...

    WKU's annual Fan Fest returns to E.A. Diddle Arena on Saturday, August 11, as second-year head coach Mike Sanford and his team, as well as Lady Topper soccer and volleyball, welcome Hilltopper Nation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the annual kickoff event. Highlighted by an autographs and interactive stations with the entire 2018 Hilltopper football squad, it will be a carnival atmosphere inside Diddle Arena with inflatables, face painting, balloon artists and more. The Lady T...

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    Triple-crown winner Justify officially retires from racing

    Triple-crown winner Justify officially retires from racing

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-07-25 21:39:46 GMT
    Justify, undefeated winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, has been retired from racing. “Justify had some filling in his ankle, and he is just not responding quick enough for a fall campaign,” said trainer Bob Baffert. “We all wanted to see Justify run again, but ultimately it is my responsibility to make sure he is perfect. Without 60-90 days, I can't be definite.” Campaigned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners LLC, and Starlight Racing, Ju...
    Justify, undefeated winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, has been retired from racing. “Justify had some filling in his ankle, and he is just not responding quick enough for a fall campaign,” said trainer Bob Baffert. “We all wanted to see Justify run again, but ultimately it is my responsibility to make sure he is perfect. Without 60-90 days, I can't be definite.” Campaigned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners LLC, and Starlight Racing, Ju...
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    Louisville Women's Basketball announces non-conference schedule for 2018-2019 season

    Louisville Women's Basketball announces non-conference schedule for 2018-2019 season

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-07-24 21:28:43 GMT
    University of Louisville women's basketball has released its 2018-19 non-conference schedule, which is highlighted by home games against Nebraska, Kentucky and Connecticut. Overall, the Cardinals will face nine opponents that reached postseason play a season ago, seven that won 20-plus games and six that played in the NCAA Tournament. “Our non-conference schedule is extremely challenging and we are excited about that,” said head coach Jeff Walz. “Our goal is to pla...
    University of Louisville women's basketball has released its 2018-19 non-conference schedule, which is highlighted by home games against Nebraska, Kentucky and Connecticut. Overall, the Cardinals will face nine opponents that reached postseason play a season ago, seven that won 20-plus games and six that played in the NCAA Tournament. “Our non-conference schedule is extremely challenging and we are excited about that,” said head coach Jeff Walz. “Our goal is to pla...
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    USA Softball National Championship brings teams, economic boom to Bowling Green

    USA Softball National Championship brings teams, economic boom to Bowling Green

    Monday, July 23 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-07-23 22:10:15 GMT
    For two and a half years, the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has worked on putting together the arrangements to host the 2018 USA Softball National Championship Fast-Pitch Tournament for girls 14-under. All that planning and preparation is finally paying off as the tournament got underway today at Buchanon Park and the WKU intramural fields.  Amy Cardwell, the Sports Sales Director for the BG Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, said that they had to pitch Bow...
    For two and a half years, the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has worked on putting together the arrangements to host the 2018 USA Softball National Championship Fast-Pitch Tournament for girls 14-under. All that planning and preparation is finally paying off as the tournament got underway today at Buchanon Park and the WKU intramural fields.  Amy Cardwell, the Sports Sales Director for the BG Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, said that they had to pitch Bow...
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    Local WKU student-athletes help shop for Stuff the Bus

    Local WKU student-athletes help shop for Stuff the Bus

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:48:35 GMT
    The annual Stuff the Bus school drive brings in charitable donations from a variety of groups every year. Those groups include the likes of Western Kentucky University athletic teams, too. While the teams are more accustomed to stuffing stat sheets during their play on the court at E.A. Diddle Arena, two teams took time out of their busy practicing and workout schedules to help Stuff the Bus. "To be able to make an impact on kids maybe you've never even seen," said WKU Men...
    The annual Stuff the Bus school drive brings in charitable donations from a variety of groups every year. Those groups include the likes of Western Kentucky University athletic teams, too. While the teams are more accustomed to stuffing stat sheets during their play on the court at E.A. Diddle Arena, two teams took time out of their busy practicing and workout schedules to help Stuff the Bus. "To be able to make an impact on kids maybe you've never even seen," said WKU Men...
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    WKU Football: TE Mik'Quan Dean named to preseason watch list for John Mackey Award

    WKU Football: TE Mik'Quan Dean named to preseason watch list for John Mackey Award

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:21:44 GMT
    Senior tight end Mik’Quan Deane has been named to the 2018 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List, the committee announced Friday morning. Deane returns as the Hilltoppers’ top receiving tight end, catching 11 passes for 143 yards and one touchdown last season. Those numbers put Deane second among WKU tight ends in 2017 behind Deon Yelder, who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints. Deane caught at least one pass in five games, including...
    Senior tight end Mik’Quan Deane has been named to the 2018 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List, the committee announced Friday morning. Deane returns as the Hilltoppers’ top receiving tight end, catching 11 passes for 143 yards and one touchdown last season. Those numbers put Deane second among WKU tight ends in 2017 behind Deon Yelder, who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints. Deane caught at least one pass in five games, including...
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    112th Southern Amateur Golf Championship pays a visit to the Club at Olde Stone

    112th Southern Amateur Golf Championship pays a visit to the Club at Olde Stone

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:40:05 GMT
    It's been a long time since the Southern Golf Association hosted their annual Southern Amateur Championship in the state of Kentucky. As a matter of fact, they haven't hosted the major tournament in the Commonwealth since 1947 when it was played in Louisville.  These next couple of days, however, the SGA is hosting one of its three major tournaments at the Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green for the first time ever.  The Southern Amateur Championship is one of the largest ...
    It's been a long time since the Southern Golf Association hosted their annual Southern Amateur Championship in the state of Kentucky. As a matter of fact, they haven't hosted the major tournament in the Commonwealth since 1947 when it was played in Louisville.  These next couple of days, however, the SGA is hosting one of its three major tournaments at the Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green for the first time ever.  The Southern Amateur Championship is one of the largest ...
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    WKU Volleyball: Lady Tops earn AVCA Team Academic Award for 12th consecutive season

    WKU Volleyball: Lady Tops earn AVCA Team Academic Award for 12th consecutive season

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:43:22 GMT
    For the 12th consecutive season, WKU Volleyball has been recognized as a recipient of the AVCA Team Academic Award, the association announced Monday. With a cumulative GPA of 3.61 across the 2017-18 school year, the Lady Toppers have earned the Team Academic Award for the 16th time since 1999. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by ma...
    For the 12th consecutive season, WKU Volleyball has been recognized as a recipient of the AVCA Team Academic Award, the association announced Monday. With a cumulative GPA of 3.61 across the 2017-18 school year, the Lady Toppers have earned the Team Academic Award for the 16th time since 1999. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by ma...
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    WKU Men's Basketball: Justin Johnson signs professional contract with Italian team

    WKU Men's Basketball: Justin Johnson signs professional contract with Italian team

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:46:31 GMT
    Former WKU Basketball star Justin Johnson became the latest Hilltopper to join the professional ranks Monday when he signed with Italian program Cagliari Dinamo Academy. Cagliari Dinamo Academy competes in Italy’s Serie A2 league. Johnson, a 6-foot-7 forward from Hazard, Ky., finished his college career ranked 10th on WKU's all-time scoring list with 1,715 career points and fifth on the all-time rebounding list with 1,057 career boards. He's one of five players in pr...
    Former WKU Basketball star Justin Johnson became the latest Hilltopper to join the professional ranks Monday when he signed with Italian program Cagliari Dinamo Academy. Cagliari Dinamo Academy competes in Italy’s Serie A2 league. Johnson, a 6-foot-7 forward from Hazard, Ky., finished his college career ranked 10th on WKU's all-time scoring list with 1,715 career points and fifth on the all-time rebounding list with 1,057 career boards. He's one of five players in pr...
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    WKU Men's Basketball: Tops unveil 2018-2019 Conference USA schedule

    WKU Men's Basketball: Tops unveil 2018-2019 Conference USA schedule

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:44:29 GMT
    Home games against four of the top six finishers in Conference USA last season and a home-and-home series with defending league champion Marshall highlight the league play portion of the 2018-19 WKU Hilltopper Basketball schedule, as announced Monday by WKU. Playing under a new scheduling model from C-USA, the Hilltoppers will face their travel partner Marshall twice and each other team in the league once over the first 14 games of the conference regular season, including h...
    Home games against four of the top six finishers in Conference USA last season and a home-and-home series with defending league champion Marshall highlight the league play portion of the 2018-19 WKU Hilltopper Basketball schedule, as announced Monday by WKU. Playing under a new scheduling model from C-USA, the Hilltoppers will face their travel partner Marshall twice and each other team in the league once over the first 14 games of the conference regular season, including h...
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    Hot Rods Summer Camp brings back fond memories for the players

    Hot Rods Summer Camp brings back fond memories for the players

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:37:57 GMT
    "Growing up, I never thought I'd be able to like, never thought I'd be playing pro ball, inspiring kids like this, and having fun doing anything like this," said Bowling Green Hot Rods Pitcher Mikey York. Most professional baseball players started their careers in little league. Many of them also grew up going to summer baseball camps like the one being put on by the Bowling Green Hot Rods the past two days at Bowling Green Ball Park. "Back where I grew up in the Norf...
    "Growing up, I never thought I'd be able to like, never thought I'd be playing pro ball, inspiring kids like this, and having fun doing anything like this," said Bowling Green Hot Rods Pitcher Mikey York. Most professional baseball players started their careers in little league. Many of them also grew up going to summer baseball camps like the one being put on by the Bowling Green Hot Rods the past two days at Bowling Green Ball Park. "Back where I grew up in the Norf...
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    WKU Women's Basketball: Lady Tops announce 2018-2019 C-USA slate

    WKU Women's Basketball: Lady Tops announce 2018-2019 C-USA slate

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:01:50 GMT
     WKU Lady Topper Basketball will face a 16-game slate in regular season C-USA action, including eight matchups inside E.A. Diddle Arena, in the upcoming 2018-19 season as announced by the conference office on Friday morning. Under first-year Head Coach Greg Collins, the two-time defending C-USA Tournament champions are set to open conference play inside Diddle Arena on Thursday, Jan. 3 against Charlotte. As has been the case since WKU became a member of the l...
     WKU Lady Topper Basketball will face a 16-game slate in regular season C-USA action, including eight matchups inside E.A. Diddle Arena, in the upcoming 2018-19 season as announced by the conference office on Friday morning. Under first-year Head Coach Greg Collins, the two-time defending C-USA Tournament champions are set to open conference play inside Diddle Arena on Thursday, Jan. 3 against Charlotte. As has been the case since WKU became a member of the l...
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    WKU Football: Linebacker transfer from UK cleared to play for 2018 season

    WKU Football: Linebacker transfer from UK cleared to play for 2018 season

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:59:22 GMT

    Incoming WKU Football linebacker Eli Brown will be eligible for competition in 2018 after the NCAA approved a waiver request for immediate eligibility. A Warren East High School graduate in 2015, Brown enters the campaign as a redshirt junior in athletic standing, and will have two years of eligibility remaining after transferring from the University of Kentucky. Brown will have media availability on Monday, July 16 at 1:15 p.m. in the Paul Just Media Room in E.A....

    Incoming WKU Football linebacker Eli Brown will be eligible for competition in 2018 after the NCAA approved a waiver request for immediate eligibility. A Warren East High School graduate in 2015, Brown enters the campaign as a redshirt junior in athletic standing, and will have two years of eligibility remaining after transferring from the University of Kentucky. Brown will have media availability on Monday, July 16 at 1:15 p.m. in the Paul Just Media Room in E.A....

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    Extra Innings of Impact: Celebrating the Hot Rods 10th season in Bowling Green

    Extra Innings of Impact: Celebrating the Hot Rods 10th season in Bowling Green

    Thursday, July 5 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-07-05 23:52:36 GMT
    Thursday, July 5 2018 7:52 PM EDT2018-07-05 23:52:36 GMT

    Baseball is often referred to as America's pastime, but it's one that didn't come to Vette City until 2009. Ten years ago, a #BiGTime change came to Bowling Green. "It kind of legitimizes a community when you have a professional sports team," said Hot Rods General Manager Eric C. Leach. "It gives us this, really, sense of identity." The city's first ever professional baseball team--the Hot Rods--took the community out to the old ball game. 

    Baseball is often referred to as America's pastime, but it's one that didn't come to Vette City until 2009. Ten years ago, a #BiGTime change came to Bowling Green. "It kind of legitimizes a community when you have a professional sports team," said Hot Rods General Manager Eric C. Leach. "It gives us this, really, sense of identity." The city's first ever professional baseball team--the Hot Rods--took the community out to the old ball game. 

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    Kicking back at the rising costs in youth soccer

    Kicking back at the rising costs in youth soccer

    Thursday, July 5 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-07-05 22:57:23 GMT
    Thursday, July 5 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-07-05 22:57:23 GMT
    Sports are a major part in the lives of kids across the country. However, for some, the pathway to the pros isn't as accessible for some as it is for others, especially in soccer. World Cup hysteria has been in full swing this summer, but the United States wasn't invited to the party. The men's national team failed to qualify for the major tournament for the first time since 1986, and that disappointment has led to many soccer fans in America calling for change, especially ...
    Sports are a major part in the lives of kids across the country. However, for some, the pathway to the pros isn't as accessible for some as it is for others, especially in soccer. World Cup hysteria has been in full swing this summer, but the United States wasn't invited to the party. The men's national team failed to qualify for the major tournament for the first time since 1986, and that disappointment has led to many soccer fans in America calling for change, especially ...
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    WKU Women's Golf: Four Lady Tops earn WGCA All-American Scholar honors

    WKU Women's Golf: Four Lady Tops earn WGCA All-American Scholar honors

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-07-03 21:55:12 GMT
    Tuesday, July 3 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-07-03 21:58:01 GMT

    Four members of the WKU Lady Topper Golf team were honored for their academic achievement Tuesday as Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars. WKU’s Georgina Blackman, Megan Clarke, Mary Joiner and Katie Story were all honored by the WGCA, which requires that honorees meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 and compete in at least 50 percent of the school’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds. Blackman, an outgoing senior from Essex, Englan...

    Four members of the WKU Lady Topper Golf team were honored for their academic achievement Tuesday as Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars. WKU’s Georgina Blackman, Megan Clarke, Mary Joiner and Katie Story were all honored by the WGCA, which requires that honorees meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 and compete in at least 50 percent of the school’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds. Blackman, an outgoing senior from Essex, Englan...

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    WKU Men's Basketball: Hennssy Auriantal added to coaching staff

    WKU Men's Basketball: Hennssy Auriantal added to coaching staff

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-07-03 20:58:01 GMT
    Tuesday, July 3 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-07-03 21:57:25 GMT

    WKU men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced Tuesday the hiring of Hennssy Auriantal as an assistant coach on his staff. “We’re happy to have Hennssy join our program,” Stansbury said. “He brings coaching and playing experience at the D-I level in all areas. Besides that, he’s a terrific person and has a beautiful family. We’re excited to have him as part of our team.” Auriantal brings both Division I playing and ...

    WKU men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced Tuesday the hiring of Hennssy Auriantal as an assistant coach on his staff. “We’re happy to have Hennssy join our program,” Stansbury said. “He brings coaching and playing experience at the D-I level in all areas. Besides that, he’s a terrific person and has a beautiful family. We’re excited to have him as part of our team.” Auriantal brings both Division I playing and ...

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    Hot Rods open series in South Bend with 5-0 win over Cubs

    Hot Rods open series in South Bend with 5-0 win over Cubs

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 10:13 AM EDT2018-07-03 14:13:38 GMT
    Tuesday, July 3 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-07-03 21:56:50 GMT

    The Bowling Green Hot Rods earned their fifth win in a row, beating the South Bend Cubs 6-0 this evening. RHP Tobias Myers turned in another stellar start, and the offense was led by SS Zach Rutherford, who collected two hits on the night. The Hot Rods got on the scoreboard in the top of the second inning. DH Devin Davis reached on a fielder’s choice, and moved to second on a walk. He scored on a single from RF Eleardo Cabrera, and it was 1-0 Hot R...

    The Bowling Green Hot Rods earned their fifth win in a row, beating the South Bend Cubs 6-0 this evening. RHP Tobias Myers turned in another stellar start, and the offense was led by SS Zach Rutherford, who collected two hits on the night. The Hot Rods got on the scoreboard in the top of the second inning. DH Devin Davis reached on a fielder’s choice, and moved to second on a walk. He scored on a single from RF Eleardo Cabrera, and it was 1-0 Hot R...

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    Hot Rods sweep Whitecaps in West Michigan

    Hot Rods sweep Whitecaps in West Michigan

    Monday, July 2 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-07-02 16:19:20 GMT
    Monday, July 2 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-07-02 16:19:20 GMT
    The Bowling Green Hot Rods earned their first four game sweep of the season with a 5-3 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps this afternoon. LHP Resly Linares earned the win, and LF Emilio Gustave scored twice. The Hot Rods got started in the second inning, when 1B Devin Davis launched his fifth home run of the season on a fly ball to left field. It was 1-0 Bowling Green after two innings. In the third, RF Emilio Gustave scored on a sac fly fro...
    The Bowling Green Hot Rods earned their first four game sweep of the season with a 5-3 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps this afternoon. LHP Resly Linares earned the win, and LF Emilio Gustave scored twice. The Hot Rods got started in the second inning, when 1B Devin Davis launched his fifth home run of the season on a fly ball to left field. It was 1-0 Bowling Green after two innings. In the third, RF Emilio Gustave scored on a sac fly fro...
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    WKU Volleyball: Cavanaugh receives 2017-18 Conference USA Female Athlete of the Year award

    WKU Volleyball: Cavanaugh receives 2017-18 Conference USA Female Athlete of the Year award

    Friday, June 29 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-06-29 17:52:02 GMT
    Friday, June 29 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-06-29 17:52:02 GMT

    Former WKU Volleyball standout Alyssa Cavanaugh has been named the 2017-18 Conference USA Michael L. Slive Female Athlete of the Year.

    Former WKU Volleyball standout Alyssa Cavanaugh has been named the 2017-18 Conference USA Michael L. Slive Female Athlete of the Year.

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    WKU Football: Special Team and All-Purpose players announced for All-Century Team

    WKU Football: Special Team and All-Purpose players announced for All-Century Team

    Friday, June 29 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-06-29 16:35:36 GMT
    Friday, June 29 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-06-29 16:35:36 GMT
    After announcing offensive and defensive representatives on Wednesday and Thursday, WKU Football completed the unveiling of the program’s All-Century team on Friday with the announcement of special teamers and one all-purpose player. The program is celebrating the 100th season of Hilltopper Football this fall, and the All-Century team is led by co-head coaches Jimmy Feix, the program’s all-time winningest coach, and Jack Harbaugh, leader of the 2002 Nationa...
    After announcing offensive and defensive representatives on Wednesday and Thursday, WKU Football completed the unveiling of the program’s All-Century team on Friday with the announcement of special teamers and one all-purpose player. The program is celebrating the 100th season of Hilltopper Football this fall, and the All-Century team is led by co-head coaches Jimmy Feix, the program’s all-time winningest coach, and Jack Harbaugh, leader of the 2002 Nationa...
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    Hot Rods get back on track with win at Whitecaps

    Hot Rods get back on track with win at Whitecaps

    Friday, June 29 2018 11:37 AM EDT2018-06-29 15:37:03 GMT
    Friday, June 29 2018 11:37 AM EDT2018-06-29 15:37:03 GMT
    The Bowling Green Hot Rods got back on the winning track tonight, defeating the West Michigan Whitecaps 13-1. Six different Hot Rods had multi-hit games, with SS Taylor Walls leading the way with a four hit night. The Hot Rods got going in the second inning, as they sent seven batters to the plate, scoring four runs. The inning was highlighted by RBI hits from Walls, DH Trey Hair, and 1B Jim Haley. Bowling Green broke the game open in the third, when they sc...
    The Bowling Green Hot Rods got back on the winning track tonight, defeating the West Michigan Whitecaps 13-1. Six different Hot Rods had multi-hit games, with SS Taylor Walls leading the way with a four hit night. The Hot Rods got going in the second inning, as they sent seven batters to the plate, scoring four runs. The inning was highlighted by RBI hits from Walls, DH Trey Hair, and 1B Jim Haley. Bowling Green broke the game open in the third, when they sc...
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    Bowling Green Girls Soccer GK Bailey Cross named to All-American Scholar Team

    Bowling Green Girls Soccer GK Bailey Cross named to All-American Scholar Team

    Thursday, June 28 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-06-28 22:35:19 GMT
    Thursday, June 28 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-06-28 22:35:19 GMT
    The United Soccer Coaches announced the 2017-18 High School Scholar All-American Awards on Thursday, and one player from Warren County, and Kentucky as a whole, was recognized for her work both on and off the field. Bowling Green Lady Purples Goalkeeper Bailey Cross was one of 55 girls to receive recognition for her ability to excel both on the pitch as well as in school. A recent graduate, Cross posted a perfect 4.0 GPA during her senior year at BGHS. Her most impressive performance...
    The United Soccer Coaches announced the 2017-18 High School Scholar All-American Awards on Thursday, and one player from Warren County, and Kentucky as a whole, was recognized for her work both on and off the field. Bowling Green Lady Purples Goalkeeper Bailey Cross was one of 55 girls to receive recognition for her ability to excel both on the pitch as well as in school. A recent graduate, Cross posted a perfect 4.0 GPA during her senior year at BGHS. Her most impressive performance...
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    WKU Football: Defense announced for All-Century Team

    WKU Football: Defense announced for All-Century Team

    Thursday, June 28 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-06-28 22:21:49 GMT
    Thursday, June 28 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-06-28 22:21:49 GMT
    WKU Football continued the announcement of its All-Century team on Thursday, adding 12 names to the defensive side of the ball with five more to go on Friday. The program is celebrating the 100th season of Hilltopper Football this fall, and the All-Century team is led by co-head coaches Jimmy Feix, the program’s all-time winningest coach, and Jack Harbaugh, leader of the 2002 National Championship team and 2002 AFCA National Coach of the Year. All-American defensive back ...
    WKU Football continued the announcement of its All-Century team on Thursday, adding 12 names to the defensive side of the ball with five more to go on Friday. The program is celebrating the 100th season of Hilltopper Football this fall, and the All-Century team is led by co-head coaches Jimmy Feix, the program’s all-time winningest coach, and Jack Harbaugh, leader of the 2002 National Championship team and 2002 AFCA National Coach of the Year. All-American defensive back ...
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    WKU Football: Offense announced for All-Century Team

    WKU Football: Offense announced for All-Century Team

    Thursday, June 28 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-06-28 22:20:27 GMT
    Thursday, June 28 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-06-28 22:20:27 GMT
    After months of voting, WKU Football began to announce its All-Century team on Wednesday in honor of the 100th season of Hilltopper Football this fall. The team is led by co-head coaches Jimmy Feix, the program’s all-time winningest coach, and Jack Harbaugh, leader of the 2002 National Championship team and 2002 AFCA National Coach of the Year. On Wednesday, the program announced the 12-member offensive side of the team, including the offensive captain, former All-American and...
    After months of voting, WKU Football began to announce its All-Century team on Wednesday in honor of the 100th season of Hilltopper Football this fall. The team is led by co-head coaches Jimmy Feix, the program’s all-time winningest coach, and Jack Harbaugh, leader of the 2002 National Championship team and 2002 AFCA National Coach of the Year. On Wednesday, the program announced the 12-member offensive side of the team, including the offensive captain, former All-American and...
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    BGHS hires new baseball coach

    BGHS hires new baseball coach

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 4:00 PM EDT2018-06-26 20:00:26 GMT
    Tuesday, June 26 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-06-26 21:04:49 GMT

    Nathan Isenberg, who previously coached baseball and taught at Henderson County High School, was offered the head coaching position Monday and formerly accepted the BGHS job Tuesday morning

    Nathan Isenberg, who previously coached baseball and taught at Henderson County High School, was offered the head coaching position Monday and formerly accepted the BGHS job Tuesday morning

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    BG Area CVB signs contract extension to host Mid-South Conference athletic championships

    BG Area CVB signs contract extension to host Mid-South Conference athletic championships

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:13:18 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:13:18 GMT
    On Wednesday afternoon, the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau held a press conference at the home of the Hot Rods to announce a contract extension with the Mid-South Conference. Back in 2015, the Mid-South Conference and city of Bowling Green agreed to a partnership to bring the conference championships to Warren County and its sports facilities. Now, three years later and following a run of successful events at Bowling Green Ball Park, Buchanon Park, Lovers Lane Socc...
    On Wednesday afternoon, the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau held a press conference at the home of the Hot Rods to announce a contract extension with the Mid-South Conference. Back in 2015, the Mid-South Conference and city of Bowling Green agreed to a partnership to bring the conference championships to Warren County and its sports facilities. Now, three years later and following a run of successful events at Bowling Green Ball Park, Buchanon Park, Lovers Lane Socc...
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    WKU Men's Basketball: A Freshman and a Father

    WKU Men's Basketball: A Freshman and a Father

    Friday, June 15 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-06-15 23:19:31 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-06-15 23:19:31 GMT

    Father's Day is just two days away, but this year's holiday will be extra special for WKU Men's Basketball sophomore guard Taveion Hollingsworth because he'll be celebrating as a father himself for the very first time. 

    Father's Day is just two days away, but this year's holiday will be extra special for WKU Men's Basketball sophomore guard Taveion Hollingsworth because he'll be celebrating as a father himself for the very first time. 

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    WKU Men's Basketball: Tops add five-star center Charles Bassey to 2018 class

    WKU Men's Basketball: Tops add five-star center Charles Bassey to 2018 class

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:24:05 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:37:44 GMT

    WKU men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced Wednesday the signing of five-star center Charles Bassey (6-11) in the 2018 class. 

    WKU men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced Wednesday the signing of five-star center Charles Bassey (6-11) in the 2018 class. 

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    WKU Women's Basketball: Tashia Brown signs professional contract with A.S. Ramat Hasharon in Israel

    WKU Women's Basketball: Tashia Brown signs professional contract with A.S. Ramat Hasharon in Israel

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 12:00 PM EDT2018-06-13 16:00:25 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 12:00 PM EDT2018-06-13 16:00:25 GMT
    Tashia Brown, the reigning C-USA Player of the Year and one of Lady Topper Basketball’s all-time greats, has inked her first professional contract with A.S. Ramat Hasharon of the Israeli First Division and is set to join former WKU teammates Kendall Noble and Alexis Govan in the professional ranks. Brown, who earlier this offseason spent a portion of training camp with the WNBA’s New York Liberty, was the nation’s eighth-leading scorer among all Division I players i...
    Tashia Brown, the reigning C-USA Player of the Year and one of Lady Topper Basketball’s all-time greats, has inked her first professional contract with A.S. Ramat Hasharon of the Israeli First Division and is set to join former WKU teammates Kendall Noble and Alexis Govan in the professional ranks. Brown, who earlier this offseason spent a portion of training camp with the WNBA’s New York Liberty, was the nation’s eighth-leading scorer among all Division I players i...
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    Med Center Health hosts inaugural Coach's Appreciation Golf Tournament

    Med Center Health hosts inaugural Coach's Appreciation Golf Tournament

    Monday, June 11 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-06-11 22:04:43 GMT
    Monday, June 11 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-06-11 23:14:17 GMT

    The high school sports season finished up over the weekend, which means it's time for a little off season recuperation for both players and coaches. Even though it's now the off season, several local high school coaches still got involved in a competitive event with each other. On Monday morning, Bowling Green Country Club was busy with the sound of high school coaches trading in their clipboards for golf clubs in the inaugural Med Center Health's Coach's Appreciation Golf Tournament...

    The high school sports season finished up over the weekend, which means it's time for a little off season recuperation for both players and coaches. Even though it's now the off season, several local high school coaches still got involved in a competitive event with each other. On Monday morning, Bowling Green Country Club was busy with the sound of high school coaches trading in their clipboards for golf clubs in the inaugural Med Center Health's Coach's Appreciation Golf Tournament...

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    WKU Football: Tops add three non-conference games to future home slate

    WKU Football: Tops add three non-conference games to future home slate

    Monday, June 11 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-06-11 20:42:22 GMT
    Monday, June 11 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-06-11 20:42:22 GMT

    WKU Football has added four future non-conference games to the schedule, including three games to be played at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, the program announced on Monday. 

    WKU Football has added four future non-conference games to the schedule, including three games to be played at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, the program announced on Monday. 

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    WKU alum on the brink of Triple Crown glory as co-owner of Justify

    WKU alum on the brink of Triple Crown glory as co-owner of Justify

    Thursday, May 31 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-05-31 21:45:31 GMT
    Friday, June 1 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-06-01 22:43:11 GMT

    WKU alumna and co-owner of Justify, Mary Nixon, is on the verge of becoming a part of horse-racing history as the 3-year-old colt looks to capture the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes on June 9th. 

    WKU alumna and co-owner of Justify, Mary Nixon, is on the verge of becoming a part of horse-racing history as the 3-year-old colt looks to capture the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes on June 9th. 

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    WKU Men's Basketball: Lamonte Bearden withdraws name from NBA Draft

    WKU Men's Basketball: Lamonte Bearden withdraws name from NBA Draft

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-05-30 15:19:06 GMT
    Wednesday, May 30 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-05-30 16:17:08 GMT

    WKU Men's Basketball rising junior Lamonte Bearden has withdrawn his name from the 2018 NBA Draft, and will return to the Hill next season, per a tweet from Bearden's Twitter account Wednesday morning.

    WKU Men's Basketball rising junior Lamonte Bearden has withdrawn his name from the 2018 NBA Draft, and will return to the Hill next season, per a tweet from Bearden's Twitter account Wednesday morning.

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    Brad Bonds introduced as ACS Boys Basketball Coach

    Brad Bonds introduced as ACS Boys Basketball Coach

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:08:33 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:08:33 GMT

    Brad Bonds officially introduced as Allen County-Scottsville Boys Basketball Head Coach. 

    Brad Bonds officially introduced as Allen County-Scottsville Boys Basketball Head Coach. 

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    Bowling Green woman breaks swimming world records

    Bowling Green woman breaks swimming world records

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:37:38 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:37:38 GMT

    63-year old Bowling Green resident Penny Noyes continues to break world records in the swimming pool. 

    63-year old Bowling Green resident Penny Noyes continues to break world records in the swimming pool. 

  • For Love of the Ring

    For Love of the Ring

    For Love of the Ring

    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:45:42 GMT
    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-05-03 14:55:10 GMT

    You know their names: Hulk Hogan, The Rock, & Andre the Giant. But do you recognize Vic the Bruiser, "The Real Deal," Derek Neal, or "The Headliner" Chris Michaels? Probably not. These guys don't wrestle for the money, they don't wrestle for the fame, and they certainly don't wrestle to hear their names chanted by thousands of fans packed into stadiums. They simple do it for love of the ring.

    You know their names: Hulk Hogan, The Rock, & Andre the Giant. But do you recognize Vic the Bruiser, "The Real Deal," Derek Neal, or "The Headliner" Chris Michaels? Probably not. These guys don't wrestle for the money, they don't wrestle for the fame, and they certainly don't wrestle to hear their names chanted by thousands of fans packed into stadiums. They simple do it for love of the ring.

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    WKU Women's Basketball: Lady Tops Repeat As C-USA Tournament Champions, Best the Blazers 72 to 57

    WKU Women's Basketball: Lady Tops Repeat As C-USA Tournament Champions, Best the Blazers 72 to 57

    Saturday, March 10 2018 10:18 PM EST2018-03-11 03:18:08 GMT
    Saturday, March 10 2018 10:18 PM EST2018-03-11 03:18:08 GMT
    Tashia Brown scored a game-high 25 points and was one of four Lady Topper players in double figures as WKU led nearly wire-to-wire in Saturday afternoon’s 2018 C-USA Tournament championship game, downing UAB, 72-57, inside The Ford Center at The Star to repeat as C-USA champions. WKU claimed its second straight C-USA Tournament championship and its third in four seasons as a member of the league. Overall, the Lady Toppers are guaranteed to make their 20th NCAA Tournam...
    Tashia Brown scored a game-high 25 points and was one of four Lady Topper players in double figures as WKU led nearly wire-to-wire in Saturday afternoon’s 2018 C-USA Tournament championship game, downing UAB, 72-57, inside The Ford Center at The Star to repeat as C-USA champions. WKU claimed its second straight C-USA Tournament championship and its third in four seasons as a member of the league. Overall, the Lady Toppers are guaranteed to make their 20th NCAA Tournam...
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    WKU Women's Basketball: Lady Toppers Heading to Back to Back Championship Games with Win Against North Texas

    Saturday, March 10 2018 1:37 AM EST2018-03-10 06:37:39 GMT
    Saturday, March 10 2018 1:37 AM EST2018-03-10 06:37:39 GMT
    WKU overcame a slow start and shot 52.4 percent over the final three quarters of play to take down North Texas, 77-61, in the semifinals of the 2018 C-USA Championships on Friday evening inside The Ford Center at The Star. With the victory, the Lady Toppers (23-8) advanced to their second straight C-USA championship game and their third in four seasons as a member of the league. WKU will take on No. 1 seed UAB on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. (CT) with...
    WKU overcame a slow start and shot 52.4 percent over the final three quarters of play to take down North Texas, 77-61, in the semifinals of the 2018 C-USA Championships on Friday evening inside The Ford Center at The Star. With the victory, the Lady Toppers (23-8) advanced to their second straight C-USA championship game and their third in four seasons as a member of the league. WKU will take on No. 1 seed UAB on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. (CT) with...
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    WKU Men's Basketball: Tops Overcome Old Dominion in a 57-49 Win to Advance to CUSA Championship

    WKU Men's Basketball: Tops Overcome Old Dominion in a 57-49 Win to Advance to CUSA Championship

    Friday, March 9 2018 8:08 PM EST2018-03-10 01:08:34 GMT
    Friday, March 9 2018 8:08 PM EST2018-03-10 01:08:34 GMT
    For the first time since 2013, WKU Hilltopper Basketball will play for a championship. The third-seeded Hilltoppers (24-9) survived a 57-49 semifinal slugfest against No. 2 seed Old Dominion on Friday, advancing to the Conference USA Basketball Championship final at the Ford Center at The Star. WKU will face fourth-seeded Marshall at 7:30 p.m. CT Saturday in the championship game on CBS Sports Network. The Hilltoppers are looking to secure their 23rd NCAA Tourna...
    For the first time since 2013, WKU Hilltopper Basketball will play for a championship. The third-seeded Hilltoppers (24-9) survived a 57-49 semifinal slugfest against No. 2 seed Old Dominion on Friday, advancing to the Conference USA Basketball Championship final at the Ford Center at The Star. WKU will face fourth-seeded Marshall at 7:30 p.m. CT Saturday in the championship game on CBS Sports Network. The Hilltoppers are looking to secure their 23rd NCAA Tourna...
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    WKU Men's Basketball: Hilltoppers Get Revenge Against UAB With 98 to 70 Win in Quarterfinals

    WKU Men's Basketball: Hilltoppers Get Revenge Against UAB With 98 to 70 Win in Quarterfinals

    Friday, March 9 2018 1:59 AM EST2018-03-09 06:59:37 GMT
    Friday, March 9 2018 1:59 AM EST2018-03-09 06:59:37 GMT
    WKU Hilltopper Basketball started the Conference USA Basketball Championship with a little revenge Thursday. Five days after losing at UAB by 28 in the regular-season finale, the third-seeded Hilltoppers (23-9) stormed past the sixth-seeded Blazers 98-70 in the C-USA Championship quarterfinals at the Ford Center at The Star. WKU advances to face No. 2 seed Old Dominion at 3 p.m. CT Friday in the semifinals. The Hilltoppers have advanced to the conference tourname...
    WKU Hilltopper Basketball started the Conference USA Basketball Championship with a little revenge Thursday. Five days after losing at UAB by 28 in the regular-season finale, the third-seeded Hilltoppers (23-9) stormed past the sixth-seeded Blazers 98-70 in the C-USA Championship quarterfinals at the Ford Center at The Star. WKU advances to face No. 2 seed Old Dominion at 3 p.m. CT Friday in the semifinals. The Hilltoppers have advanced to the conference tourname...
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    WKU Women's Basketball: Lady Tops Move On to C-USA Semifinals With Blowout Win Over UTSA

    WKU Women's Basketball: Lady Tops Move On to C-USA Semifinals With Blowout Win Over UTSA

    Thursday, March 8 2018 6:23 PM EST2018-03-08 23:23:55 GMT
    Thursday, March 8 2018 6:23 PM EST2018-03-08 23:23:55 GMT
    WKU took control early and used a balanced attack with four players in double figures on Thursday afternoon inside The Ford Center at The Star, taking down UTSA, 78-50, to advance to the 2018 C-USA Championships Semifinals. Ivy Brown led the way for the Lady Toppers (22-8) with her 16th double-double of the season of 23 points and 12 rebounds. Raneem Elgedawy matched her career-high mark with 19 points and added seven rebounds, C-USA Player of the Year Tashia Brown tallied ...
    WKU took control early and used a balanced attack with four players in double figures on Thursday afternoon inside The Ford Center at The Star, taking down UTSA, 78-50, to advance to the 2018 C-USA Championships Semifinals. Ivy Brown led the way for the Lady Toppers (22-8) with her 16th double-double of the season of 23 points and 12 rebounds. Raneem Elgedawy matched her career-high mark with 19 points and added seven rebounds, C-USA Player of the Year Tashia Brown tallied ...
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    WKU Women's Basketball: Tashia Brown Named C-USA Player of the Year

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 3:18 PM EST2018-03-07 20:18:03 GMT
    Wednesday, March 7 2018 3:18 PM EST2018-03-07 20:18:03 GMT
    Senior forward Tashia Brown has been named the 2018 C-USA Player of the Year as announced by the conference office on Wednesday morning, becoming the seventh player in program history to be named the conference player of the year. Since joining C-USA prior to the 2014-15 campaign, the Lady Toppers have captured three out of four possible Player of the Year honors: Chastity Gooch earned the honor in 2015 before Kendall Noble followed with another win in 2016. Four other Lady...
    Senior forward Tashia Brown has been named the 2018 C-USA Player of the Year as announced by the conference office on Wednesday morning, becoming the seventh player in program history to be named the conference player of the year. Since joining C-USA prior to the 2014-15 campaign, the Lady Toppers have captured three out of four possible Player of the Year honors: Chastity Gooch earned the honor in 2015 before Kendall Noble followed with another win in 2016. Four other Lady...
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    WKU Men's Basketball: Justin Johnson Named One of Ten Finalists for Senior C.L.A.S.S. Award

    WKU Men's Basketball: Justin Johnson Named One of Ten Finalists for Senior C.L.A.S.S. Award

    Thursday, February 8 2018 12:14 PM EST2018-02-08 17:14:54 GMT
    Thursday, February 8 2018 12:14 PM EST2018-02-08 17:14:54 GMT

    WKU senior forward Justin Johnson was named one of 10 finalists Thursday for the 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award, making him the first finalist from Hilltopper Basketball since the award’s inception. 

    WKU senior forward Justin Johnson was named one of 10 finalists Thursday for the 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award, making him the first finalist from Hilltopper Basketball since the award’s inception. 

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    WKU Men's Basketball: Tops Start 5-0 in C-USA With 73-63 Win At Charlotte

    WKU Men's Basketball: Tops Start 5-0 in C-USA With 73-63 Win At Charlotte

    Sunday, January 14 2018 2:13 PM EST2018-01-14 19:13:36 GMT
    Sunday, January 14 2018 2:13 PM EST2018-01-14 19:13:36 GMT
    WKU Hilltopper Basketball overcame a tough offensive first half Saturday at Charlotte, shooting better than 50 percent in the second half on its way to a 73-63 road victory. The Hilltoppers (13-5) improved to 5-0 in conference play for the fourth time since 1970 and the first time since 2014-15. They also won their fourth straight road game for the first time since the 2013-14 campaign and earned their first win at Charlotte in their last three tries. Redshirt...
    WKU Hilltopper Basketball overcame a tough offensive first half Saturday at Charlotte, shooting better than 50 percent in the second half on its way to a 73-63 road victory. The Hilltoppers (13-5) improved to 5-0 in conference play for the fourth time since 1970 and the first time since 2014-15. They also won their fourth straight road game for the first time since the 2013-14 campaign and earned their first win at Charlotte in their last three tries. Redshirt...
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    WKU Women's Basketball: Lady Tops Drop First C-USA Contest At UAB, 79-61

    WKU Women's Basketball: Lady Tops Drop First C-USA Contest At UAB, 79-61

    Sunday, January 14 2018 2:10 PM EST2018-01-14 19:10:44 GMT
    Sunday, January 14 2018 2:10 PM EST2018-01-14 19:10:44 GMT
    Ivy Brown scored a game-high 25 points and was one of three Lady Toppers in double figures, but WKU dropped its first C-USA matchup of the 2017-18 season in a 79-61 decision at UAB on Saturdayevening inside Bartow Arena. Ivy Brown fell just shy of a double-double with 25 points and nine rebounds for WKU (12-5, 3-1 C-USA) while also adding a career-best six blocks. Dee Givens totaled 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including 2-of-3 on three-pointers, and Tashia Brown notched 13 poi...
    Ivy Brown scored a game-high 25 points and was one of three Lady Toppers in double figures, but WKU dropped its first C-USA matchup of the 2017-18 season in a 79-61 decision at UAB on Saturdayevening inside Bartow Arena. Ivy Brown fell just shy of a double-double with 25 points and nine rebounds for WKU (12-5, 3-1 C-USA) while also adding a career-best six blocks. Dee Givens totaled 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including 2-of-3 on three-pointers, and Tashia Brown notched 13 poi...
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