WKU AD Todd Stewart Discusses Plans for Fall Sports
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – For college football, this current month of August has been a historically tumultuous one, as a pair of Power 5 conferences and numerous others have decided to cancel their fall season.
To the delight of many in South Central Kentucky, though, WKU is one of the 76 FBS teams still moving forward with the football season as scheduled.
From the very beginning, Western’s Athletic Director Todd Stewart has remained confident that the Hilltoppers will suit up and take the gridiron this fall.
Now, with just 16 days to go until the Tops’ season-opener at Louisville, Stewart says he’s as optimistic as ever that college football will be played as scheduled this fall.
“I remain very optimistic” Stewart declares, “(I’m) certainly aware of the challenges that are there, but feel good because of the medical protocols that we are following.”
Unfortunately, though, not all of the traditional fall sports will be taking place in the coming months.
Last week, the Conference USA announced that a number of the usual fall sports will be postponed to next spring.
For WKU, this directly impacts the Lady Tops’ volleyball and soccer teams, who were still preparing to start the regular season as originally scheduled.
Stewart believes that while it’s a positive these sports will still take place, the spring season won’t exactly be what players, coaches and fans are accustomed to.
“It hasn’t been finalized yet as far as what the (spring) schedule will look like,” Stewart explains, “but I do think it will probably be fewer total games than what it would have been in the fall.”