Autograph Session is Still a Go at WKU, Despite Controversy Elsewhere

Aug 15, 2013

WKU Football Fan Fest, 2012
Credit WKU Athletics

As college football season approaches, student-athletes are having to brush up on the rules regarding autographs and eligibility.

The reverberations of the NCAA’s inquiry into whether Texas A&M quarterback and Hesiman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel signed autographs for memorabilia dealers will be felt in Kentucky this weekend. In Louisville, the athletic department has advised the Cardinals football team not to sign autographs at this weekend’s fan event.

 But that will not be the case at WKU’s Football Fan Fest On Saturday.

“They’ll all be available for autographs throughout the event,” said Michael Schroeder, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications at WKU.  

He says the players are given a refresher course on what’s allowed and what’s not .

“We will have posters and autograph cards in front of each of the student-athletes and they’ll sign those,” said Schroeder.  “We tell them to watch out for people presenting their own materials to be autographed in bulk.”

Autographs from both players and new head coach Bobby Petrino will be available from 2-4 Saturday at the Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green.