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8:37 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

WKU Football Going Bowling in Detroit

WKU running back Antonio Andrews

For the first time since joining the Football Bowl Subdivision, the Western Kentucky University football team will play in a postseason bowl. After a 7-5 regular season, WKU formally accepted an invitation Sunday to play on Dec. 26 in Detroit in the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. The Hilltoppers will square off against Central Michigan at 6:30 p.m. (CST) at Ford Field on ESPN.

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9:03 am
Sun December 2, 2012

Good Night for WKU Basketball, with Wins at Troy for Both Men and Women

The WKU men's basketball team erased a 13-point second-half deficit Saturday night at Troy and moved to 2-0 in Sun Belt Conference play for the first time in three seasons with a 75-71 win over the Trojans. The Hilltoppers improved to 6-2 on the season.

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10:54 am
Wed November 28, 2012

WKU Men's Basketball Set to Start Sun Belt Play

WKU senior guard Jamal Crook
Credit WKU Athletics

Despite the calendar having not yet turned to December, WKU begins Sun Belt Conference play this week, starting Thursday night at 7:30 at ULM in a rematch of last season’s Sun Belt Conference opener.

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1:25 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

Defensive Effort Leads WKU Men's Basketball Over Brescia

Aleksejs Rostov had a career high 16 points and eight rebounds against Brescia.
Credit WKU Athletics

A stingy WKU defense held Brescia (Ky.) without a field goal for 13:16 at one point Saturday night at E.A. Diddle Arena, helping the Hilltoppers improve to 4-2 on the season with a 74-46 win over the Bearcats. WKU limited Brescia to just 11 field goals in the game and only four inside the three-point line.

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1:17 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

This Time, It's the Hilltoppers Who Put Together Fourth Quarter Comeback

Antonio Andrews ran early and often against North Texas.
Credit WKU Sports

Just one week after seeing a fourth-quarter lead evaporate, the Western Kentucky University football team scored 15 unanswered points over the final 12:44 to come back for a 25-24 victory over North Texas Saturday on Senior Day at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.

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7:51 am
Thu November 22, 2012

WKU Men's Basketball Beats Depaul in Cancun Finale

Less than 24 hours after a tough loss to Iowa, WKU bounced back to defeat DePaul Wednesday night, 70-61, to take third place in the Riviera Division in the 2012 Cancun Challenge. The Hilltoppers saw 30 of their points come from the reserves, and WKU forced 15 Blue Demon turnovers and held DePaul to just one three-point field goal.

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9:38 am
Sat November 17, 2012

WKU Concludes Cancun Challenge Against Western Carolina

WKU sophomore forward George Fant
Credit WKU Athletics Media Relations

WKU and Western Carolina meet Saturday night at 7:30 PM at E.A. Diddle Arena in the second and final game of the mainland portion of the 2012 Cancun Challenge. WKU defeated Austin Peay in the first game of the Cancun Challenge Tuesday night, and Western Carolina lost at Wichita State Thursday night.

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10:18 am
Wed October 24, 2012

WKU Men's Basketball Picked Third in Sun Belt East Division

WKU has been picked to finish third in the Sunbelt Conference East, and sophomores George Fant and T.J. Price were named Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference performers. Voting was done by the league's head coaches and announced Wednesday in conjunction with conference media day activities.

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7:38 pm
Sat October 20, 2012

WKU Gives Up Big Lead, Loses in Overtime to Louisiana-Monroe

The WKU football team gave the homecoming crowd reason to cheer in the first half of their Sun Belt matchup with Louisiana-Monroe, then sent the fans home dejected as the Warhawks won in overtime, 43-42.

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11:10 am
Sat October 20, 2012

Gameday Central: WKU Hopes for 3-0 Sun Belt Start Vs. Louisiana-Monroe

WKU mascot, Big Red

The WKU football team is looking to continue its hot streak with a win Saturday afternoon against Louisiana-Monroe. It's Homecoming Day at WKU, and fans and alumni have been on campus since early morning, grilling out and visiting with old friends.

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