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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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1:53 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

WKU Men's Basketball Looking for Rare Victory at Troy Saturday

WKU Sophomore forward and Bowling Green native George Fant
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WKU finishes a stretch of four of five away from home Saturday night at 7:30 when it takes on Troy at the brand-new Trojan Arena, which opened prior to the 2012-13 season. The Hilltoppers started the Sun Belt Conference schedule with a win Thursday night at ULM behind T.J. Price’s career high 30 points, giving the Hilltoppers their fifth win in the last six conference openers and snapping a three-game Sun Belt Conference road losing streak.

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8:11 am
Fri November 30, 2012

WKU Basketball Enjoys Good Night vs. Louisiana-Monroe, With Wins for Men and Women

Sophomore T.J. Price scored a career high 30 points as WKU opened Sun Belt Conference play with a 65-54 win over ULM at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum Thursday night. WKU has now won five of its last six conference openers as the Hilltoppers expanded a two-point lead at the half into a double-digit victory.

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3:08 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Recommendations Made for Kentucky Middle School Athlete Safety

A legislative task force has made its final recommendations to improve the health and safety of Kentucky’s middle school athletes. Kentucky currently has a High School Athletics Association, which sets policies for older students who are beyond the middle school age.

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1:52 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Is WKU Looking to Play Athletic Conference Musical Chairs?

WKU President Gary Ransdell and Athletic Director Todd Stewart have issued a joint statement Wednesday in response to questions regarding WKU's future athletic conference. Another round of conference realignment kicked off this week when Maryland announced it was leaving the ACC for the Big Ten, and Rutgers said it was leaving the Big East for the Big 10.

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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
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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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9:01 am
Wed November 28, 2012

AP Source: ACC Presidents Vote to Add Louisville

The Cards are headed to the ACC.

The Atlantic Coast Conference’s presidents and chancellors have voted unanimously to add Louisville as the replacement for Maryland, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday morning. The person said ACC leaders also considered Connecticut and Cincinnati over the past week before choosing to add the Cardinals from the Big East.

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9:27 am
Tue November 27, 2012

WKU All-American Carlisle Towery Dies

WKU’s first two-time All-American basketball player has passed away. Carlisle Towery was 92 years old. Towery earned All-American honors his junior and senior seasons at WKU, in 1940 and 1941. Playing under legendary coach E.A. Diddle, Towery was the first Hilltopper to score 1,000 points, and he averaged a then-record 17.1 points a game as a senior.

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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.
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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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