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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.

WKU Men's Basketball Signs 6'10'' Center from Senegal

Nov 15, 2012

WKU head men's basketball coach Ray Harper announced Wednesday the signing of Allassane Kah to a National Letter of Intent. Kah will join the Hilltoppers in 2013-14. A 6-9, 210-pound forward who hails from Senegal, Kah is currently enrolled in postgraduate school at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va., after graduating from Walnut Ridge High School in Columbus, Ohio in 2012.

Western Kentucky University women’s basketball coach Michelle Clark-Heard announced the addition of three signees on Wednesday as the NCAA early signing period got underway. WKU was able to address its need for size with 6-foot forward Aleeya Harris (San Antonio, Texas; John Jay HS) and 6-foot-2 Bria Gaines (Glenwood, Ill.; Bloom Township HS).

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WKU outscored Austin Peay 41-21 in the second half, thanks in part to an 18-1 run, and stormed to a 74-54 win Tuesday night at E.A. Diddle Arena in the first game of the 2012 Cancun Challenge. The game was tied at halftime before the Hilltoppers exploded in the second 20 minutes to pick up the season's first win.

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After a hard-fought, three-point overtime loss at Southern Miss Saturday night, WKU returns to Bowling Green for its home opener against Austin Peay Tuesday night at 7:00 as part of the 2012 Cancun Challenge.

WKU Men's Basketball Drops Season Opener in Overtime

Nov 11, 2012

WKU erased a 14-point deficit to force overtime, but fell 67-64 in the extra session to Southern Miss in front of 7,097 at the Reed Green Coliseum in the season opener for both squads. Southern Miss's Jerrold Brooks hit four free throws in the final 8.3 seconds of overtime to give the Golden Eagles the win as O'Karo Akamune's three-point attempt at the buzzer missed the mark.

WKU Football Drops Second Straight Sun Belt Game

Nov 11, 2012
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Graham Wilbert threw for 257 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Florida Atlantic was able to force four WKU turnovers in a 37-28 victory over the Hilltoppers Saturday afternoon at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The loss dropped WKU to 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the Sun Belt Conference.

WKU Lady Toppers Win Season Opener Behind Govan's Career High 26 Points

Nov 10, 2012
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WKU opened the Michelle-Clark Heard era with an 80-69 win over Murray State in the season opener for both squads. The Lady Toppers (1-0) posted the program’s first non-conference win on an opponent’s home court since Dec. 28, 2009 when WKU won at George Washington 74-65 and matched the total number of road wins from a season ago.

WKU vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Football Game on ESPN3

Nov 6, 2012
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ESPN and the Sun Belt Conference announced on Tuesday at WKU’s football game at Louisiana-Lafayette on Nov. 17 will be televised exclusively on ESPN3.  Kickoff is still slated for 6 p.m.

Kentucky has fired football coach Joker Phillips, a day after an embarrassing loss to Vanderbilt. Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart announced Phillips' dismissal Sunday in an open letter on the athletic department's web site.

WKU Gives Up the Big Play Late, Falls to MTSU

Nov 2, 2012
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One of the few weaknesses displayed by the WKU football team this season has been giving up long kickoff returns to the opposition. That issue came back to haunt the Hilltoppers in a big way Thursday night against Middle Tennessee.

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The WKU football team hopes to defend its home turf—and Sun Belt conference title chances—when it hosts Middle Tennessee Thursday night at L.T. Smith stadium. A win against the Blue Raiders would boost the Hilltoppers’ chances of winning the conference, which would result in an automatic bowl bid.

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The WKU men's basketball team opened exhibition play Monday evening at E.A. Diddle Arena by beating Campbellsville 84-46. Four Hilltoppers scored in double figures, led by George Fant's 20 and Jamal Crook's 16. Fant added eight rebounds and five steals, and T.J. Price had 14 points and seven rebounds.

WKU Football Team is Bowl Eligible Following Win at Florida International

Oct 27, 2012

For the second straight season, the Western Kentucky University football team has reached bowl eligibility after a 14-6 victory at Florida International Saturday night.The win improved the Hilltoppers to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the Sun Belt Conference, while the Panthers fell to 1-8 and 0-5 in the league.

The WKU men's basketball program has its first recruiting commitment for the class of 2013. Alassane Kah, a 6' 10", 215 pound center-forward, announced this week he'll play his college ball in Bowling Green.