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7:33 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Wildcats Fire Joker Phillips, Begin Search for New Coach

Former UK football coach Joker Phillips

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.

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6:58 am
Fri November 2, 2012

WKU Gives Up the Big Play Late, Falls to MTSU

WKU running back Antonio Andrews went over the 1,000 yard mark in the loss against MTSU.
Credit WKU Athletics Media Relations

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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1:15 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

WKU vs MTSU: Which Team Will Keep its Sun Belt Title Hopes Alive?

WKU could use a big game tonight from running back Antonio Andrews.
Credit WKU Athletics Media Relations

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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8:32 am
Mon October 29, 2012

WKU Men's Basketball Team Wins Opening Exhibition as 2012-13 Season Gets Underway

WKU's T.J Price drives to the basket against Campbellsville.
Credit WKU Athletics Media Relations

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.

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6:47 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

WKU Football Team is Bowl Eligible Following Win at Florida International

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.

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10:50 am
Thu October 25, 2012

WKU Men's Basketball Picks Up Committment from 6'10'' Center

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.

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9:27 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Former WKU Olympian Honored by Tennessee Titans

Donahue visited the studios of WKU Public Radio in September.

Former WKU swimmer and Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue will be honored this weekend by the Tennessee Titans, according to a release from WKU athletics.  Donahue will be named the "12th Titan" at Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts in Nashville.

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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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