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8:29 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Hoosiers, Cards, and Cats Top Preseason Basketball Poll

Three traditional college basketball powerhouses in our region are 1-2-3 in a major preseason ranking. Indiana, Louisville, and Kentucky appear set to have outstanding seasons and contend for national championships.

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8:44 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Hilltoppers Hope Homecoming Matchup Will Lead to Bowl Eligibility

WKU running back Antonio Andrews
WKU Sports Communications

WKU’s weekend football matchup with Louisiana-Monroe is important on several levels. For starters, it’s WKU’s homecoming game. It’s also an historic event. Saturday’s game will be the first time two Sun Belt teams receiving votes in a Top 25 poll will face off.

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10:27 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

WKU Hilltoppers Run Record to 5-1, Win on the Road at Troy

WKU fell behind early, but rallied to win at Troy Thursday night to extend their winning streak to four. The Hilltoppers' 31-26 win came despite trailing by ten in the first quarter, several lost fumbles, and numerous penalties.

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2:58 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

WKU's Jakes "Probable" for Thursday Night's Game Vs. Troy

WKU quaterback Kawaun Jakes

The WKU Hilltopper football team hopes to break a bad streak of luck at Troy's Veterans Memorial Stadium. WKU is winless in its first four games there, dropping its last contest at Troy in November of 2010.

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3:49 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Courier-Journal: Yoga Helping WKU's Smith Achieve Football Greatness

WKU defensive end and sackmaster Quanterus Smith

The WKU football team's stout defense has been one of the main reasons behind the team's 4-1 start this season. One of the team's best defenders so far has been fifth-year senior Quanterus Smith. How has yoga made the WKU defensive end one of the nation's best pass rushers? The Courier-Journal has the details in this nice profile of Smith.

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8:30 am
Tue October 9, 2012

WKU Will Start Jakes, Go for Second Straight Sun Belt Win

WKU quarterback Kawuan Jakes will start Thursday's game at Troy.
WKU Sports

WKU quarterback Kawuan Jakes will start Thursday night’s game against Troy, but will wear a brace to protect his injured left knee. Jakes was hurt during WKU’s win over Arkansas State Sept. 29 and didn’t play in the second half.

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6:00 am
Fri October 5, 2012

WKU Public Radio Offers Look Into the Art of Pitching

WKU Baseball Coach Matt Myers with the grip for a slider
WKU Public Radio

As the Major League Baseball play-offs get underway, many teams are counting on strong pitching staffs to move them closer to the World Series. For many fans, it can be difficult to tell what's going on when a pitcher changes speeds or tries to fool a hitter with a slider or cut fastball. WKU head baseball coach Matt Myers says the  art of pitching can be more difficult than some fans might realize. 

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9:18 am
Sat September 29, 2012

A Tale of Two Halves: WKU Rallies, Wins Sun Belt Opener 26-13

Facing a 13-point halftime deficit and an apparent knee injury to starting quarterback Kawuan Jakes, the WKU Hilltoppers scored 26 unanswered second half points to win their Sun Belt conference opener against Arkansas State.

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1:20 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

WKU Football Team Will Open Conference Play Without Defensive Star

Jonathan Dowling is a transfer from the University of Florida who has made a huge impact for the Hilltoppers this season.

The WKU football team will be without one of its star defenders during this Saturday’s Sun Belt conference opener. The league is upholding a one-game suspension of Hilltopper safety Jonathan Dowling, who was ejected from last Saturday’s win against Southern Mississippi.

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10:27 pm
Sat September 22, 2012

WKU Dominates Southern Miss 42-17, Sets Attendance Record

WKU running back Antonio Andrews ran for a career-high 136 yards against the Golden Eagles.
WKU Sports

The WKU football team faced questions this week about whether they could focus on Saturday night's opponent following the jubilation of their win last week against Kentucky. The answer to those questions would be a resounding "yes."

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