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1:20 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

WKU Sophomore Snipes Out for Year with Torn ACL

WKU's Nigel Snipes during his freshman season
WKU Herald

The WKU men's basketball team will be without one of their top reserves this season. Sophomore Nigel Snipes suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Monday, and will miss the entire 2012-13 season. A statement issued by WKU Athletics says a full recovery is expected in time for the 2013-14 season.

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10:42 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Muhammad Ali's Boyhood Home in Louisville Sold to Las Vegas Realtor

A fan of Muhammad Ali has acquired an important piece of memorabilia: the boxing legend's boyhood home. Louisville realtor Dave Lambrechts told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Las Vegas real estate investor Jared Weiss closed on the property the day before. He said Weiss paid $70,000 for the small white house with a sagging front porch overhang in a western Louisville neighborhood made up of mostly neat, modest homes.

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4:25 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Basketball Hall of Fame Looking to Hardin County for Help

The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches is asking Elizabethtown tourism officials to help market the state's new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame. Association executive director Ken Trivette told the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention board the Hall will preserve the stories and contributions of coaches and players.

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8:52 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Gaynor Leads Team to Playoff Championship

Former WKU Third Baseman Wade Gaynor
Lakeland Flying Tigers

Former WKU baseball standout Wade Gaynor hit the game winning home run this week in the Florida State League North Division Championship. Gaynor’s team, the Lakeland Flying Tigers, will  now advance to the Florida State League Minor League Championship.

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8:26 am
Fri September 7, 2012

WKU Hilltoppers to Play Role of David in Matchup with Goliath, AKA Alabama

When the WKU Hilltoppers take the field this Saturday, they'll do so in a place that has become the epicenter of college football greatness. The Alabama Crimson Tide are the defending national champions and boast the number one ranking in both major polls.

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9:33 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Olympic Gold Medalist Returns to WKU to Share Experiences with Students

WKU's Claire Donahue spoke to WKU Public Radio Tuesday morning, and was kind enough to bring her Olympic medal.

Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue is spending Tuesday on the campus of her alma mater, WKU. The former Hilltopper swimmer brought home a gold medal from the London games as part of the women’s 4 x 100-meter medley relay team.

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5:00 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Olympic Gold Medalist Returns to WKU

Claire Donahue appeared on Morning Edition at WKU Public Radio Tuesday morning.
Kevin Willis

The WKU Class of 2016 will hear from Olympic gold medalist and former Hilltopper swimmer Claire Donahue at the annual Freshman Assembly Tuesday evening.  The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Diddle Arena.  

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2:38 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

WKU Opens Summer Practices Looking to Build on Last Season's Winning Record

All around the country, college football teams are holding their first summer practices for players this week--and WKU is no different. The Hilltoppers open their season September 1st against Austin Peay, but there are several questions to answer before the games begin.

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2:56 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

WKU's Donahue Wins Gold as Part of U.S. Women's Relay Team

WKU graduate and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue

She may not have been in the pool Saturday, but former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue will bring home an Olympic gold medal just the same.

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6:52 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Former Hilltopper Helps U.S. Olympic Team Advance in London

Former WKU swimmer and Olympian Claire Donahue

Former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue helped the United States 400 meter individual medley relay team advance to Saturday's finals by swimming in Friday's preliminaries. Donahue swam the butterfly leg of the race in 58.05 as the U.S. team clocked an overall time of 3:58.88, placing fourth in this morning's second heat and fourth overall.

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