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8:16 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Kentucky Vs. Indiana College Basketball Rivalry On the Brink of Ending

Negotiations to keep the popular Indiana-Kentucky basketball series alive have stalled for the second time in a month and there seems to be little chance of reviving it. Indiana athletic director Fred Glass announced May 3 that the series, an annual tradition since 1969, would end because the two schools could not agree on whether to play the games at neutral sites or on the two campuses.

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Sun Belt Tournament Underway
8:55 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Hilltoppers Drop Close Contest to Top-Seeded Florida Atlantic

Bowling Green Ballpark
WKU Public Radio

The WKU Hilltopper baseball team dropped a close game to Florida Atlantic Wednesday night in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament. The  4 to 3 loss marked the first time WKU has lost a game at Bowling Green Ballpark, after winning four previous contests there.

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1:17 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

WKU Women's Basketball Lands Commitment from Lexington Guard

WKU women’s basketball coach Michelle Clark-Heard is making more noise on the recruiting trail. The first-year coach has signed her first commitment for the Class of 2013. Paul Laurence Dunbar High School junior Kierra Muhammad says she’ll play her college ball at WKU.

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Sports
8:03 am
Wed May 23, 2012

WKU to Start Sun Belt Conference Play Tonight

Hilltopper Baseball Coach Matt Myers

The WKU baseball team will face top-seeded Florida Atlantic tonight at the Bowling Green Ballpark, as the Sun Belt Conference tournament gets underway in the home of the Bowling Green Hot Rods.  WKU has played four games in that minor league park in the past, winning all four.

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12:36 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

WKU's Vinny Zollo Transfers to Furman

WKU standout Vinny Zollo has decided to continue his basketball career at Furman in Greenville, South Carolina. The 6-foot-8 power forward announced his decision on his blog, saying he felt Furman was the best school to help him develop on and off the court.  The former Clark County star appeared in all 35 of WKU’s games this season, averaging 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds last season.

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9:20 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Ex-Wildcat Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

A former Kentucky player has been arrested in Lexington and charged with sex abuse and sodomy.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 25-year-old Michael James Porter was arrested early Tuesday morning. 

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Sports
3:51 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

WKU Men's Basketball Adding Three New Players to Recruiting Class

WKU head men's basketball coach Ray Harper added three more players to the roster for the 2012-13 season, as Eddie Alcantara, Michael Bradley and Aleksejs Rostovs will be suiting up for the Hilltoppers beginning in the fall. Alcantara (F, 6-5, 205, Chicago, Ill. [Hales Franciscan HS]), Bradley (F/C, 6-10, 225, Chattanooga, Tenn. [University of Connecticut]) and Rostovs (C, 6-9, 225, Riga, Latvia [Canarias Basketball Academy]) join junior college guard Brandon Harris as newcomers for the Hilltoppers in 2012-13.

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Sports
1:04 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

WKU's All-Time Leading Rusher Signs with NFL Team

Bobby Rainey during his playing days at WKU

After agreeing to terms on a deal following the NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens announced the signing of Western Kentucky University all-time leading rusher Bobby Rainey to a free-agent contract on Friday. One of 19 undrafted free-agent signees by the Ravens, Rainey is currently in Baltimore to take part in the team’s rookie mini camp this weekend.

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Sports
11:31 am
Thu May 10, 2012

WKU Athletics Director Says WKU Can Gain National Notoriety in the Sun Belt

WKU President Gary Ransdell (left) and WKU Athletics Director Todd Stewart
J S Robinson

WKU's new Athletics Director says he's confident in the future of the Sun Belt Conference. Todd Stewart--who has been serving as the school's interim AD--was officially introduced Thursday morning as the new full-time Director of Athletics. Stewart said he doesn't believe WKU's athletics future is hindered because the school isn't in one of the larger sports conferences.

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Sports
5:49 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Stewart Named WKU Athletics Director

Interim Athletics Director Todd Stewart has been officially named Athletics Director for Western Kentucky University. After nearly two years as WKU's Senior Associate Athletic Director, Stewart was named Interim Director of Athletics on March 22nd following the departure of Ross Bjork to the University of Mississippi.

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