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10:41 am
Tue April 3, 2012

NCAA Championship Team Headed Home to Wildcat Country

Last night’s championship basketball may have ended late, but that didn’t stop Kentucky supporters from getting up early to get tickets for this afternoon’s Big Blue celebration. Hundreds of fans lined up outside Rupp Arena for the free tickets, including Richie Donworth.

“My wife is an insane UK fan so I’m surprising her with these for later," said Donworth.

Donworth is a native of Ireland and has lived in Lexington for about 10 years. He says winning the title means a lot for the UK program.

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Hilltoppers at the Pro Level
8:30 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Carter and Rice to Play for Hot Rods This Season

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Two  former  WKU Hilltopper baseball players will be in uniform for the Bowling Green Hot Rods this season. The single a minor league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays has announced that  Kes Carter and  Matt Rice are on the 2012 Hot Rods roster.

Carter is a left handed hitting outfielder from Brentwood, Tennessee  and Rice is a catcher who also

earned academic honors at WKU.  Opening Day for the Hot Rods this season is set for Thursday, April 5th.

WKU Lady Hilltoppers
12:51 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Former Player Returns to Hill to Lead Lady Hilltoppers

Coach Michelle Clark-Heard, with President Gary Ransdell to her right, and interim Athletics Director Todd Stewart to her left

WKU has a new women’s head basketball coach. Former WKU Player and University of Louisville assistant Michelle Clark-Heard was introduced Thursday afternoon as the new leader of the Lady Hilltoppers.

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The Search for WKU's Next AD
4:27 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

WKU President: Bjork's Departure Awkward, but Wishes Him the Best

WKU President Gary Ransdell speaks to media Wednesday

WKU President Gary Ransdell spoke to reporters Wednesday afternoon after if was announced that Ross Bjork  had become the new Athletics Director at the University of Mississippi. Ransdell says Bjork frist told him he was a finalist for the job at Ole Miss last Thursday, following WKU's loss to Kentucky in the NCAA tournament.

Dr. Ransdell admitted the timing was a bit awkward, but he complimented Bjork on his two-year tenure at WKU, and wished him nothing but the best moving forward. The WKU President said Ole Miss was getting a "great AD."

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WKU AD Leaving for Mississippi
9:09 am
Wed March 21, 2012

WKU Athletics Director Ross Bjork Leaving for Ole Miss

Former WKU Athletics Director Ross Bjork

WKU will soon begin a search for a new Athletics Director. The man who has held that positoin for the past two years, Ross Bjork, was introduced Wednesday afternoon as the new AD at the University of Mississippi. WKU President Gary Ransdell will speak to media about the future of the WKU athletics program at a news conference this afternoon at EA Diddle Arena. WKU Public Radio will be covering that event.

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NCAA Tournament
8:57 am
Sun March 18, 2012

Kentucky, Louisville Advance in NCAA, but Murray State is Out

Freshman guard Marquis Teague led the Kentucky Wildcats with 24 points and 7 assists, as UK advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 87-71 win over Iowa State Saturday. The victory at the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville gives the Wildcats a chance to avenge their only regular-season loss against Indiana.

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NCAA Tournament
1:40 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Three Kentucky Teams Take the Court Saturday in NCAA

Saturday holds another day of basketball bliss for fans in the Bluegrass State. UK, U of L, and Murray State are all in action in the men's NCAA tournament.

UK, who beat WKU Thursday night, takes on Iowa State Saturday at 6:45pm central on CBS. The Wildcats are the tournament's overall #1 seed, and are picked by many analysts as the most talented team in the draw. With the game in Louisville, UK will basically play a home game against the Cyclones.

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WKU vs UK
8:13 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

WKU's Postseason Run Comes to an End Against UK

The WKU Hilltoppers hoped to pull off the biggest NCAA tournament upset in history. Instead, the overall #1 seed showed why they earned that ranking. Kentucky beat WKU 81-66 Thursday night in a game that often wasn't even that close. Terrence Jones scored 22 points for the Wildcats, and three other UK players scored in double-digits.

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Hilltoppers vs. Wildcats
4:01 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Hilltoppers to Face Top-Seeded Kentucky Tonight

WKU Hilltopper Coach Ray Harper
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The WKU Hilltoppers overcame a sixteen point deficit Tuesday night to defeat Mississippi Valley State and advance to tonight's match up with the Kentucky Wildcats. The First Four win Tuesday night was a dramatic comeback victory that enabled Ray Harper's team to head to Louisville for tonight's game in the KFC Yum! Center.

Sports
10:36 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

From NPR's All Things Considered: WKU Surprises at NCAA Tournament

The Hilltoppers are the only men's team with a losing record in the NCAA tournament. But they're still playing and enjoying their new notoriety. Are they this year's "Cinderella?"

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