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7:47 am
Sat July 28, 2012

Corvette to Set the Pace at Brickyard Sunday

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 2011 team at the Brickyard
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

An automobile manufactured in Bowling Green will be used as the pace car in NASCAR's Brickyard 400. Chevrolet will use a Corvette z06 to lead the field toward the checkered flag at the start of the race. Actor and film director Ron Howard will be at the wheel of the Corvette.

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9:59 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Courtney Lee Could Be On the Move to NBA Title Contender

Courtney Lee is WKU's all-time men's basketball points leader.

ESPN is reporting a former WKU basketball star could be on the move to the Boston Celtics. The network says free agent guard Courtney Lee is expected to sign with the Celtics soon, after averaging 11 points a game last season with the Houston Rockets.

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Sports
11:19 am
Mon July 16, 2012

WKU Football Picked Fourth in Sun Belt Conference Pre-Season Vote

Four Hilltoppers — senior tight end Jack Doyle, senior defensive lineman Quanterus Smith, junior linebacker Andrew Jackson and sophomore return specialist John Evans — were among the 26 players selected to the preseason all-Sun Belt team as voted on by the league’s 10 head coaches and selected members of the media.

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10:39 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Upcoming WKU Men's Basketball Highlights Include Trip to Mexico, Game Against Louisville

The upcoming WKU men’s basketball schedule is out, and features road games at Southern Mississippi, Virginia Commonwealth, and Murray State.

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Sports
10:52 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Fishing Joins Ranks of Sanctioned High School Sports in Kentucky

Hooked by a neighboring state’s success, Kentucky is gearing up for its inaugural season of high school bass fishing. Come next spring, a skillful flick of the wrist for casting a line or reeling in a big one could land students on school teams competing for the state championship.

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1:14 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

WKU Holding Send-Off Ceremony for Swimmer Donahue Thursday Evening

Claire Donahue qualified for the Olympics at trials in Omaha last week, turning in the sixth fastest time in world history in the 100 meter butterfly. Donahue will join the U.S. swim team for a week of training in Knoxville Friday, then she'll train in France for a week before heading on to London.

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8:52 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Several Swimmers with Kentucky Connections Will Compete in London Olympics

WKU graduate Claire Donahue won't be the only Olympic swimmer with ties to the Bluegrass State. Louisville native Clark Burckle has qualified for the London games by finishing second in the 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

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12:51 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Ali Center in Louisville and Michigan Gallery Settle Dispute

The Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville

The Muhammad Ali Center and a Michigan art gallery have settled a dispute over whether and how to display more than 180 pieces chronicling the champion's career that were donated to the center.

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2:47 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

WKU Men's Basketball Coaches Prepared to Embrace New NCAA Texting, Phone Rules

Up until now, college coaches from all sports have been forbidden from sending messages to recruits via text, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. They’ve also been limited to how many phone calls they make to recruits.

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4:24 am
Wed June 27, 2012

WKU Swimmer Makes U.S. Olympic Team

London 2012 Olympic Games

For Claire Donahue it was the culmination of a life-long dream. The 23-year-old Tennessee native and WKU graduate finished second in the 100 meter butterfly finals in Omaha last night, good enough to qualify for the U.S. team headed to London next month.

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