There's no such thing as an "off-season" for a college basketball coach. Michelle Clark-Heard is someone who knows this well. Clark-Heard is the head coach of the WKU women's basketball team. Since she was hired in late March, the Louisville native has been evaluating her roster, hiring assistant coaches, scouting potential recruits, and attending tournaments with traveling all-star teams.
Western Kentucky University women’s basketball coach Michelle Clark-Heard added a third signee during the spring period with the addition of Perry County Central guard Kendall Noble. Coach Heard says signing Noble was at the top of her to-do list.
A former University of Louisville track star won the Boston Marathon Monday. Wesley Korir won in a heat-slowed time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 40 seconds. It was the second-slowest Boston race since 1985, as temperatures rising into the 80s slowed the leaders and may have convinced as many as 4,300 entrants to sit this one out.
Two WKU football players are recovering after being wounded by gunshots outside a bar. A statement from the school's athletic department says defensive lineman Tevin Holliman and defensive back Ricardo Singh were each hit once. their wounds are not considered life threatening.
WKU guard Derrick Gordon says he's transferring from the school after leading the mens' basketball team in scoring and rebounding on their way to the NCAA tournament this season. Gordon says he wants to move closer to his family in New Jersey but not say what other schools he's considering. Gordon led WKU with 11.8 points and 6.7 rebounds a game.
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.
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 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."
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.