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Sports
6:54 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Triumphant Hilltoppers Return Home

The WKU mens' basketball team returned home to a raucous crowd at Bowling Green's Carrol Knicely center Wednesday afternoon after completing an improbable run to win the Sun Belt Conference championship Tuesday. More than 300 fans swarmed the team's bus as it pulled in and erupted in cheers as the players got off the bus holding the championship award.

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Hilltoppers Advance
8:55 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Hilltoppers Win Sun Belt Conference Tournament

The WKU Hilltopper basketball team battled from behind to win the Sun Belt Conference basketball tournament championship game Tuesday night. Ray Harper's Hilltopper squad used tough defense and determined play on the boards to defeat North Texas by a final score of 74 to 70. The Hilltoppers had to win four games in four days to advance as tournament champions, and win a trip to the NCAA championship.

WKU Basketball
3:26 pm
Sun February 19, 2012

WKU Names Ray Harper Full-Time Men's Basketball Coach

WKU's Ray Harper

Western Kentucky University Athletics Director Ross Bjork announced Sunday that Ray Harper will have the word "interim" removed from his title and become the school's 14th full-time men's basketball coach.

Harper has led the Hilltoppers since Ken McDonald was fired from the job in early January.

Before coming to WKU to serve as an assistant coach, Harper won four lower-division national championships while head coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro and Oklahoma City University.

Closed Captioning Case Settled
11:44 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Lawsuit Settled over Closed-Captioning at UK Football Games

University of Kentucky Athletics

A deaf University of Kentucky football season ticket holder and the university have settled a lawsuit over closed-captioning at Wildcat home games. Charles Mitchell of Lancaster filed suit in May, seeking to force the University to put captions for all game announcements on the scoreboard of the stadium, under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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New Baseball Season about to Start
6:35 am
Mon February 13, 2012

WKU Hilltoppers Look Forward to New Baseball Season

WKU baseball players Tanner Perkins, Casey Dykes,Jared Andreoli, and Head Coach Matt Myers address the media
WKU Public Radio

WKU Baseball Coach Matt Myers says his team is anxious to get started with the new season, which begins Friday in a home game against Toledo.

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Sports
10:39 am
Fri February 3, 2012

WKU Will Host the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament at Bowling Green Ballpark

WKU Public Radio

Officials from the Bowling Green Hot Rods and WKU have announced that the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament will be held at Bowling Green Ballpark May 23rd through 27th. WKU will play host to the top eight teams in the Sun Belt Conference, with each team guaranteed to play three games in the round robin format.

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WKU Basketball
4:21 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Ray Harper Introduced as Interim WKU Men's Basketball Coach

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU Athletics Director Ross Bjork Friday afternoon officially introduced Ray Harper as the Hilltopper's interim head coach. This comes after Ken McDonald was fired following a 5-11 start to the season. Bjork said a national search will get underway to identify the next full-time head coach. Bjork added Harper would be considered for the full-time job. Kevin Willis covered today's announcement and has this report.

Coach Ken McDonald
3:37 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

WKU Basketball Coach Fired

WKU basketball coach Ken McDonald has been fired. A statement released by the school this morning says assistant coach Ray Harper has been named interim coach.  The Toppers are 5-11 so far this season, and lost at home Thursday night to Louisiana-Lafayette. 

WKU Athletics
1:40 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

WKU Unveils New Football Uniforms, Agreement with Russell Athletic

WKU Head Football Coach Willie Taggart

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU and Russell Athletic are extending a contract that provides athletic apparel for WKU's 19 sports teams. Kevin Willis has this story.

Sports
12:15 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

WKU Athletics Director Stresses the Importance of Effective Marketing

wku public radio

Bowling Green, KY – Administrators in the WKU Athletics Department are urging sports fans in the region to order tickets for upcoming games. Athletics Director Ross Bjork says ticket sales are part of an overall marketing strategy. He points to the football program as a key to the success of marketing efforts.

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