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2:58 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

WKU's Jakes "Probable" for Thursday Night's Game Vs. Troy

WKU quaterback Kawaun Jakes

The WKU Hilltopper football team hopes to break a bad streak of luck at Troy's Veterans Memorial Stadium. WKU is winless in its first four games there, dropping its last contest at Troy in November of 2010.

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Sports
3:49 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Courier-Journal: Yoga Helping WKU's Smith Achieve Football Greatness

WKU defensive end and sackmaster Quanterus Smith

The WKU football team's stout defense has been one of the main reasons behind the team's 4-1 start this season. One of the team's best defenders so far has been fifth-year senior Quanterus Smith. How has yoga made the WKU defensive end one of the nation's best pass rushers? The Courier-Journal has the details in this nice profile of Smith.

Sports
8:30 am
Tue October 9, 2012

WKU Will Start Jakes, Go for Second Straight Sun Belt Win

WKU quarterback Kawuan Jakes will start Thursday's game at Troy.
WKU Sports

WKU quarterback Kawuan Jakes will start Thursday night’s game against Troy, but will wear a brace to protect his injured left knee. Jakes was hurt during WKU’s win over Arkansas State Sept. 29 and didn’t play in the second half.

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Regional
9:14 am
Sun October 7, 2012

Weekend News Roundup: Ft. Knox Soldiers Busy in Afghanistan, Centre Preps Technology for VP Debate

Ft. Knox soldiers

We hope you're enjoying your weekend! WKU Public Radio has put together the following collection of links to interesting stories from around our region. We know the weekends can be a time when you're away from the news, and this is one way we're trying to help you stay informed.

Kentucky Soldiers Preparing U.S. Exit from Afghanistan

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Regional
7:43 am
Sun September 30, 2012

Weekend News Roundup: Rand Paul vs. the GOP, Lobbyists Spend Big in KY, WKU Wins Again

We know the weekends can be a busy time for some, while others just like to kick back and tune out any and all news coverage. WKU Public Radio has put together the following list of links that highlights some of the most interesting news stories we came across this weekend:

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Sports
9:18 am
Sat September 29, 2012

A Tale of Two Halves: WKU Rallies, Wins Sun Belt Opener 26-13

Facing a 13-point halftime deficit and an apparent knee injury to starting quarterback Kawuan Jakes, the WKU Hilltoppers scored 26 unanswered second half points to win their Sun Belt conference opener against Arkansas State.

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Sports
1:20 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

WKU Football Team Will Open Conference Play Without Defensive Star

Jonathan Dowling is a transfer from the University of Florida who has made a huge impact for the Hilltoppers this season.

The WKU football team will be without one of its star defenders during this Saturday’s Sun Belt conference opener. The league is upholding a one-game suspension of Hilltopper safety Jonathan Dowling, who was ejected from last Saturday’s win against Southern Mississippi.

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Sports
10:27 pm
Sat September 22, 2012

WKU Dominates Southern Miss 42-17, Sets Attendance Record

WKU running back Antonio Andrews ran for a career-high 136 yards against the Golden Eagles.
WKU Sports

The WKU football team faced questions this week about whether they could focus on Saturday night's opponent following the jubilation of their win last week against Kentucky. The answer to those questions would be a resounding "yes."

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Sports
11:59 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Former WKU Coach Jack Harbaugh Back on the Hill to be Honored

Former WKU football coach Jack Harbaugh and Jackie Harbaugh
Kevin Willis

It's not every day you run into a national championship-winning football coach. Jack Harbaugh and his wife, Jackie, are on WKU's campus Friday ahead of Saturday night's game against Southern Miss. The two will be honored before the game in an on-the-field ceremony.

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Sports
8:45 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Hilltoppers Look to Go 3-1 with Win over Southern Miss

WKU Sports

The WKU football team is hoping to continue the momentum established last weekend when they host Southern Mississippi Saturday night. The Hilltoppers are 2-1 following their win at Kentucky, and a big crowd is expected to watch the first-ever meeting between WKU and the Golden Eagles from Conference USA.

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