WKU Football

4:16 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

WKU Athletic Director: Impact of Win Over UK Impossible to Measure

WKU President Gary Ransdell (left), and Athletic Director Todd Stewart

When WKU beat Kentucky for the first time ever in football Saturday, the significance was not lost on Todd Stewart. He was part of the WKU athletics department when the Hilltoppers lost 26 straight games, including a winless 2009 season.

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8:56 am
Sun September 16, 2012

Check Out These Links to Articles and Videos About How WKU Beat Kentucky

The worst thing you can say about Saturday night's win by WKU over Kentucky is that it was the second biggest victory in Hilltopper football history. The only competition for that distinction is the 2002 1-AA national championship game WKU won against McNeese State.

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9:47 pm
Sat September 15, 2012

Big Red in the Bluegrass State: Hilltoppers Win in Overtime at Kentucky

It wasn't easy, but the WKU Hilltoppers made history Saturday night, beating Kentucky on the football field for the first time. WKU blew a 17 point first half lead, but won the game in overtime in dramatic fashion, 32-31. Kentucky scored a touchdown on their first overtime possession, forcing WKU to do the same. After Hilltopper running back Antonio Andrews scored, WKU needed an extra point to tie and go into a second overtime. But Hilltopper head coach Willie Taggart rolled the dice and decided to go for a two-point conversion.

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9:33 am
Fri September 14, 2012

WKU Hopes to Cut Down on Turnovers, Pull Out Win Against UK

For the second straight weekend, the WKU football team will play on the road at an SEC team. The Hilltoppers travel to Lexington Saturday to take on the Kentucky Wildcats at 7 p.m. eastern time.

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8:26 am
Fri September 7, 2012

WKU Hilltoppers to Play Role of David in Matchup with Goliath, AKA Alabama

When the WKU Hilltoppers take the field this Saturday, they'll do so in a place that has become the epicenter of college football greatness. The Alabama Crimson Tide are the defending national champions and boast the number one ranking in both major polls.

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8:23 am
Thu September 6, 2012

WKU Wide Receiver Makes Long Journey Back to Football Field After ACL Injury

Marcus Vasquez demonstrates the "shuttle", one of the many rehab exercises he did to strengthen his injured knee.
Kevin Willis

In WKU's season opening win last Saturday against Austin Peay, senior wide receiver Marcus Vasquez didn’t have a particularly amazing stat line: one catch for 25 yards. But the fact Vasquez was on the field at all is a tribute to the power of the human body, spirit—and the miracle of modern medicine.

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2:38 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

WKU Opens Summer Practices Looking to Build on Last Season's Winning Record

All around the country, college football teams are holding their first summer practices for players this week--and WKU is no different. The Hilltoppers open their season September 1st against Austin Peay, but there are several questions to answer before the games begin.

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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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12:37 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

WKU Football Start Times Released for Upcoming Season

Western Kentucky University has set kickoff times for its six home football games in 2012, the Athletics Department announced on Tuesday. Three contests will be 6 p.m. (CT) starts, including the season-opener against Austin Peay (Sept. 1) and a home date with Southern Mississippi (Sept. 22).

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