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1:52 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Is WKU Looking to Play Athletic Conference Musical Chairs?

WKU President Gary Ransdell and Athletic Director Todd Stewart have issued a joint statement Wednesday in response to questions regarding WKU's future athletic conference. Another round of conference realignment kicked off this week when Maryland announced it was leaving the ACC for the Big Ten, and Rutgers said it was leaving the Big East for the Big 10.

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10:54 am
Wed November 28, 2012

WKU Men's Basketball Set to Start Sun Belt Play

WKU senior guard Jamal Crook
Credit WKU Athletics

Despite the calendar having not yet turned to December, WKU begins Sun Belt Conference play this week, starting Thursday night at 7:30 at ULM in a rematch of last season’s Sun Belt Conference opener.

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9:27 am
Tue November 27, 2012

WKU All-American Carlisle Towery Dies

WKU’s first two-time All-American basketball player has passed away. Carlisle Towery was 92 years old. Towery earned All-American honors his junior and senior seasons at WKU, in 1940 and 1941. Playing under legendary coach E.A. Diddle, Towery was the first Hilltopper to score 1,000 points, and he averaged a then-record 17.1 points a game as a senior.

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1:25 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

Defensive Effort Leads WKU Men's Basketball Over Brescia

Aleksejs Rostov had a career high 16 points and eight rebounds against Brescia.
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A stingy WKU defense held Brescia (Ky.) without a field goal for 13:16 at one point Saturday night at E.A. Diddle Arena, helping the Hilltoppers improve to 4-2 on the season with a 74-46 win over the Bearcats. WKU limited Brescia to just 11 field goals in the game and only four inside the three-point line.

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1:17 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

This Time, It's the Hilltoppers Who Put Together Fourth Quarter Comeback

Antonio Andrews ran early and often against North Texas.
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Just one week after seeing a fourth-quarter lead evaporate, the Western Kentucky University football team scored 15 unanswered points over the final 12:44 to come back for a 25-24 victory over North Texas Saturday on Senior Day at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.

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1:01 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

WKU Men's Basketball Home Vs. Brescia, Then Back On the Road

WKU takes a break from the road on Saturday for a game against Brescia (Ky.) at E.A. Diddle Arena, before resuming a stretch of four of five away from home next week with the start of Sun Belt Conference play at ULM and Troy.

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7:51 am
Thu November 22, 2012

WKU Men's Basketball Beats Depaul in Cancun Finale

Less than 24 hours after a tough loss to Iowa, WKU bounced back to defeat DePaul Wednesday night, 70-61, to take third place in the Riviera Division in the 2012 Cancun Challenge. The Hilltoppers saw 30 of their points come from the reserves, and WKU forced 15 Blue Demon turnovers and held DePaul to just one three-point field goal.

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8:02 am
Wed November 21, 2012

WKU Comes Up Short Against Iowa in Cancun Challenge

WKU had the ball trailing by six with less than a minute to go in the game Tuesday night against Iowa in the 2012 Cancun Challenge, but the Hawkeyes erased the threat and held on for a 63-55 win in Riviera Division play in Cancun.

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8:57 am
Tue November 20, 2012

WKU Lady Toppers Start Season 3-0 After First Sun Belt Win

WKU's Chastity Gooch is a sophomore forward from Franklin, Ky.
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Chastity Gooch posted her third double-double in as many games, helping the Western Kentucky University women’s basketball team stay perfect on the young season, and at the same time start 1-0 in Sun Belt Conference play with a 62-56 win over Florida International Monday night at E.A. Diddle Arena.

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9:38 am
Sat November 17, 2012

WKU Concludes Cancun Challenge Against Western Carolina

WKU sophomore forward George Fant
Credit WKU Athletics Media Relations

WKU and Western Carolina meet Saturday night at 7:30 PM at E.A. Diddle Arena in the second and final game of the mainland portion of the 2012 Cancun Challenge. WKU defeated Austin Peay in the first game of the Cancun Challenge Tuesday night, and Western Carolina lost at Wichita State Thursday night.

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