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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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Sports
6:00 am
Fri October 5, 2012

WKU Public Radio Offers Look Into the Art of Pitching

WKU Baseball Coach Matt Myers with the grip for a slider
WKU Public Radio

As the Major League Baseball play-offs get underway, many teams are counting on strong pitching staffs to move them closer to the World Series. For many fans, it can be difficult to tell what's going on when a pitcher changes speeds or tries to fool a hitter with a slider or cut fastball. WKU head baseball coach Matt Myers says the  art of pitching can be more difficult than some fans might realize. 

Education
2:35 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Two Gatton Academy Seniors Recognized as National Achievement Semifinalists

The Gatton Academy at WKU

Gatton Academy seniors Charvinia Neblett of Russellville and Henry Uradu of Russell have been recognized as semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program, an honor that potentially opens the door to college scholarship opportunities.

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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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Education
4:34 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

College Heights Foundation President to Leave WKU

Alex Downing, the President and Treasurer of the College Heights Foundation at Western Kentucky University, is accepting a new position with Franklin Bank and Trust Company. Mr. Downing will officially leave the University on December 31, 2012.

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Regional
1:13 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

UK President Announces Curbs on Drinking at Football Games

Some tailgaters won’t be imbibing before the University of Kentucky’s football game against South Carolina this weekend. UK President Eli Capilouto has imposed an alcohol ban for non-reserved tailgating spots near the stadium in Lexington.

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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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Education /Gatton Academy
6:38 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Celebration for Gatton Academy Recognition Held

Home of the Gatton Academy
WKU Public Radio

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science was named the Number one high school in the country earlier this year by Newsweek magazine. In recognition of that honor, a celebration took place on the WKU campus. The ceremony gave many of the leaders who helped to make the Academy possible a chance to reflect on what it means to the university, the students, and the region. 

Education
6:42 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Students Competing for National Scholarships

WKU Scholar Development

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is helping students compete for some major, national scholarships. Its a highly competitive field, but University officials say WKU students were awarded more than 500 thousand dollars from such scholarships last year.

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