WESTERN KENTUCKY HILLTOPPERS NEWS

Rams take tight end facing assault charges

The Rams got quarterback Jared Goff a tight end early in the fourth round, and the Rams apparently don’t mind that Tyler Higbee is facing assault charges. Higbee was arrested earlier this month near the Western Kentucky campus and charged with second degree assault, second degree evading police and alcohol intoxication in a public place.…
Via Pro Football Talk
April 30, 2016

Report: Brandon Doughty Visits With Redskins

The Redskins recently hosted Western Kentucky quarterback Brandon Doughty for a visit. Doughty is coming off a season in which he threw for more than 5,000 yards and 48 touchdowns.
Via Redskins.com
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Former WKU TE Tyler Higbee’s assault victim is in good condition

The man assaulted by former Western Kentucky tight end Tyler Higbee outside of a Bowling Green bar earlier this month has been upgraded from serious to good condition, according to an update from local NBC affiliate WNKY. The man, Nawaf Alsaleh, initially suffered a brain hemorrhage after being knocked unconscious by Higbee, who is currently preparing for the NFL Draft in Chicago...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Draft This Guy (Or Sign Him Post-Draft): Brandon Doughty, Quarterback, Western Kentucky

If you read this space regularly, you know I don’t care about measurables. It’s not that I don’t think they are important. They clearly are a useful tool in the scouting process. I simply don’t care about them in the same way I don’t care about the Combine (which is actual pornography to measurables people), the salary cap (dead money! dead money!) and weekly power rankings...
Via Da Bears Blog
April 14, 2016

NFL Draft 2016: Tyler Higbee claims self defense in recent arrest

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers tight end Tyler Higbee found his name in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons, when he was arrested for assault, evading police and public intoxication. With the draft in just a couple of weeks, it was terrible timing for Higbee, but his defense is claiming self defense in the incident. “He did strike the individual in an effort to defend himself...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Higbee’s lawyer says he acted in self defense

Former Western Kentucky tight end Tyler Higbee recently was arrested for assault, evading police, and public intoxication. As to the most serious of the charges, he apparently has a compelling defense. Attorney Brian Lowder contends that Higbee acted in self defense. “He did strike the individual in an effort to defend himself as well as…
Via Pro Football Talk
April 12, 2016

Draft Stock Of WKU TE Tyler Higbee Now In Question Following Sunday Arrest

With less than three weeks to go until the start of the 2016 NFL Draft, many analysts had Western Kentucky tight end Tyler Higbee as one of the top two or three players at his position in this year’s class. Now, thanks to Higbee being arrested Sunday morning and charged... The post Draft Stock Of WKU TE Tyler Higbee Now In Question Following Sunday Arrest appeared first on Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Tyler Higbee, Draft, Giants & Texans

Tyler Higbee According to Zach Greenwell of the Bowling Green Daily News, Western Kentucky TE Tyler Higbee was arrested Sunday morning and charged with  second-degree assault, second-degree evading of police, and alcohol intoxication in a public place. It is worth mentioning that Higbee was projected to be a mid-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Draft The 49ers will host Cal...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyler Higbee arrested, hit with multiple charges

Former Western Kentucky tight end Tyler Higbee was looking to be one of the first players at that position taken in the 2016 NFL Draft. However, it looks like he is going to be hurting to even get selected after getting arrested late Saturday night. According to the Bowling Green Daily News, he was arrested at nearly 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning and charged with charged with second-degree...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Talented tight end prospect arrested

Tyler Higbee of Western Kentucky, who’s considered one of the top tight ends in the 2016 NFL Draft, is facing multiple charges after an early Sunday morning arrest in Bowling Green, Ky. Zach Greenwell of the Bowling Green Daily News reported that Higbee, 23, was charged with second degree assault, second degree evading police and…
Via Pro Football Talk
April 10, 2016

Western Kentucky TE Tyler Higbee worked out for Saints this week

Despite already having a good amount of depth at tight end, the Saints continue to show interest in the position on the draft trail. The team recently conducted a private workout with Western Kentucky Tyler Higbee this week, according to a source, after looking at Cal tight end Stephen Anderson earlier this week. Higbee (6-foot-6, 249 pounds) did not participate at the combine...
Via Black & Gold
April 06, 2016

Western Kentucky basketball head coach resigns, three players suspended

A major shakeup has occurred with the Western Kentucky Basketball program, as Yahoo’s Pat Forde is reporting that three players have been suspended and head coach, Ray Harper, has resigned from his position. Mushroom cloud at WKU: three players suspended following university disciplinary hearing and coach Ray Harper resigned. — Pat Forde (@YahooForde) March 17, 2016 In a...
Via Sportsnaut
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky shocks top seed UAB 88-77 in CUSA quarters

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Fredrick Edmond scored 19 points and Nigel Snipes had 18 and eighth-seeded Western Kentucky shocked Conference USA champion 88-77 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the league tournament. Justin Johnson added 14 points and matched his career-high with 15 rebounds for the Hilltoppers (18-15), who play the Louisiana Tech-Old Dominion winner in the semifinals...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky tops North Texas 84-76 in C-USA tourney

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Justin Johnson had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 8 seed Western Kentucky beat ninth-seeded North Texas 84-76 in the second round of the Conference USA tournament Wednesday. Aaron Cosby and Nigel Snipes scored 16 apiece for Western Kentucky, while Chris McNeal added nine points, eight rebounds and eight assists. The Hilltoppers (17-15) will face top...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

UAB clinches No. 1 seed for C-USA tournament with 71-67 win

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Robert Brown scored 12 points and William Lee made two free throws with 13 seconds left to ensure UAB a 71-67 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday that gave the Blazers the No. 1 seed in the Conference USA tournament while clinching at least a tie for the regular-season title. The Blazers (24-5, 14-2) won their 25th straight home game and avenged a 69-62...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft: Tyler Higbee

College prospects have already begun to arrive for measurements and weigh-ins for the NFL Combine and while most of the talk was about small hands, I’m here to tell you about a big fellow who has been under the radar. The talk about tight ends has been centered around Hunter Henry and Nick Vannet, and rightly so. Moving forward, there is another name that should be brought up...
Via isportsweb.com
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Western Kentucky TE Tyler Higbee

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be... The post 2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Western Kentucky TE Tyler Higbee appeared first on Steelers Depot by Alex Kozora...
Via Steelers Depot
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

W. Kentucky rallies late to beat Charlotte 59-54

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Justin Johnson slammed home a dunk with 1:23 left in the game to give Western Kentucky its first lead since early in the first half and the Hilltoppers held on to beat Charlotte 59-54 on Saturday. Trailing 49-43 with 3:56 left, Western Kentucky's Fredrick Edmond hit two free throws and Nigel Snipes drilled a trey to close to 49-48 and Johnson's dunk gave...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Doughty could be late round steal

Western Kentucky quarterback Brandon Doughty finished his collegiate career in rare company. He finished his career in the top-20 for passing yards (12,855) and passing touchdowns in a career (111). Pace Setter The most impressive part of his resume is that he put most of his stats up in just two seasons. In 2014 and 2015 he threw just under 10,000 yards and 97 touchdowns. Those...
Via EndZoneScore
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Shrine Game Feature: Quarterback Brandon Doughty of Western Kentucky

The 2016 Shrine Game features a slew of intriguing quarterback prospects. Blake Frohnapfel, Vernon Adams Jr. and Nate Sudfeld have all gotten some attention as legitimate UDFA signings, if not draftees, but Western Kentucky’s Brandon Doughty is the main attraction in St. Petersburg. By: Derrik Klassen A Florida native, Doughty took his talents to Western Kentucky after graduating...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky fends off North Texas, 81-76

DENTON, Texas (AP) Chris Harrison-Docks scored 16 points and Aaron Cosby had 16 more, including five clutch free throws, and Western Kentucky slipped by North Texas 81-76 on Saturday night. Justin Johnson had 13 points and Anton Waters and Nigel Snipes each finished with 10 for Western Kentucky (10-8, 2-3 Conference USA). The Hilltoppers never trailed in the second half and had...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Source: WKU's Tyson Helton expected to join brother Clay's staff at USC

Western Kentucky offensive coordinator Tyson Helton is expected to join his brother Clay's staff at USC as the Trojans' passing-game coordinator and QB coach, a source told FOX Sports on Thursday. The details are still be sorted out.The 38-year-old Helton helped WKU rank No. 9 in the nation and No. 3 in yards per play in total offense this season. In 2014, the younger Helton coordinated...
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: USC to hire Clay Helton's brother, Western Kentucky OC Tyson Helton, as QB coach

USC head coach Clay Helton is expected to hire his brother, Western Kentucky offensive coordinator Tyson Helton, as the Trojans quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator, sources told FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman on Thursday. Tyson Helton, Clay's younger brother, led a Western Kentucky offense that ranked No. 4 in scoring in the FBS in 2015. The Hilltoppers averaged 44.3 points...
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft under-the-radar player spotlight: Brandon Doughty

In the upcoming NFL Draft, there are a host of quarterbacks that could do well and will be drafted in the first round. There are also a number of quarterbacks that will likely fall to later rounds and have to sit and wait for their turn to shine in the league. Western Kentucky’s Brandon Doughty could possibly be one of those guys. He has had a fantastic career with the Hilltoppers...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: WKU fools USF on 53 yard flea flicker

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers beat the USF Bulls 45-35 in the Miami Beach Bowl last night. Here’s our favorite play of the game courtesy of @clippit…. The post Watch: WKU fools USF on 53 yard flea flicker appeared first on The Student Section.
Via The Student Section
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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