Blocked PAT in 2nd OT helps WKU beat Middle Tennessee 44-43

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Anthony Wales ran for three touchdowns and Deon Yelder blocked an extra point in the second overtime to lift Western Kentucky over Middle Tennessee 44-43 on Saturday. Middle Tennessee's Brent Stockstill threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Andrews in the second OT but Canon Rooker's PAT was blocked. Wales bullied in from the 1-yard line and Skyler Simcox...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky basketball lands Pancake Thomas

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are looking to make a big run at the Conference USA championship on the basketball court this year and they seem to have a ton of talent going forward. Sunday night, they received another graduate transfer in the form of Hartford’s Pancake Thomas. Thomas took to Twitter and announced his intentions to transfer to play for the Hilltoppers this year...
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September 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky DL Trae Jones hit by stray bullet at nightclub after win

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers opened their college football season with a 46-14 blowout victory over the Rice Owls on Thursday night. But just a few hours after the game, a very good night turned into a very scary night for the WKU program. According to the Bowling Green Daily News, WKU redshirt junior defensive lineman Trae Jones was hit by a stray bullet outside a Bowling...
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September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky football team wipes out running out of tunnel

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers faced an arduous challenge before their first game of the 2016 season: getting out of the tunnel. When one of their players tripped trying to make his way onto the field, a few other big guys did their best to run around him, but it didn’t work out. This was the result. Brady did a jersey swap with Odell Beckham tonight. “Supposed to do it last...
Via The Sports Daily
September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Western Kentucky players trip over each other coming out of tunnel

Thursday night marked the first real night of college football and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers were excited to hit the field against the Rice Owls. However, it seemed they were a little too excited and ended up embarrassing themselves coming out of the tunnel. One player tripped running out and it started a Tour de France type collision as others just kept falling over onto...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Even without Doughty, W. Kentucky aims to maintain success

Western Kentucky knows it will be tough trying to follow up a 12-win season that clinched Conference USA, a second straight bowl victory and No. 24 final ranking. Especially since the Hilltoppers must replace key personnel such as career passing leader Brandon Doughty and tight end Tyler Higbee, both of whom are now in NFL training camps. But WKU has plenty of talent left for coach...
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August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Photos: Western Kentucky football unveils new uniforms

As promised, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers unveiled brand new uniforms for the 2016 college football season during Saturday’s fan day event. Western Kentucky’s new uniforms include a variety of combinations, but each look has a special design that is a tribute to the history, tradition and respect that the Hilltoppers try to instill in their program. The jerseys show deep...
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August 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky QB Nelson Fishback out 4-6 months

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers had a historic 2015 season as they went 12-2, won the Conference USA championship and won their second straight bowl game. They did that with quarterback Brandon Doughty at the helm, but it looks like his successor, Nelson Fishback, might not be with the team this year. Doughty graduated and left for the NFL following the 2015 season and Fishback...
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June 06, 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...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
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April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
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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

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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January 16, 2016  |  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...
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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.
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky QB Doughty and "God-given arm" eyeing NFL

MIAMI (AP) Brandon Doughty's left arm is covered in tattoos. The skin on his right arm remains pristine. There's a simple reason for that. ''I would never touch this arm like that,'' Doughty said after his right arm unleashed a 461-yard, three-touchdown effort to carry Western Kentucky to a win over South Florida in the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday - the final game of his six-year...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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