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2017 NFL Draft: Will Forrest Lamp Be Another Colts’ First-Round Offensive Line Pick?

In his latest mock draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay projects the Indianapolis Colts will select Western Kentucky guard Forrest Lamp with the No. 15-overall pick. What does Lamp bring to the table?
Via Colts.com
2 days ago

NFL Draft Scouting Report: Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky

Forrest Lamp - Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Position: GuardHeight: 6'4"Weight: 309Year: SeniorHometown: Venice, FLExperience: Jr. - 4 year starter   Measurables: 40yd dash: 5.00Broad jump: 111”Vertical: 27.5”3-cone: 7.5520yd. Shuttle: 4.62Bench Press: 34 reps   Career Notes: After coming out of high school as a two-star recruit and redshirting his first season...
Via Cheesehead TV
2 days ago

WKU football players accused of violent attack at frat house

A group of Western Kentucky football players are reportedly under investigation for their alleged role in an attack at a frat house on campus.Law enforcement sources told TMZ that at least four unnamed members of the team are accused of showing up to the Pike fraternity house wearing masks and violently attacking two men. A police report states that an alumni member of the fraternity...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Biggest winners, losers from 2017 NFL Scouting Combine

After a week of being poked and prodded, a week of lifting, running, jumping and being grilled, NFL hopefuls can finally put the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine in their rear-view mirror.While the combine isn’t the end all, be all when it comes to evaluating talent, it does serve a valuable service. Interviews are critically important, and so is comporting oneself in a professional...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

W. Kentucky tops Rice 79-72 behind Johnson's 24 pts

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Justin Johnson scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Anton Waters scored 15 as Western Kentucky beat Rice 79-72 on Saturday to end the Owls' three-game winning streak. Johnson broke a 72-all tie with 1:17 remaining with a jumper, Que Johnson scored a layup and Tobias Howard made one of two free throws with 26 seconds left and Rice was finished as...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five takeaways from Friday at the 2017 NFL Combine

Running backs, offensive linemen and special teams players hit the field Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium to get the on-field work at the 2017 NFL Combine kicked off.For the most part, the excitement factor was minimal until the running backs got their turn to shine. But one offensive lineman you may not have heard of is really starting to make some noise.Though the drills at the combine...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson and Johnson lead W. Kentucky past UAB 76-64

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Justin Johnson scored 26 points on 12-for-17 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds while Que Johnson made 8 of 12 shots and added 22 points as Western Kentucky handled UAB in a 76-64 win on Sunday. Western Kentucky built a 44-30 lead at the half on 17-for-30 shooting including 6 for 11 from 3-point range. Que Johnson had 17 points on near-perfect shooting, going...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Williams, Upshaw with double-doubles, lead Middle Tennessee

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) JaCorey Williams scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Reggie Upshaw added 19 points and 11 boards, and Middle Tennessee rolled to a 78-52 victory over Western Kentucky on Thursday night. The Blue Raiders (23-4, 13-1 Conference USA) have won three straight and have a two-game lead over Louisiana Tech atop the conference standings. Western Kentucky ...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Thomas with 18 in W. Kentucky's 64-47 rout of Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Pancake Thomas scored 18 points as Western Kentucky routed Southern Miss 64-47 on Saturday. Justin Johnson added 12 points and led the Hilltoppers (12-12, 6-5 Conference USA) with 15 rebounds for his ninth double-double this season. Que Johnson had 11 points and three boards. Que Johnson sank a 3-pointer to cap a 10-4 start for Western Kentucky. Tobias...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky runs away from UTSA for 81-66 win

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Justin Johnson scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Western Kentucky to an 81-66 win over Texas-San Antonio on Saturday. Que Johnson nailed 5 of 6 from distance for 19 points, and Pancake Thomas added 11 for Western Kentucky (11-11, 5-4 Conference USA) Western Kentucky led throughout, taking a 43-35 advantage into halftime. Thomas drilled...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Johnson free throws help Western Kentucky escape FIU, 69-66

MIAMI (AP) Justin Johnson converted a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left and Western Kentucky escaped Florida International with a 69-66 victory in a Conference USA battle Monday night. Anthony Boswell gave FIU the lead with his layup two minutes into the second half and the Golden Panthers nursed that lead until Johnson tied the game with his own layup with 3:19 left. Anton...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Waters' double-double helps Western Kentucky beat FAU 69-54

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Anton Waters scored 11 points and matched his career-high with 10 rebounds to help Western Kentucky beat Florida Atlantic 69-54 in a Conference USA opener on Saturday. Que Johnson and Jabari McGhee each scored 13 points for Western Kentucky (7-7, 1-0), which outrebounded FAU 50-29 but shot just 12 of 22 from the line. Pancake Thomas had 11 points and five...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Parris' free throw sends Western Kentucky past Ohio 67-66

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Justin Johnson and Pancake Thomas each scored 15 points and Damari Parris' free throw with two seconds left lifted Western Kentucky over Ohio 67-66 on Wednesday night. Johnson's free throw with 1:51 to play knotted the game at 66. Ohio led 35-33 at halftime and then with just more than five minutes gone by, Antonio Campbell's dunk put the Bobcats out front...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky Gets Tricky, Runs “Fake Kneel” Play In Boca Raton Bowl

College football bowl season is always filled with trick plays and wild endings. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers delivered the first innovative play call of the bowl season Tuesday in the Boca Raton Bowl against Memphis. The Hilltoppers were up by 11 with under a minute to play in the first half, so they lined up to take a knee and head to the locker room. At least that’s what...
Via NESN.com
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WKU executes fake kneeldown, follows up with interception

The Boca Raton Bowl actually featured two pretty entertaining teams this year, with Memphis taking on Western Kentucky. WKU just lost its coach to Purdue, but they didn’t lose any of their trickeration. Here they are late in the second quarter, lining up in a kneel-down formation deep in their own territory: That’s a really sweet fake, especially since it combines two fakes...
Via The Comeback
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

SQ Boca Raton Bowl Preview

One of the best parts of the college football season comes right at the end in the form of bowl games. As the 2016 bowl season gets underway, the staff at SQ will be taking a look at some of the more interesting matchups. Last time we took a look at the Miami Beach Bowl, but today SQ will examine the Boca Raton Bowl featuring Memphis and Western Kentucky. The bowl is slated for December...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Boca Raton Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main events around New Year's.A Memphis team on the rise against the high...
Via Yardbarker
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Detroit Mercy has late run to beat Western Kentucky 85-79

DETROIT (AP) Josh McFolley drilled 6 of 9 from beyond the arc and totaled 24 points as Detroit Mercy earned its second win of the season, upsetting Western Kentucky 85-79 on Saturday. Detroit Mercy (2-9) won its opener, a 99-69 victory over Division III Adrian College before dropping nine straight. McFolley dished out a career-best eight assists and had three steals. Jaleel Hogan...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

The unexpected heroes of the NCAA Tournament

This slideshow chronicles the unexpected heroes of the NCAA tournament. Whether these athletes were role players on higher ranked teams, or the leaders of some of the greatest Cinderella stories in men's college basketball they deserve recognition.
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Mizzou squeezes by Western Kentucky for 59-56 win

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Frankie Hughes had 18 points and four rebounds as Missouri narrowly escaped Western Kentucky in a 59-56 victory Saturday.Kevin Puryear had 12 points and five rebounds, including eight points in the second half, and Russell Woods scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds, tying a team high.The Tigers (4-3) held a 10-point lead near the 12-minute mark, but the Hilltoppers...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Anthony Wales runs wild as Western Kentucky wins the C-USA title in a shootout

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Anthony Wales rushed for 209 yards and four touchdowns, Mike White threw for 421 and three more scores and Western Kentucky defeated Louisiana Tech 58-44 on Saturday in the Conference USA championship game.The Hilltoppers (10-3) and Bulldogs (8-5), who won the regular-season matchup 55-52 on Oct. 6, combined for 1,163 yards of total offense in the highest scoring...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

W. Kentucky controls NC A&T in 77-56 win behind Johnson

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Que Johnson scored 18 points and Pancake Thomas and Ben Lawson each added 13 points as Western Kentucky pulled away from North Carolina A&T in the second half for a 77-56 win on Tuesday night. Donte Watson's 3 early in the second half reduced the Aggies' deficit to 42-39, but a nearly seven-minute long scoring drought allowed Western Kentucky to go...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Belmont beats Western Kentucky 90-69

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Evan Brads Scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Belmont to a 90-69 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday night. Brads was 12 of 17 from the field for the Bruins (1-1) and had four assists. Nick Smith added 18 points and Austin Luke had 16 points with nine assists and four rebounds. The team averaged 58 percent from the field and 50 percent from...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2016  |  Discuss

FIU no match for East-leading Western Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Anthony Wales ran for 111 yards and four touchdowns as Western Kentucky overpowered Florida International 49-21 on Saturday night. The Hilltoppers (7-3, 5-1) remained atop the East Division of Conference USA and wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard first, going 76 yards in 10 plays with Quinton Baker scoring from 10 yards away with 9:51 left in the...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

FAU struggles to stop anything in blowout loss to Western Kentucky

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Mike White passed for 307 yards and three touchdowns, Anthony Wales ran for two scores, and Western Kentucky rolled up 661 total yards in a 52-3 throttling of Florida Atlantic on Saturday.White found Nicholas Norris for a 76-yard score on the third play from scrimmage. He completed a 54-yard TD pass to Lucky Jackson late in the first quarter, and his 65-yard...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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