WESTERN KENTUCKY RUMORS

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 Associated Press
2 days ago  |  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

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

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...
Via The Comeback
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

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...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky to unveil new uniforms Saturday

If you are a uniform junkie, you are going to want to pay close attention this weekend. That is because the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are set to unveil new threads for the upcoming college football season at this Saturday’s fan fest. The uniforms will be unveiled at some point during the festivities which will be held at Diddle Arena from 2-4 p.m. local time. In addition to...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 12, 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...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 06, 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...
Via Sportsnaut
March 17, 2016  |  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

WATCH: Western Kentucky scores on throw by WR

Baylor leads Kansas 52-7 at the half in the early blowout of the day, but Western Kentucky-Middle Tennessee isn’t far behind. WKU leads 49-14 late in the first half. Quarterback Brandon Doughty has five touchdowns already, and he’s not the only Hilltopper to strike through the air. Up 35-14, Doughty threw a screen to sophomore receiver Nacarius Fant, who found Taywan Taylor wide...
Via College Spun
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky QB Brandon Doughty Throws For 441 Yards In Win Over Louisiana Tech

Most football fans were probably watching the Steelers-Patriots game Thursday night, but those from the Western Kentucky and Louisiana Tech campuses got to see a heck of a game between their two teams. Western Kentucky led throughout the game, but couldn't put away Louisiana Tech even though WKU QB Brandon Doughty threw for 441 yards.Even though he threw for over 400 he somehow only...
Via FatManWriting
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

European SG not joining Western Kentucky

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers lost four of their top five scorers from last season over the summer. The team is in dire straits for scorers this season as they currently only return Chris Harrison-Docks from the 2014-15 season. The team planned on European shooting guard Kristaps Gluditis being one of those players for this season. According to College Basketball Talk, Gluditis...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky All-American OL facing DUI charge

Things just got really bad for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football team. Nothing is set in stone just yet, but if I know the NCAA and college football programs like I do, they could be without an All-American offensive lineman for the 2015 season. According to College Football Talk, redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Brandon Ray was charged with careless driving and first...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Google Mapping a Home Run from This Vanderbilt Game

As of press time, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are leading the No. 1-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores in the seventh inning of a college baseball game being played at the latter’s home park (box). For much of the interval before that press time, the author of this dumb post was sitting on his couch and watching the […]
Via Fangraphs
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Regardless of the score, Central Michigan still won

Central Michigan came up just short against Western Kentucky in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl--but we all know it doesn't really matter. The post F*ck The Scoreboard: You Won, Central Michigan appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Western Kentucky LB Terran Williams Brings Central Michigan QB Cooper Rush Some Harsh 'Holiday Cheer'

Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. Some people want like electronics, cash, chocolate, and gift cards. Some people don't like fruitcake, underwear and socks (unless you're over 40; at that age they are a practical and appreciated gift), that thing your mom swears you always wanted but you never actually did, and a massive blow from a linebacker on the opposing team.Like what Western...
Via FatManWriting
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bahamas Bowl ends on insane Hail Mary play

Hardly anyone was in attendance on Wednesday at the Bahamas Bowl to witness what will easily go down as one of the best bowl games of the season. Central Michigan came within one point of a shocking victory over Western Kentucky after the Chippewas nearly erased a 38-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Their final touchdown came on one of the most insane plays you will ever see...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: WKU completed a Hail Mary to end the half

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers rolled over Army today 52-24 but the key play happened right before half-time with WKU up by just 7 points…. In case you missed the last play of the first half. #WKU RT @FanSidedGIF: VINE – Hail Mary #ARMYvsWKU https://t.co/6UOg6CWNAZ — Wave The Red Towel (@WaveTheRedTowel) November 15, 2014
Via The Student Section
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Western Kentucky player takes knee for a safety

As we saw at the end of last year’s Iron Bowl, you sometimes need just one second to score in a college football game. Saturday, the Wisconsin Badgers put up two points without having to even make a play. How? On the game’s opening kickoff, Western Illinois return man Kyle Hammonds took the ball just out of the end zone before taking a knee back in it. Clearly, that’s a safety...
Via College Spun
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Price, W. Kentucky roll by Louisiana-Monroe 69-51

T.J. Price scored 26 points and Western Kentucky pulled away from Louisiana-Monroe in the second half on Thursday night, winning 69-51. Price also grabbed 10 rebounds in the winning effort and hit 7 of 9 from long range. Price was the only Hilltopper to reach double figures. Western Kentucky (12-7, 4-2 Sun Belt Conference) trailed Louisiana-Monroe 20-18 in the first half before...
Via Associated Press
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky promotes OC Brohm to head coach

Jeff Brohm's belief in taking chances and having a creative offense helped Western Kentucky pile up yardage, points and victories last season. It also helped him become the Hilltoppers' new head coach. WKU athletic director Todd Stewart announced Friday that it was promoting the offensive coordinator, naming Brohm as its coach. Brohm is replacing Bobby Petrino, who Thursday was...
Via Associated Press
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hilltoppers hire Brohm as head football coach

Western Kentucky athletic director Todd Stewart says that he has promoted offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm to head football coach. Brohm, 42, replaces Bobby Petrino, who left Thursday after one season for a second coaching stint at Louisville. Brohm will be introduced as WKU's 19th coach at a Friday afternoon news conference. A Louisville native who played quarterback for the Cardinals...
Via Associated Press
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky outshoots Troy 60-51

George Fant scored 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds as Western Kentucky eased past a cold-shooting Troy effort, winning 60-51 in a conference game on Saturday. T.J. Price, Caden Dickenson, O'Karo Akamune and Chris Harrison-Docks added 9 each in a balanced effort by the Hilltoppers. Western Kentucky (10-5, 2-0 Sun Belt Conference) opened the game with a 9-0 run, but gave it up to...
Via Associated Press
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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