WESTERN KENTUCKY RUMORS

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

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

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

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

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

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

WKU, Russell Athletic announce 5-year apparel, uniform deal

It looks like the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers won’t be using any other apparel company for their uniforms over the next few years. It was announced Monday afternoon that the WKU Athletic Department and Russell Athletic had reached a 5-year contract extension in their apparel and uniform deal. According to wkusports.com, the deal runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021 and is worth...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 31, 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

WKU gets off to quick start, beats UL Monroe 72-63

Trency Jackson scored 25 points and Chris Harrison-Docks added 15 as Western Kentucky got off to a fast start and beat Louisiana-Monroe 72-63 on Saturday night. Western Kentucky (18-9, 10-4 Sun Belt Conference) raced to an 18-1 lead to start the game as Louisiana-Monroe (8-14, 5-9) struggled to score. It took the Warhawks more than 8 1/2 minutes to make their first field goal. ...
Via Associated Press
February 22, 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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