With football season around the corner, Conference USA coaches and select players met virtually with the media Wednesday and Thursday.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Fresh off the best season in program history, the Western Kentucky volleyball team will face another challenging schedule this fall with four NCAA Tournament teams on the slate, including hosting the reigning national champions for an exhibition.
Western Kentucky softball head coach Amy Tudor announced Wednesday the addition of Lipscomb transfer Jessica Bush to the Hilltopper program. A Bowling Green native, Bush played her prep ball at South Warren High School before playing the 2021 season with the Bisons.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Western Kentucky defensive end DeAngelo Malone has been named the 2021 Preseason Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year, the league announced Monday.
For the 15th consecutive season, the Western Kentucky volleyball team has been recognized as a recipient of the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for its work in the classroom throughout the 2020-21 school year, the association announced Monday.
Monday, July 19, 2021
Conference USA announced its 2021 Preseason Watch List on Monday, which includes Western Kentucky football players Bailey Zappe, Cole Spencer, DeAngelo Malone, Antwon Kincade and Brayden Narveson.
For the second consecutive year, Western Kentucky defensive end DeAngelo Malone has been named to the Bednarik Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club said Monday.
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Western Kentucky offensive tackle Cole Spencer and kicker Brayden Narveson were listed as first-team selections on PFF College’s 2021 Preseason All-CUSA rankings.
Friday, July 16, 2021
Thursday, July 15, 2021
For the second straight season, the Western Kentucky tennis team was named a 2021 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team, the organization announced this week. With a team grade point average over 3.2 the past year, the Lady Toppers were one of 210 programs in the nation that e…
Former Western Kentucky football player and assistant coach Romeo Crennel has been selected as part of the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Thursday.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
David Carter redshirted his first year at Western Kentucky in 1972, but an injury in the team’s second game the following year at Austin Peay forced him into action at center.
Monday, July 12, 2021
Two Western Kentucky football players were named 2020-21 College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-Americans, the organization announced Monday.
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Thursday, July 08, 2021
The Western Kentucky men’s basketball team will travel to Memphis as part of its 2021-22 nonconference schedule, a source told the Daily News on Thursday.
One of the first former Hilltopper student-athletes to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, Larissa Franklin will represent Team Canada on the softball field July 21-27.
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
Western Kentucky track and field alumni Michelle Finn, Gavin Smellie and Martin Owusu-Antwi made Olympic track and field rosters, making four former Hilltoppers set to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the end of July and into August.
Friday, July 02, 2021
The Western Kentucky men’s basketball team’s full 2021-22 Conference USA slate of 18 games, complete with a format change to divisional play, was released this week by the league.
Thursday, July 01, 2021
The Western Kentucky women’s basketball team’s 2021-22 Conference USA schedule was announced by the league Thursday. WKU will play 18 conference games, with two games against each East Division team and one against six West Division opponents.
Following her final season of competition for the Western Kentucky softball team, outfielder Paige Carter has earned recognition for her work in the classroom as the graduate student was named to the 2021 Academic All-District II Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoS…
The Western Kentucky men’s basketball team will play a neutral-site game against Ole Miss on Dec. 11 as part of the 2021 Holiday Hoopsgiving event in Atlanta.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
After facing a number of budget reductions in recent years, as well as the challenges that came with trying to continue sporting events amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Kentucky athletics department is looking forward to more normalcy in the coming fiscal year.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
The Western Kentucky athletics department announced Tuesday the launch of CLIMB, a comprehensive program designed to help student-athletes grow and capitalize on their brands as name, image and likeness moves to the forefront of college athletics.
With Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive order to allow student-athletes in Kentucky to receive fair compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness, Western Kentucky’s athletics department has been preparing for the changes that will come Thursday when the executive order takes effect.
Monday, June 28, 2021
Friday, June 25, 2021
Former Western Kentucky track and field thrower Jessica Ramsey set a new Olympic Trials meet record Thursday evening to win the women’s shot put event and qualify for Team USA’s trip to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Western Kentucky director of athletics Todd Stewart announced Friday a restructuring of his senior staff leadership team following the recent departures of two senior-level administrators.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday signed an executive order allowing student-athletes in Kentucky to receive fair compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Phil Steele Publications announced its 2021 Preseason All-Conference USA Teams this week, and eight Western Kentucky players were among those named by the outlet. The Hilltoppers had three offensive players, three on defense and two specialists listed.
Monday, June 21, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Western Kentucky sophomore Jackson Gray has been named to the ABCA/Rawlings Midwest All-Region Second Team, the organization announced Wednesday.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Western Kentucky women’s soccer player Ansley Cate was awarded the Conference USA Spirit of Service Award for the spring athletic season, the conference announced Tuesday.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
The Western Kentucky women’s basketball team will participate in the 2021 Preseason WNIT, the organization announced Thursday. The event will take place in November with each team playing three games at a host site.
Western Kentucky football punter John Haggerty III and defensive end Juwuan Jones, as well as WKU volleyball outside hitter Paige Briggs, have earned 2021 Academic All-District II Team honors, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday.
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
Conference USA has officially renamed its top volleyball superlative award as the Alyssa Cavanaugh Player of the Year award, in honor of the late Western Kentucky four-time All-American who passed away in December 2020, the league announced Wednesday at its annual summer meeting.
Monday, June 07, 2021
Sunday, June 06, 2021
Friday, June 04, 2021
Thursday, June 03, 2021
The Western Kentucky women’s basketball team has added two transfers to the roster, head coach Greg Collins announced Thursday. Ana Teresa Faustino and Gabby McBride will join the Lady Toppers for the 2020-21 season.
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Western Kentucky’s 2021 baseball campaign came to an end following a 14-4 loss to No. 18 Louisiana Tech in the Conference USA Tournament on Friday night at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston, La.
Friday, May 28, 2021
Facing elimination in the Conference USA Baseball Tournament, Western Kentucky came through with a dramatic 10-9 extra-inning walk-off win over UTSA to keep its season alive on Thursday night at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston, La.
Western Kentucky junior center Charles Bassey has been named to the 2020-21 Academic All-America Second Team, as announced Friday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Western Kentucky’s track and field team finished its season this week at the NCAA Track & Field Championship East Preliminaries in Jacksonville, Fla.
With an early-morning start time Thursday in the opening round of the Conference USA Baseball Tournament, Southern Miss got out to an early lead against Western Kentucky and never looked back.