George Fant Gets Paid

George Fant Via: MSN.Com

On Wednesday afternoon the Seattle Seahawks placed a second-round tender on RFA George Fant.

via: @GeorgeFant74

The second-round tender will cost Seattle around 3 Million in 2019 and will ensure the seahawks will receive a 2nd round pick for Fant if the seahawks decline to match an offer made by another team.

Fant, heading into his 4th season in the NFL, recently finished his 3 year rookie contract and was set to test the open free agent market for the first time if not placed on tender.

This past season, Fant played in all 16 games for Seattle and started in 7 of those games. He also totaled 1 catch for 9 yds.

video via: @SeaTimesSports

Tornadoes touch down in Paducah | Images

This morning, several tornadoes touched down in far western Kentucky near Paducah. The images and videos from this event are jaw-dropping.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church:

via: @EricChumbler
via: @Mike_Stunson

Funnel Cloud Video:

via: WSMS News4 Nashville
via: @bapro5

Y’all stay safe out there.

(2) WKU vs. (10) North Texas Preview

On Thursday Night at 8:30 PM CT Western Kentucky will take on North Texas in the Second Round of the C-USA tournament in Frisco, Texas. The game will be televised on Stadium and WKU-Pbs here locally in Bowling Green.

photo via: wnky.com

Western Kentucky and North Texas met once earlier this season ending in a (62-59) Win for the Hilltoppers. In the previous meeting the Hilltoppers were without their Head Coach Rick Stansbury, filling in his place was assistant coach Marc Hsu. The Hilltoppers are at full strength heading into Thursday nights match-up looking to advance to the semi-finals of the C-USA tournament.

One stat that sticks out from this game is that Western Kentucky shot just 16% (3-18) from the 3 point line against North Texas. That should change this game and lead to a win for Western Kentucky.

The winner of this game will go on to play the winner of (3) Southern Miss. and (6) Marshall on Friday at 3 PM.

Here is a view of the bracket as it currently stands:

WKU Basketball | North Texas vs. FIU Preview

Tonight in the opening round of the C-USA tournament, (7) FIU vs. (10) North Texas. The winner will face WKU Thursday night. Tonight’s game will tip-off at 8:30 PM CT on ESPN+

North Texas (10)

photo via: espn.com

North Texas (20-11) overall and (8-10) in C-USA. With wins over New Mexico, Indiana State, and Southern Miss. Earlier this season North Texas lost to FIU (69-59).

They are led by Freshmen Guard Umoja Gibson (12.5 ppg, 2.7 rebs.) and Junior Guard Ryan Woolridge (11.7 ppg, 5.9 rebs.)

FIU (7)

photo via: CBSsports.com

Florida International (19-12) overall and (10-8) in C-USA. With wins over Western Kentucky, LA-tech, and Youngstown State. Earlier this season FIU beat North Texas (73-58) on March 9th.

The panthers are lead by Senior Guard Brian Beard (17.4 ppg, 6.1 ast.) and Junior Forward Devon Andrews (15 ppg, 5.2 rebs.)

Prediction

I expect a close game until the final 5 minutes with FIU pulling away at the end. Final score (FIU 75 NT 66)

How does this affect WKU?

photo via: ESPN.com

IF FIU defeats North Texas tonight that will set the table for a WKU vs FIU rematch Thursday night @8:30 PM CT on Stadium. On January 17th FIU defeated WKU (77-76). The Hilltoppers will be looking for revenge with their season on the line.

2 Takeaways From Day 1 of Spring Football Practice

WKU football opened spring practice on Tuesday afternoon.

photo via: southstate.us

1. Manny Allen is going to be very good

photo via: 247sports.com

Manny was heavily recruited by several power 5 schools such as, Illinois, Cal, Ole Miss, Oregon, Nebraska, and Utah. He is ranked as WKUs highest ever rated recruit by 247sports.com. I expect Manny to start as a freshmen and make a big impact in WKUs offense.

2. Kevaris Thomas can throw the deep ball

photo via: 247sports.com

Last season was Thomas’ redshirt season at Western Kentucky where he appeared in 3 games attempted 6 passes for 18 yds and 1 TD. Look for Thomas to take the back up spot this season behind graduate transfer QB Ty Storey and become our QB of the future.

2019 WKU Connections Bowling Green Food Bracket Champion! Mister B’s!

The people of Bowling Green have spoken.

via @WKUConnect

The 2019 WKU Connect BG Food Bracket now has a winner. Mister B’s Pizza and Wings located on 1945 Scottsville Road edged out competitors such as Griff’s Deli, GADs Dounuts, and Montana Grille.

The voting took place on twitter this past week and totaled over 6,500 votes. You can follow us here: https://twitter.com/wkuconnect

Kentucky’s richest man and you’ve never heard of him.

photo via: weathx.com

B. Wayne Hughes was named the richest person in Kentucky. He’s worth an estimated $2.8 billion. Hughes is the founder of Public Storage, the largest self-storage company in the United States and lives in Lexington.

He ranks #417 on the Bloomberg billionaires list.

Who Knew there was that much money in Self-Storage?