Earlier this week I posted this question to the Twitter account and received some great responses. So I wanted to ask you, Who was/is your favorite person to watch WKU games with? And why?
After reading a little more into singer/songwriter and fellow Kentuckian Tyler Childers I read that he attended WKU straight out of High School (even though it only was one semester). The link to that article can be found here
The article goes on to state that Childers a native of Lawrence county, Kentucky,. Came back home after dropping out of school and tried to figure out what he wanted to do, working odd jobs before his music finally took off. (I think he’s doing just fine now).
Childers most recent album “Pugatory” went on to debut at #1 on the billboard heatseekers chart in 2017 and #17 on the country music chart. Childers truly is grateful of his fans-
Here you can listen to one of Tylers biggest hits “Feathered Indians”-
This weekend is the 145th annual running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill downs in Louisville, KY.
A local western Kentucky horse owner from Madisonville, KY, Chester Thomas, owns the 3 year old colt By My Standards.
Earlier this morning the post positions for the derby were announced-
By My Standards opened at odds of 20-1, since then the line has moved down to around 15-1. So if you don’t have anyone to cheer for or place a little money on this weekend, By My Standards is now your horse.
On March 18, 1971 The Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers coached by John Oldham took on the University of Kentucky coached by Adolph Rupp.
The game took place in Athen, GA and the Hilltoppers came out on top 107-83. This season was WKU head coach John Oldhams final season as head coach of the Hilltoppers.
Jim McDaniels- 35 pts
Jim Rose- 25 pts
Clarence Glover- 18 pts
Yesterday, it was reported by Adam Zagoria of the New York Times, that St. Johns G LJ Figueroa was on his way to visit Western Kentucky.
The 6’6 195 pound guard from Lawrence, MA averaged 14.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, & 1.7 apg last season. As of right now, LJ would have to sit out a year due to the NCAA’s transfer rule.
Tuesday afternoon WKU Softball completed their sweep of rival MTSU (6-4). With this win Western Kentuckys record goes to (33-9) overall and puts the Hilltoppers in first place of the East division in CUSA.
WKU is set to take on Austin Peay at home Wednesday in a double header starting at 4 pm.
Following todays game, WKU softball stopped by to spend some time with Coach T’s mom in Nashville.
1. Dazon Ingram has made up his mind.
Last night via his Twitter account Transfer Dazon Ingram announced he has made up his mind.
WKU reached out to Ingram shortly after the season ended. Took a visit shortly after Rick Stansbury had reached out.
The main schools in the recruitment of Ingram are WKU, Gonzaga, Alabama, Nevada, UAB, Murray State, and Florida.
Last Season Ingram averaged 7.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.6 apg for the Crimson Tide last season. Ingram being immediately eligible is huge for the WKU back-court next season. He will provide experience and athleticism at the Guard position for whatever school he chooses.
2. Curt Lewis has set a decision date.
Lewis announced yesterday evening via his twitter account that he will making his college decision this Saturday.
Lewis a 6’3 Guard from Louisville, Kentucky attended the same prep school as WKU center Charles Bassey (Aspire Academy).
He will be deciding between WKU, MTSU, UAB, EKU, and Jacksonville State. Right now I would say WKU is in the lead to land Lewis for next season.