Hilltopper Hysteria Recruiting | WKU Connection

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UPDATED: Hilltopper Hysteria will take place tomorrow inside Diddle arena at 6 PM. We know the roster looks like for this season, but how is it shaping out in the seasons to come?

Here is a list of those known to be attending the event Thursday night.

  • Zion Harmon- 5’11 G Benton, KY (2021)
  • Isaiah Mason- 6’4 G Bowling Green, KY (2021)
  • James Jewell- 6’5 F Louisville, KY (2022)
  • Christian Spalding- 6’5 F Louisville, KY (2022)
  • Jaden Rodgers- 6’4 G Louisville, KY (2022)

The big question: Will JJ Traynor be in attendance?

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Though it has not been confirmed yet Traynor is not expected to be at Hysteria Thursday night. The 4 star’s interest in WKU has seemed to fade as other division 1 offers have started to roll in, most notably Louisville who is thought to be in the lead to land a commitment from Traynor.

UPDATE: Louisville head coach Chris Mack was in to visit Traynor early this morning. A scholarship offer was extended to Traynor.

Big Red Wave Coming To Nashville | WKU Connection

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We all know that WKU will be playing Louisville in Nashville Saturday at Nissan Stadium. Riding the high off a win Saturday night, 20,000 WKU fans are expected to pile in Saturday afternoon to watch the Hilltoppers beat the cards.

We want to know what will you be doing before the game and after. Going to broadway? Tailgating in the parking lot? Let us know!

The weather for Saturday’s game show hot and humid, but no chance of rain in the forecast.

Saturday night is expected to be crazy on broadway, with the Titans playing their home opener vs. Indianapolis on Sunday.

Tickets are still available for Saturday’s game here

See you in Nashville!

Updated FPI Predictions for WKU | WKU Connection

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After the second week of college football ESPN FPI has changed their numbers on who they believe will win each game. WKU is now favored in 5 of the remaining 10 games (UAB, ODU, Charlotte, FAU and MTSU). This jump is from the win last week so if WKU can win again this week you might see another game or 2 show WKU as a favorite. This is the only metric that we have to see where the computer believe the winner will be.

  • Week 3 vs Louisville is 22.5%
  • Week 4 vs UAB is 72.1%
  • Week 5 at ODU is 75.5%
  • Week 6 vs Army is 36.8%
  • Week 7 vs Charlotte is 73.0%
  • Week 8 at Marshall is 20.3%
  • Week 9 vs FAU is 55.4%
  • Week 10 at Arkansas is 26.1%
  • Week 11 Southern Miss is 30.1%
  • Week 12 vs MTSU is 51.9%

If this was the way it was to play out how would you view the season?

Week 3 USA Today Rankings | WKU Connection

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After week 2 USA Today ranks all 130 college football teams each week throughout the year. In week 1 they have WKU at 114, week 2 they had WKU ranked 130 . Now after week 2 is in the books WKU is now ranked 116 which is a 14 spot jump. If WKU can get a win this week they will expect to see a an even bigger jump, probably to around 90-95 range. Since Louisville is ranked 101. With week 2 win WKU ranks 12th in Conference USA ahead of FIU and Charlotte.

The full rankings are at the bottom of the page.

Louisville – 101st

UAB – 72nd

Old Dominion – 100th

Army – 23rd

FAU – 90th

Marshall – 70th

Charolette – 119th

Arkansas – 109th

Southern Miss 83rd

Middle Tennessee – 95th

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2019/09/09/college-football-re-rank-sees-lsu-surge-ahead/2256730001/

Louisville Opens As A 10 Point Favorite vs. Western Kentucky | WKU Connection

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WKU Football will meet Louisville in Nashville next Saturday September 14th.

The Cardinals open as a 10 point favorite vs Western Kentucky for Saturdays matchup. (via: Vegas Insider).

Both teams come in to Nashville off a win, Louisville beat instate Eastern Kentucky 42-0 on Saturday. And Western Kentucky defeated FIU 20-14 in Miami.

See you in Nashville!

Tickets for Louisville Game On Sale Now

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The game against Louisville in Bridgestone Arena now has tickets on sale to the public. This game will be on Nov. 29th game time hasn’t been announced yet. Tickets prices for court-side are $125 per ticket, 2nd and 3rd row are $100 each, lower level and club seats are $50 each, and 300 level are $35 for sideline and $25 for endzone. Lots of different options for tickets. Which do you think are the best deal?

Get your tickets at https://goto.ps/2zeDuvk

USA Today ranks all 130 College football teams going into 2019

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USA Today ranks all 130 college football teams each week throughout the year. In week 0 they have WKU at 114. That ranks 11th in Conference USA ahead of UTEP, Charlotte, and Rice. Taking a look at the WKU schedule here is where the teams that will line up against WKU ranks. Linked below is the full rankings 1-130.

Central Arkansas – NA

FIU – 62nd

Louisville 104

UAB – 51st

Old Dominion – 94th

Army – 18th

FAU – 58th

Marshall – 83rd

Charolette – 119th

Arkansas – 96th

Southern Miss 76th

Middle Tennessee – 92nd

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2019/08/19/college-football-1-130-re-rank-starts-clemson-alabama-top/2033468001/