Colts Extend Former WKU Tight End Jack Doyle To 3 Year Extension | WKU Connection

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This afternoon the indiapolis colts announced they have extended former WKU TE Jack Doyle to a 3 year extension. This deal comes after the Los Angeles Rams decided to extend Tyler Higbee earlier this season. A good year to be former Hilltopper now in the NFL.

To this point Doyle has totaled 36 catches for 377 yards and 4 touchdowns in the 2019 season.

The extension is reportly a 3 year deal worth 21 million guaranteed with a possible for incentives bumping it up to 24 million. Currently 3 former Hilltopper Tight Ends are on active NFL rosters, Deon Yelder (Chiefs), Tyler Higbee (Rams), and Jack Doyle (Colts).

LISTEN: Rick Stansbury Previews Tonight's Volleyball Match-up + Arkansas Preview | WKU Connection

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Previewing Saturday’s match-up with undefeated Arkansas Rick Stansbury had this to say during his opening statement,

“I think the most important thing is we’ve got a bigger volleyball game than we do basketball game, don’t we? What an amazing job Coach Hudson and that staff and those players have done.”

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Stansbury even mentioned that he was cancelling a recruiting visit tonight to be in attendance. Coach Stansbury likely was scheduled to make the trip to Marshall County to watch 5 star recruit Zion Harmon, who the Hilltoppers have had on their radar since the spring.


Hilltopper Guards Josh Anderson and Camron Justice also spoke to the media following Stansbury’s press conference.

See you all in Diddle tonight and tomorrow night!

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LISTEN: WKU Volleyball Coach Travis Hudson Shares His Thoughts On The Atmosphere Inside Diddle Arena Thursday Night | WKU Connection

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After a 3-0 set sweep of Kennesaw State last night in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Western Kentucky Volleyball will look to advance to the sweet 16 with a victory tonight against the University of Louisville.

Western Kentucky (32-1) suffered their lone loss of the season to Louisville, they will look to avenge that loss tonight in Diddle Arena at 7:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased here.

Last night Western Kentucky set the record for a Volleyball match inside Diddle Arena (And i’d say that record will be broke again tonight).

Louisville also had this comment made following their win vs. Samford Thursday night.

See you in Diddle!

LISTEN: Rick Stansbury Breaks Down Tuesday Nights Loss To Wright State | WKU Connection

Many of you have been asking for Rick Stansbury’s thoughts on last nights loss.

Last night the official WKU Sports YouTube account posted Coach Stansbury’s postgame comments following a 74-76 loss to Wright State.

To say the least, right now would be that WKU Basketball fans are upset with this teams performance so far this season.


Western Kentucky Falls To Wright State 74-76 | WKU Connection

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What the hell did I just watch?

Western Kentucky falls to a Wright State squad who was missing one of their main pieces.

Some serious questions need to be answered about this team and where this program is headed.

Why the hell does Rick Stansbury not call a timeout with 5 seconds left down 2?

This is unacceptable coaching.

Why do we play a 2-3 zone?

Why do we not run the offense through Charles Bassey?

Why does Jordan Rawls not get more playing time?

All of these need to be answered if this team wants to even think about sniffing the NCAA tournament.

See you all in Diddle Saturday.

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4 Star Kyree Walker Update | WKU Connection

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Wouldn’t it be neat if Western Kentucky and Arkansas battle it out inside Diddle Arena Saturday night for 4 star SF Kyree Walker? Essentially that is what is happening Saturday night in Bowling Green.

Walker posted this to his social media account hinting a decision is coming soon.

As of now, If Walker was to enroll he would not be eligible until the start of the spring semester at Western Kentucky on January 27th. It is not set in stone that Walker will be attending any university as several rumors have him going overseas. If he were to take the college route I’d say it’s down to WKU and Arkansas.

Right now I’d lean toward Arkansas at 70% to land Kyree and Western Kentucky 30%

Willie Taggart’s Name Begins To Float Amongst CFB Head Coach Openings | WKU Connection

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Here at Western Kentucky we love Willie Taggart, he took a struggling Western Kentucky program and laid the foundation for a program that is built to last (Minus Mike Sanford). Willie took over a 0-12 WKU squad in 2009 to winning 2 games in his first season on the Hill and would finish his next 2 seasons with a 7-5 record (2011-2012) before taking over as the head man at South Florida.

In 2018 to much surprise Willie landed the job at arguably one of the Top 10 college football programs of all time in Florida State. Taggart’s stay in Tallahassee would be short lived, as he would be fired after a 9-12 start not even completing his 2nd season at Florida State.

At South Florida (2013-2016) Willie took a mediocre program over and won 10 games in his final season before taking the job at Oregon. While at Oregon Taggart would have a below average season to Oregon standards and finish 7-5 (2017).

With the 2019 college football season winding down chaos ensues, coaches begin to get fired and players enter their names into the NCAA transfer portal. This offseason Taggart’s name has been floated around programs like USF and ODU according to reports.

It is not known yet if Taggart is looking to jump back into coaching, but when he is, there will definitely be a spot for him.

Best of luck to Willie.