Western Kentucky Hilltoppers http://wfpl.org en Western Kentucky Falls to Baylor in Women's NCAA Tournament http://wfpl.org/post/western-kentucky-falls-baylor-womens-ncaa-tournament <p>In their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2008, the Western Kentucky Lady Toppers lost Saturday to the Baylor Bears.</p><p>Western Kentucky end the season with a 24-9 record that included a Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship. It was the second season for head coach Michelle Clark-Heard, a former Western Kentucky player and Louisville Cardinals assistant coach.</p><p>Junior forward Chastity Gooch led Western Kentucky with 23 points, but two Baylor players—Nina Davis and Odyssey Sims—scored just over 30. Baylor won 87-74.</p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 01:43:27 +0000 Joseph Lord 8952 at http://wfpl.org Western Kentucky Falls to Baylor in Women's NCAA Tournament Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats Advance in Conference Tournaments http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cardinals-and-kentucky-wildcats-advance-conference-tournaments <p>Russ Smith scored a career-high 42 points and No. 5 Louisville cruised to a 94-65 victory over Houston on Friday in the semifinals of the inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament.</p><p>Luke Hancock and Montrezl Harrell both added 12 for the Cardinals, the tournament's second seed, who will face Connecticut in Saturday’s championship game in Memphis.</p><p>In Atlanta, James Young scored 21 points and Willie Cauley-Stein had six blocks as Kentucky pulled away to beat LSU 85-67 in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament.</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:43:23 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 8878 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats Advance in Conference Tournaments Former Louisville QB Jeff Brohm Replaces Bobby Petrino as Western Kentucky's Coach http://wfpl.org/post/former-louisville-qb-jeff-brohm-replaces-bobby-petrino-western-kentuckys-coach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former standout Louisville Cardinals quarterback Jeff </span>Brohm<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is the new head football coach for the Western Kentucky </span>Hilltoppers<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Brohm, 42, takes over a Hilltoppers team that finished 8-4—including a win over the Kentucky Wildcats—under Bobby Petrino, who was<a href="/post/interactive-timeline-bobby-petrinos-controversial-journey-back-louisville-cardinals"> introduced Thursday as the new head coach at Louisville.</a></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:44:33 +0000 Joseph Lord 8195 at http://wfpl.org Former Louisville QB Jeff Brohm Replaces Bobby Petrino as Western Kentucky's Coach Listen: Louisville Cardinals Fans React to Bobby Petrino's Hiring http://wfpl.org/post/listen-louisville-cardinals-fans-react-bobby-petrinos-hiring <p>Hundreds of Louisville Cardinals fans gathered Thursday afternoon at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.</p><p>They wanted to get a glimpse of UofL's new football coach. The guy who used to be UofL's&nbsp;football coach.</p><p class="c1"><span>I was among the crowd and spoke with some of the Louisville supporters to gauge&nbsp;how they felt about<a href="/post/petrino-introduced-cards-football-coach-says-time-its-destination-job"> the return of Bobby Petrino</a>&nbsp;for</span>&nbsp;this audio postcard.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:58:19 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8188 at http://wfpl.org Listen: Louisville Cardinals Fans React to Bobby Petrino's Hiring Interactive Timeline: Bobby Petrino's (Controversial) Journey Back to the Louisville Cardinals http://wfpl.org/post/interactive-timeline-bobby-petrinos-controversial-journey-back-louisville-cardinals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Bobby </span>Petrino<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;will be the Louisville Cardinals' football coach for the second time, the<a href="http://www.gocards.com/ot/bobby.html"> school announced Thursday.</a></span></p><p>Petrino, 52, has the best win percentage of any Louisville Cardinals football coach and led the team to a major postseason victory in the Orange Bowl. He had a 41-9 record during his first tenure with UofL from 2003 to 2006. In all, he has 83 career win and is known for his team's offensive prowess.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:34:34 +0000 Joseph Lord 8174 at http://wfpl.org Interactive Timeline: Bobby Petrino's (Controversial) Journey Back to the Louisville Cardinals Find Out How UofL, UK and Others Spend on Athletics, Academics With New Knight Database http://wfpl.org/post/find-out-how-uofl-uk-and-others-spend-athletics-academics-new-knight-database <p>The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has gone live with a massive database on college athletics and academic spending.&nbsp;</p><p>The database includes information on all the larger schools &nbsp;in the region, including the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:11:06 +0000 Joseph Lord 7771 at http://wfpl.org Find Out How UofL, UK and Others Spend on Athletics, Academics With New Knight Database College Football: Cards Beat EKU; Kentucky Notches First Win; WKU Falls to Vols http://wfpl.org/post/college-football-cards-beat-eku-kentucky-notches-first-win-wku-falls-vols <p>Teddy Bridgewater threw four touchdown passes and John Wallace added three field goals as the number eight Louisville Cardinals defeated Eastern Kentucky 44-7 today at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.</p><p>U of L improves to 2-0 on the season heading into next week’s showdown with the University of Kentucky in Lexington.</p><p>The Wildcats (1-1) captured their first victory for new head coach Mark Stoops, defeating Miami (Ohio) 41-7 at Commonwealth Stadium.</p><p>The Cards and Cats will square off next Saturday at noon.</p> Sat, 07 Sep 2013 20:00:06 +0000 Rick Howlett 6754 at http://wfpl.org College Football: Cards Beat EKU; Kentucky Notches First Win; WKU Falls to Vols Controversial Coach Bobby Petrino's Return to Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/controversial-coach-bobby-petrinos-return-kentucky <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jeff </span>Brohm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was a star quarterback for the Louisville Cardinals in the </span>’90s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>These days, he’s the assistant head coach at a school a couple of hours south in Bowling Green—at Western Kentucky University.</p><p>And he sees similarities between UofL then and WKU now.</p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:45:23 +0000 Joseph Lord 6665 at http://wfpl.org Controversial Coach Bobby Petrino's Return to Kentucky Indiana University Wins Football Opener, 73-35 http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-university-wins-football-opener-73-35 The Indiana Hoosiers began their college football season with a record-breaking 73-35 win over visiting Indiana State Thursday night.<p> IU's Nate Sudfeld threw four touchdown passes, and Tevin Coleman rushed for 169 yards and two more touchdowns.<p> The Hoosiers (1-0) scored 45 points in the first half, their highest total since the school started keeping records in 1949, and broke the Memorial Stadium scoring record by topping the 69 points Nebraska scored in 1978.<p> IU returns to action next Saturday in Bloomington, hosting Navy.<p> The Louisville Cardinals open play this Sunday at Pap Fri, 30 Aug 2013 03:34:35 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 6658 at http://wfpl.org Indiana University Wins Football Opener, 73-35 Western Kentucky Officially Joins Conference USA http://wfpl.org/post/western-kentucky-officially-joins-conference-usa <p>An increased opportunity to land spots in football bowl games appears to be a major factor behind <a href="/post/report-wku-moving-conference-usa">WKU's move to Conference USA. </a>The school announced this afternoon it will leave the Sun Belt conference and compete in C-USA starting in the summer of 2014.</p><p>Conference USA currently has five bowl game contracts, though those deals have to be re-negotiated heading into the 2014 season. WKU will join other former members of the Sun Belt in C-USA, including Middle Tennessee and Florida International.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:48:21 +0000 Kevin Willis | Kentucky Public Radio 4777 at http://wfpl.org Western Kentucky Officially Joins Conference USA