Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers http://wfpl.org en Louisville Cardinals to Face Miami in Russell Athletic Bowl; No Bowl Bid For WKU http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cardinals-face-miami-russell-athletic-bowl-no-bowl-bid-wku <p>Louisville will play Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl Dec. 28 in Orlando.</p><p>The Cards accepted their bowl bid last week and found out today they will face the Hurricanes.</p><p>The 18th-ranked Cardinals (11-1) entered the preseason as the American Athletic Conference favorite, but blew a 21-point lead in their lone loss of the season to Central Florida.</p><p>The loss also dealt a blow to the Heisman Trophy campaign for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 02:57:29 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 7832 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cardinals to Face Miami in Russell Athletic Bowl; No Bowl Bid For WKU Western Kentucky Tops Kentucky Wildcats 35-26 http://wfpl.org/post/western-kentucky-tops-kentucky-wildcats-35-26 <p>In college football, Western Kentucky beat Kentucky 35-26 Saturday night, making coach Bobby Petrino a winner in his debut on the Hilltoppers’ sideline.</p><p>The Hilltoppers also beat their in-state rival for a second straight year, though they didn't need overtime like they did last year in this win over the Southeastern Conference program. They outgained Kentucky 487-419 in total offense and held the ball for 35 minutes.</p><p>The loss ruined Mark Stoops’ head coaching debut at Kentucky.</p><p>Western Kentucky led throughout the game, which was played at LP Field in Nashville.</p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 03:21:50 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 6684 at http://wfpl.org Western Kentucky Tops Kentucky Wildcats 35-26