December 2013 Articles
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Ole Miss holds off WKU by 5 in front of record Diddle crowd

By Michael Schroeder

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



A crowd of 7,523 at E.A. Diddle Arena, the largest non-conference home crowd for WKU since the arena renovations in 2002-03, was treated to a top-notch college basketball game Monday night, as Ole Miss earned a 79-74 win over WKU in a game that featured six ties and 13 lead changes. On th...

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Ole Miss, Henderson coming to Diddle Monday

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



The Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers will finish their 2013-14 non-conference schedule with a showdown against Ole Miss Monday night at 7 p.m. at E.A. Diddle Arena. A win against the Rebels would make WKU 9-4 entering conference play for the first time since the 2006-07 squad ...

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Panthers finish 3rd in Classic for what might be season turnaround

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



If the Russellville Panthers’ 2013-14 season turns out better than expected, we may look back on the final full week of 2013 as the turning point. Coach Phil Todd’s team had struggled in its first eight games, losing seven of them, with that lone victory coming narrowly over winless Todd...

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Toppers come back from 14 down to beat Murray

By Michael Schroeder

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



WKU trailed Murray State by 14 points midway through the first half, but the Hilltoppers outscored the Racers 43-31 in the second 20 minutes to complete the comeback and take a 71-64 decision Saturday afternoon at E.A. Diddle Arena. WKU improves to 7-4 with the win, and Murray State falls ...

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WKU & Murray to meet for the 151st time Saturday

By Michael Schroeder

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



One of the longest-running rivalries in college basketball is renewed for the 151st time Saturday afternoon, as WKU and Murray State face off at E.A. Diddle Arena at 1 p.m. The Hilltoppers lead the all-time series between the two former Ohio Valley Conference foes 97-53, including a ...

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Optimist Tri-Star Basketball Clinic & Contest Jan. 4

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Russellville Optimist Club will conduct its Tri-Star Basketball Clinic and Contest at Russellville High School’s Jim Young Gymnasium of Saturday, Jan. 4, beginning at 8:45 a.m. Youngsters ages 8-13 will compete in age and gender groups in passing, dribbling and shooting. No fee will be charge...

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Speaking of Sports, 13th District basketball teams struggling

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



In its infancy, the 2013-14 high school basketball season is as shaky as a toddler taking its first steps in the Land of Logan. The third Tuesday of the season finds the four teams representing Russellville and Logan County struggling with a combined 1-16 record. The Russellville Panthers have the ...

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Teams open FSNB Christmas Classic Thursday, Dec. 26

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Teams from Russellville and Logan County will join 12 other teams in opening play in the First Southern National Bank Christmas Class 2013 on Thursday, Dec. 26. Eight boys teams and eight girls teams are part of the annual event played at both high schools’ gyms. The Panthers and Lady Panther...

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Toppers threaten early, fall to powerful Louisville

By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



T.J. Price scored 22 points and Chris Harrison-Docks had 10 points in 23 minutes in his debut in Red and White, as WKU fell on the road at defending national champion and sixth-ranked Louisville Saturday afternoon by a 79-63 count. The loss drops WKU's record to 5-4 on the season, and Louisville imp...

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Andrews, Boyd get top Sun Belt awards

By Kyle Neaves

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



WKU senior running back Antonio Andrews was named the Sun Belt Conference’s Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year while senior linebacker Xavius Boyd was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, along with four other All-Conference First Team selections, th...

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Hot Rods get new owners, to stay in BG

By Hank Fuerst

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



After five years as owner of the Bowling Green Hot Rods, Art Solomon is selling the successful Class A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays to another experienced minor league baseball team ownership group. Manhattan Capital Sports Acquisition, headed by Stuart Katzoff, has officially taken over ownersh...

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Toppers shut out when bowl bids handed out

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



With their late-game heroics against Sun Belt Conference foe Arkansas State, the WKU Hilltoppers (8-4, 4-3 SBC) wrapped up their final season as SBC members on a high note after setting 18 new offensive school records under first-year head coach Bobby Petrino. Arkansas State was invited to play in a...

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