May 2020 Articles


Dedra Adler named head coach of Lady Cougar Basketball

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 29, 2020 1:13 PM

Dedra ‘DK’ Basham Adler was a standout player for the Lady Cougars in the late 90s before playing college basketball in Illinois. She was head coach of the Russellville Lady Panthers from 2005-13. In the previous five years, the program had suffered a record of 23 wins and 98 losses. The...

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Former Big Ten starting QB transfers to WKU

By Bryan Fyalkowski

Posted on May 27, 2020 10:27 AM

  Graduate transfer quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome has signed with WKU Football, it was announced Sunday afternoon. Pigrome – a Birmingham, Ala., native – was previously with the University of Maryland, where he accumulated 2,407 total yards of offense in 34 games, seven&nbs...

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WKU honoring 16 greatest Topper teams ever, including players from Logan

By Zach Greenwell, WKU Athletics Information

Posted on May 22, 2020 3:43 PM

  The WKU Alumni W-Club announced Thursday the 16 great athletic teams that will make up the multi-year inaugural class of the WKU Athletic Hall of Fame Teams. The W-Club expanded the Athletic Hall of Fame last year to for the first time induct great teams, not just individuals. Recognition ...

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Larry Johnson was arguably best Panther football player ever

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 16, 2020 6:24 PM

In my 1976 publication Football City about the first 41 years of Russellville High School football, I wrote, “There was never another Russellville player who so singly dominated the action as did Larry Johnson.” Forty-five seasons later, which have included three state championships and ...

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Finley Baird leaving Lady Cougar coaching after 7 successful seasons

By Jim Turner

Posted on May 9, 2020 3:54 PM

  Logan County High School announces that Girls Basketball Coach Finley Baird has stepped down as head coach of the Lady Cougars. According to Athletic Director Greg Howard, Coach Baird has decided to dedicate this upcoming year to her son Ashton and support him even more in his senior year....

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Joiner one of WKU senior golfers returning for another year

By Dana Brown

Posted on May 5, 2020 10:03 AM

  Spread out across the country, WKU Golf learned of its fate. The Lady Topper squad was on its spring break trip, six of them relaxing in a condo in Florida on their day off. The men’s team had just split up after an event at the beginning of the week. Some were at home, some were on ca...

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