Sports Briefs: Former WKU Star Rainey Making NFL Debut Sunday

Herald Staff

WKU alum Bobby Rainey will dress for his first NFL regular season game this Sunday in Houston.

Rainey was promoted to the Baltimore Ravens’ roster from its practice squad on Tuesday following news that Ravens cornerback LaDarius Webb had suffered a season-ending injury.

Baltimore plays the Houston Texans at noon on Sunday in Houston’s Reliant Stadium.

If active for the game, Rainey could see time either as a third-down running back or in various special teams roles.

However, Rainey’s fans in Bowling Green will have to go to a sports bar or upgrade their television package if they want to see the Ravens-Texans game on Sunday.

WNKY, Bowling Green’s CBS affiliate, will be showing the Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills game in that time slot.

WKU soccer taking on North Texas

WKU’s soccer team will play one of its toughest games of the year at 1 p.m. on Sunday against North Texas at the WKU Soccer Complex.

The Mean Green come into Bowling Green at 7-0-1 in the Sun Belt Conference this season, the league’s best record.

Senior forward Michelle Young’s nine goals and four assists lead North Texas in scoring.

WKU (10-4-2, 5-1-2 Sun Belt) is led in scoring by senior forward Amanda Buechel, who also has nine goals and four assists.

‘Syracuse 8’ member to speak Monday

Former Syracuse football player Gregory Allen will speak to two WKU classes on Monday.

Allen was part of a group known as the “Syracuse 8,” a group of Syracuse players that boycotted the 1970 season in a collective effort to demand change and racial equality within the football program.