WKU partners with HRL to bus students to WKU-UK game

Cole Claybourn

WKU on Sunday made it further possible for students to attend Thursday night’s game between WKU and Kentucky at L.P. Field in Nashville.

Athletics Director Ross Bjork announced via Twitter that WKU is partnering with Housing and Residence Life to sponsor two charter buses to take residential students to the game in Nashville free of charge.

The first 100 residential students to respond to [email protected] with their full name, WKU 800 number, Residence Hall and room number and cell phone number will have a seat reserved on one of the buses.

The buses will leave at 5 p.m. from between Bates Runner Hall and Parking Structure 1 and will return to Nashville after the game.

“Please keep in mind, however, this is not an excused reason to be absent from class,” WKU said in a release on wkusports.com.

WKU on Wednesday lifted the cap of 4,000 students gaining free admission to Thursday’s game and announced that all students would get into the game for free with their WKU student ID.

“We didn’t want to give any excuses,” Bjork said on Wednesday. “Let’s eliminate as many as we could.”

The Hilltopper Athletic Foundation is also organizing a bus to take fans to the game and back to Bowling Green for $20 a person.

Bjork said on Wednesday that his goal is to see 5,000 students to attend the game. President Gary Ransdell said he’d like to see 10,000 at the game.

“Why not?” Ransdell said. “It’s free. It’s in Nashville. Go to a ballgame. Have some fun. I want it to be a great experience for our fans and I want to turn that Titans stadium absolutely red on that evening.”

The deadline to respond to the email and reserve a seat on the bus is 5 p.m. Tuesday.