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WKU athletics announced Thursday a total of 53 student-athletes represent the department’s highest cumulative grade point average for a graduating class since 2013. Athletes will have their degrees conferred this spring and summer.
Conference USA announced Friday a total of 45 WKU student-athletes have earned the 2019-20 C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better during the 2019-20 academic year. The WKU women's soccer program led the way with 11 honorees, while 12 WKU sport …
Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly attributed a quote to WKU Associate Athletic Director for Communications and Media Relations Zach Greenwell when Greenwell wasn't actually interviewed for this piece. The story has been updated and the Herald regrets this error.
Editor’s note: This story originally ran online on Thursday, March 12, which was the day the Conference USA Tournament was canceled due to COVID-19. It has since been edited for clarity, and additional information that wasn’t initially available has been inserted.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of everyday life in the United States, including sports at all levels of competition. WKU Athletics is no exception, and the department has been working overtime to deal with the punches the coronavirus has already thrown at it.
WKU Athletics announced Thursday a total of 163 student-athletes earned Commissioner's Honor Roll recognition from Conference USA.
After a miracle run through the SiriusXM Mascot Bracket, 16th-seeded Big Red wasn’t able to pull off an unblemished 7-0 Cinderella run in postseason play, instead finishing as the national runner-up in a high-scoring poll that was marred by formally investigated allegations of voter fraud.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story reported WKU “broke even” on athletics for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. The athletics budget was balanced by a combined subsidy of about $17.5 million from university funds and mandatory student fees in addition to $3.8 million in indir…
After beginning the postseason as a notable snub in the Sirius XM Mascot Bracket, 16th-seeded Big Red has pulled off an unprecedented 6-0 Cinderella run in postseason play, one that has been matched only by its impending opposition in the national title contest — fellow No. 16 seed Brigham Y…