WKU football coach Bobby Petrino is bringing another former Louisville Cardinal to the Hill. Petrino will introduce his new offensive and defensive coordinators Wednesday afternoon at a news conference on campus.
Former U of L quarterback and offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm will be put in charge of the WKU offense. Brohm comes to Bowling Green after serving as offensive coordinator at Alabama-Birmingham.
Brohm is a Louisville native who played quarterback at U of L in the early 90s and played eight seasons in the NFL.
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This entry, which aired June 25, 2012, previewed former Western Kentucky University swimmer Claire Donahue as she prepared for U.S. Olympic team qualifying in Knoxville, Tennessee. Claire explained how being an Olympian was a life-long dream of hers, and she described all the work and sacrifice that goes into being an Olympic-caliber swimmer.
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The WKU men's and women's basketball teams recorded wins over visiting North Texas at E. A. Diddle Arena Saturday. In Louisville, the Cardinals built a big lead then held on to squeak by visiting Kentucky.
Freshman walk-on Percy Blade hit six clutch free throws down the stretch and the WKU men held off a second half rally from North Texas to beat the Mean Green 70-64. The win improves WKU's record to 10-5 overall and they remain undefeated in the Sun Belt Conference at 4-0.
WKU had a 13 point lead early in the second half but North Texas (5-8 overall, 0-2 in conference) went on a 23-9 run and grabbed the lead at 49-48 before the Hilltoppers pulled away for good. T.J. Price led Western with 16 points. Center Teeng Akol chipped in with 13 points.