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WKU Through Rose-Colored Specs

July 14th, 2009 by admin · 2 Comments

Let’s see. First off, a monumental upset of Tennessee in Knoxville. Then, getting Big East power South Florida at home shouldn’t be a problem. No stumbles in the Sun Belt Conference, a road win at Navy is do-able. Yep, time to make reservations for the New Orleans Bowl next year.

For the first time, Western Kentucky University will be competing as a full-fledged Division I football school this fall. That means eligibility for a real bowl game.

The Hilltoppers have spent the last two years in a kind of NCAA purgatory, losing games and building up the football stadium. The school has scheduled drubbings the last few years against the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky and Virginia Tech.

Entering the Tennessee game Sept. 5, they carry the burden of an 8-game losing streak.

But the NCAA just announced Western’s admission into the big time, and that’s worth something.

Tags: Sports · WKU

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Steve Bittenbender // Jul 14, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Hey, they’re already considered the 119th-best school for the past decade. Not bad for the Toppers, considering this year will be their first real D I-A season.

    Only team below them? New Mexico State, the former haunting place of one Hal Mumme.

  • 2 Bruce Maples // Jul 14, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Since UT will be playing for their new coach, the (choose your adjective here) coach Kiffin, the Vols will probably be extra-fired up. No upset possibility there. (Although, if WKU were to pull the upset, UT might fire Kiffin right after the game, considering how much hope they have placed in him.)

    As a long-time Vol fan, but a grad of WKU, I hope WKU plays them close, loses, then wins the rest. :-)