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Wells tosses four touchdown passes in college debut, Marshall coasts to 59-0 victory over EKU

KyForward staff HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The good news for Eastern Kentucky University is that for three hours Saturday afternoon, a national television audience watched its football team square off against Marshall. The bad news is that Marshall freshman quarterback Grant Wells passed for 307 yards and four touchdowns as the Thundering Herd coasted to a 59-0 win over EKU at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Wells,...

Kentucky adds University of Alabama-Birmingham and Marshall to non-conference basketball schedule

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky’s non-conference basketball schedule is almost complete. The Wildcats added the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) and Marshall to the slate it was announced Tuesday by the school. Kentucky will host the Blazers on Dec. 6 and Marshall on Dec. 29. Coach John Calipari shouts instruction in Kentucky’s win over UAB last year. The Wildcats will play the...

WKU’s Pate voted to All-Conference USA Preseason Team; Hilltoppers picked fifth in East Division poll

Western Kentucky University offensive tackle Miles Pate has been voted to the 2019 All-Conference USA Preseason Team by the league coaches. Pate, a senior and a native of Lawrenceville, Ga., joined four other senior offensive linemen who made up the squad that was chosen by C-USA’s 14 head coaches. As a redshirt junior, Pate started all 12 games and played 893 of 898 offensive snaps at the right...

University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service offers short woodland management course

By Carol Lea Spence Special to KyForward Woodland owners who are wondering how to get the most from their property can benefit from attending one of three University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service short courses tailored to their region. A forest in Eastern Kentucky (photo by Matt Barton). “Folks aren’t always aware of all the resources that are available to help them achieve their objectives,”...

Unpredictable, but tough Wildcats seek strong showing in NCAA softball tournament

By Keith Taylor KyForward Senior Sports Writer Kentucky softball coach Rachel Lawson isn’t sure what to expect when the Wildcats open the NCAA Tournament against DePaul Friday. “They are unpredictable,” Lawson said earlier this week. “There’s nothing I guarantee that we’re going to do.” Kentucky pitcher Meagan Prince and the Wildcats will take on DePaul Friday in the opening round of...