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2016 Schedule
11-3, 1st in C-USA - East
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13dTodd McShay

McShay's Top 32: Lamp one of best offensive linemen

All-American Forrest Lamp will most likely transition to guard in the NFL after a decorated career with the Hilltoppers. He rates as the top guard in this year's draft class.

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13dGordon McGuinness

Who are college football's most irreplaceable stars?

This spring, hundreds of NFL draft hopefuls will try to impress pro scouts after successful college careers. But who are the 10 most impossible-to-replace players?

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Senior Bowl: Three wide receivers that stood out on the practice field this week -- Ryan Switzer (UNC), Chad Williams (Grambling) and Taywan Taylor (WKU).

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32dAdam Rittenberg

Entrance exam: Grading the college football coaching hires

Time -- and wins and losses -- will ultimately tell if the hires during this coaching cycle made the dean's list, but it's not too early to review how the new 21 head coaches are doing so far.


Western Kentucky's Lamp a top prospect

Mel Kiper Jr. has OG Forrest Lamp as his No. 3 prospect in this year's Senior Bowl. Kiper calls Lamp his top-ranked guard, and he predicts Lamp's versatility will make for a long career at the next level. Senior Bowl top 15 (Insider)

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C-USA ties for most G5 bowl wins

Southern Miss, Western Kentucky, Louisiana Tech and Old Dominion won bowl games to give Conference USA a 4-3 bowl record. No other Group of 5 conference earned more wins.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Western Kentucky is hiring Northern Iowa co-offensive coordinator Ryan Mahaffey as tight ends coach, according to a source. WKU coach Mike Sanford knows Mahaffey from his time as a Notre Dame graduate assistant. Mahaffey played tight end at Northern Iowa and began his coaching career at his alma mater before joining the Notre Dame staff.

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Doyle a top tight end target for 2017?

If the Patriots re-sign Martellus Bennett, that would likely leave Indy's Jack Doyle as the top free-agent tight end available this offseason. That's quite a rise for a former undrafted free agent from Western Kentucky. Mort & Schefter's notebook

Western Kentucky tops Memphis to win Boca Raton Bowl (1:26)

Hilltoppers run successful fake kneeldown

This Western Kentucky fake kneeldown was so good that Memphis didn't know who the ball carrier was until it was too late.

Western Kentucky's offense dominates in bowl victory (1:17)
Trophy presentation for Western Kentucky's Boca Raton Bowl victory (4:02)

Wales adds exclamation point for WKU

The Hilltoppers increased their lead to 51-31 over Memphis in the Boca Raton Bowl with this rushing TD, Anthony Wales's school-record 27th of the season.


Memphis not giving up in Boca Raton Bowl

Riley Ferguson goes deep to Anthony Miller on fourth down for the duo's third touchdown of the game. Western Kentucky's lead is cut to 44-31 in the fourth quarter.


WKU's Wales adds to his school record

Western Kentucky's Anthony Wales's second TD of the game is his 26th rushing score of the season, a school record and most by a running back this season.