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Today@WKU: September 7, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 7, 2017.

WKU News

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WKU Sports

  • Hilltopper Basketball Legend Jim McDaniels Passes Away: WKU Hilltopper Basketball legend Jim McDaniels – one of the finest players to ever represent the historic program – passed away Wednesday evening in Bowling Green. He was 69. McDaniels, a 7-foot center from just down the road in Scottsville, Ky., finished his WKU career with 2,238 points, which ties for the all-time program record.

  • Football Practice Report: Among the WKU Football first-timers to take the field last Saturday vs. EKU were defensive coordinator Clayton White and defensive back Devon Key. Although neither is in their first year on The Hill, the two talked about what it was like to don the Red and White in their current roles.
  • Maverick Darling Hired As WKU Track & Field/Cross Country Assistant Coach: Maverick Darling has been hired as an assistant coach for both the WKU Track & Field and Cross Country programs WKU head coach Erik Jenkins announced Tuesday. Darling will help lead the Hilltoppers’ distance programs and brings a resume full of collegiate and professional achievements to The Hill.

More: For updates on WKU Athletics, follow @WKUSports on Twitter or WKU Athletics on Facebook.

WKU in the News

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

Thursday, Sept. 7

  • 10 a.m.: WKU South Campus Student Information Fair. WKU South Campus. Contact Jan Duvall, (270) 780-2536.
  • 11:30 a.m. (ET): Northern Kentucky Area High School Honors Luncheon. Receptions, 1379 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 5 p.m.: Visit Day. WKU Glasgow. Contact WKU Glasgow, (270) 861-6900.
  • 6:30 p.m. (ET): DiscoverWKU Northern Kentucky: Receptions, 1379 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 7 p.m.: International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina Film Festival: 10 Minutes and No Man’s Land. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.

Friday, Sept. 8

  • 11 a.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. East Tennessee State. Part of the Holiday Inn-University Plaza Invitational. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 6 p.m.: WKU Soccer vs. Vanderbilt. WKU Soccer Complex. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Pittsburgh. Part of the Holiday Inn-University Plaza Invitational. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.

For upcoming events: Visit the What’s Happening at WKU page, Events@WKU page or WKU’s online events calendar 

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