Big Red’s Reads: RIP Mitchell Henry, Kenny Perry Wins, Football Commit
Good evening WKU Fans! Hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July holiday. Since we posted last Friday, a lot of WKU related news has occurred. Here’s the rundown to start off your short week.
— On Friday morning, former WKU tight end Mitchell Henry lost his battle with Leukemia. He was only 24 years old and was not only a great player for WKU but also a great leader, teammate and person.
— Brad Stephens got reaction from Henry’s former teammates & coaches who will have fond memories of the former tight end.
— Brandon Doughty posted this great tribute to Henry (one of many) on twitter:
— On Sunday, ProTopper legend Kenny Perry won his second U.S. Senior Open at Salem Country Club (MA) by two strokes over Kirk Triplett.
— Golf Digest examines how Kenny went from thinking he was finished with the game to winning another Senior Major Championship.
— Here’s a quick highlight video of Perry’s win:
— June 30th marked the end of Gary Ransdell’s 20 year run as WKU President. All WKU Alumni & fans thank him for transforming the University for the better:
— Brad Stephens examines Ransdell’s impact on WKU athletics over the past 20 years.
— On July 1st, New President Tim Caboni took over. Good luck with helping WKU continue their upward trajectory in all areas:
— Chad Bishop explains how WKU is still trending upward in C-USA despite already achieving so much in their 3 seasons.
— Todd Stewart sat down with Spectrum Sports to discuss the state of WKU’s athletic program.
— WKUSports.com has undergone another site redesign and looks good thanks to Sidearm Sports.
— WKU Football got it’s sixth commitment on Sunday from three-star offensive tackle Troy Ingle of Plantation, Florida. It’s good to see the Florida pipeline stay strong for Mike Sanford.
— Joseph Nardone from Fan Rag Sports argues that Mitchell Robinson can change recruiting forever.
— Congrats to junior Molly Matney on winning the Miss Kentucky Pageant:
— The Comeback has reached Conference USA in their College Football Preview series, Here they explored the quarterback position across the Conference and are quite high on Mike White.
— They also examined the risers andfallers across the league.
— The WKU football players involved in the Pike House incident appeared in court today.
— One undervalued returnee for the WKU defense is defensive end Derik Overstreet, who was sneakily great last season:
— Matt Brown from Sports on Earth ranked Mike White as the #21 QB in the nation entering the season.
— Brad Stephens reviews Mike White’s time at the Manning Passing Academy.
— Underdog Dynasty lists WKU’s games against Illinois and Vanderbilt as potential C-USA vs. Power 5 upsets.
— Coaching Search examines the five common factors the past five Conference USA champions possessed.
— Anderson Miller hit his first Double-A Home Run yesterday:
— SB Nation once again examines what Big Red is…
— Mid-Major Madness picked WKU as the top mid-major in Kentucky in their 50 state list of top mid major teams.
— The Chargers team website give you Five Fun Facts about Forrest Lamp.
— The Titans team website gives an update on how Taywan Taylor has performed thus far this offseason.
— We explored the departure of Sophomore Damari Parris from the WKU Basketball team.
— Chad Bishop continues to track the basketball roster minus Parris.
— We also analyzed the reported departure of Assistant Coach Shammond Williams on Monday.
— Vegas Insider released their Conference USA gambling storylines for 2017.
— Rivals explores 6'2" Florida linebacker Mario Wright’s interest in WKU.
— Inside Hilltopper Sports posted a recruiting update on several talented prospects that are interested in WKU.
— Southern Miss will soon have to find a new apparel supplier after their contract with former WKU supplier Russell Athletic expires next June.
— Marshall Reserve Linebacker Damien Dozier was injured in a shooting near campus.
— Mike White excelled in the play-action passing game last season:
— Sports On Earth says that Middle Tennessee edges out WKU as the most entertaining team in Conference USA.