Big Red’s Reads: The Best WKU Articles (So Far) of 2017

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Here at The Towel Rack, we want to become a go-to source for finding information about WKU Sports to help grow the fan base and help them stay current on various Hilltopper related information. Soon we will be launching a weekly or bi-weekly link dump on the site for fans to stay current on various articles that are WKU related.

The majority might come from the Bowling Green Daily News and WBKO but our staff (and hopefully our followers) will try to find as much information across the internet about WKU’s Football, Men’s Basketball, ProTops, C-USA & other various sports related to the Tops.

With that in mind here are the best articles about WKU Sports, thus far, in 2017:

Ben Roberts of the Lexington Herald Leader discusses Taveion Hollingsworth as he was preparing for Kentucky Derby Festival All Star game

Today’s U discusses Mitchell Robinson’s future impact & why going to WKU is such a big deal

Mid Major Madness ranks WKU # 17 in the Way Too Early Mid Major Power Rankings for next season.

Hannah Page wrote an excellent piece on the History of the WKU basketball program for Inside Hilltopper Sports (WKU’s Rivals site).

Football recruiting in Kentucky could be getting more competitive and WKU’s efforts might be most affected.

CBS ranks QB tiers for 2017 & Mike White garners high praise

Football Study Hall takes an analytical approach to QB production and realizes Mike White had an awesome 2016 season.

Brad Stephens talks to Todd Stewart about MTSU & Old Dominion games being moved to Friday night.

Chad Bishop speculates how WKU’s defense could be a strength in 2017.

Hannah Page at WKU Rivals wrote another great feature, this time about WKU Football’s history.

SB Nation’s Bill Connelly wrote a great 2017 WKU football preview that breaks it down analytically & shows the current state of the program heading into the new season.

WKU makes the top tier of SB Nation’s 2017 C-USA power rankings.

The South Bend Tribune examines how Mike Sanford is transitioning to being a Head Coach at 35 years old.

Underdog Dynasty examines the downfall of the American Sports Network and how the new conglomerate that is taking its place will impact C-USA and other G5 conferences.

Underdog Dynasty also examines whether it is good to have coaching stability at a G5 program or be a stepping stone program.

The Underdog Dynasty staff sees WKU’s stock as a program declining or staying the same.

USA Today put together a four-part NFL Draft diary of Taywan Taylor highlights his path from a rough neighborhood in Louisville’s west end to choosing football over basketball to WKU and his future in professional football. (Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4.)

Rick Bozich of WDRB in Louisville examines how Forrest Lamp became a top NFL prospect despite being undersized and unheralded in high school.

Evan Heichelbach of the WKU Herald explains how the Nike apparel deal validates WKU’s recent success.

Sports Illustrated grades the Forrest Lamp pick as an A for the Chargers and the Taywan Taylor as a B+ for the Titans


If you ever come across an interesting WKU-related article, send it our way via twitter.

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