BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU’s annual Fan Fest returns to E.A. Diddle Arena on Saturday,
August 10, as first-year head football coach Tyson Helton and his team, as well as
Lady Topper soccer and volleyball, welcome Hilltopper Nation from 2 pm. to 4 p.m.,
for the annual kickoff event.
Highlighted by autographs and interactive stations with the entire 2019 Hilltopper
football squad, it will be a carnival atmosphere inside Diddle Arena with
inflatables, face painting, balloon artists and more. The Lady Topper soccer and
volleyball teams will also be on-hand to sign autographs.
Fans will have their first opportunity to get their hands on the brand new 2019
schedule posters and purchase season tickets for both Football and Volleyball.
Head volleyball coach Travis Hudson and his squad will also hold an intrasquad
scrimmage from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the auxiliary gym that will be open to the
Fans can park in both parking garages around Diddle Arena and enter through the US
Bank entrance, near the WKU Ticket Office. The first 500 fans in the door can also
take advantage of free ice cream provided by Chaney’s Dairy Barn as well.
The 2019 football season, presented by LifeSkills, begins with a 6:30 p.m. kickoff
on Thursday, August 29 vs. Central Arkansas at Houchens-Smith Stadium. WKU returns
16 starters on offense and defense, the third-most nationally, while the team’s 10
returning starters on offense rank as the most in the nation.
Entering his 25th season at the helm of the Lady Topper volleyball program, Hudson
has led the Red and White to eight of a possible 10 Conference USA championships
since joining the league prior to the 2014 campaign. WKU opens its season on Aug. 30
against Loyola in Toledo, Ohio, before making its home debut on Sept. 10 vs. Eastern
Head coach Jason Neidell’s Lady Topper soccer team is set to begin its 2019 campaign
with an exhibition contest against Murray State on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at the WKU
Soccer Complex. The squad will remain at home for its regular-season opener on Aug.
22 at 7 p.m. against Belmont to kick off the 19th season in program history.