BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Spring football with spring weather – we hope – comes to a
close on Saturday as WKU hosts its annual Red vs. White Spring Game at 2 p.m. inside
Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
It has been a spring of transition for the Hilltoppers under second-year head coach
Mike Sanford. After making the program’s fourth consecutive bowl trip, the
Hilltoppers are searching for a new starter at quarterback with the departure of
two-year starter Mike White, as well as consistency from its offensive line, depth
at wide receiver, and scattered new starters throughout a youthful defense.
The program also welcomed two new coaches to The Hill this spring in offensive line
coach TJ Woods and head strength coach Jason Veltkamp as well as promoted offensive
graduate assistant Matt Mitchell to quarterbacks coach.
While the work will continue into the summer and fall ahead of an August 31 opener
at Wisconsin, Saturday’s spring game will be an opportunity for the quarterbacks to
display their skillset as they will each lead teams.
On one side, senior Drew Eckels and sophomore Steven Duncan will command their
offense while freshman Davis Shanley has the sole reins of the other side. Scoring
during the Red vs. White game will be dictated based on the quarterback under
center, and defensive scores will count for the opposite team.
The team will run a full scrimmage on Saturday with the first half clock operating
as normal while the second half will have a running clock. At halftime of the spring
game, WKU will welcome back seniors from last year’s Cure Bowl team.
Parking and admission for the game is free. Gates open at Noon.
RED, WHITE, AND BREW 2018
In conjunction with the game, WKU’s Alumni Association and Young Alumni Council will
hold its annual Red, White, and Brew fest from 2 -5 p.m. across the street on south
lawn, featuring craft beers and local wines. Event attendees will also have access
to a special viewing area for the Red vs. White Game, and an event ticket includes
access to vendors and a complimentary meal.
For more information, click HERE.
COMPLETE NUTRITION STUDENT COMBINE
Complete Nutrition is kicking the day off at 11 a.m. with the first-ever Complete
Nutrition Hilltopper Student Combine where WKU students will have the chance to
compare their results to those of the Hilltoppers in the pros on Feix Field.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to Noon.