BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – It’s Red vs. White this Saturday on The Hill as first-year head
coach Mike Sanford and the two-time Conference USA Champion Hilltoppers wrap up
spring practices with their final scrimmage, set for 3 p.m. from Houchens
Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
WKU Athletics will continue to monitor the weather for Saturday and announce any
changes as soon as possible via e-mail, social media and on WKUSports.com.
In Sanford’s first spring on The Hill, the program held a spring draft on Monday
evening as the coaching staff was split into two, and coordinators from both sides
of the ball built their squads. Offensive coordinator Junior Adams will serve as the
head coach of the White team, while defensive coordinator Clayton White will serve
as head coach of the Red 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’s 2016 senior class will be honored, and Sanford will also unveil a new
game week tradition for the Hilltoppers.
At stake for both teams, the dinner menu for that evening. The winners of Saturday’s
game will eat “in the penthouse,” as Sanford has referred to it, where they will
dine on steak and seafood at his home. The losers get their pick of hamburgers and
The first 1,000 fans into the stadium will receive a free red “Back2Back” tank top,
commemorating WKU’s consecutive conference titles, and the first 2,000 fans will
receive “Back2Back” decals. Parking, admission and tailgating to the game will be
free. Tailgating will only be allowed on paved lots around Houchens-Smith Stadium.
WKU’s spring equipment sale will open at 8 a.m. on the southeast concourse, closest
to Avenue of Champions, and run through the duration of the game. Sale items include
various WKU t-shirts, polos, jerseys and jackets along with cleats and running
shoes. Prices will range from $25 for a clothing grab bag (jerseys excluded) to $75
for jerseys worn by the Hilltoppers from 2013-15. The sale will also include jerseys
and apparel from other sport programs including volleyball and baseball.
Cash and credit cards will be accepted.
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