Four Hilltopper Greats To Be Inducted Into WKU Athletic Hall of Fame

By: Kyle Neaves - WKU Athletic Media Relations
By: Kyle Neaves - WKU Athletic Media Relations

Bowling Green, Ky. — Four great names in the history of Western Kentucky University athletics will be inducted as the 23rd class into the WKU Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies set for Homecoming Weekend this fall.

The 2013 class includes Brandi Beckwith Carey (swimming), Romeo Crennel (football), James Edwards (football) and Dr. Curtiss Long (track and cross country coach).

The induction of the 2013 class brings the number of former WKU athletes and coaches who have earned berths in the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame since its founding in 1991 to 134.

The 2013 class will be inducted in ceremonies highlighting the annual W-Club Homecoming Brunch, set for 10 a.m. (CDT), Saturday, Oct. 26, on the main floor in E.A. Diddle Arena on the WKU campus in Bowling Green.

Tickets for the event, which is open to the general public, are $15 each and can be purchased and/or reserved:

• online at (click on “Events”, scroll down the list and click on “W-Club Homecoming Brunch”; then click on the “Registration” box and fill out the reservation form)

• by calling 1-888-WKU-ALUM (1-888-958-2586) or, locally in the Bowling Green area, 745-4395;

• or, by contacting either W-Club Treasurer Bill Edwards (270-745-6026; or W-Club Secretary Paul Just (270-792-4247;

Each W-Club member who has paid his/her 2013-14 dues is entitled to two complimentary tickets to the event; however, seating is limited and reservations MUST be made — either online or with Edwards or Just — to ensure seating is available. Non-members, and the general public, are welcome, but must purchase tickets — either online (see above) or with Edwards or Just. Letterwinners who have not yet paid their ‘13-14 dues may do so online via credit card or at the door with a prior reservation.

The inductees will also be honored in ceremonies on Jimmy Feix Field at halftime of the annual Homecoming Football Game, set to kickoff at 3 p.m., that afternoon. New Head Coach Bobby Petrino will pit his Hilltoppers against Sun Belt Conference foe Troy at Houchens Industries - L.T. Smith Stadium. Tickets for the game are available by calling 1-800-5-BIG-RED (or 270-745-5222). A reminder: W-Club members with a valid 2013-14 membership card are entitled to one free ticket to the football game as well. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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