Hilltoppers Practice Under the Lights On Wednesday

By: Chris Glowacki, WKU Athletic Relations
By: Chris Glowacki, WKU Athletic Relations

Bowling Green, Ky. — The Western Kentucky University football team took the field for the 20th time in fall camp on Wednesday, working out under the lights at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.

It marked the first time this fall — other than during two-a-days — that WKU has practiced in the evening.

“We try to change it up on our guys, not always practicing at the same time and getting them out here in some different environments,” explained head coach Willie Taggart. “It’s good to keep these guys on their toes, and see how they respond when different situations present themselves.”

The Toppers were back out on the field following a shortened practice on Tuesday. After about 30 minutes of work, Taggart and the coaching staff rewarded the team with some fun at the Raymond B. Preston Center pool on WKU’s campus.

“These guys have been working real hard, and they deserved a day off and a chance to have some fun. They’ve been really locked in and doing the work we need them to do,” said Taggart. “Now the key is how they respond to that day off. I have high expectations for this practice tonight.”

Following Wednesday night, only three practices remain until WKU breaks camp after Saturday morning’s workout. Camp will officially come to an end with the fourth annual Family Fun Day on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. (CDT) at Houchens-Smith Stadium. The free event will give WKU fans and opportunity to interact and get autographs from Hilltopper players and coaches. There will also be a Fun Zone set up for kids with activities including inflatable and face painting. Free Coke products and popcorn will also be provided to the first 500 fans. Fans are also encouraged to take advantage of a free tour of the WKU football facility. From 4-4:30 p.m., fans will have the opportunity to tour the WKU football weight room and training room, with picture opportunities available in the new, state-of-the-art facilities.

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