WKU Football Closes Out Second Week of Preseason Prep

By: Robert Sampson - WKU Athletic Media Relations
By: Robert Sampson - WKU Athletic Media Relations

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Football held its final open practice of the preseason prior to the game with Kentucky on Aug. 31 on Saturday morning, closing out the second week of preseason practice. WKU Football fans were invited to attend all practices from Aug. 5 through Aug. 17 as the team went through workouts and scrimmages.

WKU players and Petrino also had a chance to meet the fans following practice at the WKU Football Fan Fest. The event was held at the WKU Knicely Conference Center, located at WKU’s South Campus. The event was attended by approximately 3,000 fans and included an autograph session and family-friendly activities.

COLLEGE COLORS DAY SPIRIT CUP CONTINUES: Western Kentucky University is participating in the second annual College Colors Day spirit competition and is asking for fan support to help win the national Spirit Cup award, which includes $10,000 toward the general scholarship fund. By visiting facebook.com/collegecolorsday, Hilltopper fans can register to vote for WKU as the school with the most college spirit and loyal fan base. After placing a vote, fans will have the opportunity to win prizes and discounts through an instant win game, view and submit photos to the College Colors Day fan photo gallery, and download a custom Facebook cover photo promoting WKU for College Colors Day.

The Facebook-based rivalry competition, which includes more than 160 participating colleges and universities and is an element of this year’s 2013 College Colors Day celebration, kicks off Monday, August 12 and runs through 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, August 29. Fans can vote once each day and can check who is winning the competition nationally and within each conference. The winner will be announced on College Colors Day on Friday, August 30.

In addition, several local retailers have announced that they will participate in offering a 10 percent discount on College Colors Day. The list can be found online at www.wkusports.com.

TICKET INFORMATION: Season tickets, single-game tickets and tickets for the opener in Nashville are on sale now through WKUSports.com, by visiting the WKU Ticket Office in E.A. Diddle Arena or by calling 1-800-5 BIG RED. WKU opens the 2013 season on Saturday, Aug. 31 when the Hilltoppers face Kentucky at LP Field in Nashville at 6:00 p.m. CT

Tickets can be purchased through the WKU Ticket Office in E.A. Diddle Arena in person, by phone at 1-800-5-BIG-RED or online via www.wkusports.com.

Tickets for the Kentucky game are priced at $67 for club level, $47 for lower level sideline, $32 for upper sideline and $22 for upper corner seats for the Kentucky game. Parking passes for this game may be ordered through Ticketmaster.com or through the WKU Ticket Office. The first 4,000 WKU students at the game on August 31 with a valid ID will receive a free ticket to the game. After 4,000, student tickets will be $13.

For complete coverage of WKU Football, visit www.wkusports.com, or follow the program on Twitter via @WKU_Football or @CoachPetrinoWKU.

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