Conference USA announced its 2021 Preseason Watch List on Monday, which includes WKU Football players Bailey Zappe, Cole Spencer, DeAngelo Malone, Antwon Kincade and Brayden Narveson. Each of the league’s 14 teams had five selected as key players to watch ahead of the season.
Former WKU Football player and assistant coach Romeo Crennel and two other individuals with Hilltopper ties were among six announced today for selection into the 2021 class of the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame, as announced by the Louisville Sports Commission.
Since there wasn’t any baseball Monday, the fans were treated with double the fun Tuesday night as the Hot Rods took on the Winston-Salem Dash for the first time in team history in a two seven-inning doubleheader.
Carter was a four-year starter for the Hilltoppers from 1973-76 while also serving as the team’s snapper on special teams. As a senior in 1976, he was chosen as a team captain and went on to earn AP Second Team All-American honors. He was named WKU’s Athlete of the Year for the 1976-77 campaign.
WKU Track & Field alumni Michelle Finn, Gavin Smellie and Martin Owusu-Antwi made their Olympic Track & Field rosters, making four former Hilltoppers set to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the end of July and into August.