UK women’s soccer’s home matchup with No. 25 Northwestern was canceled after only a half of play because of weather. But while it rained on the field, the cancellation didn’t dampen head coach Jon Lipsitz’s mood after the progress his team showed.
Western Kentucky is coming off one of the best seasons in school history, and look to prove they can do it again this year. The team is losing an All-America quarterback in Brandon Doughty but return most of their starters on offense with lineman Forrest Lamp ready to take a step toward being a bigger leader for the team during this transition.
The well runs deep in college football story lines around Kentucky. Beyond the bright lights of the state’s largest universities, here are some of the themes to keep an eye on around the commonwealth this fall:
After a disappointing finish to a promising 2015 season that saw the Colonels start 5-2 and nearly knock off Kentucky in Commonwealth Stadium before dropping three of their final four games, EKU fired eight-year head coach Dean Hood. The Colonels hired former University of Tennessee assistant coach Mark Elder to replace Hood and lead them on a quest for their first OVC title since 2011.