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SageOfZagville
03-21-2009, 06:22 AM
Western Kentucky on being a "Mid Major"

http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2009/03/21/sports/s1.txt

Western Kentucky on having a size disadvantage.

http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2009/03/20/sports/sports2.txt




Here also are some interesting articles from the Akron home town paper.

http://www.ohio.com/sports/zips/41547862.html

http://www.ohio.com/sports/41581822.html

SintoZag
03-21-2009, 10:40 AM
Did anyone else see this article at the end of the above clip?

Apparently in Kentucky the legal system sometimes works very slowly and at other times works very quickly! Interesting.

Slaughter arrested on Tuesday for ‘failure to pay a fine.’

Western Kentucky guard A.J. Slaughter was booked and released Tuesday from the Warren County Regional Jail, only hours before the Hilltoppers left Bowling Green for Portland, Ore., where they beat Illinois on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The 21-year-old Shelbyville product said after the game he had been sought for failing to pay a fine in connection with to a citation he received two years ago.

Slaughter said he received notice of the overdue fine the morning WKU was to leave for Portland, and the “paperwork” matter was handled before the Hilltoppers departed.

According to court records, Slaughter was cited for second-degree disorderly conduct Aug. 3, 2007, and was ordered to perform five hours of community service by Warren District Judge Sam Potter.

Court records indicate that a $100 bond set in the case by Potter Oct. 21, 2008, had gone unpaid until Tuesday.

“It’s a situation that happened two years ago,” Slaughter said. “It was a misunderstanding. It’s all taken care of, and I’m here to play basketball.”

WKU coach Ken McDonald said Slaughter’s playing status for the NCAA Tournament was never threatened by the matter.

RenoZag
03-21-2009, 11:06 AM
Still, WKU handled Illinois’ size on Thursday and generally has overcome such problems since its statement victory over Louisville earlier this year.

“I know if I can guard (Louisville center Samardo Samuels), I can guard anybody in the country,” 6-foot-5 WKU forward Steffphon Pettigrew said.

Look forward to seeing how Pettigrew does vs. Daye, Heytvelt, and Downs.