Athletics

Making New Memories – New Head Football Coach Craig Yeast

Craig Yeast savors the memory. Oct. 4, 1997. Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington. Overtime against Alabama and a 75-year stretch since the Wildcats have toppled the Crimson Tide. From the 26-yard line, it’s Couch (quarterback Tim Couch) to Yeast. Yeast catches the pass and dashes to the end zone. A 40-34 Wildcat win. Incredible. Here’s another one.…

A.J. Smith ’71, 2004 National Football League (NFL) Executive of the Year, Joins Wesleyan Athletics as Senior Football Consultant

A.J. Smith ’71, the 2004 National Football League (NFL) Executive of the Year, has taken on a role with Kentucky Wesleyan College and the football program, as announced by Director of Athletics Rob Mallory on Wednesday morning. Smith will serve the Athletic Department as Senior Football Consultant. “I’m extremely excited to work with A.J.,” said…

Owensboro cheers on Keelan Cole in playoff debut

This story was originally published by www.tristatehomepage.com When Keelan Cole joined the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this season, nobody could have guessed he would be greeted with so much success in his rookie season. The former Kentucky Wesleyan star has consistently been a target for Jacksonville this season, racking up 748 yards and 42 receptions in his rookie year. He…

A.J. Smith ’71 Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2017

A.J. Smith’s career in football began shortly after graduation from Kentucky Wesleyan College.  He started as a high school coach and steadily worked his way through the ranks, eventually serving over 30 years in the National Football League.  Most recently, Smith was Senior Executive with the Washington Redskins, which followed 14 seasons with the San…

Track and field ribbon cutting celebrates community partnership

Owensboro Public Schools, Owensboro Health and Kentucky Wesleyan College cut the ribbon on the new Owensboro Track and Field on Wednesday, August 16, located between the Owensboro Middle School South and the Owensboro Middle School North campuses on South Griffith Avenue.  OPS, Owensboro Health and Kentucky Wesleyan College put their financial resources together to make…