WKU Athletics Media Relations

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS / MEDIA RELATIONS
Michael Schroeder -- Director of Athletic Communications
-- Men's Basketball, Athletic Department
michael.schroeder@wku.edu (270) 745-5045
Whitney Tarpy -- Assistant
-- Volleyball, Swimming and Diving, Softball
whitney.tarpy@wku.edu (270) 745-4363
Robert Sampson -- Assistant
-- Football, Women's Basketball, Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf
robert.sampson@wku.edu (270) 745-2599
Jeremy Brown -- Student Assistant
-- Track and Field, Cross Country, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis
jeremy.brown210@topper.wku.edu (270) 745-4298
Paul Just -- Sports Information Director Emeritus
-- Historian
paul.just@wku.edu (270) 745-5379
Dr. James Robinson -- Photographer james.robinson1@wku.edu (270) 392-4065

Mailing Address and Overnight Address

Western Kentucky University
Athletic Media Relations
E.A. Diddle Arena - Room 1454
1605 Avenue of Champions
Bowling Green, KY 42101-6412

Directions to E.A. Diddle Arena 

From I-65 North (heading south):

Take the first Bowling Green exit (exit 28) at the Corvette Plant and Corvette Museum onto the connector road that will take you to US 31-W. Follow the signs for US 31-W South — Bowling Green. Stay on the four-lane US 31-W South (Louisville Road) to the stop light at the bridge over Barren River. 31-W turns left at that stoplight; however, you want to continue straight through the light on Louisville Road which will split into two one-way streets at Sixth Ave. The one-way SW is Adams Street. When the one-way streets merge into the four-lane University Blvd., you will be on the NW corner of the Western Kentucky University campus (railroad on right, WKU on left). Go straight through the first stoplight (at Old Morgantown Road/Dogwood Drive) and the University Parking Structure will be the first building on your left, followed immediately by the back side of E.A. Diddle Arena, the Arena/Stadium Parking Lot and L.T. Smith Stadium.

From the Cumberland Parkway:

Take I-65 South at the west end of the Cumberland Parkway and follow the directions for I-65 (heading south) above.

From I-65 South (heading north):

Take the first Bowling Green exit (The Natcher Parkway, exit 20B) and proceed on the Natcher Parkway to the Bowling Green-Russellville exit (exit 7 — US-68 / KY-80). At the end of the ramp, turn right (north) and follow US 68-80 (Russellville Road) into Bowling Green. You will pass under a railroad overpass (with its "Welcome to Western" sign) and then, at the stoplight, turn left. You want to turn left at that light onto University Blvd. The athletics complex will then be on your right — first Nick Denes Field (baseball), then Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The Arena/Stadium Parking Lot and E.A. Diddle Arena will be on your right just past the Stadium.

From US 68-80 West (heading east):

Follow US 68-80 (Russellville Road) into Bowling Green. You will pass under a railroad overpass (with its "Welcome to Western" sign) and then, at the stoplight, and then, at the stoplight, turn left. You want to turn left at that light onto University Blvd. The athletics complex will then be on your right — first Nick Denes Field (baseball), then Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The Arena/Stadium Parking Lot and E.A. Diddle Arena will be on your right just past the Stadium.

From the Natcher Parkway (heading south):

Take the first Bowling Green exit (US 231, exit 9) and turn right onto Morgantown Road (US 231) into Bowling Green. You will cross Veterans Memorial Lane and pass Warren Central High School (on the right). When you reach the junction of US 231 and US 68-80 (Holley Corporation on your right and Arby’s straight ahead), turn left onto Russellville Road and follow the directions for US 68-80 above from the railroad overpass ("Welcome to Western" sign) on in to Diddle Arena/Smith Stadium.

Directions to Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium

From I-65 North (heading south):

Take the first Bowling Green exit (exit 28) at the Corvette Plant and Corvette Museum onto the connector road that will take you to US 31-W. Follow the signs for US 31-W South — Bowling Green. Stay on the four-lane US 31-W South (Louisville Road) to the stop light at the bridge over Barren River. 31-W turns left at that stoplight; however, you want to continue straight through the light on Louisville Road which will split into two one-way streets at Sixth Ave. The one-way SW is Adams Street. When the one-way streets merge into the four-lane University Blvd., you will be on the NW corner of the Western Kentucky University campus (railroad on right, WKU on left). Go straight through the first stoplight (at Old Morgantown Road/Dogwood Drive) and the University Parking Structure will be the first building on your left, followed immediately by the back side of E.A. Diddle Arena, the Arena/Stadium Parking Lot and L.T. Smith Stadium.

From the Cumberland Parkway:

Take I-65 South at the west end of the Cumberland Parkway and follow the directions for I-65 (heading south) above.

From I-65 South (heading north):

Take the first Bowling Green exit (The Natcher Parkway, exit 20B) and proceed on the Natcher Parkway to the Bowling Green-Russellville exit (exit 7 — US-68 / KY-80). At the end of the ramp, turn right (north) and follow US 68-80 (Russellville Road) into Bowling Green. You will pass under a railroad overpass (with its "Welcome to Western" sign) and then, at the stoplight, turn left. You want to turn left at that light onto University Blvd. The athletics complex will then be on your right — first Nick Denes Field (baseball), then Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The Arena/Stadium Parking Lot and E.A. Diddle Arena will be on your right just past the Stadium.

From US 68-80 West (heading east):

Follow US 68-80 (Russellville Road) into Bowling Green. You will pass under a railroad overpass (with its "Welcome to Western" sign) and then, at the stoplight, and then, at the stoplight, turn left. You want to turn left at that light onto University Blvd. The athletics complex will then be on your right — first Nick Denes Field (baseball), then Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The Arena/Stadium Parking Lot and E.A. Diddle Arena will be on your right just past the Stadium.

From the Natcher Parkway (heading south):

Take the first Bowling Green exit (US 231, exit 9) and turn right onto Morgantown Road (US 231) into Bowling Green. You will cross Veterans Memorial Lane and pass Warren Central High School (on the right). When you reach the junction of US 231 and US 68-80 (Holley Corporation on your right and Arby’s straight ahead), turn left onto Russellville Road and follow the directions for US 68-80 above from the railroad overpass ("Welcome to Western" sign) on in to Diddle Arena/Smith Stadium.