With college baseball's first pitches being thrown out in just over two weeks Conference USA released its preseason baseball coaches' poll and awards Wednesday morning and WKU has been picked to finish ninth in its inaugural season in the 12-team league.
Exposure for WKU Baseball will be at an all-time high in 2015 as the Hilltoppers are set to play five games in front of a national audience on Fox Sports 1 and SEC Network + while having an additional 16 home games streamed live on WKUSports.tv.
Former WKU Baseball head coach Joel Murrie, who guided the Hilltoppers to 815 wins in 26 seasons (1980-2005) at the helm of the program, will have his No. 36 jersey number retired on March 8 prior to WKU's series finale against Ohio State at Nick Denes Field.
The WKU Baseball program will host its 2015 Select Camp for high school players on Sunday, Jan. 11 at Nick Denes Field with a session focused on hitters and another session honing in on pitcher and catcher skills.
WKU Baseball head coach Matt Myers announced the additions of eight standout players for 2015-16 during the NCAA's early signing period on Wednesday evening, including six student-athletes from the state of Kentucky.