Director of Athletics Todd Stewart Opening Statement:

“It’s certainly an exciting day. Your goal, when you start every year, is to reach postseason play, and certainly we are thrilled to be at the Cure Bowl in Orlando. First and foremost, I’d like to thank Alan Gooch and the Cure Bowl committee for the invitation to Western Kentucky. We’re thrilled to be there. We really, truly are. And, also, a thank you to Conference USA because the Cure Bowl was not one of the main Conference USA bowls and so for the league office to secure a backup agreement to get us in a bowl game, along with two other at-large teams, I think it’s a great day for the conference. We’re certainly excited for the opportunity we have.”