69
      Wednesday
      86 / 71
      Thursday
      86 / 69
      Friday
      84 / 68

      Sun Belt expects boost from Petrino's presence

      NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Bobby Petrino expects his only year in the Sun Belt Conference to be a memorable one, and not just because it's his first year back in coaching after a humbling 1-year hiatus.

      Petrino says he also expects to win as he makes a comeback from his firing at Arkansas amid an extra-marital scandal in April 2012. The Western Kentucky team he has taken over went to its first bowl game last year and now seeks a league title in what will be the Hilltoppers last Sun Belt campaign before moving to Conference USA in 2014.

      WKU has been picked fourth in a preseason poll of Sun Belt coaches on Monday, but most of the coaches agree any of the top four teams have a good chance to win the league.

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