EKU taking summer trip Down Under

07/10/2014 09:36 AM

The EKU men’s basketball team will get an early start on the upcoming season as they will be taking a summer trip to Austrailia.

The Colonels leave town on Aug. 5 for an 11 day trip where they will play four games against the professional teams in Sydney, Wollongong, Brisbane and Cairns.

“This is going to be a great experience for our guys,” head coach Jeff Neubauer told ekusports.com. “On the basketball side, this will be a challenge. The teams we are going to face play at a very high level. This is also going to be a great opportunity for our players to see another part of the world.”

The Colonels will be able to start practice in late July as NCAA rules allow teams a maximum of 10 days of practice before leaving for a foreign trip.

EKU returns senior starters Corey Walden and Eric Stutz from their 2014 NCAA Tournament team that nearly upset the No. 2 seed Kansas Jayhawks. EKU finished the season with a 24-10 record, the second most wins in program history. With a school record 25 victories in 2012-13, the Colonels have 49 wins the last two years combined.

EKU is not the only in-state basketball squad in need of passports this summer as both UK and Morehead State will also be leaving the country to play in the Bahamas in August.

Trey Eckerle

Trey Eckerle joined cn|2 in June 2013. A graduate of WKU, Trey grew up in Louisville and enjoys having a front row seat as Director to Kentucky sports and politics. He can be reached at 502-792-1106 or trey.eckerle@charter.com


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