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EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels to Unveil Roy Kidd Statue Saturday

09/22/2017 04:24 PM

The EKU football team is getting ready for its home opener on Saturday evening. The Colonels (0-2) kick off against Tennessee Tech (0-3) at 6 p.m. ET inside Roy Kidd Stadium. There is plenty of excitement surrounding the EKU program after playing two FBS opponents (WKU and UK) pretty well in the Colonels’ first two weeks of the season. Prior to Saturday’s game, there will be extra excitement as EKU will unveil a statue of College Football Hall of Fame coach Roy Kidd.... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels Preparing for Home Opener

09/19/2017 12:51 PM

The EKU Colonels are practicing this week in preparation of their home opener. The Colonels (0-2) host Tennessee Tech (0-2) on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET inside Roy Kidd Stadium. EKU is coming off a bye week after falling in its first two games of the regular season to WKU and UK. The Colonels lead the all-time series over Tennessee Tech 53-20. Besides the fact that it’s the home opener for the Colonels, there is a lot of excitement from the fans for... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels with Extra Week of Preparation Before OVC Opener

09/12/2017 06:42 PM

The EKU Colonels are enjoying an extra week of preparation for their next opponent, as the Colonels are currently on their bye week. As a result, they have two weeks to get ready for their first Ohio Valley Conference opponent of the season, Tennessee Tech (0-2). The Colonels host the Golden Eagles on Saturday, September 23 at 6 p.m. ET inside Roy Kidd Stadium. EKU enters the match-up with an 0-2 record, although its two losses were to in-state FBS foes WKU... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels Preparing for Second In-State Rivalry in a Row

09/05/2017 11:26 AM

The EKU Colonels fell in their season opener on Saturday, 31-17 to in-state foe Western Kentucky. The good news though for Eastern Kentucky is that it has a chance to redeem itself this weekend against another in-state foe, when it takes on the Kentucky Wildcats. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. ET Saturday inside UK’s Kroger Field. Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff caught up with EKU head coach Mark Elder on Tuesday to preview the match-up: Kentucky leads the all-time series against EKU 4-0. In... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Did a new power duo emerge in Colonels season opener?

09/03/2017 11:02 AM

The game may not have gone the way Eastern Kentucky hoped, but no shortage of positives for the second year in Mark Elder’s tenure as head coach. In the 31-17 loss to Western Kentucky, EKU held the Hilltoppers scoreless in the first quarter, the first team to do so since Miami (OH) last September. It was also the EKU debut for quarterback Tim Boyle, who sat out last season after transferring from UCONN. Boyle proved his signal calling ability by... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels Ready to Face WKU Hilltoppers

08/29/2017 11:15 AM

The EKU Colonels open up their regular season on Saturday when they face in-state rival WKU. It will be the first match-up between the two programs since the 2008 season. In the last meeting of “The Battle of the Bluegrass,” WKU beat EKU 37-13. EKU head coach Mark Elder is entering his second season with the Colonels and is hoping to start the 2017 campaign on the right note. He joined Andrew Chernoff via Skype on Tuesday to preview Saturday’s game against Western... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Tim Boyle Named Starting Quarterback

08/23/2017 12:21 PM

EKU head coach Mark Elder has named Tim Boyle as the Colonels’ starting quarterback. “The offense is extremely exciting,” said Boyle. “I’m excited to be a part of it.” Elder cited Boyle’s consistency in camp as a reason he named Boyle as the starting quarterback. Boyle transferred to EKU prior to the 2016 season. Before that, he was a UConn quarterback, seeing action in 25 games during previous three seasons (2013-2015). EKU opens up its regular season on Saturday, Sept. 2 at WKU.... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Lawson Using Previous Career to Help Teach Current Players

07/29/2017 04:36 PM

The EKU football team began fall practice earlier this week for its upcoming 2017 season. There is plenty of excitement surrounding the Colonels this year thanks to their Class of 2017 recruiting class, which was, according to HERO Sports, ranked 14th nationally at the FCS level. A big reason for the solid recruiting class was because of the work put in by EKU Director of Recruiting Brandon Lawson. Lawson got involved with college football earlier this decade, following his time in... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Elder and Players Hopeful For Upcoming Season

07/25/2017 11:34 AM

Despite being picked to finish fifth in the OVC preseason poll at media days, the EKU football team is still very hopeful that they’ll have a good season this year. Last year, the Colonels finished 3-8 and just 1-6 in the conference. Head Coach Mark Elder says he returns plenty of players on defense. Those players endured the hardships of last season and have valuable experience. Elder added they have more depth this season. Junior defensive lineman Aaron Patrick agreed, but... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels Getting Ready to Attend OVC Media Day

07/22/2017 01:26 PM

EKU head coach Mark Elder is getting more and more excited for the regular season to finally arrive. His team is counting down the days until official practice can begin. But, before practice starts, his Colonels have to participate in Ohio Valley Conference Media Day, which takes place Monday in Nashville. Elder joined Andrew Chernoff on Sports Night Friday to talk about how the offseason has treated his team and about what he expects at OVC Media Day. The Colonels open up... Read more 

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