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EKU BASKETBALL | Even without the OVC Tournament, the future still looks bright for the Colonels

02/21/2017 07:30 PM

After dropping two games in Nashville last week, the Eastern Kentucky Men’s Basketball team is mathematically eliminated from the playing in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. The league tournament only takes the top-8 programs and at 3-11 so far this year, the Colonels didn’t make the cut. But head coach Dan McHale has a much clearer vision of the Colonels future. Today, coach McHale joined the show, and said he still has faith in the foundation that has been built at... Read more 

EKU BASKETBALL | Dan McHale still has faith in team despite injuries

02/14/2017 07:00 PM

The Eastern Kentucky Men’s Basketball team had only six players play seven minutes or more in the recent loss to Morehead State, and even at a serious disadvantage when it comes to healthy scholarship options, The Colonels still had a chance to earn a win over one of the OVC’s top teams. That’s been more-or-less the story for EKU this season. The Colonels have suffered several close losses, and even worse, multiple injuries. But even with four games left in the... Read more 

EKU ATHLETICS | Colonels Host Student-Athlete Talent Show

02/09/2017 05:53 PM

Eastern Kentucky hosted its annual student-athlete talent show on Wednesday night. The event, known on campus as “Jock ‘N Roll,” raised money for the Ohio Valley Conference’s “Hoops for Heroes” initiative. “I had to get my teammates involved,” said EKU women’s basketball player Amadi Brooks. All the money raised from Wednesday’s show helps send a military veteran and his/her family to the OVC Basketball Tournament in Nashville. This year’s “Jock ‘N Roll” fundraiser will send current EKU student Gage Colson and his wife... Read more 

EKU BASKETBALL | McHale Discusses How EKU Will Rebound From Losses

02/07/2017 07:00 PM

Saturday night, EKU hosts Morehead State. The Colonels are riding a two-game losing streak, but with five games left in the regular season, they still have a shot at the OVC Tournament. EKU Head Coach Dan McHale discusses his team’s mentality, two tough losses, adjustments, Morehead State and more. Watch Coach McHale’s full interview here:  Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Elder Excited about Colonels' Class of 2017

02/01/2017 09:24 PM

Eastern Kentucky football announced its 2017 recruiting class on Wednesday afternoon. Overall, there were 39 new players who will join the EKU program, not all of whom signed National Letters of Intent though because some of the future Colonels joined are either transfers or walk-ons. Nineteen of the new players received all-state honors in their previous home states, and the new group of players represent nine different states. Sports Night’s Andrew Chernoff caught up with EKU head coach Mark Elder via SKYPE... Read more 

EKU BASKETBALL | Colonels finding success with backs against the wall

01/31/2017 07:00 PM

The Eastern Kentucky basketball team is on a much needed winning streak. The Colonels won two straight OVC East games on the road last week, beating Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech. Those games were crucial to keeping EKU’s post season hopes alive, and head coach Dan McHale told us today that the team had its back against the wall, and was proud of how the players responded. After five consecutive games on the road, Eastern Kentucky finally returns to Richmond... Read more 

EKU MEN'S BASKETBALL | Colonels Gearing Up for Four-Game Road Swing

01/17/2017 06:42 PM

The EKU Colonels (8-12, 1-4) are on a three-game losing streak. Unfortunately for Colonels fans, the road does not get any easier, as Eastern will play its next four games on the road, beginning Thursday night at Murray St. (10-9, 3-1). EKU head coach Dan McHale is still remaining positive though when discussing his 2016-2017 basketball team. Click on the video below to watch his SKYPE with Andrew Chernoff on Tuesday’s episode of cn|2 Sports:  Read more 

EKU MEN'S BASKETBALL | Colonels Gearing Up for Tennessee St.

01/10/2017 07:30 PM

The EKU Colonels (8-10, 1-2) are hoping to bounce back on the winning track Thursday night against Tennessee St. (11-5, 2-1). Tip-off between the two Ohio Valley Conference programs is at 7 p.m. ET inside McBrayer Arena. The Colonels are coming off a 74-60 loss to Eastern Illinois on Saturday. The good news for the Colonels though is that EKU has won five of its last six games vs. Tennessee St. A lot of the focus for the visitors Thursday will be on EKU’s... Read more 

EKU BASKETBALL | Colonels ready to start 2017 on a high note

01/04/2017 07:15 PM

The final game of 2016 was frustrating to say the least for the Eastern Kentucky men’s basketball team. On New Year’s Eve, the Colonels were held to just 48 points against Southeast Missouri State, losing their final game of the 2016 calendar year. But it’s 2017 now, and EKU’s first game of the new year happens Thursday night, at home against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. EKU head coach Dan McHale joined the show today to talk about the trials his... Read more 

EKU MEN'S BASKETBALL | Colonels Preparing for No. 11 Louisville

12/13/2016 09:18 PM

The Eastern Kentucky men’s basketball team is gearing up for an in-state battle Saturday afternoon. The Colonels (6-5) will face the No. 11 Louisville Cardinals (9-1) inside the KFC Yum! Center. Tip-off is set for 12 p.m. ET. The match-up will be this year’s Billy Minardi Classic, named in honor of UofL head coach Rick Pitino’s best friend Billy Minardi, who died during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City. EKU enters the game coming off an overtime loss to... Read more 

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