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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 

EKU BASKETBALL | Davis Excited to Play Games for Colonels This Season

06/27/2017 06:04 PM

EKU forward Jackson Davis is looking forward to the 2017-2018 season. This will be the first year he is eligible to play in games for the Colonels after having to sit out last season due to NCAA transfer rules. “For me it was all about helping them (teammates) in any way I could,” said Davis. Davis, a finalist for the 2014 Kentucky Mr. Basketball award, transferred to EKU from Butler after the 2015-2016 college basketball season. “I think sitting out a year I... Read more 

EKU BASKETBALL | McHale Looking Forward to 2017-2018 Season

06/26/2017 07:15 PM

The EKU men’s basketball team is looking forward to the 2017-2018 season. In fact, head coach Dan McHale may even be the most excited person in the program about the upcoming year. Sports Night’s Andrew Chernoff caught up with McHale on Monday in Richmond, Ky. Last season, EKU finished 12-19 overall, 5-11 in OVC play. Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Recapping the Colonels' Spring

04/21/2017 08:10 AM

The EKU football team held its annual Maroon & White Spring Game this past Saturday. The defense beat the offense 46-13 in the intrasquad match-up. Colonels’ head coach Mark Elder joined Sports Night’s Andrew Chernoff on Tuesday to recap his team’s spring: Eastern Kentucky will open the 2017 regular season at in-state foe Western Kentucky on September 2. Read more 

EKU TRACK & FIELD | Claitt Making EKU History

04/13/2017 06:50 PM

EKU sophomore track and field athlete Tequan Claitt broke a 35-year-old school record on Saturday at WKU’s Hilltopper Relays. Claitt, a high jumper, jumped 7’-5.75” to take over as the owner of the best high jump in school history. The previous record was a 7’-5” jump, which was set by Ken Glover in 1982. “I actually remember my first practice,” said Claitt. “I came out to the board and looked at it… I always wanted to put my name up there.” The jump... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Elder Discusses Colonels' Progress This Spring

04/05/2017 10:00 AM

The EKU football team has only four spring practices remaining before it hosts its annual Maroon & White Spring Game on Saturday, April 15th. The Colonels’ next practice is set for Wednesday morning. It’s been a busy few days for EKU, as it held another practice on Monday after hosting an intrasquad scrimmage this past Friday. Sports Night’s Lyndsey Gough caught up with EKU head coach Mark Elder on Tuesday to discuss what he’s seen with the team so far this spring.... Read more 

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 

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