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EKU MEN'S BASKETBALL | Babb-Harrison Arrested on Charge of First Degree Rape

12/04/2016 09:54 PM

EKU men’s basketball player Jaylen Babb-Harrison is being held in the Madison County Detention Center on a charge of first degree rape. He was booked into the detention center on Sunday. cn|2 Sports received an official statement from EKU after reaching out for comment. It reads: “Eastern Kentucky University and the Department of Athletics are cooperating fully with the Richmond Police Department investigation. Jaylen Babb-Harrison is currently suspended from the EKU Men’s Basketball team pending further investigation. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to... Read more 

EKU MEN'S BASKETBALL | Colonels Top WKU For First Time Since 1987

11/30/2016 10:50 PM

The EKU Colonels (4-4) were too much for the WKU Hilltoppers (3-4) on Wednesday night, snapping a 13-game losing streak to the Hilltoppers that dated back to 1987. EKU beat WKU 78-59 in front of over 5,000 fans. It was the first trip to Richmond in the rivalry for the Hilltoppers since 2007. The Colonels made sure to spoil the trip for the Hilltoppers early. They got off to a fast start in the game, taking a 35-24 lead into halftime. One of... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Tyler Swafford earns once in a lifetime scholarship

11/30/2016 07:00 PM

Eastern Kentucky Football quarterback Tyler Swafford was a valuable piece to the Colonel program this season. As a redshirt sophomore this year, Swafford started four games under head coach Mark Elder, and threw for 940 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for one touchdown. Immediately before the Colonels’ last game of the season, Swafford was in Washington D.C., interviewing for the prestigious George Mitchell Scholarship. Up to 12 scholarship recipients are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in... Read more 

EKU MEN'S BASKETBALL | Colonels Preparing for In-State Rival WKU

11/29/2016 07:15 PM

Eastern Kentucky (3-4) is getting ready for Wednesday night’s showdown against in-state foe Western Kentucky (3-3). Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET in Richmond’s McBrayer Arena. The two schools’ women’s team will play each other beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET. The game will mark the first time since 2007 that the WKU Hilltoppers men’s basketball team has played in Richmond. Wednesday’s clash will be the 157th meeting between EKU and WKU, with WKU leading the series 113-43. In fact, the Toppers have... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels Fall in Season Finale to Eastern Illinois

11/19/2016 07:14 PM

The Eastern Illinois Panthers (6-5, 4-4) spoiled the EKU Colonels’ (3-8, 1-6) season finale on Saturday by getting a 24-0 victory inside Roy Kidd Stadium. The EKU offense could just not get itself going on Saturday. The Colonels were held to 152 total yards, consisting of 84 passing yards and 68 rushing yards. The Colonels also turned the ball over four times, losing three fumbles and throwing one interception. EIU scored first in the match-up, courtesy of a QB Jared Pilson 3-yard... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Voice of the Colonels' Streak Ending on Saturday

11/18/2016 07:20 PM

Greg Stotelmyer, the “Voice of the Colonels,” called his 351st consecutive EKU football game last week against Austin Peay. This week, the streak comes to an end. Stotelmyer will not call this week’s EKU football game against Eastern Illinois due to a conflict with the men’s basketball team’s schedule. “You have to have a whole lot of luck to see 351 games in a row,” said Stotelmyer. This week, he will be calling Saturday’s men’s basketball game in Lubbock, TX, where EKU will... Read more 

EKU MEN'S BASKETBALL | Gist Already Making A Big Difference

11/15/2016 07:00 PM

Eastern Kentucky freshman guard Asante Gist is already making a big difference for his Colonel basketball team this season. On Monday, he was voted the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week, after scoring 21 points and getting seven rebounds during his team’s 97-87 win over IUPUI Friday night. During that game, he went 16-of-22 from the free throw line. Then on Monday night, Gist scored 15 points for the Colonels in their 78-69 overtime loss to UNC Wilmington.  Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Swafford Gearing Up for Busy Saturday

11/15/2016 06:00 PM

Eastern Kentucky quarterback Tyler Swafford is preparing for a busy Saturday. He will be in Washington D.C. during the morning to interview for a Mitchell Scholarships. Later that day, he will return to Richmond, KY to play in the Colonels’ game against Eastern Illinois. Swafford’s interview is set for 8:30 a.m. Eastern Kentucky’s football game versus Eastern Illinois is set to kick-off around 2:00 p.m. Swafford is one of 20 finalists for the scholarships. No more than 12 that will make it... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels Snap Four-Game Losing Streak

11/15/2016 09:28 AM

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels football team (3-7) snapped its four-game losing streak on Saturday by beating Austin Peay 67-30. The 67 points scored were tied for the most in program history. EKU previously set that mark in a 1925 game against Morehead St. There was plenty of offense in the game for the Colonels, as they had 531 total yards of offense, including 346 yards on the ground. EKU head coach Mark Elder caught up with Andrew Chernoff on Monday via SKYPE... Read more 

EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels Gearing Up for Austin Peay

11/08/2016 11:24 AM

The EKU football team (2-7) fell 41-28 to Murray St. (4-5) on Saturday afternoon in Richmond. It was the Colonels’ fourth-straight loss. EKU had the lead 20-7 early in the third quarter after the Colonels forced a Murray St. safety. But, the Racers responded, scoring the game’s next 31 points. By the end of the game, EKU quarterback Tyler Swafford threw for a career-high 289 yards. Meanwhile, his tight end, Dan Crimmins, had a career-best 124 receiving yards. Eastern head coach Mark Elder... Read more 

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