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 

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 


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