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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 

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 

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