EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels Preparing for Home Opener

09/19/2017 12:51 PM

The EKU Colonels are practicing this week in preparation of their home opener.

The Colonels (0-2) host Tennessee Tech (0-2) on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET inside Roy Kidd Stadium.

EKU is coming off a bye week after falling in its first two games of the regular season to WKU and UK.

The Colonels lead the all-time series over Tennessee Tech 53-20.

Besides the fact that it’s the home opener for the Colonels, there is a lot of excitement from the fans for other reasons too. The program will unveil a statute of legendary coach Roy Kidd on Saturday afternoon. Besides that, it will be the first chance for fans to see the “newly constructed east side” of the stadium.

In addition, the 1967 Grantland Rice Bowl Champions will be honored as well.

EKU head coach Mark Elder joined Sports Night on Tuesday to discuss this weekend’s home opener with Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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