EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels Preparing for Second In-State Rivalry in a Row

09/05/2017 11:26 AM

The EKU Colonels fell in their season opener on Saturday, 31-17 to in-state foe Western Kentucky.

The good news though for Eastern Kentucky is that it has a chance to redeem itself this weekend against another in-state foe, when it takes on the Kentucky Wildcats.

Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. ET Saturday inside UK’s Kroger Field.

Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff caught up with EKU head coach Mark Elder on Tuesday to preview the match-up:

Kentucky leads the all-time series against EKU 4-0. In the two teams’ last meeting back in 2015, the Wildcats came back to beat the Colonels 34-27 in overtime.

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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