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 Kentucky.

Kickoff on Saturday is set for 7 p.m. ET at Houchens-Smith Stadium in Bowling Green..

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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