EKU FOOTBALL | Swafford Gearing Up for Busy Saturday

11/15/2016 06:00 PM

Eastern Kentucky quarterback Tyler Swafford is preparing for a busy Saturday.

He will be in Washington D.C. during the morning to interview for a Mitchell Scholarships. Later that day, he will return to Richmond, KY to play in the Colonels’ game against Eastern Illinois.

Swafford’s interview is set for 8:30 a.m. Eastern Kentucky’s football game versus Eastern Illinois is set to kick-off around 2:00 p.m.

Swafford is one of 20 finalists for the scholarships. No more than 12 that will make it out of the interview process this week.

According to EKU’s press release from Tuesday, “The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program is a national, competitive scholarship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The scholarship has become so popular that in the previous three years, of the 10 individuals to be offered both a Mitchell Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship interview, eight opted for the Mitchell.”

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.

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