EKU FOOTBALL | Terror threat relocates football game in wake of campus lockdown

10/07/2015 02:29 PM

UPDATE: EKU’s football game against Tennessee Tech will now be played at Georgetown College
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Eastern Kentucky University has been put on lockdown and all classes have been canceled for the remainder of the week following a threat written on a bathroom wall that said “KILL ALL BY 10/8/15 THIS BU OOP.”

In an alert posted Wednesday morning, university officials stated, “To allow law enforcement to conduct a thorough investigation of the continuing threat and ensure the safety of our campus community, all Eastern Kentucky University campuses will cancel classes beginning today, October 7th, 2015, at 10:00 AM and will close Thursday, October 8th and Friday October 9th, 2015.”

EKU football was scheduled to play a home game Thursday night against OVC rival Tennessee Tech. That game has been relocated, and will not take place on EKU’s campus.

The EKU police are asking for any tips and the university offered a $10,000 reward for identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people who wrote the graffiti.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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