EKU MEN'S BASKETBALL | Head Coach Dan McHale excited for second season at EKU

10/10/2016 07:01 PM

The Eastern Kentucky men’s basketball team began official practices earlier this month.

The Colonels are gearing up for their second season under head coach Dan McHale.

Last season, EKU finished 15-16 overall, missing out on the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. The team lost seven games though by six points or less.

This year, the Colonels are hoping they have better luck in those close games.

EKU’s schedule is busy the rest of October. It takes part in EKU Halloween Hoopfest October 19, before holding two intrasquad scrimmages, one on October 21 and the other on October 29.

The Colonels’ only exhibition game takes place November 6 against Georgetown College (KY). They then have their first non-exhibition game on November 11 at home against IUPUI.

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 and anytime with Spectrum On Demand. 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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