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Former WKU receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers coach and Louisville native Darryl Drake passes away at age 62

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake, a former Western Kentucky University football player and coach, passed away Sunday morning at age 62 in Latrobe, Pa. The Steelers did not disclose a cause of death and canceled their training camp practices on Sunday and Monday. “We are all saddened to learn of the passing of Darryl Drake,” said Todd Stewart, WKU’s director of...

Former EKU football star Green donates record $250,000 to honor famed 1967 Colonels’ team

A half century ago, it was the team that ignited a championship tradition in Eastern Kentucky University football. Now, a $250,000 donation from a member of the 1967 Grantland Rice Bowl champions, the largest single gift commitment ever to the EKU football program, will not only remember those pioneers but help pave the way for future gridiron success at Eastern. Ted Green, a former All-Ohio Valley...

EKU to honor 1967 Grantland Rice Bowl champions with ceremony during season-opener

The football team that started the championship tradition at Eastern Kentucky University – the 1967 Grantland Rice Bowl Champions – will be honored at the Colonels’ first home game of the 2017 season on Sept. 23 against Tennessee Tech University. The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The 2017 season marks the 50th anniversary of the Grantland Rice Bowl Championship. All members of the 1967...