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Susan and Oliver Ramsey establish fund at EKU to promote names of football players on jerseys

The donors who make up the Eastern Kentucky University giving community each support a unique passion. For Susan and Oliver Ramsey, their passion is student-athletes. No matter the distance or time passed, the Ramsey’s have continued to support EKU football, rarely missing a game in more than 40 years. “Since the late 70s, we have maintained season tickets within Roy Kidd Stadium,”...

EKU announces two-year contract extension for men’s basketball head coach A.W. Hamilton

Eastern Kentucky University Vice President and Director of Athletics Matt Roan has announced a two-year contract extension for men’s basketball head coach A.W. Hamilton. The extension will keep the 2020 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year in Richmond through at least the 2023-24 season. “In two short years, A.W. has done a phenomenal job returning our men’s basketball program...

EKU names Matt Roan as Director of Athletics; spent past three years as AD at Nicholls State

Eastern Kentucky University has named Matt Roan as Director of Athletics after a two-month search process. Roan returns to EKU after three-plus years as Director of Athletics at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. “Eastern Kentucky University and the region it serves are special places for my family and me, and we are honored to be returning. We look forward to embracing EKU’s tradition...