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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 football standout Aaron Patrick named preseason All-American by national publication

Eastern Kentucky University defensive lineman Aaron Patrick has earned a spot on the Phil Steele preseason All-America team, the publication announced Wednesday. Patrick, a redshirt senior, is listed by Steele as a first-team All-America selection. EKU’s Aaron Patrick ranked second in the OVC with 0.68 sacks per game last season. He finished with 53 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks and...

EKU football holds first preseason practice; Colonels open season on Aug. 29 against Valparaiso

The Eastern Kentucky University football team held its first preseason practice of the season on Saturday morning. The Colonels, in helmets and shorts for the first practice, were on the field for two and a half hours. “There was a lot of enthusiasm and excitement today, which is to be expected on the first day,” EKU head coach Mark Elder said. “We have more depth than we have ever...