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EKU uses big plays, Booth’s four touchdowns to post 49-17 win over Western Carolina in Opportunity Bowl

Eastern Kentucky University featured scoring plays of 94, 69, 63 and 66 yards during a 49-17 win over Western Carolina in the Opportunity Bowl on Saturday at Roy Kidd Stadium. Alonzo Booth rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns to lead EKU, which finished the season with a 3-6 record. Booth also caught a 69-yard scoring pass from quarterback Isaiah Velez to highlight a four-touchdown performance. The...

EKU to meet Western Carolina in Opportunity Bowl on Saturday at Roy Kidd Stadium

Eastern Kentucky University will face Western Carolina in the Opportunity Bowl presented by Raising Cane’s, and in memory of Dr. Sheila Pressley, on Saturday at Roy Kidd Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. The bowl will air live on ESPN3. Eastern Kentucky is 2-6 after falling at No. 11 Central Arkansas last Saturday by a 37-25 score at Conway, Ark. The Colonels overcame a 24-0 deficit...

EKU plays host to high-scoring Houston Baptist in home opener Saturday at Roy Kidd Stadium

Eastern Kentucky University plays its first home game of the season on Saturday when Houston Baptist visits Roy Kidd Stadium. Kickoff for the Breast Cancer Awareness Game is scheduled for 3 p.m. This is the first meeting between the two football programs. EKU is 1-2 going into Saturday, while Houston Baptist is 0-3. Parker McKinney threw for 274 yards and four touchdown passes on Saturday to lead...

EKU administration defies Ohio Valley Conference, announces eight-game football schedule for this fall

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Eastern Kentucky University has released an eight-game football schedule, a week after the Ohio Valley Conference postponed its league contests for the upcoming season. The revised schedule features home games against Central Arkansas, Stephen F. Austin and Western Carolina. The Colonels will open the season on Sept. 5 at Marshall, followed by another road game at West...

EKU announces start times for home football games; Colonels host Western Carolina on Sept. 5 at 3 p.m.

Start times for four of Eastern Kentucky University’s five home football games were announced Monday. The Colonels will begin the season at home against Western Carolina on Sept. 5. The kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. After playing three straight road games, EKU will be back at Roy Kidd Stadium on Oct. 3 to host Tennessee-Martin at 7 p.m. That will be this year’s Hall of Fame Game. EKU begins...

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...