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Defense clamps down in second half, EKU runs off 48 unanswered points to pop Pikeville

Forty-eight unanswered points and three defensive touchdowns helped the Eastern Kentucky University football team to a 55-14 win over the University of Pikeville in Thursday’s home opener at Roy Kidd Stadium. The Colonels’ three pick sixes all came in the third quarter, as EKU put the game out of reach. Redshirt senior running back Jared Sanders carried the load on offense, finishing with a career-high...

Mid-South Conference expanding to 20 teams, creating largest college football league

The Mid-South Conference and The Sun Conference are merging to form the largest football conference in college sports. Conference officials announced Thursday that beginning with the 2017 season, the Mid-South Conference will include 20 teams which will compete in three divisions. The new, expanded football conference will allow three teams to earn an automatic bid to the NAIA Football Championship...

Pikeville's high-scoring Manigault earns NAIA D-I Men's Basketball Player of Year honor

Kenny Manigault became the second player from the Mid-South Conference to be named the nation’s top player, joining Georgetown’s Vic Moses (2013) (UPIKE Athletics Photo)   Kenny Manigault is the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, becoming the first player in University of Pikeville history to earn the honor, officials from the national office announced.   Manigault,...

Sports Notes: UK still has a few milestones to reach during its quest for ninth national title

John Calipari gave his team a day off Monday before beginning preparations for Thursday’s NCAA Tournament opener in Louisville (UK Athletics Photo / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)   Kentucky’s preseason check list of goals is just about complete:   Southeastern Conference championship? Check. SEC Tournament title? Check. Longest winning streak in school and conference...