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One-year ASUN-WAC Challenge partnership with give Eastern Kentucky a shot at FCS Championship

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today The Atlantic Sun Conference has formed an alliance with the Western Athletic Conference, giving both leagues a path to the FCS playoffs this fall. The partnership, known as the ASUN-WAC Challenge, will feature Eastern Kentucky University, Central Arkansas and Jacksonville State, along with Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin. Kennesaw State...

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 kicks off football season Saturday afternoon with nationally televised game at Marshall

Eastern Kentucky University begins the football season this Saturday by traveling to Huntington, W.Va., for a nationally televised game with Marshall. The kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPN. Eastern Kentucky posted a 7-5 overall record last season. The Colonels are under the direction of first-year head coach Walt Wells, who most recently served as a quality control...

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...

Former assistant Walt Wells named head football coach at EKU; press conference to be held Tuesday

Eastern Kentucky University’s new football head coach Walt Wells is a familiar name. Wells served as an assistant under legendary EKU head coach Roy Kidd from 1997 to 2002 and was an assistant again with the Colonels in 2015. Interim Director of Athletics Mark Sandy announced the hiring of Wells as the 15th head coach in program history on Monday. A press conference and reception will be held on...