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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 to meet Western Carolina in inaugural Opportunity Bowl on Nov. 21 at Roy Kidd Stadium

Eastern Kentucky University will host the inaugural Opportunity Bowl in memory of Dr. Sheila Pressley on Nov. 21, Vice President and Director of Athletics Matt Roan has announced. The Opportunity Bowl will feature EKU and Western Carolina. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Roy Kidd Stadium. The Opportunity Bowl will air live on ESPN3. Pressley, who passed away in January of 2020, was the dean...

EKU trio named preseason All-OVC; Colonels begin season Sept. 3 against Western Carolina

Three Eastern Kentucky University football players have been chosen to the preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference Team by the coaches and communications directors. EKU running back Alonzo Booth and a pair of offensive linemen – Tucker Schroeder and Graham Ashkettle — earned spots on the Preseason All-OVC Team. Booth finished the 2019 season with 673 rushing yards on 140 carries (4.8 yards per carry)...

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...