EKU won by scores of 25-17, 25-22 and 25-22. Continue reading College Volleyball – SMOOTH SAILING FOR EKU VOLLEYBALL IN HOME OPENER
RICHMOND, Ky. – Five Colonels combined for a total of seven touchdowns as the Eastern Kentucky University football team rolled past visiting Valparaiso, 52-10, in its season-opener on Thursday night at Roy Kidd Stadium.
RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University will introduce its new Touchdown Terrace with beer sales at select home football games this season. Eastern joins other universities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including the University of Louisville, in offering alcohol sales at sporting events. Continue reading College Sports – EKU TO INTRODUCE TOUCHDOWN TERRACE, BEER SALES, AT SELECT HOME FOOTBALL GAMES
RICHMOND, Ky. – Adam Lane, who was named the MVP of the 2015 Birmingham Bowl while playing at the University of Florida, has joined the Eastern Kentucky University football team. Lane, will be eligible to play immediately and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. Continue reading College Sports – BIRMINGHAM BOWL MVP, FORMER GATOR RUNNING BACK JOINS EKU FOOTBALL TEAM
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University soccer team has been picked by league head coaches and sports information directors to finish ninth out of 11 teams in the Ohio Valley Conference this season. Continue reading College Sports – EKU SOCCER PICKED TO FINISH NINTH IN OVC PRESEASON POLL
NEW YORK – Eastern Kentucky University’s football team is ranked No. 17 in the nation in the STATS FCS Top 25 preseason poll, released on Monday.
Eastern begins the 2015 campaign at home against Valparaiso on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. Season tickets are on sale now. To purchase season tickets, please call the EKU Ticket Office at 859-622-2122. Continue reading College Football – EKU – FIRST STATS FCS POLL PUTS EKU NO. 17 IN THE NATION
The field of eight will play three games each. The tentative dates for the event are Nov. 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2018. Complete pairings will not be announced until the summer of 2018.
“We are thrilled to be participating in the 2018 Paradise Jam,” McHale said. “I have been fortunate enough to participate in it twice and can’t wait to take the Colonels to the Virgin Islands.”
Accommodations, ground travel and ticket packages will be available for Colonel fans through Basketball Travelers, Inc.
The eight participants in last year’s field included Seton Hall, Illinois State, Old Dominion, Clemson, Gardner-Webb, LSU, Weber State and Nevada. The 2015 field includes DePaul, Florida State, Hofstra, Indiana State, Norfolk State, Ohio, South Carolina and Tulsa.
“We will play against top-notch competition and our players and fans will be treated to an amazing experience,” said McHale. “We look forward for the EKU faithful joining us and being a part of something special.”
The Colonels participated in the 2005 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. EKU nearly beat Wisconsin in the first round before falling 95-89 in double overtime. Eastern then knocked off Norfolk State 67-60 before closing out play with a 76-68 loss to Georgia.
Season ticket packages for the 2015-16 campaign will be available the first of September and season ticket renewal information will be sent out at the same time. For more ticket information contact the EKU Ticket Office at 859-622-2122.
RICHMOND, Ky. – Former Eastern Kentucky University guard Corey Walden will play for the Boston Celtics’ summer league team, earning a chance to play his way onto an NBA roster. Continue reading Kentucky Sports – EKU Men’s Basketbll – FORMER COLONEL WALDEN GETS CHANCE TO PLAY HIS WAY ONTO AN NBA ROSTER
RICHMOND, Ky. – All-state point guard Dujuanta Weaver from Louisville has signed to play at Eastern Kentucky University beginning this upcoming season, head coach Dan McHale announced today.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tay to the Colonel family,” McHale said. “He will add to our backcourt depth and fit into our style of play nicely. He had a great career at Doss High School under Tony Williams and will continue to thrive in our up-tempo system.”
Weaver, a second team all-state selection and the Courier-Journal Sixth Region Player of the Year, hit 60 three-pointers and averaged 16.9 points per game while leading Doss High School to quarterfinals of the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet Sixteen. He shot 44 percent from the field and grabbed four rebounds per game.
Doss High School finished the 2014-15 season with a 27-7 record and won the sixth region championship. Weaver scored 13 points with five steals and three assists in a 56-50 victory over Williamsburg in the first round of the Sweet 16. The 5-foot-9 guard had 10 points, five assists and five rebounds in a second round loss to Covington Catholic.
“Being from Kentucky, Tay understands how special it is to play college basketball in this great state while getting a valuable education from EKU,” said McHale.
In addition to Weaver, Nick Mayo (6-foot-8, 225, forward), Greg King (6-foot-7, 225, forward), Anthony Pratt (6-foot-6, forward), Jarelle Reischel (6-foot-5, 210, guard) and Cameron Williams (5-foot-11, 170, guard) will join the Colonel program for the upcoming season as well.
GULF SHORES, Ala. – The Eastern Kentucky University softball team wrapped up play at the 2015 Sand Dollar Snow Classic with two more wins Sunday. The Colonels defeated Bradley (12-7) and Alabama A&M (8-0) to finish 4-0 at the two-day tournament.
EKU, now 9-6 overall, put crooked numbers on the scoreboard in four of its six at-bats against Bradley (3-14). The Colonels came to bat in the bottom of the first inning trailing 3-0, but responded with five runs and never looked back. Sophomore Amber Murray highlighted the big inning with a two-out, two-run single to give Eastern the lead, 5-3.
Senior Shannon McQueen’s first home run of the season, a three-run blast in the second, stretched the Colonel advantage to 8-4.
Eastern continued to pile on the runs, scoring two each in the fourth and sixth innings. The final run came on a solo shot from freshman Paige Murphy.
The finale saw senior pitcher Leanna Pittsenbarger notch her second complete game shutout of 2015. The righty held the Lady Bulldogs to just two singles. Ariel Smith broke up the no-hitter with one out in the fifth thanks to an infield single. Pittsenbarger struck out a season-high 12 batters in the five-inning affair.
Eastern Kentucky would score all the runs it would need in the first when freshman Sarah Jackson’s three-run homer put the Colonels in front, 4-0.
Sophomore Krislyn Campos (.500), junior Kayla Joyce (.55) and Jackson (.417) all hit above .400 during the tournament. Four of Campos’ five hits went for extra bases featuring three doubles and one home run.
The Colonels return to action next weekend at the 2015 UNLV Rebel Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada.