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Mobley and Eyckmans named All-American

Mobley and Eyckmans named All-American

Posted on 15 July 2015 by Allen

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Eastern Kentucky University senior running back Dy’Shawn Mobley and senior offensive lineman Brett Eyckmans have been named to the STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team.

Mobley and Eyckmans were key offensive components of an EKU football team that went 9-4 and reached the NCAA FCS Playoffs in 2014.

Mobley was named a first team preseason All-American by STATS. As a junior, the native of Powell, Tennessee earned 2014 OVC Offensive Player of the Year accolades after leading the Ohio Valley Conference in rushing (1,491 yards) and rushing touchdowns (20). His rushing total was the sixth most in a single season by an EKU player. Mobley set a program record and equaled an OVC mark when he scored six touchdowns in the win over Murray State on November 15.

The 5-11, 215-pound back produced a league-high eight 100-yard rushing games in 2014. His 20 rushing touchdowns were the third most in OVC single-season history.

Mobley is one of only three OVC players named first team preseason All-America by STATS, joining Murray State kick returner Pokey Harris and Jacksonville State defensive back Jermaine Hough.

This is Mobley’s second preseason All-America honor this summer. He was named to Athlon Sports’ preseason team on June 25.

Eyckmans earned third-team preseason All-America honors from STATS. The 6-4, 290-pound left tackle started all 13 games for the Colonels last fall and was named first team All-OVC after opening several running routes for Mobley and company. He was the leader of an offensive line that helped Eastern average 220.5 yards-per-game on the ground last year.

Eyckmans, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, was voted EKU’s offensive lineman of the year by his teammates at the conclusion of the 2014 season.

Eyckmans is one of four OVC players on the third team, joining Southeast Missouri wide receiver Paul McRoberts and kicker Ryan McCrum and Eastern Illinois linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill.

In all, nine players from the OVC were selected to STATS’ Preseason All-America team.

Mobley, Eyckmans and the rest of the EKU football team open the 2015 season on Thursday night, September 3, with a home game against Valparaiso.

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EKU annouce 2015-16 Women’s Basketball Schedule

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EKU annouce 2015-16 Women’s Basketball Schedule

Posted on 09 July 2015 by Allen

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Eastern Kentucky University women’s basketball head coach Chrissy Roberts released the Colonels’ 2015-16 schedule on Wednesday.

EKU will travel to eight states and face teams from 10 conferences, two of which (Western Kentucky and Tennessee State) played in the NCAA Tournament and five of which (Richmond, East Tennessee State, Missouri State, Wright State and UT Martin) played in the WNIT in 2014-15.

“A goal of ours this season is to be competitive against those caliber teams,” Roberts said. “Those tough games early on will only make us better as we get prepared for OVC action.”

The Colonels open the season by hosting Georgetown College on Friday, November 13. They immediately hit the road to play at Richmond on Sunday, November 15. The Spiders defeated EKU, 70-56, last year in McBrayer Arena. They finished the year 19-14 and beat Stetson in the first round of the WNIT before falling to Duquesne, 48-47, four days later.

After hosting Western Carolina on Saturday, November 21, EKU will again hit the road to play Miami (Ohio) in Oxford on Tuesday, November 24. The Colonels defeated the RedHawks in both 2012-13 and 2013-14. The two teams did not play last year.

Eastern will close out November by hosting East Tennessee State on Friday, November 27. The Buccaneers went 21-12 last year and lost to North Carolina State, 73-58, in the first round of the WNIT.

The Colonels will run a veritable gauntlet to open December. They open the month by travelling to Springfield, Missouri to face Missouri State on Saturday, December 5. The Lady Bears went 18-15 last year and reached the WNIT. EKU will then host Wright State at McBrayer Arena on Sunday, December 13. Wright State won 25 games last year and also reached the WNIT.

On Wednesday, December 16, Eastern will travel to Bowling Green to face Western Kentucky. WKU set a Conference USA record for wins in a season last year (30) and nearly upset Texas (66-64) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. EKU and WKU have not met since November 14, 2009.

Following the in-state showdown versus Western Kentucky, EKU will travel to the Sunshine State to play in the Gator Holiday Classic from December 20-21 in Gainesville, Florida.

The Colonels will close out the month of December by hosting Davis & Elkins College on Wednesday, December 30.

EKU will open conference play on the road at Austin Peay on Saturday, January 2. Other conference highlights include hosting traditional OVC power and 2014-15 WNIT participant UT Martin on Thursday, January 7 and hosting defending OVC champion and 2014-15 NCAA Tournament participant Tennessee State on Saturday, February 13.

The Colonels will wrap up the regular season on the road at Tennessee Tech on Saturday, February 27.

The OVC Tournament is scheduled for March 2-5 in Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium.

“The OVC schedule will be grueling, as it is every year,” Roberts added. “But, I believe we have a talented enough team to emerge from the crowd and be the ones cutting down the nets in Nashville come March.”

EKU returns its top two scorers from a team that went 9-17 last year. Junior Michaela Hunter averaged 14.8 points-per-game and 6.3 rebounds-per-game, while senior Shameekia “Polly” Murray was named second-team All-OVC while averaging 14.0 points-per-game and 4.4 rebounds-per-game.

11/8/2015 Ohio Valley University (Exhibition) Richmond, Ky. TBD
11/13/2015 Georgetown College (Ky.) Richmond, Ky. TBD
11/15/2015 University of Richmond Richmond, Va. TBD
11/21/2015 Western Carolina University Richmond, Ky. TBD
11/24/2015 Miami University (OH) Oxford, Ohio TBD
11/27/2015 East Tennessee State University Richmond, Ky. TBD
12/5/2015 Missouri State University Springfield, Mo. TBD
12/13/2015 Wright State University Richmond, Ky. TBD
12/16/2015 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Ky. TBD
Gator Holiday Classic
12/20/2015 TBD Gainesville, Fla. TBD
12/21/2015 TBD Gainesville, Fla. TBD
12/30/2015 Davis & Elkins College Richmond, Ky. TBD
1/2/2016 Austin Peay State University Clarksville, Tenn. TBD
1/7/2016 University of Tennessee at Martin Richmond, Ky. TBD
1/9/2016 Southeast Missouri State University Richmond, Ky. TBD
1/14/2016 Eastern Illinois University Charleston, Ill. TBD
1/16/2016 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, Ill. TBD
1/20/2016 Murray State University Richmond, Ky. TBD
1/23/2016 Tennessee Tech University Richmond, Ky. TBD
1/27/2016 Jacksonville State University Richmond, Ky. TBD
1/30/2016 Morehead State University Richmond, Ky. TBD
2/3/2016 Tennessee State University Nashville, Tenn. TBD
2/6/2016 Belmont University Nashville, Tenn. TBD
2/13/2016 Tennessee State University Richmond, Ky. TBD
2/17/2016 Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, Ala. TBD
2/20/2016 Morehead State University Morehead, Ky. TBD
2/24/2016 Belmont University Richmond, Ky. TBD
2/27/2016 Tennessee Tech University Cookeville, Tenn. TBD

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Colonels add Weaver

Colonels add Weaver

Posted on 18 June 2015 by Allen

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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.

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Jones Shines in Sweden

Jones Shines in Sweden

Posted on 16 June 2015 by Allen

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Former Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball player Jaron Jones averaged 12.3 points and 4.2 rebounds in six games this past season with the Solna Vikings in the Swedish Basketball League.

The Lexington, Kentucky native played in the team’s first six games of the season. He scored 22 points in the season-opener against Uppsala on Oct. 5. He had 16 points against LF Basket on Oct. 9. Jones grabbed a season-best 11 rebounds to go along with nine points and two steals in a victory over Sodertalje on Oct. 18. He had 17 points and four rebounds in his final game of the season against Eco Orebro on Oct. 24.

Jones shot 40 percent from the field. He went 13-of-30 from three-point range for 43 percent. Jones’ season was cut short due to an injury.

This was the second European team Jones has played for. In the summer of 2012, he signed to play for the Apollon Basketball Club in Limassol, Cyprus. In the winter of 2014 he played five games for Caborca in the Mexican league. Jones averaged 19.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and two steals in his five games south of the border.

The 6-foot-5 Jones played two seasons for the Colonels. As a senior in 2011-12, he averaged a team-high 17 points per game. He was second on the team in rebounding (4.4 rpg) and field goal percentage (53.1 percent). Jones ranked fifth in the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring that season and had the fourth best field goal percentage.

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Stommes shines in Sweden

Stommes shines in Sweden

Posted on 10 June 2015 by Allen

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Former Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball player Justin Stommes had a strong fourth season of professional basketball for the Helsinki Seagulls in the Finnish League, despite being limited to just 22 games.

Stommes was third on the team in scoring (13.6 ppg), rebounds (4.5 rpg) and assists (1.4 apg) while leading the squad in steals (1.6 spg). He shot 44 percent from the field and made 45-of-111 three-pointers for 41 percent.

The 6-foot-7 forward played in just 22 of the team’s 43 games, missing a stretch of 12 straight from the first of December to the end of January.

The Cold Springs, Minnesota native scored 10 or more points in 17 of the 22 games he played and grabbed five or more rebounds 11 times. He scored 20 or more points four times in a stretch of seven games early in the season. Stommes finished with 21 points against Kataja on Oct. 29, had 27 points and six boards against Namika Lahti on Nov. 16, scored 21 points with six rebounds against KTP Basket on Nov. 21, and ripped off 27 points with six boards against Kauhajoki on Nov. 29.

Helsinki finished the regular season with a 17-23 record, placing eighth among 11 teams. The Seagulls were swept in a best-of-five quarterfinal playoff series by KTP Basket. Stommes scored 17 points in the final game of the series.

Stommes was a four-year starter at EKU. He completed his career in 2010-11 and left Eastern as the program’s 15th all-time leading scorer (1,277 career points).

Stommes played in Germany during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. In 2013-14 he played in Holland.

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EKU ranked 14th in Preseason Poll

EKU ranked 14th in Preseason Poll

Posted on 04 June 2015 by Allen

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The Eastern Kentucky University football team is ranked No. 14 in the Sporting News’ FCS Preseason Top-25 poll, which was released in late May.

The No. 14 ranking is the highest preseason ranking the Colonels have received under head coach Dean Hood, who took over the program in 2008. EKU was also ranked No. 21 in Athlon’s preseason poll.

Eastern Kentucky returns eight starters on both offense and defense from a squad that finished 9-4 overall and advanced to the NCAA FCS playoffs in 2014.

Three all-conference players return on the offensive side of the ball including 2014 OVC Offensive Player of the Year Dy’Shawn Mobley. The senior running back led the league in rushing (1,491 yards) and rushing touchdowns (20) last year. His rushing total was the sixth most in a single season by an EKU player. Mobley set a program record and equaled an OVC mark when he scored six touchdowns in the win over Murray State on Nov. 15, 2014.

Senior offensive linemen Brett Eyckmans and Trey Shelton came away with All-OVC accolades a year ago as well.

On defense, five of the eight returning starters are heading into their senior campaign. Defensive back Stanley Absanon led the squad with four interceptions last fall. Absanon tallied two interceptions in EKU’s thrilling 17-10 win at FBS foe Miami (Ohio). Meanwhile, fellow seniors Trey Thomas and Marquise Piton combined for 20 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks up front in 2014.

Eastern Kentucky opens its 2015 slate on Thursday night, Sept. 3 with a home game against Valparaiso.

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EKU cans Stein

EKU cans Stein

Posted on 01 June 2015 by Allen

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Eastern Kentucky University head baseball coach Jason Stein will not be retained, Director of Athletics Steve Lochmueller announced today. A search for the Colonels’ next head coach will begin immediately.

Stein posted a 178-201 record in seven seasons as head coach. The 1997 EKU grad led the Colonels to a share of the Ohio Valley Conference Championship in 2012. His 2013 team advanced to the championship round of the OVC Tournament.

Stein’s squad qualified for the six-team OVC Tournament four times in seven seasons. The Colonels went a combined 4-8 in conference tournament games, with three of those victories coming in the 2013 run to the championship round.

Eastern finished the 2015 campaign with a 21-29 record and placed eighth in the OVC with a 12-17 mark.

It will be interesting to see who the Colonels bring in to lead the baseball team. EKU made a splash by bringing in former Rick Pitino assistant Dan McHale earlier this year to be their new basketball coach

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EKU Football Starts Summer with Mission Trip to Haiti

EKU Football Starts Summer with Mission Trip to Haiti

Posted on 29 May 2015 by Allen

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For the third consecutive year, select members of the Eastern Kentucky University football team took a mission trip to Haiti to serve with the Hands and Feet Project in Jacmel. The group left Kentucky on May 17 and returned to the States on May 23.

This year, 20 players along with head coach Dean Hood and assistant coaches Garry Fisher and Jake Johnson took time out of their summer break to visit Haiti.

“The trip is always a humongous dose of perspective,” Hood said. “When you get down there, you realize we are very blessed to have the things we have in America. Haiti is the poorest of the poor.”

Many of the players were making their first-ever trip outside of the United States, while some others like Jon Floyd were making a return trip to Haiti.

“Last year made such a big impact on me,” Floyd said. “I had never seen anything that poor before. This was a huge eye-opener for me.”

The Colonels’ assigned project for this year was to help the orphanage piece together the beginning stages of an aquaponics farm, with the goal of making the orphanage self-sustaining with food consisting of fish, vegetables and fruit.

“What we accomplished in one week they said would have taken seven weeks,” Floyd said. “They called us the Haitian Bulldozers.”

Besides work on the aquaponics farm, the EKU travel party assisted in painting, moving cement and moving rocks. The majority of last year’s trip was spent moving rock in preparation for a foundation for a second boys building, which is now complete.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the work our guys did and their interaction with the kids,” Hood said. “Lots of people take mission trips to the orphanage in the summer, but not many of the people can handle the physicality of some of the projects like our guys can. What they accomplished was unbelievable.”

When not helping via physical labor, the Colonels spent a large portion of time just hanging out with the kids living at the orphanage. Soccer and basketball were huge hits with the boys while jump rope was a favorite for many of the girls.

The EKU football team has a personal connection with the Jacmel orphanage as the squad has been sponsoring a boy named Stevenson for the past three years. Each month, the coaching staff takes up a voluntary collection from the players and sends that donation to the Hands and Feet Project. That money has been used to provide school uniforms, medicine and food for Stevenson.

“You go down there to work, but you really go down there for the kids,” Floyd said. “There are more than 70 kids on the compound, and they all love you and hang on you.”

On one of the free mornings, several Colonels took advantage of an opportunity to swim in a coral reef. The week wrapped up on Friday with a tour around the city of Jacmel, which was ravaged by the 2010 earthquake.

Stanley Absanon, Jalen Allen, Jared Bowling, Zack Burgy-VanHoose, Floyd, Vincent Green, Raynaldy Gustave, Robby Irgang, JJ Jude, Alex Klingel, Cameron Kowalewski, Tyler Malone, Taylor Miller, Marquise Piton, Avery Pitt, ShaQuille Prather, Kagen Skidmore, Tyler Swafford, Trey Thomas and Kamareé Walden took part in the mission trip.

“Being a senior, I really wanted to help and you could see how much we meant to the kids,” said Thomas, who was making his first trip to Haiti. “People say how bad it is over there, but you really can’t tell until you go there yourself.”

The Hands and Feet Project provides holistic, residential care for children in crisis by building and operating Children’s Villages with multiple family-style homes led by Haitian House Mothers.

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Colonels land another big man

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Colonels land another big man

Posted on 21 May 2015 by Allen

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With the addition of 6-foot-6 forward Anthony Pratt to the Eastern Kentucky University basketball team, head coach Dan McHale’s five-member recruiting class now includes four players that are 6-foot-5 or taller. McHale announced the addition of Pratt today.

“We are thrilled that Anthony has decided to join our EKU family,” McHale said. “He was being recruited at a high level and we were fortunate he saw an opportunity to get a great education at Eastern Kentucky and play in a fun style of play.”

A native of the Bahamas, Pratt played high school basketball at St. Louis Christian Academy. He was limited his senior season due to an injury, but still averaged 13 points and seven rebounds per game.

Pratt was named the MVP of the Phenom Hoops National Showcase in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in November. Against Quality Education, which came in ranked No. 31 in the country by USA Today, Pratt scored a game-high 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting from the field and grabbed five rebounds in a 65-59 victory. In the Cougars’ first game of the Shootout, Pratt finished with 10 points and nine rebounds against Faith Assembly.

“The ‘Bohemian Bruiser’ will provide toughness and energy to our front court,” said McHale. “I am really excited about his ceiling, he doesn’t know how good he is going be. We are fortunate that he played for Coach Maxey, who does a great job in the summer with young men like Anthony.”

As a junior at St. Louis Christian Academy, Pratt averaged 12 points and six rebounds.

In addition to Pratt, Nick Mayo (6-foot-8, 225, forward), Greg King (6-foot-7, 225, forward), Jarelle Reischel (6-foot-5, 210, guard) and Cameron Williams (5-foot-11, 170, guard) will join the Colonel program in the fall of 2015 as well.

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EKU lands JUCO standout King

EKU lands JUCO standout King

Posted on 20 May 2015 by Allen

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Greg King, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward, has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play college basketball at Eastern Kentucky University next season, Head Coach Dan McHale announced today.

King played one season at Chipola College in Marianna, Florida. He has three seasons of eligibility remaining.

“We’re excited to welcome Greg to the EKU family,” McHale said. “He is an outstanding young man, on and off the court, and his skill set fits our system perfectly.”

In 2014-15, King averaged 6.4 points and 5.9 rebounds while shooting 52 percent from the field for the Indians. He also contributed nearly one block and one steal per game.

King scored 10 or more points seven times, including a season-best 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field at Gulf Coast State College on Jan. 7. He also had 10 or more rebounds in a game three times, posting double-doubles against Lawson State (Nov. 20) and Northwest Florida (Jan. 31).

“The combination of his athleticism, strength and size will give us a much needed physical presence down low,” said McHale.

The Ellenwood, Georgia native played with current Colonel Paul Jackson at Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Lithonia. Both graduated in 2014.

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Angelucci joins EKU Basketball Staff

Angelucci joins EKU Basketball Staff

Posted on 14 May 2015 by Allen

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Trent Angelucci, the video coordinator at Georgia Tech the last four years, has been hired as Eastern Kentucky University’s Director of Basketball Operations, head coach Dan McHale announced today.

Before joining the staff at Georgia Tech, Angelucci was an assistant coach at Transylvania University for two seasons (2009-11).

“Trent is a tremendous addition to my inaugural staff at EKU,” McHale said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our staff that will compliment us very well. Working most recently in the ACC for a great coach like Brian Gregory will be beneficial in all aspects of our program.”

Angelucci’s duties as the video coordinator at Tech from 2011 to 2015 included preparing and analyzing all film edits for scouting and player development, breaking down every opponent’s offense for each scout, researching and completing statistical analysis reports, and developing and updating detailed recruiting schedules for each recruiting season.

The Lexington, Kentucky native is the son of Dr. Steve Angelucci, the president of Lexington Catholic High School. Steve served as the assistant athletics director for external relations at Eastern Kentucky during the early to mid 1990’s.

“Being a Lexington native and his family ties to EKU makes Trent’s homecoming even more special,” McHale said. “I’m thrilled to welcome him aboard and excited as he is a rising star in our business.”

As an assistant at Transylvania, Angelucci had on-court coaching, scouting and recruiting responsibilities.

Angelucci joins assistant coaches Michael Bradley, Reece Gaines and Doug Davenport on McHale’s first EKU staff. Eastern is the only program in the nation with two former first round NBA draft picks on its staff. Bradley was the No. 17 pick by Toronto in the 2001 NBA Draft and Gaines was the No. 15 pick in the 2003 draft by Orlando.

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Eastern Kentucky announces 2015 Volleyball Schedule

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Eastern Kentucky announces 2015 Volleyball Schedule

Posted on 13 May 2015 by Allen

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Eastern Kentucky University’s 2015 volleyball schedule features eight meetings against teams that won 18 or more matches in 2014. The Colonels will open the season at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Tournament on August 28, head coach Lori Duncan announced today.

Following three matches in two days at the University of Tennessee Tournament in Knoxville, the Colonels will play the first of nine home matches on Sept. 8 against Northern Kentucky at 6:30 p.m.

Eastern will then travel north for the University of Notre Dame Tournament which includes a match against Penn State. The Nittany Lions went 36-3 last season and won the championship in the NCAA Tournament.

Eastern Kentucky will play in the University of Northern Colorado Tournament in Greenley and at Colorado State in Fort Collins before opening Ohio Valley Conference play on Sept. 25 at home against Belmont. EKU’s first home conference match comes on Oct. 10 against Southeast Missouri.

The Colonels will face 2014 OVC regular season and tournament champion Murray State once. The only meeting between the two will take place on Oct. 3 at home.

After facing the Morehead State Eagles on Nov. 10 at Morehead, EKU will close out the regular season at home against Austin Peay on Nov. 14. The 2015 OVC Tournament is scheduled for Nov. 19-23 at the home of the regular season champion.

Eastern Kentucky posted a 21-14 record in 2014 and went 11-5 in conference play. Three starters return from last season’s team.

DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME
Aug. 28-39 (Fri-Sat) UT at Chattanooga Tournament Chattanooga, TN.
Aug. 28 (Fri) vs. Troy University 3 p.m.
Aug. 29 (Fri) vs. Valpariso University 10:00 a.m.
Aug. 30 (Sat) vs. UT – Chattonooga 7 p.m.
Sept. 3 Tue at Marshall University Huntington, WV. 6 p.m.
Sept. 4-5 (Fri-Sat) Universoty of Tennessee Tournament Knoxville, TN
Sept. 4 (Fri) vs. University of North Carolina, Greensboro .10 a.m.
Sept. 4 (Sat) vs. University of North Florida 4 p.m.
Sept. 5 (Sat) vs. University of Tennessee 7 p.m.
Sept. 8 Tue
NORTHEN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
Richmond, KY. 7 p.m.
Sept. 11-12 (Fri-Sat) University of Notre Dame Tournament South Bend, IN.
Sept. 1 (Fri) vs. Penn State University 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 11 (Sat) vs. University of Notre Dame 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 (Sat) vs. Mississippi State University 4:30 a.m.
Sept. 18-19 (Fri-Sat)
University of North Colorado Tournament
Greeley, CO.
Sept. 18 (Fri) vs. Indiana University 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 19 (Sat) vs. University of North Colorado 7 p.m.
Sept. 19 (Sat) vs. Utah State University 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 (Sun) at Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO. 2:00 p.m.
Sept. 25 (Fri) BELMONT UNIVERSITY* Richmond, KY. 7 p.m.
Sept. 26 (Wed) TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY* Richmond, KY. 2 p.m.
Sept. 30 (Sat) MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY* Richmond, KY. 7 p.m.
Oct. 3 (Sat) MURRARY STATE UNIVERSITY* Richmond, Ky. 2 p.m.
Oct. 9 (Fri) at South East Missouri State University* Cape Giradeau, MO. 8 p.m.
Oct. 10 (Sat) at University of Tennessee at Martin* Martin,TN. 3 p.m.
Oct. 16 (Fri) at Jacksonville State University* Jacksonville, AL. 8 p.m.
Oct. 17 (Sat) at Tennessee Tech University* Cookeville, TN. 3 p.m.
Oct. 23 (Fri) TENNESSEE TECH UNIVERSITY* Richmond, KY. 7 p.m.
Oct. 24 (Sat) JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY* Richmond, KY 7 p.m.
Oct. 27 (Tue) at University of Dayton Dayton, OH. 6 p.m.
Oct. 30 (Fri) at Tennessee State University* Nashville, TN. 8 p.m.
Oct. 31 (Sat) at Belmont University* Nashville, TN. 3 p.m.
Nov. 6 (Fri) EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY* Richmond, KY. 7 p.m.
Nov. 7 (Sat) SOUTHERN ILLINOIS-EDWARDSVILLE* Richmond, KY. 4 p.m.
Nov. 10 (Tue) Morehead State University* Morehead, KY. 7 p.m.
Nov. 14 (Sat) Austin Peay* Clarksville, TN. 3 p.m.
Nov. 19-23 (Thur-Mon) at OVC Tournament TBD TBD
Dec. 4-6 (Thur-Sat) NCAA 1st & 2nd Rounds TBD TBD
Dec. 11-14 (Thur-Sun) NCAA Regionals TBD TBD
Dec. 18-20 (Thur & Sat NCAA Final Four Oklahoma City, Okla. TBD

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EKU drop series finale at Murray State, 13-10

EKU drop series finale at Murray State, 13-10

Posted on 11 May 2015 by Allen

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After winning the first two games of the series, Eastern Kentucky University’s baseball team lost the series finale at Murray State University, 13-10, on Sunday.

A five-run second inning that included a pair of two-run doubles by Shea Sullivan and Mandy Alvarez gave Eastern a 5-2 lead. However, the Racers took control of the contest with seven runs in the bottom of the fourth. Matt McGowan had a two-run single and Brock Downey’s bases loaded triple made it 9-5.

Murray State led 13-6 after six innings. The Colonels scored four runs over the final two innings to close the gap. Kenny Hostrander capped the scoring with a two-out, two-run home run in the top of the ninth. The junior shortstop finished 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs.

Alvarez was 2-for-4 with a walk, a run and two RBIs. Kyle Nowlin had two hits in three at bats, walked twice, scored once and drove in a runner.

The Colonels will conclude the 2015 regular season with a three-game home series against Tennessee Tech. The series opener is slated for 6 p.m. on Thursday.

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Colonels fall to Jacksonville State, 16-13

Colonels fall to Jacksonville State, 16-13

Posted on 03 May 2015 by Allen

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The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team fell short in game three against Jacksonville State University Sunday afternoon. A fifth inning charge propelled the Gamecocks to a 16-13 victory at Turkey Hughes Field.

Kyle Nowlin began the day with a solo home run to right center field to score Eastern’s first run for the third game in a row.

The junior centerfielder was not finished. In the bottom of the third Nowlin hits a two-run shot to get the Colonels within one. He went yard again in the bottom of the fourth. Nowlin hit a grand slam to cap off a five run inning and give the Colonels a 9-5 lead.

The Harrison, Ohio native tied the school record with three home runs in a single game, a feat he has accomplished twice before. He finished the day 3-for-6 with seven RBIs.

Nowlin was not the only EKU player to hit a home run. Junior Luke Wurzelbacher’s solo home run to center field, to lead of the bottom of the second inning, gave the Colonels’ an early 2-1 lead. Wurzelbacher ended the day 2-for-3 with one RBI.

Jacksonville State (26-21, 13-11 OVC) regained the lead in the top of the fifth when Pashchal Pertrongolo took a Ben Gullo pitch to deep right field for grand slam to cap an eight-run inning and give the Gamecocks a 13-9 advantage. Pertrongolo finished 3-for-6 with four RBIs.

Eastern Kentucky (17-27, 8-15 OVC) staged a late comeback bid. During the bottom of the eight, EKU put two runners in scoring position. A single by sophomore Shea Sullivan cut the deficit to three heading into the ninth.

Ryan Sebra had a 4-for-5 day with three runs scored for JSU.

In addition to Nowlin, four other Colonels had three hits. Sullivan went 3-for-6 with a run and two RBIs. Mandy Alvarez, Ben Fisher and Cole Warrenfeltz also had three hits each.

EKU will be back in action next weekend at Murray State. Friday’s series opener is slated to start at 4 p.m.

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Scores

Temple 37 Vanderbilt 7 F
Alabama 33 West Virginia 23 F
Arkansas 21 Auburn 45 F
LSU 28 Wisconsin 24

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