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Eastern Kentucky University Announces 2014 Football Schedule

Posted on 12 December 2013 by admin

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RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University football team is lined up to play 12 teams once again in 2014, including two games against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs. EKU has five home games on the schedule highlighted by Homecoming on Oct. 25 against Southeast Missouri.

Eastern opens the season with a Thursday night road game at Robert Morris on Aug. 28. The two teams met for the very first time this past fall in Richmond with the Colonels pulling out a 38-6 victory.

The following weekend, EKU takes on Mid-American Conference opponent Miami (Ohio). This will be the first time in 11 years that the Colonels have lined up against a team from the MAC. That year, Eastern nearly knocked off Central Michigan before falling in the final minute, 42-41.

Eastern Kentucky kicks off its home schedule on Sept. 13 versus Morehead State. EKU has won eight straight in the series including a 56-24 win at Morehead in 2013.

The Colonels begin their OVC schedule with a pair of road games – at UT Martin (Sept. 20) and Austin Peay (Oct. 4) – before hosting two-time defending league champion Eastern Illinois on Oct. 11.

The 2014 Homecoming game features Southeast Missouri on Oct. 25. Eastern Kentucky has won seven straight Homecoming tilts as well as nine of the last 10 match-ups against the Redhawks.

Eastern winds down its OVC schedule with back-to-back home games against Jacksonville State (Nov. 8) and Murray State (Nov. 15). EKU and Murray State concluded the 2013 season with an overtime thriller taken by the Racers, 35-28.

The Colonels will face their second FBS opponent at the end of the regular season when EKU travels to Florida on Nov. 22. Eastern Kentucky has only faced two Southeastern Conference teams in its history – Kentucky (last played in 2009) and Vanderbilt (only meeting in 2004).

The NCAA FCS playoffs begin on Nov. 29 with 16 of the 24 qualifying teams playing in the opening round.

Eastern Kentucky finished the 2013 season 6-6 overall and 4-4 in Ohio Valley Conference action.

Fans can reserve 2014 season tickets by contacting the EKU athletics ticket office at 859-622-2122.

2014 Eastern Kentucky University Football Schedule
Aug. 28 – at Robert Morris – Moon Township, Pa.
Sept. 6 – at Miami (Ohio) – Oxford, Ohio
Sept. 13 – Morehead State – Roy Kidd Stadium (Family Weekend)
Sept. 20 – at UT Martin* – Martin, Tenn.
Sept. 27 – OPEN
Oct. 4 – at Austin Peay* – Clarksville, Tenn.
Oct. 11 – Eastern Illinois* – Roy Kidd Stadium (EKU Athletics Hall of Fame Weekend)
Oct. 18 – at Tennessee Tech* – Cookeville, Tenn.
Oct. 25 – Southeast Missouri* – Roy Kidd Stadium (Homecoming)
Nov. 1 – at Tennessee State* – Nashville, Tenn.
Nov. 8 – Jacksonville State* – Roy Kidd Stadium
Nov. 15 – Murray State* – Roy Kidd Stadium
Nov. 22 – at Florida – Gainesville, Fla.
Boldface denotes home game ~ Asterisk (*) denotes OVC game

-via EKUSports.com

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Deverin Muff A Nominee For Allstate Good Works Team

Posted on 10 December 2013 by admin

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RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky junior men’s basketball player Deverin Muff is a nominee for the 2014 Allstate Good Works Team®, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company announced last week.

The award recognizes a select group of college basketball student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the greater good of their communities through volunteerism and civic service. The NABC Allstate Good Works Team® will be announced in February.

The Colonels have the week off from game action during finals. EKU will play at No. 4 Wisconsin on Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will air live on ESPN3.

In its second year, the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® honors players at all levels of college basketball who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of leadership and charitable achievements amongst their peers. The student-athletes nominated for this award embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.

“Allstate is proud to recognize these two outstanding groups of men and women whose commitment to service and volunteerism demonstrate that ‘good works’ extend beyond the basketball court,” said Pam Hollander, senior director of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2014 NABC Good Works Team® selection panel. “Each of the nominees serves as a role model and inspiration to future generations seeking ways to give back, and another reason to celebrate the good happening in our communities.”

While jump shots and rebounds earn recognition on the hardwood, the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® help tell the stories of good taking place off the court that often go unnoticed. The 2014 nominees uphold impressive service resumes detailing unique and inspiring stories of servitude. From volunteering with sick and underprivileged children to lobbying state legislature for new laws that could help save lives, this exceptional group of young men and women demonstrate the positive impact student-athletes can have on and off the court.

From the 117 NABC nominees, a special voting panel will select two 10-member teams comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA. Former Duke University student-athlete, two-time NCAA champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill will headline the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® voting panel.

Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® will be invited by Allstate to the 2014 NABC Convention and 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Dallas, where they will participate in a community project in the city. More information about the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® is available at www.nabc.org.

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