Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Meet EKU

So, I think it is fair to say that BG fans don't know too much about Eastern Kentucky.  So let's learn a little more (as opposed to being "I-don't-even-know-where-that-is guy")

It is in Richmond, Kentucky,  which is a little south-east of Lexington.  Both Daniel Boone and Kit Carson were born in this area and it was the sight of the Battle of Richmond, a big Confederate victory in the Civil War.

The school has about 14,000 undergraduates.

They are the Colonels.

Notable Alumni
Rex Ryan
Lee Majors (real name Harvey Yeary)
Earle Combs (Yankee great)
Thaksin Shinawatra – former Prime Minister of Thailand

The school has a strong football heritage.

22 OVC conference titles and two Division I-AA National Championships in 1979 and 1982.

All-time, they are 3-1 vs. BG

1940 EKU won 48-0
1949 EKU won 21-13
1950 EKU won 34-7
2003 BG won 63-13

Their Coach is Mark Elder

  • 3rd season
  • Coached at Tennessee, UC, CMU.
  • Known as a great recruiter and has ranked FCS classes in all of his 3 years.  Last was #11
  • Off to a 7-15 start at EKU

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