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8:47am

Mon December 22, 2014
Sports

EKU Takes to the Court Monday After Historic Win at Miami

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Coming off one of their biggest wins in team history, Eastern Kentucky University takes to the court Monday night, again in Florida. 

The EKU men's team handed 18th ranked University of Miami a 28 point loss Friday night.  It was their first win over a top 25 team in more than a half century.  In 1959, the Colonels defeated number seven North Carolina State by two points.  Tonight Eastern will go up against Florida Atlantic in Boca Rotan.  Tip-off is set for 7pm.  

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10:58pm

Mon December 15, 2014
Sports

New Bill Would Enhance Safety for Fast Pitch Softball Players

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Members of the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly will be asked to toughen safety standards for girl's high school fast pitch softball.  The proposed measure would require the pitcher, plus players at first and third base to wear protective masks. 

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2:41pm

Mon December 8, 2014
Sports

UK Ally Oops Its Way Over EKU

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A substantially undersized Eastern Kentucky University Colonel team fought valiantly Sunday night, but it wasn't enough to keep up with number one Kentucky.  UK beat EKU 82-49 before a full house at Rupp Arena.  After the game, Eastern Coach Jeff Neubauer  gave high praise for UK's defensive effort.  "Our team, I told them, they were just guarded by the best defensive team in the modern era of college basketball. And I'm not exaggerating a little bit when I say that," said Neubauer.

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12:13am

Fri December 5, 2014
Sports

EKU Colonels Prepare for Matchup Against No. 1 Kentucky This Weekend

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Eastern Kentucky University heads into Rupp Arena Sunday night for an appointment with No. 1 ranked Kentucky.  EKU's head coach says his team's style won't change for the highly anticipated matchup.

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11:51pm

Thu November 27, 2014
Sports

EKU Host Opening Round Game in FBS Playoffs

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The Eastern Kentucky University football Colonels will go after their first playoff victory in 20 years Saturday.  EKU plays host to Indiana State at Roy Kidd Stadium.  Eastern comes into the Football Championship Series playoff game at nine and three while Indiana State finished the regular season seven and five. 

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10:29pm

Sun November 9, 2014
Sports

Student Organization Proposes Beer Sales at Select EKU Sporting Events

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Eastern Kentucky University administrators are considering whether to allow beer sales at some school athletic events. The request comes from EKU's student government association. SGA President Kyle Nicholas says he envisions a designated courtyard site within the football stadium for beer sales. "Right now, there's a lot of people who stay at the tailgate during the game.  They don't make their way into the stadium.  They either stay out there or they leave to go home or go out to a bar.  So, this is something to just bring people in," said Nicholas.

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11:17pm

Sun November 2, 2014
Sports

EKU Opens Season Play This Week

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The Eastern Kentucky University basketball Colonels hit the hardwood Friday night for their first contest of the season. EKU enters this season as the defending Ohio Valley Conference Champion.

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12:00pm

Mon September 8, 2014
Sports

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sales Underway

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While many horse racing fans eagerly await early October for Keeneland's fall meet, horse sellers and buyers will stay busy for the next two weeks.  The annual September yearling sales event gets underway Monday.

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5:22pm

Thu August 28, 2014
Sports

Keeneland's New Dirt Track Not Like Old One

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Early Thursday morning, six to eight horses worked over the new dirt surface.  Conversion of the main track from a synthetic polytrack surface to dirt began May 19th. At first glance, Keeneland's new track looks very much like the old one. Spokeswoman Amy Gregory says the new track features a unique draining system.  "We feel that, when there's rain water, it will flow very quickly off the track toward the inside and outside rails and that will carry it away from the track and eliminate a lot of ponding," said Gregory.

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4:17pm

Thu August 28, 2014
Sports

UK Football Fans Face Construction Obstacles

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University of Kentucky football fans are facing a few challenges off the field before they see the first kicked off this weekend. 

UK and city officials have detailed several changes, many which are related to the stadium construction and renovation project.  Gates ten and eleven will be closed due to construction, so fans entering through the south side of Commonwealth Stadium will use gates seven, nine, 12, and 14. 

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10:43pm

Sun August 24, 2014
Sports

Expansion and Improvements Planned for EKU Athletic Facilities

Colonel Football Fan Day Event on Saturday
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Eastern Kentucky University Athletics is seeing a great deal of change around the Richmond campus.  Dan McBride is the newly named Senior Associate Athletics Director.  McBride says one of his primary duties is to oversee facility improvements.  "A big portion of my responsibilities now is gonna be dealing with the expansion at the baseball stadium, the expansion at the softball field, expansion at the football stadium.  I oversaw the installation of the new lights and the new floor in the coliseum.  The new lights at baseball and softball fields this year," said McBride.

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9:23pm

Tue August 12, 2014
Sports

Beep Baseball Complex Heading to Frankfort

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    A different kind of baseball game is coming to the region.  When baseball season begins next spring, a game designed for the visually impaired will be played in Frankfort.

A beep baseball complex is planned for a site near the Kentucky River.   The ball emits beeps as both the batter and fielders are blindfolded.

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5:43pm

Mon June 30, 2014
Sports

From the Raceway to the Waterway for Kentucky Racing Fans

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    This past weekend, Kentucky racing fans were focused on the Quaker State 400.  Attention shifts to the waterway this Fourth of July weekend.

Four different types of boats can compete in drag boat racing.  Kentucky Drag Boat Association President Roger Austin says thousands will be on hand this weekend to watch between 40 and 50 boats race at speeds exceeding 150 miles per hour.  "It will be wall to wall boats from 80-90 foot houseboats to 16 foot dinghies out there watching the boat races all up and down the side of a quarter mile," said Austin.             

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9:48am

Mon June 23, 2014
Sports

UK Awards Multimedia Rights to JMI Sports

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In one of the most valuable partnerships of its kind in college athletics history, University of Kentucky officials announced Monday that JMI Sports has been awarded UK’s athletics and campus multimedia marketing rights with a 15-year, $210 million agreement.

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4:40pm

Tue June 17, 2014
Sports

Keeneland Looks to be 2015 Host for Breeders Cup

It appears Keeneland race track stands a good chance of hosting the 2015 Breeders Cup World Championships.  Although not confirmed by the track or the Breeders Cup, reports in the Lousiville Courier Journal and Lexington Herald Leader cite sources saying the big time racing day is coming to central Kentucky.   Dan Metsger is the president of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

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4:50pm

Mon June 9, 2014
Sports

World Equestrian Games Going to Canada

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The World Equestrian Games are not coming back to the Kentucky Horse Park in 2018.  Kentucky had put in a bid to again host the international equine competition four years from now.  The Canadian community of Bromont (BRO-mont)-Montreal has been named as the next site for the equestrian event.  Before learning of the final decision, during a visit to Lexington Monday, Governor Beshear indicated there had been some sponsorship issues.

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10:41pm

Fri June 6, 2014
Sports

Lots of Kentucky Support for California Chromes' Bid at Making History

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California Chrome is the talk of the sports world right now, on and off the horse racing track.  Industry leaders aren't the only ones thinking about tomorrow's Belmont race. 

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9:21pm

Thu May 15, 2014
Sports

Slow Derby is No Predictor of Saturday's Preakness

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The general manager of a long-standing training facility for thoroughbred horses anticipates this weekend's Preakness to be a faster race than the Kentucky Derby.  The Thoroughbred Training Center in Lexington has been operating 44 years. 

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9:58am

Fri May 9, 2014
Sports

EKU and UK in Roundball this December

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Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky are slated to meet this December in regular season men's basketball action. 

Both schools were in St. Louis in March to play in the 2014 NC double A tournament. 

Eastern fought bravely against Kansas before losing by eleven.  UK beat Kansas State and Wichita State in its run to the championship game where the Wildcats lost to Connecticut. 

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6:55pm

Mon May 5, 2014
Sports

California Chrome's Long Road to the Triple Crown

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The story of Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome continues to be written.  The easy winner, with far fewer dollars invested compared to a typical Derby champion, will head to Maryland to compete in the Preakness. 

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6:02pm

Thu April 24, 2014
Sports

Rolex Riders Hoping for a Trip to France

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    Most of the best equestrian riders in the world are in central Kentucky for the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event.  The competition carries extra significance this year.

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11:43pm

Sat April 5, 2014
Sports

Kentucky to Meet UConn in Final After Harrison 3-pointer defeats Wisconsin

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Kentucky’s party crashers are one win away from hanging their ninth national championship banner.

The No. 8 seed Wildcats defeated No. 2 seed Wisconsin 74-73 on Saturday night in the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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5:45pm

Wed April 2, 2014
Sports

Dirt Comes Back to Keeneland Along with Instant Racing at Two Lexington Tracks

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Central Kentucky's historic race track Keeneland is revisiting part of its history.  Track officials announced the poly fiber synthetic track will be taken up this summer and replaced with a dirt surface.

 Vince Gabbert, Keeneland C-E-O says the track surface has always been a 'journey, not a destination, with the regional circuit and where the horses come from and going to it just has become just absolutely paramount that we have to switch back to  dirt," said Gabbert.

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11:12pm

Mon March 24, 2014
Sports

NCAA Tournament Impact on Eastern Kentucky University

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Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball team, along with its coaches and many fans are back in Richmond after a trip to St. Louis.  The Colonels exerted a solid effort against Kansas before coming up short in their one NCAA contest.  But, the March madness appearance is expected to have lasting impacts on and off the court.


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12:28pm

Sat March 22, 2014
Sports

EKU Colonels Head Home As UK Wildcats Advance in NCAA Tourney

EKU Senior Glenn Cosey sparked the upset-minded Colonels early with four first-half three-pointers at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis
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The University of Kentucky Wildcats are staying in St. Louis for the weekend for another game in the 2014 NCAA tournament.  It took some doing, but UK held fast in beating Kansas State by seven.  Eastern Kentucky University, meanwhile, brought a yeoman's effort against number-two-seeded Kansas before falling 80-69. 

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12:25am

Fri March 21, 2014
Sports

EKU Colonels, UK Wildcats to Begin NCAA Tourney Play

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The long wait for the Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball team is about over.  The Colonels get their shot in the NC Double-A limelight Friday.

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5:33pm

Mon March 17, 2014
Sports

NCAA Tourney Brings Out Scamming Threat

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With March Madness comes the frenzy for basketball fans to find tickets and make plans to follow their favorite teams.  It's also a time when scammers focus their attention on taking advantage of those zealous fans.

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7:01am

Mon March 17, 2014
Sports

Kentucky Teams Ready for Tourney Play

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It's the E-K-U Colonels and the Kansas Jayhawks in the men's NC double A basketball tournament this Friday in St. Louis.  Eastern Kentucky University learned who would be its opponent Sunday night.

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10:14am

Fri March 14, 2014
Sports

Fans to Celebrate Colonels' OVC Victory at NCAA Selection Party

Corey Walden cuts down the championship net.
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Fans of the Ohio Valley Conference basketball champions, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, will gather this weekend in Richmond to celebrate the victory and to find out who the team plays first in the Big Dance. 

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11:08pm

Sun March 9, 2014
Sports

Eastern Kentucky University Men's Team, Fans Await NCAA Basketball "Big Dance'

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T he Eastern Kentucky University's men’s team is going to this year's NCAA basketball tournament.  The Colonels captured their sixth Ohio Valley Conference title Saturday with a 79-73 victory over Belmont University. 

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