Itching to hit

EKU ready to line up against Morehead State after long fall camp.

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Eastern Kentucky will kick off its season at home Thursday night with Morehead State in town for a 7 o’clock start at Roy Kidd Stadium.

To say the Colonels are itching to hit someone else would be an understatement.

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There’s a dozen or so seniors and a few more juniors that make up the bulk of experience and talent for MSU.

It’s just natural those players will be leaned on to help elevate the Eagles in 2018…and it starts with the first game of the year at EKU Thursday night.

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com