EKU cancels spring football game

A lack of depth at key positions due to injuries and continued adherence to COVID-19 protocols will limit the ability to conduct a simulated game.


RICHMOND, Ky. (EKU Athletics) – The Eastern Kentucky University football Maroon & White game scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.


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In consultation with sports medicine staff, team staff and university officials, it was determined to be in the best interest of student-athlete safety to cancel the spring game.  A lack of depth at key positions due to injuries and continued adherence to COVID-19 protocols will limit the ability to conduct a simulated game.  In addition, a weather forecast projecting a 100 percent chance of rain will make for less than ideal playing conditions and fan experience.


The 2021 EKU football season begins at Western Carolinaon Sept. 4.


New season tickets for the 2021 campaign can be reserved now by placing a $25 deposit toward the purchase, locking in seats during the inaugural season for EKU in the ASUN Conference.  Fans can place their deposit online at EKUSports.com/FootballTix.  Renewals are currently being accepted for loyal season ticket holders with the final deadline being April 30.  Complete renewal instructions are available at EKUSports.com/Renew.  Please contact the EKU Ticket Office at tickets@eku.edu or 844-3-GOBIGE with additional questions.


Additionally, fans can support the future of EKU football through the Matter of Pride Boosters.  The Matter of Pride Boosters is the philanthropic giving outlet of EKU football where members are Colonel football loyalists whose collective commitments are a key part of the success of our tradition rich football program.  Fans can learn more at EKUSports.com/MatterOfPride.

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas toBKennedy@wtvq.com