RICHMOND – Eastern Kentucky University’s football team is ranked No. 25 in a preseason poll by Athlon Sports. The Colonels are under the direction of new head coach Mark Elder.
EKU is one of only two Ohio Valley Conference teams in Athlon’s preseason poll. Jacksonville State sits at No. 5.
The Colonels will open their 2016 season at Purdue on Sept. 3. Eastern’s first home game is slated for Sept. 8. For season ticket information, contact the EKU Athletics Ticket Office at 859-622-2122.
The Eastern Kentucky University football program has won two national championships, 21 conference titles, has made 21 playoff appearances and has just one losing record in the last 43 seasons.
Five-time national champion North Dakota State is No. 1 in Athlon’s preseason poll. Sam Houston State is No. 2 and Northern Iowa is third.
Prestonsburg High School graduate Bryson Williams is a junior wide receiver for the Colonels.