RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) — Eastern Kentucky has decided it will play an eight-game non-conference schedule in the fall instead of playing an OVC slate in the Spring. It includes two games against one opponent.
Sep 5 (Sat) TBD Away Marshall University Huntington, W.Va.
Sep 12 (Sat) TBA Away West Virginia Morgantown, W.Va.
Sep 26 (Sat) 1:00 p.m. Away The Citadel Charleston, S.C.
Oct 10 (Sat) TBD Home Central Arkansas Richmond, Ky. (Roy Kidd Stadium)
Oct 17 (Sat) TBD Away Troy University Troy, Ala.
Oct 31 (Sat) TBD Away Central Arkansas Conway, Ark.
Nov 7 (Sat) TBD Home Stephen F. Austin Richmond, Ky. (Roy Kidd Stadium)
Nov 21 (Sat) TBD Home Western Carolina Richmond, Ky. (Roy Kidd Stadium)
"With the release of our schedule this morning, I am proud of what we have accomplished," Vice President and Director of Athletics Matt Roan said. "We were able to schedule games against a historic regional rival, a senior military college, and other FBS and FCS championship-level programs, to go along with our already-scheduled games at West Virginia and at home against Western Carolina. I hope that you will join me in my excitement for the schedule."
The Colonels released the schedule on Friday that will include three home games and five on the road. It begins on September 5 with a road game at Marshall. EKU will be facing The Citadel, Central Arkansas and Stephen F. Austin for the first time ever. Eastern’s most recent meeting with Troy came in the season-opener of the 1997 season. The Colonels and Western Carolina have met five times with EKU holding a 3-2 edge in the series. The most recent match-up came in 2009 when the Catamounts beat EKU, 24-7, at Roy Kidd Stadium.
"I'm looking forward to leading this team onto the field at Marshall on Sept. 5," EKU Head Coach Walt Wells said. "I want to thank our administration for working so hard to ensure our players have an outstanding experience this season in an environment that stresses their well-being and safety."
All kickoff times will be announced at a later date.