Start times set for EKU home football games

RICHMOND, Ky. – Start times for Eastern Kentucky University’s five home football games were announced Tuesday.

The Colonels will begin the 2019 season at home against Valparaiso on Thursday, August 29. Kick off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

After playing three straight road games, EKU will be back at Roy Kidd Stadium on Sept. 28 to host Tennessee State at 6 p.m. That will be this year’s Hall of Fame Game and the Roy Kidd Statue Wall dedication.

The 2019 Homecoming Game against Tennessee-Martin on Oct. 5 will kick off at 3 p.m.

Eastern will host Austin Peay on Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. for Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day. The 1979 National Championship team will also be recognized at this game.

The final regular season home game is slated for Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. against Tennessee Tech. The final home game marks Senior Day and Veterans/Military Appreciation Day.

EKU ended the 2018 season with four straight wins and was in the conversation for a playoff spot. Eastern Kentucky finished 7-4 overall and third in the Ohio Valley Conference with a 5-2 mark. The Colonels will begin the 2019 season having won 10 of their last 16 games.

Fans can get a head start on the 2019 season by placing a non-refundable $50 deposit on season tickets that will be included in the overall price of the package. For questions or to place your deposit, call Alex Harrison at (859) 358-9272 or the EKUSports ticket office at 844-3-GOBIGE.