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EKU hires new Director of Athletics and Vice President

Earlier today, Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) announced the selection of Kyle Moats as the next Vice President and Director of Athletics at the University. Moats comes to EKU following 15 years as the Director of Athletics at Missouri State University (MSU). EKU President David McFaddin said in a statement ”Kyle’s impressive track record and extensive experience […]

EKU Director of Athletics Matt Roan accepts same role at James Madison University

When Matt Roan took over as the Director of Athletics at Eastern Kentucky University the landscape in college sports wasn’t quite what it is today. There was no NIL, there was no extra “Covid Year” for student athletes, and at the time conference partnerships arent nearly what they are today. All that has changed in […]

Cozart earns chance to perform in front of pro scouts.

The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, a pre-NBA Draft Combine tournament where the country’s best seniors compete in front of professional scouts, will have a familiar face as former Madison Central star and Eastern Kentucky University’s Isaiah Cozart will participate in the festivities this year.  The 70th Annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament will be held April 17-20 at […]

10th Planet Richmond strikes gold again at Chewjitsu Open in Louisville

Over 200 competitors gathered for the Chewjitsu Open in Louisville, KY at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. 10th Planet Richmond was able to rally a small team of 13 competitors. Of the 13 competitors, 8 were able to earn 2024 Chewjitsu championship title belt. Among other accomplishments on the top list, Carter Swords, a student at […]

EKU Suits for Seniors Event returns in April

When EKU Football handed the reigns of the program over to Walt Wells it was expected that there would be a culture change as they looked to get back to the tradition that was established under Roy Kidd. From the opening press conference Wells made sure that his players were put first and despite taking […]

10th Planet Richmond brings home 17 gold medals from Fuji Bowling Green

10th Planet Richmond traveled  to the  Fuji Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament in Bowling Green  on Saturday February 17th. The event boasted over 400 total competitors. Despite facing the challenge of missing several top competitors due to illness, the 10th Planet Richmond team, with only  10 of their youth athletes secured an overall runner-up position for […]

Madison County’s Wells and Lopes shine at F2W 245 Nashville 

Two students from the AFS Academy of Martial Arts / 10th Planet Richmond traveled to Nashville on Friday for jiu jitsu matches on the Fight 2 Win 245 Nashville event.  Natilee Wells, a student at Madison Middle School in Richmond, KY, secured her second Fight to Win victory in Nashville, Tennessee on F2W 245. Demonstrating […]

10th Planet Richmond Jiu-Jitsu achieves success at NAGA event

The 10th Planet Richmond jiu-jitsu team overcame challenging weather conditions to travel to Cincinnati, OH for the North American Grappling Association event this weekend. Sixteen youth and two adults represented the team, returning as NAGA Youth/Teen Tournament Champions. Notably, 10th Planet Kentucky/Richmond secured 1st place for youth/teens as an individual martial arts gym. The 10th […]

10th Planet Richmond goes 2-1 at Kumite

10th Planet Martial Arts Richmond, traveled with 3 youth athletes on Sunday December 17th 2023 to compete at the Kumite IV event held in Covington, KY. The opening bout for the event included Brazil Brown of Cincinnati against 10th planet Richmond’s Tor Lunnenborg. The athletes came out battling for hand position. Lunnenborg defended a single […]

Madison County’s Joey Lopes takes gold at WV Grappling Open

Joey Lopes of Madison County traveled to West Virginia Saturday December 16, 2023, to compete in the WV Grappling Open. Lopes entered the gi and no gi division in 2 different weight classes and the absolute division which pairs all division winners across weight classes together. In all 5 divisions Lopes earned gold.  In his […]

Madison Central Junior clinches national title at Good Fight Worlds Championship

Madison Central High School junior, Logan Cantrell, emerged victorious at the prestigious Good Fight Worlds Championship held in Pennsylvania this weekend, securing the national title in the 135-pound weight class. Cantrell, competing under the banner of 10th Planet Richmond, showcased his exceptional skills and determination against top-notch competitors from around the nation. Good Fight, renowned […]

Friendships Four Hours Away

Nelson Mandela once said, “Sport has the power to unite people in a way that little else does”.  That rings true more than ever in small towns and big towns. Sports do not discriminate.  In the state of Kentucky, we are one big commonwealth, or many communities linked together by a state border who come […]

10th Planet Richmond takes Fuji Louisville 

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Richmond youth team traveled to Louisville on Saturday December 2nd to compete in a Fuji Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament.  The team scored Kids Best Academy amongst 18 teams in the Kentuckiana area with a score of 3,370 Points.  The team not only took top youth academy but scored enough points to take […]

10th Planet Richmond Wins Fuji Cincinnati

The 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Richmond team traveled to Cincinnati, OH on November 18th to compete in the Fuji Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament. The team scored a total of 196 team points with 19 gold medals, 7 silver and 4 Bronze. The point spread was enough not just for the team to take the youth […]

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Richmond goes 3-1 at Shogun Submission Series

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Richmond traveled to Cincinnati, OH to participate in Shogun Submission Series on Friday night. 10th Planets Joey Lopes was the second match of 19 on the card. Lopes got caught in an arm bar in the opening seconds of his match. He was unable to mount a defense and lost to an arm […]

Tonight Begins The Journey

Preseason hype is enough to get fans of any sports team excited, but once the ball is tipped, all of that goes out the window for 40 minutes of play. With EKU, dubbed the Most Exciting 40 Minutes in Sports, fans already expect a fast and high scoring team. This year expectations are much higher […]

New Faces In A New Place

Photo Courtesy of EKU Athletics

Many local basketball fans are taking notice of the EKU men’s basketball team. The talent they return from an already special team last year, combined with a great head coach and postseason expectations has Colonel fans from all over excited to check out the Colonels The women’s team is also getting some preseason buzz, but […]

It Hasn’t Been Pretty, But Pretty Doesn’t Matter In Football

EKU defeated conference opponent Utah Tech in the “Utes” territory on Saturday night, improving to 4-4 overall and 3-0 in conference play.  This game was just another nail-biter for the Colonels, as the 34-30 final score was all too familiar to the team that has played in three games already this season that came down […]

There’s Still A Chance

Two thirds of EKU’s football schedule for this season has already come and gone. The Colonels sit at 3-4 and with everything they want to accomplish this season still sitting right in front of them, fans are a little uneasy.  This isn’t too surprising given the history of how games have gone this season for […]

Monday Matchup: Colonels Chugging Along

After a much needed bye week, EKU is set to not only kick off homecoming this Saturday, but also welcome in a tough Tarleton State team who is just as hungry for a conference victory as the Colonels.  While Eastern was resting up for this weeks game, the Texans of Tarleton faced Southern Utah in […]

EKU Basketball Is Gearing Up For A Special Season

EKU Basketball looks bright for next year. AW Hamilton is known as a top level competitor and great motivator as a coach. The leader of EKU basketball was fired up yesterday during the 1st official practice of the season for his team. The teams practices are known for being high energy, just like the style […]

Colonels Pick Up Much Needed Ranked Win

EKU’s football team has been apart of many thrilling finishes over the course of the last couple seasons. Whether those were come from behind wins or tough losses at the last second, the Colonels know what its like to win and lose in close ballgames.  Last Saturday, there were times when it looked dire for […]

The Halfway Point

At the halfway point of the regular season for our county football teams, Madison Southern, Madison Central and Berea are all under .500.  At this juncture of a high school football season, teams begin to find their identity and what works for their players.  Tonight, each county football team plays a key home game. While […]