The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Morehead State Eagles play for the Old Hawg Rifle when they get together. The rivalry dates back to 1924 when the Colonels defeated the Eagles 14-0 and has been one of Colonels’ biggest rivalries ever since. You won’t want to miss it when the Colonels and Eagles square off next, so make sure to get your tickets when Morehead State comes to town.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Tailgate Guide
At Eastern Kentucky, students, alumni, and fans come out to tailgate and enjoy a full day of Colonels football. Colonels fans love tailgating, and you’ll find parking lots full of fans dressed in maroon and white tailgating before the game. Whether you like to grill out or just throw back a few drinks with friends, you’ll have a good time tailgating here at Eastern Kentucky.
There is lots of camaraderie among Colonels fans on game days and just about everyone you meet will be friendly and happy to talk ball. Don’t hesitate to start a conversation as you’ll make new friends quickly when tailgating before an Eastern Kentucky game.
Tailgating is a big part of the football culture, and as a result, you’ll have a lot of fun tailgating when taking in a Colonel’s game at Roy Kidd Stadium.
The Moberly Building next to Roy Kidd Stadium is home to the football team offices as well as banners celebrating the Colonels two national championships. Stop in and see the banners before taking in a game at Roy Kidd Stadium.
Where to tailgate
Colonel Club and Alumni Coliseum Parking LotsIf you want to tailgate, then make sure to park in the Colonel Club or Alumni Coliseum parking lots. These lots are the only place tailgating is allowed on the Eastern Kentucky campus.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Stadium Guide
The Colonels have an extremely devoted fan base, which shows on game days as everywhere you look you’ll see fans dressed in maroon and white. The fans play an active role in Colonels games and help make attending a Colonels game a special experience. Even if you aren’t an Eastern Kentucky fan, you’ll find yourself rooting for the Colonels when attending a game at Roy Kidd Stadium.
The fans aren’t the only ones who make attending a Colonels game a memorable experience. Eastern Kentucky’s mascot The Colonel puts on a fun show throughout the game, and you won’t want to miss the performance of the band or cheerleaders either.
Additionally, you won’t want to miss seeing the cannon at Roy Kidd Stadium. The cannon is fired following Colonels scores and is a fun part of any Eastern Kentucky football game.
You’ll have a great time attending a Colonels game thanks to the great fanbase, fun spirit groups, and the cannon at Roy Kidd Stadium.
You can’t miss the cannon at Roy Kidd Stadium. The cannon is a must-see for any fan taking in a Colonels game and is fired off after every Eastern Kentucky score. The fans here love it when they fire it off creating an incredible buzz in the stands.
Those of you who want to enjoy a beer with the game will want to stop by Touchdown Terrace. Touchdown Terrace is located in the north end zone and is the only place beer is sold at Eastern Kentucky football games.
The Colonel is the official mascot of Eastern Kentucky and a big part of game days. He leads the crowd in a variety of cheers and gets into all kinds of antics making him a must-see part of any Eastern Kentucky football game.
The Marching Colonels put on a great show at Eastern Kentucky football games, so don’t leave your seat when you see them take the field. The band’s pregame and halftime shows are incredible, and they do an excellent job of setting the tone throughout the game.
Enjoy the cheers and chants lead by the cheerleaders at the game. The Eastern Kentucky cheerleaders rile up the crowd with their cheers and chants, so join in and give your support to the Colonels.
Hail, Hail Eastern Maroons
Hail, Hail Eastern Maroons,
You’re the pride of dear old Alma Mater.
Hail, Hail, Eastern Maroons,
For thee we’ll give three rousting cheers.
Rah, rah, rah! Hail, Hail, Eastern Maroons,
Loyal to thee we stand,
Ever fight for the right,
We’ll make our school the best in the land.
Yea Eastern let’s win this fight,
Rally Maroon and White;
We’ve got the spirit; you’ve got the speed,
These two with grit are all that we need;
So carry and pass that ball;
Show them our boys beat all;
Show them we’re right with main and might;
The way to win is fight, fight, fight.
EKU Alma Mater
Hail to thee our Alma Mater,
Faithful guide of youth,
Holding high amid the darkness
Duty, light, and truth;
Still above, the skies attend thee,
Still thy stately columns stand,
Still thy sons and daughters love thee
Sing thy praises o’er the land.
All the earth’s resplendent beauty
Nature gathered here,
Rolling lawns and trees and grasses
On thy hillsides fair;
Happy days within thy shadow,
Friends and comrades we have won.
Fill our hearts with exaltation
For thy task so nobly done.
When beloved Alma Mater
Other days of youth and laughter
In thy gracious halls;
When thy sons and daughters scattered
Turn again to thee,
Still thy lamp is brightly lighting
Us afar, that we may see.