In Game

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.

Things to check out


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.

Touchdown Terrace

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

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.

Marching Colonels

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.

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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.

Fight Songs

  1. 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.

  2. Yea Eastern

    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.

  3. 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
    Memory recalls
    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.

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