Author: Robert Ristaneo

Liberals should check their message at the door

Every poll leading up to last Tuesday had Clinton up 5 or 6 points and was almost a lock for the White House. Some radically left pundits thought Trump might not win a state, or at least very few. The big, dumb, white rednecks living in their trailer parks in the deep South couldn’t possibly outnumber the progressive intellects in this country and all the minorities that of course can only vote Democrat, right?

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Men’s basketball goes 1-1 during season opening weekend

The Colonels finished their opening weekend 1-1 after two home games against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and UNC Wilmington, respectively. In their season opener, the two teams showed plenty of physicality, and the Colonels made 45 of 56 (80%) free throws. The Colonels held a 14-point lead in the first half and continued to build on it in the second, going on an 18-8 run capped off by a dunk from preseason All-OVC selection Nick Mayo. IUPUI came storming back and cut the lead to eight, but the Colonels finished the half 13 for 14 from the free throw line, sealing the deal and winning 97-87. Freshman guard Asante Gist shined in his EKU debut with 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while sophomore Nick Mayo led the Colonels with 24 points and eight rebounds, as well as shot 100% from the free throw line. The Colonels returned Monday night for a classic game against UNC Wilmington. Wilmington gained a lead of 17 points in the first half and the Colonels could not find an answer, shooting 29% from the field and being out-rebounded by five. Slowly, the Colonels chipped away at the lead after the half. Mayo opened the game just 1-7 from the field, but ended up shooting 7-17 at the 3-minute mark in the second half. The Colonels also closed the rebounding gap to two. Their aggressive nature gave them 21 free throw attempts to...

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Soccer ready for OVC tournament

EKU wrapped up the best soccer season in school history by beating a tough Tennessee Tech team 1-0 at home. The win gives the Colonels a 13-4 record going into the playoffs and made them co-champs with Murray State in the OVC. The game was a grinder, as the two best defenses in the OVC continuously shutdown any offense. Junior Jordan Foster was able to head a goal in off of a rebound as the goal keeper was right in her face. The defense stood tall the rest of the game and ended up with the win. Under first...

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