By Bob Flynn
Register staff report
It was an awfully cold day outside for late March, but Pro Day went on as planned for several former members of the Eastern Kentucky University football team Thursday afternoon.
Colonel offensive lineman Aaron Adams, wide receiver Cameron Bailey, defensive back Justin Bell, running back Matt Denham, defensive back Brooklyn Fox, wide receiver Tyrone Goard, offensive lineman Patrick Ford and quarterback T.J. Pryor were the EKU participants this year.
Representatives from about 15 National Football League and Canadian Football League teams were on hand to watch the players go through a wide assortment of weight room activities and on-field drills. Players took part in the broad jump, long jump, vertical jump and 225-pound bench press in the weight room. On the field, the participants lined up for the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, three-cone drill and position specific drills.
Goard, a native of Charleston, W.Va., was invited to the NFL Combine a month ago and is projected as a late-round draft pick in next month’s NFL Draft.
Spring practice for the Colonels is set to begin Monday. EKU’s spring game is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 at 4 p.m at Roy Kid Stadium.
EKU softball games moved
The Eastern Kentucky University softball OVC doubleheader at Hood Field against SIUE, originally scheduled for Sunday, has been moved to today due to the potential of inclement weather.
The Colonels (16-9, 3-0 OVC) have won six straight games heading into this weekend. EKU will host SIUE (16-7, 1-1) today beginning at 2 p.m. On Saturday, EKU will welcome Eastern Illinois (13-8, 3-0) for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.
Worn Cleat Club Raffle
The Worn Cleat Club is set to hold its fourth-annual reverse raffle with the last ticket drawn picking up a $10,000 prize. The raffle will be held at Gillum’s Sports Lounge on Friday, April 19 beginning at 7 p.m.
For more information on the raffle, please contact Karl Park at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin Cristello at email@example.com.
Women’s Golf sixth in TTU event
Two Colonels finished in the top 10 and the Eastern Kentucky University’s women’s golf team placed sixth at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate hosted by Tennessee Tech.
EKU posted a 36-hole total of 636, two shots behind fifth and one shot in front of seventh-place Belmont. Tennessee Tech (622) won the event. Murray State (624) was second.
April Emerson (157) and Rachel Welker (157) tied for ninth overall. Anna Gleixner (158) was one shot behind and tied for 12th.
The 13-team event was contested on the Highlands Course at the Sevierville Golf Club, a par-71, 5,802-yard course.
The Colonels will return to action on Monday at the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate hosted by Georgia State.
Riggs third, EKU men tied for second
Taylor Riggs tied for third overall and the Eastern Kentucky University men’s golf team tied for second at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate hosted by Tennessee Tech.
The event was originally scheduled for 54 holes, but was shortened to 36 due to poor weather.
Tennessee-Martin (593) placed first. EKU (603) tied with Newberry College for second.
Riggs shot rounds of 74 and 72 for a total of 2-over 146. He finished three shots out of first place.
Garrett Hinton tied for fifth overall with a 36-hole total of 147. Stuart Witt (150) and Johan Eriksson (150) tied for 15th.
The nine-team event was contested on the River Course at Sevierville Golf Club, a par-72 6,928-yard course.