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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)
COACH AND PROGRAM
Their star is gone, but that doesn't mean the Eastern Kentucky Colonels are going downhill without him.
Senior guard Mike Rose, who averaged 20.0 points -- third in the OVC -- and 5.3 rebounds last season, has departed and signed a pro contract to play in Turkey.
Rose will be missed, but the program will move ahead on the strength of several experienced returning players.