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Three-point shooting lifts women’s basketball team to 79-52 win over Evansville

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Eastern head coach Matt Bollant channeled the story of Walt Disney's rise to success into a pregame speech to his team, encouraging his players to continue believing in themselves until that belief translated into production on the court; and it did Saturday at Lantz Arena where the Panthers picked...

Men’s basketball team in need of win

Men’s basketball team in need of win

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team seemed to set the tone of how this season was going to go after a win against Illinois, but have dropped three games in a row since then. Only two of them have counted, though. Eastern lost its second exhibition game to Southern Indiana and its first two games o...

Volleyball team pulls off upset

Volleyball team pulls off upset

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Oh what a difference a year can make. The Eastern volleyball team has come full circle from last season when it won just five games all year, but now the Panthers are making some history. Eastern had the odds against it heading into its first round match of the OVC tournament against No. 2 Southern Illinois- ...

Eastern seeking redemption after loss

Eastern seeking redemption after loss

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Murphy’s law and the Eastern women’s basketball team met in a head-on collision that resulted in the team suffering an 81-46 lopsided loss at the hands of Wright State in the team’s last game Nov. 14. Anything that could go wrong for a basketball team in a game went wrong for the Panthers. Th...

Horne not worried about potential final game

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The playoffs may not be in sight for the Eastern football team, but going out on a winning note in the final game of the season very much is. When Eastern plays at Austin Peay Saturday, that will mark the end of the regular season for the Panthers and, for 21 seniors, the end of a college career. Eas...

Final six minutes in each half hurts Panthers

Final six minutes in each half hurts Panthers

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Turnover, turnover, two made free throws, missed jumper, turnover, missed three-pointer, turnover, missed jumper, missed layup, turnover and a missed three-pointer. That is how the final 5:46 of the first half went for the Eastern men’s basketball team, with an eight-point lead turn into a two-point defi...

Volleyball opens OVC Tournament

Volleyball opens OVC Tournament

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

The Eastern volleyball team will launch a playoff run Thursday, as the No. 7 Panthers (14-14) play No. 2 Southern Illinois – Edwardsville (13-3) in the first round of the OVC Tournament. Both matches against the Cougars during the regular season culminated in defeat, a trend the Panthers intend to ...

Swim team is ready for House of Champs

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Swimming

The Eastern men’s and women’s swim teams have been training harder over the last two weeks since they have not had a meet. Despite the two weeks of not swimming against other schools, the Panther swimmers have been practicing harder during the weeks. Specifically, the team has been swimming a lot ...

Perez happy with deciding on Eastern

Perez happy with deciding on Eastern

Vince Lovergine, Men's Golf Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Sophomore Eastern golfer Romeo Perez had no idea what Eastern had to offer when he committed to play golf here. “I didn’t know much about Eastern or even college,” he said. “I looked at a campus map of the school and looked at the roster, but that’s it.” Perez never had the chance to...

Women’s basketball team loses 81-46 to Wright State

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

  Nothing seemed to be working on offense for the Eastern women’s basketball team Tuesday night against Wright State. The Panthers shot just 29 percent from the field as they drop to 0-2 on the season after getting blown out by Wright State 81-46 on the road. Eastern throughout the game...

Panthers looking for complete game

Panthers looking for complete game

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

  A four-point loss to Nebraska Saturday gave the Eastern men’s basketball team confidence, senior point guard Terrell Lewis said, but if they were able to play for the full 40 minutes, they could have come out on top. Playing strong offense and defense for the whole game is what the Panthers...

New tennis coach plans to bring ‘winning mindset’

New tennis coach plans to bring ‘winning mindset’

Parker Valentine, Tennis Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The Eastern women’s tennis team has a new head coach with championship pedigree. Lois Alexis is the Panthers’ next coach. The hire comes after she spent two years as head coach of both the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Jackson State. “I am delighted to be appointed to this prestigious...

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