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Notebook: Murray State, Belmont clash in important OVC week

Notebook: Murray State, Belmont clash in important OVC week

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team earned an important victory over Austin Peay Saturday, showing that not only can the Panthers play with the tougher OVC teams, but that they are deserving of sitting in the top half of the conference. The OVC is split so far in two perfectly even halves. Six...

Track, field has 7 1st-place finishes

Track, field has 7 1st-place finishes

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

January 22, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Eastern track and field program showed up to compete at its first home meet of 2019, finishing with 17 top-two finishes, including seven first-place finishes at the John Craft Invite. “I was pleased with this weekend’s performances. As a coach we always want more obviously, but I think we...

Conference notebook: Tennessee Tech still leads OVC women’s basketball at 6-0

Conference notebook: Tennessee Tech still leads OVC women’s basketball at 6-0

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Preseason polls do not really matter. If there was one consistent theme coming from the coaches and players of the Ohio Valley Conference at OVC media day all the way back in October it was that mantra: preseason polls do not matter.  There has never been a team more inclined to prove that mantra ...

Fourth quarter dooms Eastern women’s basketball team in loss to Governors

Fourth quarter dooms Eastern women’s basketball team in loss to Governors

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

January 21, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When the Eastern women’s basketball team lost games this season, the reasoning behind the loss can typically be pointed directly at one quarter where the team plays subpar basketball.  Saturday’s 73-60 loss to Austin Peay was no different a narrative for Eastern.  The Panthers were tied w...

Column: Three takeaways from Eastern’s win over Austin Peay

Column: Three takeaways from Eastern’s win over Austin Peay

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

January 21, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team is now 4-2 in conference play and 11-8 overall, after losing to Murray State Thursday and defeating Austin Peay Saturday. Hosting those two teams back-to-back on one day’s rest was going to be one of the toughest challenges the team will face this season.  ...

Women’s tennis team stays undefeated

Women’s tennis team stays undefeated

Blake Faith, Women's Tennis Reporter

January 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Eastern women’s tennis team dominated Olivet Nazarene University and Judson University, posting a team record of 9-0 and starting the season 2-0.  The results were exactly what the team wanted to start off spring play and continue the momentum of this season. Director of tennis Chris Tolson...

Track, field team hosts John Craft invite Friday

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

Eastern’s track and field teams are coming off of a third and sixth place finish at the Illinois Intercollegiate Meet, these are still part of a process for improvement and gaining momentum for the later half of the season.  “We’re still working on getting some of the rust off from Christma...

A tip of the cap to Ja Morant, crowd pleaser

A tip of the cap to Ja Morant, crowd pleaser

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Basketball Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Eastern basketball games do not always feature packed stands and NBA scouts, but when Murray State came to town, star sophomore Ja Morant brought exactly that. Morant quietly slid up NBA draft boards early this season after games against Alabama and Auburn, and everyone in Lantz Arena knew the weight...

Eastern women’s basketball team wins second OVC game

Eastern women’s basketball team wins second OVC game

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

In the third quarter of Eastern and Murray State’s game Thursday in Lantz Arena, the Racers took their first lead of the game at 51-50 with 2:30 remaining in the quarter. With the remnants of a third quarter collapse last Thursday still in Eastern’s head, things started to look all too familiar,...

Morant scores 27, Murray State downs Eastern

Morant scores 27, Murray State downs Eastern

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Eastern knew what it was up against when the Panthers (10-8, 3-2) tipped off Thursday’s game against the high-powered Murray State (14-2, 5-0) offense, led by projected NBA lottery pick Ja Morant, in what ended with an 83-61 Racer victory. Aside from the Racers’ efficient and potent offense, which...

Eastern hosts Morant, Murray State in big OVC match Thursday at home

Eastern hosts Morant, Murray State in big OVC match Thursday at home

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team has what is more-than-likely its toughest weekend schedule ahead of them, facing Murray State Thursday and Austin Peay Saturday. Murray State alone will be the toughest challenge Eastern has faced yet this season and will be a game that shows how real Murray State...

Eastern women’s basketball team prepared for ‘big week’ of games

Eastern women’s basketball team prepared for ‘big week’ of games

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team knows the importance of its upcoming week. With games against Murray State and Austin Peay scheduled for Thursday and Saturday respectively, and the Panthers sitting at 1-3 in conference play, there is no shying away from the weight this week’s games carry.  ...

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