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Basketball teams moving toward Nov. 25 start

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2020

Now that there is a start date in place for the 2020-21 college basketball season, the men's and women's basketball teams at Eastern are in the process of organizing their schedules. Each team originally had games scheduled to begin on Nov. 10, now the organization on the non-conference season will...

Column: NFL legend Gale Sayers dies at 77

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2020

Chicago Bears legend and NFL Hall-of-Famer Gale Sayers died Wednesday at the age of 77. For anyone who grew up a Chicago Bears fan, as I did, Sayers' name and image held a special meaning. Even though he retired 22 years before I was born, he was someone that I knew of and respected. Sayers was bo...

Emanuel gives update on track teams

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

Like every other team on campus, the Eastern men's and women's track teams have had to adjust to the changes that COVID-19 has brought to campus. After having their outdoor season canceled in the spring, both teams enter the fall looking ahead to the start of the indoor season starting in the winter. ...

Panthers hold scrimmage as practices continue

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

The Eastern women's soccer team is continuing with its slate of practices this semester as they look toward the start of the season in the spring. Head coach Jake Plant, now in his third year as head coach, said that he was happy to have the team on the practice field and they were able to hold a intr...

Panthers move toward potential start of season

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2020

The NCAA announced last week that Nov. 25 would be the date that the 2020-21 college basketball season could potentially begin. For the Eastern women's basketball team, this starting date will be an opportunity to pick up where they left off last season when they finished fourth in the OVC. "We're ...

Cushing provides update on football practices

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2020

It has been a busy few days for college football, between another slate of games on Saturday and the news that the Big Ten would begin an eight-game season on Oct. 24. There was also news for the teams that are not playing games this fall, as they are allowed to move ahead this fall as if it were a n...

Column: Top returners for Eastern’s tennis teams

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2020

The men's and women's tennis teams at Eastern had their fall schedules postponed by COVID-19 after the remainder of their spring seasons were canceled back in March. At the time of the cancelation, the men's team was 7-8 and on a seven-match losing stream and the women's team was 5-8 and on a six-ma...

Softball team aims for daily improvements

Autumn Schulz, Softball Reporter

September 16, 2020

Asking any team at Eastern to reflect on what happened back in March is a difficult thing to do and it is not getting any easier by any means. No one is safe from feeling the effects that COVID-19 has imposed. As COVID-19 spread in March, so did the feelings of immense heartbreak and fear of what is...

Column: Volleyball team’s top returning players

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2020

With the lack of sports on campus this semester, we have been going back to last year and looking at the top performers from the various teams at Eastern. For the volleyball team, the 2019 season was a bit of a disappointment in the standings. It finished 11th in the OVC and will be entering this ...

Column: Sexism in sports media emerges again

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2020

The sports media world has seen its fair share of controversy regarding misogynistic comments in recent years. Unfortunately, sexism and sports media tend to intersect quite often. The most recent incident came on Monday night during the Titans-Broncos game on ESPN when Dan McNeil, a host for the C...

Panthers adjusting after return to practice

Maurice Phipps, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2020

The past five to six months have been an entirely new experience for Eastern men’s basketball coach Jay Spoonhour and the entirety of the men’s basketball team. Both players and coaches had to deal with the absence of practice and team meetings until even now. In Spoonhour’s ninth year at Eastern, this is...

Column: Standouts from the diamond in 2020

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2020

Before their 2020 seasons were cut short, the Eastern baseball and softball teams were both holding records above .500 and were riding win streaks. Several players stood out for each team, both in the batters box and on the pitchers mound.   Baseball- Trey Sweeney The Eastern baseball team may ha...

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