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New faces add depth to Eastern volleyball

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

  Though the Eastern volleyball team fell short of expectations a season ago, plenty has come of it. After winning just five games last year, the Panthers now return for a fresh campaign with some fresh faces. The fresh faces come in a group of five freshman and two transfers and at the...

Experience, leadership to play key role in Eastern’s season

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor
August 21, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

When the Eastern football team takes the field Aug. 31 at Indiana State, it will be bringing out seven returning starters on offense and defense. The offense is led by redshirt senior quarterback Mitch Kimble and redshirt senior tight end and preseason First-Team All-OVC selection Addison Bounds,...

Women’s soccer wins community service award

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Soccer Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Eastern women’s soccer team won the 2016-2017 Eastern Panthers in the Community Award Sunday at the Eastern Illinois Athletics’ annual student-athlete picnic. “The award is something the women’s team has taken great pride in,” Lara said. “They decided as a group last year that they...

Volleyball team’s comeback falls short on Saturday

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter
August 20, 2017
Filed under Volleyball

The Eastern volleyball team returned to the court for some exhibition play over the weekend, but had its comeback attempt stifled in a five-set loss. IUPUI was the opponent at hand and it was a slow start that plagued the Panthers, which comes as a similar trend from their struggles last season. The f...

Four-year-starter Novotny ready to lead

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor
August 20, 2017
Filed under Soccer

The Eastern men’s soccer team is a squad that prides itself, and focuses on maintaining a strong defensive identity. They have acquired a reputation as being one of the stouter defensive units in the Summit League. However, if there is one rule of thumb that holds true in soccer, it is that your de...

Women’s soccer wins and draws

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor
August 20, 2017
Filed under Soccer

Wins and goals were hard to come by in 2016 for the Eastern women’s soccer team. Well, the Panthers started flipping the script for 2017 with a 2-0 season-opening win over IUPUI Friday. The win marks the first time the Panthers opened the season with a win since 2010. Eastern put together just a fi...

Brush up on sports knowledge

Staff Report
August 16, 2017
Filed under Sports

Eastern has 18 Division I teams across men’s and women’s sports. All teams play in the OVC besides men’s soccer and men’s and women’s swimming. The OVC consists of teams from Illinois, Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee and Missouri. It is a 12-team conference but not all schools compete in ever...

Panther football gearing up for new season

Panther football gearing up for new season

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor
August 16, 2017
Filed under Football

It goes without saying that last year’s Eastern football team fell short of expectations, especially with the talent the team possessed, offensively and defensively. The Panthers just had too many bumps in the road to find a steady pace. The finger could be pointed at having quarterback Mitch Kimbl...

Eastern wins final exhibition game as season approaches

Eastern wins final exhibition game as season approaches

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor
August 16, 2017
Filed under Soccer

Both the offense and defense clicked for the Eastern men’s soccer team in its final exhibition matchup in a 2-0 win over St. Xavier University Tuesday at Lakeside Field. The regular season begins Aug. 25. Eastern limited its opponent to just one shot on goal defensively and scored two goals in 10 minu...

Eastern’s volleyball team adds 2 new faces to 2017 roster

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor
July 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

Two new transfer students are being added to the women's volleyball team 2017 roster. Though these volleyball players are new to Eastern, they are not rookies in collegiate sports. Lexi May, a transfer from New Mexico State University, made her first collegiate volleyball appearance in 2016 with...

Article Series: In the eyes of a panther

Article Series: In the eyes of a panther

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor
July 2, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

*This is the first in a series about Eastern's football players and what they do during the off season and what football means to them. Summer to most students is the time of year to finally be at ease, but to Eastern football players it is a time for growth and athletic development. Eastern...

High school boys experience college soccer

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor
June 30, 2017
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Earlier this week, 110 high school boys made their way to Eastern for a soccer experience on a different playing field. Today the boys will play their final match in a championship tournament, being seeded by best from matches throughout the week. Director of soccer, Kiki Lara, and his team of...

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