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Eastern men’s basketball team to face Texas Tech, Wisconsin this upcoming season

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

August 18, 2019

The Eastern men’s basketball team will open its season on the road against the runner-up from the NCAA men’s basketball championship, Texas Tech, Tuesday Nov. 5, according to the Texas Tech website. While the Red Raiders lost some of their firepower from last season’s tournament run, namely...

Men’s soccer team looking for improved offense this season

Men’s soccer team looking for improved offense this season

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

August 14, 2019

While defense is a focus of the program, Eastern men’s soccer head coach Kiki Lara developed more offensive strategies in the offseason that he hopes to implement this season. The strategy is to be more aggressive offensively, making their chances count when they have numbers behind the ball. “...

Volleyball team starts new season with exhibition game Saturday

Volleyball team starts new season with exhibition game Saturday

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

August 14, 2019

The Eastern volleyball team is set to take the court against Saint Louis for an exhibition match Saturday The Panthers will look to bounce back this season after finishing 10th in the OVC last season. Their overall record of 10-21 and conference record of 5-11 were both decreases from 2017, when the Pan...

Women’s soccer returns most of roster, hosts exhibition matches this weekend

Women’s soccer returns most of roster, hosts exhibition matches this weekend

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

August 14, 2019

Topping the Eastern women’s soccer team’s rise and late-season thrills from last season might be tough for the current squad, but the spectators that watched in 2018 will recognize plenty of familiar faces trying to do just that. Out of the 21 players on the Panthers’ roster this year, 13 of them hit th...

Eastern football enters new season, new era

Eastern football enters new season, new era

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2019

New head coach A new era of Eastern football is here. After an uninspiring 3-8 finish to the football season last year, Eastern decided it was time to move on from head coach Kim Dameron and ultimately almost his entire coaching staff. In November Dameron was let go and in December Adam Cushing was br...

Column: New look Eastern picked 8th in preseaon poll

Column: New look Eastern picked 8th in preseaon poll

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

July 19, 2019

Eastern’s first year head coach Adam Cushing made bold predictions in his introductory press conference last winter, declaring that during his tenure at Eastern the Panthers would win both an Ohio Valley Conference championship and a national championship. While both of those predictions are clearly me...

Papavasilopoulos’ great season leads to Oracles Master’s selection

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

July 9, 2019

Sam Kercheval knew Rachel Papavasilopoulos was an important part of the Eastern women’s tennis team’s lineup for the OVC tournament. Kercheval, the former director of tennis at Eastern before Chris Tolson took over in the fall, mentioned this because the then-freshman Papavasilopoulos had missed action for a while. Now, this September, she will compete ...

Former rugby field to be converted to new soccer field

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

June 21, 2019

The field that formerly housed Eastern rugby will be converted to a soccer field for Eastern athletics. Work on the field, which is located right next to fourth street, started before the academic year ended in May, and associate athletic director Rich Moser said work on the conversion is progressing. However,...

IHSA boys track, field state semifinals, finals to come to O’Brien Field

Staff Report

May 22, 2019

The Illinois High School Association’s Boys Track and Field state semifinals and finals will take place at O’Brien Field Thursday through Saturday. All the semifinals in class 1A will be held on Thursday. The field events, including pole vault, long jump, triple jump and high jump F will all...

Eastern runner in familiar place at state track meet

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

May 19, 2019

If it were during the academic year, he probably would have been on the other side of the starting blocks. Even then, he actually may not be using the blocks, seeing as how he runs middle distance events for the Eastern Track and Field program. Also a member of Eastern’s men’s cross country...

O’Brien Field to host IHSA girls track, field state semifinals, finals

Staff Report

May 15, 2019

The Illinois High School Association’s Girls Track and Field state semifinals and finals are coming to O’Brien Field Thursday through Saturday. All the semifinals in class 1A will be held on Thursday. The field events, including pole vault, long jump, triple jump and high jump, will all begin...

Men’s tennis team finishes stellar year

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 28, 2019

Eastern’s men’s tennis team improved upon a 6-17 record from last year to having the most wins it has had in 24 years (14). The Panthers reached the OVC tournament for the second consecutive year, and the story keeps getting better. Eastern went up against No. 4 Austin Peay in Nashville...

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