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Women’s basketball ready for bounce-back season

Women’s basketball ready for bounce-back season

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2019

The Eastern women’s basketball team was picked to finish 10th in the Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll, and to put that ranking in the words of Tennessee-Martin head coach Matt McMillan, “that’s low.” Although the 10th ranking out of 12 OVC teams does seem low, Eastern head coach Matt Bolla...

Starting 5 returns for Eastern, provides stability

Starting 5 returns for Eastern, provides stability

Tom O’Connor, Men's Basketball Reporter

October 22, 2019

The Eastern players will, more or less, reprise their various roles from last season when the Panthers play Missouri St. Louis in an exhibition game at Lantz next Wednesday. Eastern is the only team in the conference to bring back the same starting lineup that trotted out each game at tipoff: juni...

Summit League soccer teams enter final 3 weeks

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 22, 2019

The 2019 Summit League men’s soccer regular season is down to the final three. If the season were to end today, the four teams in the postseason would be Oral Roberts, Omaha, Western Illinois and Eastern. Omaha was the only team that is in its right predicted spot based off the preseason poll. Oral R...

Men’s tennis earns wins at ITA Midwest Regional

Vince Lovegine, Men's Tennis Reporter

October 21, 2019

Freddie O’Brien kicked things off in the main singles draw of the 2019 ITA Midwest Regional with a win, something he is familiar with after playing at No. 1 singles all of last season. O’Brien took home a win in his opening-round match against Clark Billnovich of Cleveland State 6-4, 7-6 (6). O'...

Column: Men’s basketball has areas to focus on

Column: Men’s basketball has areas to focus on

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 21, 2019

Eastern’s men’s basketball team finished sixth, tied with Morehead State, in the preseason OVC media poll that released last week. Honestly, I pegged Eastern to be at least in the top five in my own preseason thoughts for the upcoming basketball season, possibly the top four even, so the spot in t...

Column: Panthers need to be careful following Omaha

Column: Panthers need to be careful following Omaha

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 21, 2019

As expected with any conference match, much less any match in general, the Eastern men’s soccer team got chippy with Omaha in its Summit League matchup Oct. 19. Four Eastern players walked off Lakeside Field after the 0-0 draw with yellow cards, and two Omaha players received a yellow card. The pu...

Papavasilopoulos earns win at ITA Midwest Regional

Papavasilopoulos earns win at ITA Midwest Regional

Bailey Scoggins, Women's Tennis Reporter

October 21, 2019

Rachel Papavasilopoulos won her opening round match against Akron’s Anna Ulanov 6-0, 6-2 as the women’s tennis team competed in the 2019 ITA Midwest Regional. The regional played out from Oct. 17 to Sunday, and the Eastern women’s tennis team sent four players to compete: Papavasilopoulos, Karla...

Volleyball picks up first OVC win

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 20, 2019

The Eastern volleyball team entered play this past weekend on a six-match losing streak to begin conference play, but moved up a spot in the OVC standings after splitting a pair of matches at home. The Panthers won their first conference match Oct. 18 against Tennessee Tech, snapping not only the l...

Analysis: Burke’s penalty kick save sets tone against Omaha

Analysis: Burke’s penalty kick save sets tone against Omaha

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 20, 2019

The men’s soccer team has had its fair share of highlight plays on defense and offense throughout the 2019 season. The play redshirt junior goalkeeper Jonathan Burke made in the fifth minute of the match against Omaha Oct. 19 is arguably the best play yet. Senior Edgar Mesa received a yellow car...

Panthers draw 0-0 with Omaha in important conference match

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 19, 2019

Anyone watching the Eastern-Omaha men’s soccer matchup Saturday possibly thought they were transported back in time to Sept. 29, 2018. On that date, Eastern hosted Summit League rival Denver, who was ranked fourth in the country and boasted the nation's leading scorer in Andre Shinyashiki. Omaha...

Eastern volleyball picks up 1st conference win

Eastern volleyball picks up 1st conference win

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 18, 2019

The Eastern volleyball team snapped a six-match losing streak to begin conference play in dramatic fashion, beating Tennessee Tech in five sets in Lantz Arena. The Panthers entered the match having not won a single set against OVC opponents this season before winning the first set against the Golden...

Eastern to play OVC-leading Skyhawks

Eastern to play OVC-leading Skyhawks

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

When it comes to the Ohio Valley Conference’s first-place team Tennessee-Martin (4-2, 3-0 OVC), the Skyhawks do no beat you utilizing one or two star players like Jacksonville State, rather, they come at opponents with a deep roster that make very few mistakes. Defense in particular is where Tennessee-Mar...

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