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Women’s basketball team beaten by Belmont 63-49

January 21, 2021

The Eastern women's basketball team had its three-game winning streak snapped Thursday in a 63-49 road loss to Belmont. The Panther offense, which has been among the most effective in the OVC this season,...

Panthers suffer 4th-straight loss Thursday

Eastern guard Marvin Johnson throws a pass toward the sideline in a game against Eastern Kentucky in Lantz Arena Jan. 16. Johnson scored 20 points and the Panthers lost 93-85 in overtime.
January 21, 2021

The Eastern men's basketball team met the top team in the OVC Thursday night when they played on the road against Belmont. For much of the game, it appeared that Eastern was in position to pick up an...

Unbeaten Belmont in 1st place in OVC

January 20, 2021

There are two men's basketball teams in the OVC that remain unbeaten in conference play, but only one that has played multiple conference games without a loss. That team is Belmont, and an 8-0 record...

Several OVC teams riding winning streaks

Eastern guard Kira Arthofer plays defense on the perimeter in a game against Morehead State on Jan. 14 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won the game 65-50.
January 19, 2021

Much is still uncertain in the OVC women's basketball standings with over a month remaining in the regular season. Teams near the top of the standings can still end up near the bottom, and teams that...

Media day held for OVC football teams

Eastern head football coach Adam Cushing addresses the team during a timeout in a game against Indiana State in September 2019. Cushing spoke with the media Tuesday as preparations for the upcoming season get underway.
January 19, 2021

With the COVID-altered 2021 football season set to begin in just over a month, the OVC held a media day for its teams Tuesday. Eastern head coach Adam Cushing and senior quarterback Harry Woodbery spoke...

Men’s basketball team falls to Colonels in overtime

January 18, 2021

The shorthanded Eastern men's basketball team lost its third-straight game Saturday, falling 93-85 at home in overtime against Eastern Kentucky. With the win, Eastern Kentucky sweeps the season series...

Pace leads Panthers to 3rd-straight win

Eastern guard Karle Pace drives for a layup in a game against Eastern Kentucky on Jan. 16. Pace scored a career-high 32 points in a 73-68 win for the Panthers.
January 18, 2021

A defensive turnaround has turned a four-game losing streak into a three-game winning streak for the Eastern women's basketball team. Saturday's 73-68 win against Eastern Kentucky improved the Panthers'...

Smith’s historic streak ends in Eastern loss

Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV attempts a layup from beneath the basket in a game against Morehead State Jan. 14. Friday had 8 points and 5 rebounds in the game, an 87-61 loss for the Panthers.
January 15, 2021

A record-breaking streak from Eastern guard Mack Smith ended Thursday in a game the Eastern men's basketball team lost 87-61 against Morehead State. Smith did not make a three-point field goal in the...

Eastern defense stifles Eagles in 65-50 win

Eastern forward Morgan Litwiller guards a Morehead State player in a game against the Eagles on Jan. 14. The Panther defense forced 23 turnovers in a 65-50 win.
January 15, 2021

The Eastern women's basketball team has turned a four game losing streak into a two game winning streak with a 65-50 win over Morehead State on Thursday. The victory improved the Panthers' conference record...

Austin Peay leads OVC, Panthers in 9th place

Eastern sophomore guard Lariah Washington drives toward the basket in a game against Northern Illinois at Lantz Arena on Dec. 4, 2020.
January 13, 2021

As the 2020-21 season continues to unfold for the women's basketball teams of the OVC, the conference standings are starting to take shape. So far, two OVC teams have played six conference games, four...

Belmont atop OVC standings, Eastern 7th

Eastern senior guard Kashawn Charles makes a pass to his right in a game against Chicago State in Lantz Arena on Dec. 3, 2020.
January 13, 2021

It has been nearly two months since the 2020-21 season began, and the men's basketball teams of the OVC have been finding mixed results in the time of COVID. Every team in the conference except Southern...

Panthers snap 4-game skid with 77-65 win

Eastern senior guard Karle Pace dribbles around a defender in a game at Lantz Arena against Western Illinois on Dec. 6, 2020
January 11, 2021

Another win is in the books for the Eastern women's basketball team after they beat Southern Illinois Edwardsville 77-65 Monday afternoon. The Panthers improved to 2-4 in conference play with the win,...

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