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Panthers annihilate Aces 90-44 on road

Panthers annihilate Aces 90-44 on road

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

November 19, 2019

The Eastern women’s basketball team (3-2) outscored Evansville (1-3) 56-19 in the second half of what would eventually become a 90-44 blowout win for the Panthers Tuesday night in Evansville. Five Panthers scored in double figures and Eastern shot 47.3 percent from the field in its third and largest wi...

Far from home, Slabbert adjusts to Eastern

Far from home, Slabbert adjusts to Eastern

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

November 19, 2019

Residing in Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa, Eastern men’s tennis freshmen Cameron Slabbert is a 32-hour plane ride away from Illinois—let that sink in. Slabbert comes to Eastern at 19 years old as the middle child, with one older sister and one younger sister. It's a transition that may...

Column: Skipper-Brown, Dixon key for Panther scoring

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

November 19, 2019

Every transfer on the men’s basketball team stands out in his own way and has produced well in the Panthers’ games so far. Because each player has his own strengths, picking the “most valuable” is tough, but if an argument could be made for two of them, it would be for Jordan Skipper-Brown and ...

Analysis: Panthers flourish on offense and defense in home win

Analysis: Panthers flourish on offense and defense in home win

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

November 18, 2019

The Panther defense controlled the Indiana Northwest Redhawks in a 114-61 home win. The Panther defense helped the Panthers scored 100 points for the first time since 2016. Juniors Deang Deang and Marvin Johnson used their defensive presence to impact the game on both ends of the floor. Deang is em...

Panthers win big over Indiana Northwest

Panthers win big over Indiana Northwest

Tom O'Connor, Men's Basketball Reporter

November 18, 2019

Not since the 2000-01 season had the Panthers scored 90 or more points in back-to-back games, and it was just the second game over the past four years in which the Panthers posted at least 100 points for what was a 114-61 victory against Northwest Indiana Monday. With the win, Eastern seized the first of fo...

Panther freshmen reflect on 1st season, look ahead

Panther freshmen reflect on 1st season, look ahead

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

November 18, 2019

They may not have played this season, but Mackenzie Duvall and Kristen Jankowski’s first season as members of the Eastern volleyball team was far from uneventful. When the season ended on Nov. 16, the book was closed on a season in which the Panthers went just 3-26, including 1-15 in conference play....

Volleyball team loses on senior night, Allen out as head coach

Volleyball team loses on senior night, Allen out as head coach

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

November 17, 2019

Senior members of the Eastern volleyball team hugged and took pictures with their teammates, families and friends on the court after falling in straight sets to Southeast Missouri Nov. 16 in Lantz Arena. It was senior night for Eastern as Breanna Jager, Morgan Matusik, Maggie Runge and Katie Sommer ...

Women’s basketball trounces Illinois-Chicago on the road Saturday

Women’s basketball trounces Illinois-Chicago on the road Saturday

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

November 17, 2019

A 31-7 first-quarter lead over Illinois-Chicago (0-4) propelled Eastern women’s basketball (2-2) to an 80-45 victory Nov. 16. The hefty first quarter performance from the Panthers began with a 14-0 run, thanks in large part to sophomore Abby Wahl who provided 12 of those early points, including the...

Eastern falls to Redhawks 26-12 in final home game

Eastern falls to Redhawks 26-12 in final home game

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2019

It had all the feels of a game that was closer than a 26-12 final, but costly special teams blunders gave the Eastern football team its 10th loss of the season to Southeast Missouri Saturday at O’Brien Field.   Eastern led the Redhawks 7-6 at halftime and the Panthers looked for a while like they might be...

Panthers to host 1st-place Redhawks

Panthers to host 1st-place Redhawks

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

November 14, 2019

For the first time this season the Eastern football team (1-9, 1-5) will be going into a game coming off of a win. Eastern got its first win last week against Tennessee State in a 49-38 offensive shootout between the conference’s two last place teams. This week the Panthers will find themselves facing a m...

Column: Women’s basketball heads north to start road stint

Column: Women’s basketball heads north to start road stint

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

Coming off two home losses, the Eastern women’s basketball team (1-2) begins a four-game road stretch, starting with Illinois-Chicago (0-3) on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Panthers opened the year with a strong 22-point win over Lindenwood, but their last two matchups have not been as favorable, falling to India...

OVC volleyball season enters final days

OVC volleyball season enters final days

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

November 14, 2019

The 2019 volleyball season is entering its final weekend, and as has been the case for the last three weeks, every team currently in a postseason position has a record of .500 or above. Of the four teams currently outside the tournament, only Tennessee State is in position to possibly sneak into the tournamen...

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