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Eastern President David Glassman (left) and Athletic Director Tom Michael (right) pose with new men's basketball head coach Marty Simmons after his introductory press conference in Lantz Arena Thursday afternoon.

Simmons introduced as coach Thursday

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief April 2, 2021

Marty Simmons, the new head coach of the Eastern men’s basketball team, is not from Charleston, but he said during his introductory press conference Thursday that it felt like he was coming home. The...

Simmons hired as next men’s basketball coach

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2021

Eastern Athletic Director Tom Michael announced the hiring of Marty Simmons Wednesday as the next head coach of the Eastern men's basketball program. Simmons will be the 15th head coach in program history...

Spoonhour out as head coach after 9 seasons with Panthers

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief March 5, 2021

Jay Spoonhour is no longer the head coach of the Eastern men's basketball team after his contract was not renewed by the athletic department Thursday. Spoonhour spent the last nine seasons with the program,...

Eastern forward Abby Wahl battles with two opponents in below the basket in a game against Southeast Missouri Feb. 25 in Lantz Arena. Wahl had 10 points and 7 rebounds in the game, which Eastern won 65-57.

Panthers’ season ends with tourney loss

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

For the second-straight season, the Eastern women’s basketball team was knocked out of the OVC tournament by Tennessee-Martin. Last season, the Panthers fell in the quarterfinals. This season, it was...

Wahl, Washington, Johnson named to All-OVC teams

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2021

Three Eastern basketball players received individual honors from the OVC Tuesday. For the women’s team, junior forward Abby Wahl was named first team All-OVC and sophomore guard Lariah Washington was...

Basketball teams lose in regular season finales

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2021

The regular season is in the books for the Eastern men's and women's basketball teams as each team lost in their regular season finales Saturday against Tennessee-Martin. The women will continue their...

Eastern forward Jordan Skipper-Brown passes to forward Sammy Friday IV in the second half against Southeast Missouri Feb. 25 in Lantz Arena. Skipper-Brown scored 20 points and Friday IV added 15.

Men’s basketball team loses 94-88, will miss tournament

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2021

The Eastern men's basketball team was in control of their own tournament destiny entering the game Thursday at home. With wins against Southeast Missouri Thursday and Tennessee-Martin Saturday, they would...

Eastern guard Karle Pace surveys the Panther offense against Southeast Missouri Feb. 25 in Lantz Arena.  Pace scored 9 points and recorded 7 rebounds in the game, which the Panthers won 65-57 to clinch a spot in the OVC Tournament.

Panthers win 65-57, clinch tourney spot

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2021

With a home win against Southeast Missouri Thursday, the Eastern women’s basketball team clinched a spot in the OVC Tournament for the second-straight season. They will be the eighth seed this season...

Both basketball teams get wins Saturday

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2021

Both the Eastern men's and women's basketball teams were in Clarksville, Tennessee, Saturday to take on Austin Peay. Each team picked up a win over the Governors with the women's team winning 62-59 and...

Panthers get reinforcements in upset win

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2021

Some major players were back in action when the Eastern men's basketball team played Murray State Thursday night. George Dixon was back after missing eight games and Josiah Wallace returned after a four-game...

Women’s basketball team sunk by 3rd-quarter struggles

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2021

The OVC Tournament hopes for the Eastern women's basketball team got a little shakier Thursday when the Panthers suffered 69-52 a road loss against Murray State. Eastern is still in the eighth and final...

Panthers holding final OVC Tournament spot

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2021

There is now just a week and a half remaining in the regular season for the women's basketball teams in the OVC. As things currently stand, only one team, Tennessee State, is mathematically eliminated...

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