The Daily Eastern News

Men’s basketball suffers 3rd-consecutive loss

Eastern’s Marvin Johnson drives through two Eastern Kentucky defender in the Panthers’ 91-84 loss to the Colonels Thursday night in Lantz Arena. The Panthers are now just 4-7 in OVC play.

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

February 7, 2020

After falling by four points or less against the top two OVC teams on the road, Eastern’s men’s basketball team followed those performances up with a 91-84 loss to Eastern Kentucky Thursday. The Colonels (12-12, 9-2 OVC) are the third-place team in the OVC and showed why Thursday, as their defens...

Men’s basketball goes cold from three-point range in loss

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 7, 2020

Eastern’s men’s basketball team’s cold second half three-point shooting and early foul trouble in the second half proved to be the difference maker in its 91-84 loss to Eastern Kentucky. Despite their cold three-point shooting juniors Marvin Johnson and Jordan Skipper-Brown had their best games...

Eastern men’s tennis ready for light weekend

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

February 7, 2020

The season is still young, but the Eastern men’s tennis team went through perhaps its toughest stretch of the season last weekend.  That should be put aside because the Panthers have just one match this weekend on the road against Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   Eastern comes into the match at 7...

Women’s basketball reserves see extended playing time in big win

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 7, 2020

A 47-point conference victory is a rare feat, and reaping the benefits of the Eastern women’s basketball team’s 85-38 win against OVC rival Eastern Kentucky were the Panther reserves. In particular, freshman Paige Schumann, redshirt-junior Claudia Stan and redshirt-sophomore Camino Tellez took a...

Panthers start three-game homestand Thursday, host Eastern Kentucky

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Abby Wahl races up-court with the ball during Eastern’s 77-65 loss to Southeast Missouri Jan. 25 in Lantz Arena. Eastern hosts Eastern Kentucky Thursday in Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

February 5, 2020

It would be really easy for the Eastern women’s basketball team (6-4 OVC) to look past its Thursday matchup against Eastern Kentucky (2-8 OVC) and look ahead to the more pivotal Saturday game in Lantz Arena against Morehead State (4-6 OVC). But Eastern knows what can happen if it overlooks an opponent...

Men’s basketball hosts Eastern Kentucky in important game Thursday

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Kashawn Charles maintains his dribble as he is guarded on the wing during Eastern’s 95-83 victory over Tennessee-Martin Jan. 23 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers host third-place Eastern Kentucky Thursday in Lantz Arena.

Vince Lovergine, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 5, 2020

It’s perfect timing for the Eastern men’s basketball team to be back at Lantz Arena Thursday, hosting Eastern Kentucky, for a multitude of reasons. Being on the road has not been fun for the Panthers. They’re 3-10 on the road overall and 0-6 in OVC road games after their latest defeat against...

Dixon and Smith reflect on passing of Kobe Bryant

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 5, 2020

Eastern’s men’s basketball juniors George Dixon and Mack Smith opened up on their thoughts, inspiration and what is to come after Kobe Bryant's death Jan. 26. Both players did not believe the initial news. Both have different moments with them, including a tweet from Smith who could not believe...

Men’s basketball set to play three straight games at Lantz

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 5, 2020

Eastern’s men’s basketball team is coming back from facing the two best teams in the conference in Murray State and Austin Peay, losing to both in the closing minutes. The Panthers return to Lantz Arena to face Eastern Kentucky, Morehead State and Southern Illinois Edwardsville, giving the Panthers...

Panthers playing well in Bollant’s 3rd season

Forward Abby Wahl battles for possession against two Southeast Missouri defenders in Eastern’s 77-65 loss against Southeast Missouri on Jan. 25 at Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2020

It is said in basketball, and in college sports in general, when a coach takes over a program it takes about three years before you can fairly judge where the coach is leading the program. Is it headed in the right direction or is it going the wrong way?  Eastern’s women’s basketball coach Matt Bollant is...

Column: Eastern can finish the year strong

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

A pair of gut-wrenching losses and nearly a week later, some may think the Eastern men’s basketball team might have lost some confidence. Nearly knocking off the two best teams in the OVC back-to-back, but falling short in the final minutes/seconds, would be enough to give a major blow to anyo...

3 areas for Panthers to improve

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 3, 2020

Eastern’s men’s basketball team has yet to win a conference game on the road. Last weekend, against the top-tier teams in the OVC, the Panthers came up short with only seconds left in both games. Three key things stand out in the statistical numbers that the Panthers can turn into their favor c...

OVC women’s basketball teams enter final month of season

Eastern guard Kira Arthofer drives into the lane against Southeast Missouri Jan. 25 in Lantz Arena. Arthofer had four assists, three rebounds and three steals in a 77-65 loss for the Panthers.

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 3, 2020

The standings have not changed much for the women’s basketball teams in the OVC as it enters the final month of the regular season. A minor change this week is the presence of an additional loss for Belmont, which fell 60-41 to Jacksonville State in a surprising upset on Feb. 1. The Bruins are ...

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