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Column: Assessing OVC’s chances in March Madness

Column: Assessing OVC’s chances in March Madness

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

All the bidders doing Belmont’s work on Twitter can cheerfully watch the Bruins play in the NCAA tournament Tuesday. After losing to Murray State in the OVC championship game, it was questionable whether the Bruins would make it in the tournament. They certainly had the wins to do so: defeating L...

Column: What happened at Bradley needs to be learned from

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

Bradley. Bradley, Bradley, Bradley... this is not a good look for you. What were you thinking? Last week Bradley University made the shocking and disappointing decision to pull credentials from Peoria Journal Star beat writer Dave Reynolds, a reporter who has covered the Bradley basketball team for 29 ...

Morehead State knocks off SIUE, takes aim at Austin Peay

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Defeating Southern Illinois Edwardsville in the first round of the OVC tournament is not something to brag about. But, nonetheless, Morehead State did so by a 72-68 score. The score is not even that impressive, but the fifth-seeded Morehead State got the job done and now faces fourth...

Late loss by Eastern looked familiar

Late loss by Eastern looked familiar

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Showcase, Sports

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — On Feb. 28 the Eastern men’s basketball team led Jacksonville State 64-57 with three minutes to play in the second half of a game that would be ever important to the seeding of the conference tournament. A few late mistakes in regulation and in the two subsequent overtime period...

Column: Panthers need to score inside in OVC tournament

Column: Panthers need to score inside in OVC tournament

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

There has never been a better time for the Eastern men’s basketball team to step up. Eastern faces Tennessee-Martin Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the first round of the OVC tournament, and while Eastern is the higher seed (six over seven), recent play is not indicative of an Eastern team ready for a tou...

Column: Jacksonville State will win the OVC tournament

Column: Jacksonville State will win the OVC tournament

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

Discussions about which team will represent the Ohio Valley Conference in the NCAA tournament later this month have gotten a bit too one-sided. It seems to be the consensus around the media that either Murray State (25-4, 16-2) or Belmont (25-4, 16-2) will win the conference tournament and play in the NCA...

Column: Eastern is 2-5 in its last 7 games, what happened?

Column: Eastern is 2-5 in its last 7 games, what happened?

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports

February 19, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team has two ironies working against it right now. Firstly, the offense is producing arguably the best it has all season in recent games, but the problem now lies within the defense’s ability to stop opposing offenses. Secondly, the Panthers have gone 2-5 in their l...

Column: Breaking tough defenses a must for Eastern

Column: Breaking tough defenses a must for Eastern

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

Shooting well from the outside has been the men’s basketball team’s bread and butter this season. Three of Eastern’s players are on OVC leaderboards for two different three-point shooting categories, Ben Harvey, Kashawn Charles and Mack Smith, and Smith has Eastern’s record by making a three-point...

Notebook: Murray State, Belmont clash in important OVC week

Notebook: Murray State, Belmont clash in important OVC week

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team earned an important victory over Austin Peay Saturday, showing that not only can the Panthers play with the tougher OVC teams, but that they are deserving of sitting in the top half of the conference. The OVC is split so far in two perfectly even halves. Six...

Column: Three takeaways from Eastern’s win over Austin Peay

Column: Three takeaways from Eastern’s win over Austin Peay

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

January 21, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team is now 4-2 in conference play and 11-8 overall, after losing to Murray State Thursday and defeating Austin Peay Saturday. Hosting those two teams back-to-back on one day’s rest was going to be one of the toughest challenges the team will face this season.  ...

Column: Threes are fine, but inside scoring is necessary for victory

Column: Threes are fine, but inside scoring is necessary for victory

January 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

The most telling statistic for the Eastern men’s basketball team is its three-point shooting. Points from beyond the mark have been the Panthers’ best friend at times, and its worst friend at times. Whichever case it is, the three-point shot will be the narrator in the team’s story of this...

Column: Eastern women’s basketball team far from out of race after bad week

Column: Eastern women’s basketball team far from out of race after bad week

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

January 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

Last week Wednesday I wrote a column illustrating how the Eastern women’s basketball team was no longer a rebuilding program and had finally arrived to be big players in the conference tournament. It has been six days, and that article, admittedly, already has not aged well.  The Panthers were 7-6 (1-1 in OVC) and winners...

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