The Daily Eastern News

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...

Column: Women’s basketball team no longer rebuilding program, they’re here for real

Column: Women’s basketball team no longer rebuilding program, they’re here for real

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

Not very many coaches in the Ohio Valley Conference had the Eastern women’s basketball team pegged as a conference tournament team prior to the season, slotting them in 11th place of 12 teams in the preseason poll, leaving them on the outside looking in at the conference tournament.  Except, of course, for Eastern’s head coach Matt...

Column: Fontbonne exposed to exhilaration of D-I hoops

Column: Fontbonne exposed to exhilaration of D-I hoops

Tom O'Connor, Columnist

December 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

If there was one game that Fontbonne circled, underlined and highlighted on its schedule, it had to have been the one they played at Lantz Arena this past Tuesday. The matchup was more or less a litmus test for the 3-3 Griffins, one of 10 teams in the Division III St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic C...

Column: Zone defense could be helpful for Panthers

Column: Zone defense could be helpful for Panthers

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Eastern’s men’s basketball team has almost exclusively run man-to-man defense so far this season, and head coach Jay Spoonhour, along with some players, have identified two key problems defensively. Ever since Eastern’s scrimmage against the University of Missouri-St. Louis, before the preseason game ...

Column: Close road losses good sign for Panthers’ future

Column: Close road losses good sign for Panthers’ future

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

As the Eastern women’s basketball team’s comeback bid against Valparaiso fell short on Sunday night, the team’s road losing streak became longer. After dropping back-to-back road games to Valparaiso (62-60) and Bradley (67-64), the Panthers are now the owners of 17 straight road losses. But head co...

Column: Dameron’s removal puts period on ugly season

Column: Dameron’s removal puts period on ugly season

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

With the nonrenewal of former Eastern head football coach Kim Dameron’s contract, the Eastern football team’s season was punctuated with a move that only felt fitting giving the bleakness of the team’s season as a whole.  It began with a four-game losing streak, one that saw the Panthers s...

Column: Eastern men’s basketball team will defeat Austin Peay if they meet again

Tom O'Connor, Basketball Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

With 19.8 seconds left and Eastern ahead 40-26 in the quarter finals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, Governors star Dayton Gumm, who was then a freshman, barreled into the lane, showed the pump fake and turned his body toward the left corner.  But Gumm did not communicate with senior Tre...

Column: Men’s soccer team needs scoring down stretch

Column: Men’s soccer team needs scoring down stretch

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Soccer, Sports

Since the beginning of the men’s soccer season, the thing I have wanted to see from the Panthers is a productive offense. I wanted to see the Panthers be able to score on a consistent basis, and multiple times in a match on multiple occasions.                     At the beginning of ...

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