The Daily Eastern News

Column: Reflecting on my year covering Eastern sports

Adam Tumino, Sports Desk

March 25, 2020

The 2019-2020 academic year may have ended abruptly, before many spring sports even got off the ground, but in the first seven months of that time I had some of the best experiences of my time in student media.  Covering sports for The Daily Eastern News provides me with one of the best seats in t...

We will continue to bring you sports stories, here is how

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

March 24, 2020

If you were wondering, yes The Daily Eastern News sports section is going to continue bringing you all sports stories while everything is going online at Eastern. We will continue bringing you all daily content, whether it be through feature stories, columns or sports news stories, if anything should pop up. ...

Life without sports is weird, we will get through it

Blake Faith, Sports Desk

March 23, 2020

The world of sports has changed since the suspension of the NBA season.  A lot of professional, and college and Illinois high school sporting events have been canceled or suspended in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.  The coronavirus might have caused these cancellations, but there is still news and ...

Column: No fans at tournament is good step, but not enough

Adam Tumino, Reporter

March 11, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads more and more across the country and the nation, it is beginning to affect nearly every aspect of life. The world of sports has had to make adjustments as a result of the virus, mostly in other countries. But now American sports are having to deal with it as well. The NCAA announ...

Letter to the editor: DEN’s communion wafers correction unsatisfactory

Ryan McDaniel

March 2, 2020

This letter was sent by Ryan McDaniel, an instructor in the School of Communication & Journalism and a Catholic priest serving at the Newman Catholic Center. On Feb. 28, The DEN expressed regret for misidentifying what it called “crackers” being distributed at a Catholic Mass for Ash Wednesday. ...

Column: Sexism in collegiate sport starts at the top

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

August 26, 2019

Women in sports have always fought an uphill battle. Whether they are athletes or coaches, members of the media or even fans, they are often disrespected or excluded. It is bad enough when the disrespect comes from male fans or other similar places, but often the disrespect comes from the sports’ ...

Column: New look Eastern picked 8th in preseaon poll

Eastern quarterback Johnathan Brantley throws a pass in a practice last season at O'Brien Field. Eastern was predicted to finish 8th in the 2019 media poll

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

July 19, 2019

Eastern’s first year head coach Adam Cushing made bold predictions in his introductory press conference last winter, declaring that during his tenure at Eastern the Panthers would win both an Ohio Valley Conference championship and a national championship. While both of those predictions are clearly me...

Column: Assessing OVC’s chances in March Madness

Murray State guard Ja Morant walks up the court in his team’s win over Eastern on Jan. 17. Morant and Murray State, along with Belmont from the OVC will compete in the NCAA tournament this week.

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

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

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

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

Eastern's Kashawn Charles surveys the court in Eastern's 78-71 loss against Tennessee-Martin Wednesday night in Evansville.

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

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

Eastern’s Josiah Wallace drives the lane in the Panthers’ 63-57 loss to Tennesse Tech on March 1. Eastern plays Tennessee-Martin in the first round of the OVC tournament Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 5, 2019

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...

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