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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 ...

Column: Time for Eastern football team to step up is now

Column: Time for Eastern football team to step up is now

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

I received an email this week from an Eastern football fan voicing his displeasure with the team’s performance following Eastern’s 41-40 loss to Tennessee State, in which they coughed up a 21-point lead and gave up 544 yards on defense. If there is one thing that email tells me, it is that the frustration...

Column: Eastern football team too talented to play as they did on Saturday

Column: Eastern football team too talented to play as they did on Saturday

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

To give the Eastern football team’s 48-10 loss to Illinois State the perfect summation, only one word is required: ugly. No matter how you dice the game up for Eastern, offensively, defensively, special teams, the game was downright heinous to watch. Last season the team was beat by Illinois State...

Column: Men’s soccer team needs more avenues to score

Column: Men’s soccer team needs more avenues to score

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Soccer, Sports

Even though the Eastern men’s soccer team has already made good on some things it wanted to do well this year, the team could still improve on scoring through its build-up play. Defensively, head coach Kiki Lara has constantly stressed the need for defensive grit and all-around good play. On the...

Opponents confused by volleyball team’s offensive approach

Opponents confused by volleyball team’s offensive approach

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

August 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports, Volleyball

Approaching the action from the front row, redshirt freshman Kylie Michael leaned in toward the net, feet positioned parallel with Iona setter Emma Rose, who stood a mere two feet away.  The force of her hands, swinging back and then swinging forward again, set up a chance for her to truly pulverize...

All-around depth will help men’s soccer team’s offense

All-around depth will help men’s soccer team’s offense

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Soccer, Sports

One big question facing Eastern’s men’s soccer team before the season was the team’s ability to score. Last year, the team scored ten goals for the entire season, had a seven-match scoreless streak and its leading scorer had only three goals. So this year, head coach Kiki Lara was looking...

Football team knows what to expect against Arkansas

Football team knows what to expect against Arkansas

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

The players and coaches of the Eastern football team are not being naïve or vanilla about the team’s upcoming game against Arkansas.  Everyone in the program knows what they are walking into on Saturday; a game against an SEC school, in an SEC atmosphere with NFL-level talent all over the field. ...

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