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

Tom O'Connor, Basketball Reporter

November 14, 2018

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

Eastern freshman Nate Francke dribbles a ball in the Panthers’ 1-0 double-overtime win over Western Illinois on Oct. 6. Eastern is 3-7-3 this season.

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

October 17, 2018

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

Eastern wide receiver Aaron Gooch (7) and Alexander Hollins (15) celebrate a touchdown socred by Gooch in the Panthers 41-40 to Tennesse State on Saturday. Too have more moments like this the rest of the season, the team has to begin to play better.

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 26, 2018

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

Eastern quarterback Johnathan Brantley escapes a would be tackler in Eastern’s 48-10 loss to Illinois State Saturday. Brantley was 9 of 15 passing with 52 yards in loss.

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

September 10, 2018

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

Eastern senior Jake Andrews tries to keep the ball away from an Evansville defender Aug. 31 at Lakeside Field. The Panthers tied with Evansville 1-1 in the game.

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

September 6, 2018

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

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Eastern junior Lexi May (21) and graduate Allie Hueston try to block a ball in a match against Western Illinois at Lantz Arena last season. May has 14 spikes already this season.

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

August 29, 2018

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

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Eastern’s Edgar Mesa pursues a ball in a game last season at Lakeside Field against Western Michigan. Mesa was named one of two Eastern players to watch in the Summit League.

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

August 29, 2018

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

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Eastern tight end Jonathan McCoy gets a hit laid on him in a practice last spring at O’Brien Field. Eastern opens up its season Saturday against Arkansas.

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

August 29, 2018

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. ...

Column: 2018 a prove it season for Eastern football team

Eastern quarterback Harry Woodbery fires a ball in a practice during spring camp last season. Woodbery is a transfer from Navarro Junior College.

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

August 20, 2018

So much of the Eastern football team’s 2017 season, from its 6-5 record to an offense that was anemic in the passing game, had more to do with a series of bad luck circumstances and an injury carousel at quarterback than it did with roster talent or coaching. In an attempt to cure the passing game,...

Column: Wireman strong in win, despite first inning

Senior Jessica Wireman celebrates Haley Mitchell’s home run in game one of the doubleheader against Southeast Missouri Wednesday at Williams Field. Wireman struckout 12 batters and gave up one earned run in the Panthers’ win.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

April 11, 2018

Senior Jessica Wireman has been without question Eastern’s number one option pitching all season long. On Wednesday at Williams Field, she was handed the ball in game one of a doubleheader against Southeast Missouri and once again showed why she is one of the top aces in the OVC. Wireman threw a...

Opinion: Halftime adjustments end Panthers season

Muusa Dama and Mack Smith defend the pass from Austin Peay’s Chris Porter-Bunton in the final minutes of Thursday’s 73-66 loss. The late attempt at a rally was not enough to help the Panthers battle back to overcome a second half deficit that reached as high as 12 points.

Maher Kawash, Basketball Reporter

March 2, 2018

Halftime adjustments were the reason the Eastern men’s basketball team escaped the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament with a win, but it is also the reason the Panthers are going home after round two. Eastern had one of its best halves all season in the first, but what Austin Pea...

Opinion: Post play crucial for men’s basketball team in conference tournament

Senior Montell Goodwin looks for an open teammate to pass to after driving into the lane in the opening half of Wednesday’s round one game. Goodwin led all scorers with 20 points and added two steals, two assists and a block.

Maher Kawash, Basketball Reporter

March 1, 2018

EVANSVILLE, IND--Survive and advance becomes the common phrase when March Madness arrives in college basketball and the Eastern men’s basketball team is living up to that with their seventh OVC tournament win in program history. But something was slightly missing in that two-point, 73-71, win over Tennes...

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