The Daily Eastern News

Football team in need of changes

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter

September 17, 2017

  It was one of the most important games of the year for the Eastern football team, and all that came out of it was more questions than answers. Eastern was just outmatched on the field in a 44-13 loss to Illinois State, and now the 1-2 Panthers need to ‘take a look in the mirror’ as coach...

Track and Field set to be top contenders

Kaitlin Cordes, Track and Field Reporter

March 21, 2017

  It can be surmised that the track and field team’s success in this year’s indoor season will leak into future victories in the outdoor season. That assumption would be correct. The Panthers held strong in the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships in Feb. when both the men and women...

Column: Losing streak must end now for women’s basketball team

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

December 5, 2016

With four more games until conference play, three of those being on the road, the Eastern women’s basketball team must end the three game skid they are on Wednesday at home against Cleveland State. The Panthers lost two tough road games against Illinois State and Valparaiso. Those two games went...

Column: 3-point shooting falters in OT loss to Bradley

Maher Kawash, Basketball Reporter

November 30, 2016

In basketball there is a relatively known phrase that says a team can live by the three or die by the three, and for the Eastern men’s basketball team it was the ladder that led to an overtime downfall. With Bradley in town for a midweek affair, the Panthers had a shot to keep their undefeated ...

Column: Don’t sleep on Eastern

Adam Shay, Sports Reporter

November 16, 2016

Many forget that our school is in fact a Division I school. We may be a lower enrolled DI school; however people should not sleep on some of our athletes. The question is: do Eastern athletes receive enough credit, even though they are in the Ohio Valley Conference and are not a top tier DI school? They...

Column: Football finding positives in disappointing season

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter

November 16, 2016

It is the final week of the regular season in FCS football, but not many expected this to be the final game for Eastern. When the Panthers (5-5, 3-4) take the field at Eastern Kentucky (3-7, 2-2) Saturday afternoon it will be a battle of trying to find a positive end to the season for both teams....

Column: Swim teams bring excitement, energy

Sophomore Alex Laleian finished 3rd in 1,000-yard freestyle against Evansville Friday night at the Padovan Pool.

Tyler McCluskey, Swim Reporter

November 15, 2016

Junior Matt Jacobs achieved his first ever Summit League swimmer of the week. Jacobs earned a first-place finish in the 100 breast with a time of 57.36 seconds and broke his own pool record. Jacobs also took first in the 100 individual medley, earning a team record. This was the first time they...

Column: It’s a marathon for Panther basketball team

Maher Kawash, Basketball Reporter

November 15, 2016

College basketball always brings a special atmosphere to the sports world at this time of year. It is nowhere near the hype that is seen in March Madness, but it is still filled with early season upsets and unknown rising stars making a name for themselves. Well the Eastern men’s basketb...

Column: Women’s basketball team can be a real threat

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 15, 2016

Through two games, the women’s basketball team is 2-0 and one win away from matching its win total from last season. The first win was against Division III Millikin, but the Panthers looked in control with a young team, and they looked like they were having fun in the process. Eastern was ...

Column: Newcomers will provide important role for basketball team

Maher Kawash, Men's Basketball Reporter

November 13, 2016

  There is plenty of experience on the Eastern basketball team this season, but there is another aspect that can help the Panthers take a bigger step forward. That special asset is the addition of Eastern’s newcomers, especially junior college transfers Montell Goodwin, Ray Crossland and...

Panthers preparing for proper sendoff

Redshirt senior Devin Church breaks away 27-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter Saturday against UT-Martin. Church carried the ball 13 times for 101 yards in the 17-33 OVC loss.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 7, 2016

There will be two things on the Eastern football team’s mind in two weeks when the Panthers take on Eastern Kentucky to wrap up the season: What kind of team do they want to be? A team with a winning record, or a losing record? And how does Eastern want its seniors to remember their final game? After...

Men’s Soccer on the rise

JJ Bullock, Men's Soccer Reporter

November 7, 2016

On the outside looking in, the Eastern men's soccer team's 5-11-1 record may seem poor. But, the five-win finish for the Panthers is a sign of a program turning around. The win-total for Eastern is the team's highest since 2011 when they finished 7-9 and for second-year coach Kiki Lara and his young...

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