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Defense faces tough task at home against UT-Martin

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter

November 2, 2016

  With as many wins as losses in conference play this season, the Eastern football team is in a situation it did not expect to be in less than a month ago. Regardless of any upset losses the Panthers have suffered, there is still a task at hand to win the final two games of the season. First...

Column: Panther football season still very much alive

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 1, 2016

  Time is running slim, but do not count out the Eastern football team of making its way to its second-straight FCS playoff appearance. The Panthers may have back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference losses, but they are still ranked in the top 25 in the nation in the FCS Coaches Poll. With the...

Column: Cross-Country to place high in OVC Championships

Kaitlin Cordes, Cross Country Reporter

October 25, 2016

The Eastern cross-country team should find itself placing high in the Ohio Valley Conference Championship rankings in both the men’s and women’s divisions. One team Eastern needs to watch out for, however, is Eastern Kentucky. The Eastern Kentucky men’s team has won two of their five meets...

Column: Panther volleyball far from what it was one year ago

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

October 24, 2016

On Oct. 24, 2015 the Eastern volleyball team knocked off undefeated Murray State for its eighth win in the Ohio Valley Conference. One year removed from that monumental win, the Panthers look like a completely different team. Most teams in sports are forced to go through growing pains or a rebu...

Column: Football suffers a loss it could not afford

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter

October 23, 2016

The stage was ultimately set for the Eastern football team heading into this past weekend. It was homecoming week and a 1-5 Murray State team was coming to town for what was supposed to be one of Eastern’s easier games this season. But the 40-38 losing outcome provided anything but. In fact,...

Column: Murray State cannot be overlooked

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 19, 2016

Murray State could ruin the Panthers season Saturday and that would not settle well with the team or with Eastern football fans. Eastern is 3-1 in Ohio Valley Conference contests, in second place just behind back-to-back champion Jacksonville State. Murray State has just one win this season c...

Column: Volleyball team struggling in OVC play

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

October 17, 2016

  After being projected to finish fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference this season, the Eastern volleyball team has struggled to live up to that. With a lack of seniors and injuries, the Panthers have found wins hard to come by against conference opponents. Eastern currently sits in last...

Column: Eastern football team needs a win it deserves

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter

October 16, 2016

  Every win is important in college football, especially those that come against conference opponents. The Eastern football team was able to pick up another one of those this past weekend, but was it just a case of the Panthers getting lucky? Regardless of how they win by or who they beat,...

Column: The time is now for Eastern football to put everything together

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016

  With one loss in the OVC column for the Panthers, now is the time where the offense and the defense come together and both must play a sound game. Through the first five games, it seems one has been on and picking up the other. Eastern has shown a potent offense that can move the ball down...

Column: Differences is what makes cross country special

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Cross-Country Reporter

October 5, 2016

  Football stands are often packed full of screaming fans dressed to the nines in team gear, yelling both cheers and insults across the field hoping a player or opposing fan will hear it. Baseball bleachers teem with excitement from life-long and bandwagon fans alike as batters square up for...

Column: Panthers need to maintain focus

Justin Brown, Sports Designer

October 2, 2016

  Cape Girardeau, Mo — A heartbreaking loss for No. 13 ranked Eastern followed a familiar trend that has been plaguing the Panthers since the start of the season. Maintaining focus has hurt the Panthers in some form each week, since week one, when the Panthers struck first against Western...

Column: Cross Country about team, friendship

Kaitlin Cordes, Cross Country Reporter

September 28, 2016

When most people think of cross-country, they think it is a sport focused on the individual. However, for Eastern's team, it is much more than that. In recent interviews with several runners, I have been told constantly how much the relationships between teammates are vital. Running with a pack...

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