The Daily Eastern News

Column: Panthers will get better in OVC play

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 20, 2016

  It was a rough preseason for the Panthers playing in non-conference matchups, but that tough competition has geared them up for the start of Ohio Valley Conference play. Eastern finished tied for second in the OVC for the regular season in 2015 after that team also struggled in non-conference...

Column: Men’s soccer team needs to find its identity again

JJ Bullock, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 20, 2016

  On Sunday, the Eastern men’s soccer team was uncharacteristically poor on defense in a 3-2 loss to Western Michigan. Normally a team that takes pride in its defensive ability, Eastern gave up a season high in goals (3) and shots on goal (21) in the loss. Prior to the defeat, the Panthers...

Column: Newcomers, young players stepping up for men’s soccer team

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sport's Editor

September 13, 2016

Newcomers and underclassmen have been key to the men’s soccer team this season, and that trend needs to continue moving forward if the Panthers want to compete in the Summit League. With three games remaining until conference play, and a record of 1-2-1, the men will need to start scoring more goals...

Column: Experience may help men’s basketball team be successful

Sean Hastings, Sport's Editor

September 13, 2016

  There will be just two freshmen on this year’s roster for the Eastern men’s basketball team, and there will be a few key members from last year returning to the court. Cornell Johnston is back for his junior season and, as the team’s point guard, will be one of the leaders for this...

Column: Garoppolo versus Brady: First career starts

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 12, 2016

Jimmy Garoppolo is better than Tom Brady. No, not really, but Garoppolo did do better in his first career NFL start than the best quarterback to play the game. Yes, the eras were completely different, with Garoppolo making his start in 2016 and Brady in 2001, but number-wise, the Eastern alum did better. Sunday...

Column: Panthers find small improvements in first win

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2016

After rushing for 102 yards and allowing 38 points to Western Illinois, the Eastern football team answered back in a special way defeating Miami of Ohio 21-17 on Saturday. Not only did the Panthers knock off a FBS opponent for the sixth time in program history, but the team also saw both sides of...

Column: Men’s soccer team seeing struggles in second half

JJ Bullock, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 8, 2016

Plainly stated, the Eastern men’s soccer team has not played well in the second half of its games this season. While the sample size is small, as the Panthers have competed in just four games this season, the splits between the team’s performance in the first half of games versus the second is just...

Column: Garoppolo dealt the best possible hand

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

August 30, 2016

Jimmy Garoppolo was dealt the perfect hand when the New England Patriots drafted him with the 60th pick overall in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft. Coming into New England meant learning from one of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game; Tom Brady. Brady is entering his 17th season in...

Column: Men’s soccer poised for winning season

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

August 25, 2016

The wins have been hard to come by in the past few years for the men’s soccer team here at Eastern, but stability in the coaching staff could soon put those losing seasons in the past. The Panthers have not had a winning record or have made it to a conference tournament since 2007, where they won...

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