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Cushing on how Panthers are preparing for 2020 season, dealing with COVID-19

Eastern head coach Adam Cushing talks with the line judge during an official review in the Panthers’ game against Tennessee Tech last September.

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

June 24, 2020

There are just over two months remaining until the 2020 season opener for the Eastern football team. Whether the season will start on time, or start at all, is very much uncertain. The team has continued to meet virtually since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which was just one of the aspects...

Football unveils all 38 incoming players to program Wednesday

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Eastern head football coach Adam Cushing talks about an incoming class of players at national signing day in February 2019. Eastern announced all of its signees Wednesday for this year’s class, a total of 38 players.

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

The quarterback and offensive/defensive line drew comments from Eastern head football coach Adam Cushing Wednesday as Cushing explained those were positions Eastern wanted to hit in recruiting. But out of all the players Eastern’s program is bringing in for next season, only one can say they are a long...

Column: Dytarious Johnson should have been named to first-team

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Jaelin Benefield starts to make a cut in the backfield to avoid defensive pressure. Eastern lost to Southeast Missouri 26-12 Nov. 16 at O’Brien Field.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2019

The Ohio Valley Conference released its all-conference teams for the 2019 football season last week, and five Eastern players were named to conference teams. Senior defensive tackle Terrell Greer and linebacker Dytarious Johnson were named to the all-conference second team on defense. Running back ...

Hollins expected to be called up for Vikings’ game Monday night

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

Alexander Hollins, Eastern’s leading wide receiver last season, may see playing time Monday night as the Minnesota Vikings visit the Seattle Seahawks. Hollins is expected to be promoted from the Vikings’ practice squad Monday, according to NBCSports because the Vikings only have three healthy wid...

Top-5 memorable moments of 2019 football season

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

December 1, 2019

The Eastern football team’s 2019 season certainly did not go as planned. A 1-11 overall record, a last-place OVC finish and the last ranked offense in the OVC were definitely not things this team expected to have on its resume at season’s end.   But that is the reality for this team and that...

Eastern aiming to win for seniors in finale

Eastern freshman quarterback Jonah O’Brien rolls out to escape the Southeast Missouri pass rush during the Panthers’ 26-12 loss Nov. 16 at O’Brien Field. O’Brien was 12-21 passing for 84 yards and an interception in his first game at the collegiate level.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

November 21, 2019

Things did not go how the Eastern football team (1-10, 1-6 OVC) wanted them to go in head coach Adam Cushing’s first season at the helm of the program. The Panthers, of course, would have liked more things to go their way during the season; perhaps one less turnover against Indiana State, one less...

Austin Peay on the brink of winning OVC

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Dylan Hughes returns a kickoff for 20 yards in Eastern’s 26-12 loss against Southeast Missouri on Nov. 16th at O’Brien Field.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

November 20, 2019

The final week of the Ohio Valley Conference football season has arrived and all Austin Peay (8-3, 6-1 OVC) has to do to win the conference is beat last place Eastern (1-10, 1-6 OVC). Yes, the cards are in the Governors favor: beat Eastern on Saturday and secure an OVC championship and FCS tournament...

Eastern falls to Redhawks 26-12 in final home game

Eastern receiver Isaiah Hill turns the corner as James Sheehan blocks on a 73-yard completion in the first quarter against Southeast Missouri on Nov. 16 at O'Brien Field. Hill had 13 catches for 152 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' 26-12 loss to the Redhawks.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2019

It had all the feels of a game that was closer than a 26-12 final, but costly special teams blunders gave the Eastern football team its 10th loss of the season to Southeast Missouri Saturday at O’Brien Field.   Eastern led the Redhawks 7-6 at halftime and the Panthers looked for a while like they might be...

Panthers to host 1st-place Redhawks

Eastern head coach Adam Cushing talks with the line judge during an official review in the Panthers’ game against Tennessee Tech last September.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

November 15, 2019

For the first time this season the Eastern football team (1-9, 1-5) will be going into a game coming off of a win. Eastern got its first win last week against Tennessee State in a 49-38 offensive shootout between the conference’s two last place teams. This week the Panthers will find themselves facing a m...

Eastern football team picks up 1st win of season

Eastern freshman defensive back JJ Ross (right) and teammate Trevon Brown celebrate following a play against Tennessee Tech on Sept. 28 at O'Brien Field. The Panthers lost the game 40-29

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

November 11, 2019

At long last the Eastern football team won a game. Eastern beat Tennessee State 49-38 in Nashville on Saturday, securing its first win of the season and first career win for Adam Cushing as head coach of the Panthers. The Panthers (1-9, 1-5 OVC) scored their season high in points in the win and scored 1...

Last-place Panthers to play 8th-place Tigers

Members of the Panther defense celebrate a big play against Tennessee Tech Sept. 28 at O’Brien Field. The defense forced two turnovers in the game, a 40-29 loss.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

November 8, 2019

The OVC’s two last place teams will meet Saturday in Nashville when Eastern (0-9, 0-5 OVC) plays Tennessee State (2-7, 1-4 OVC) in a battle between two teams who are playing more for pride than anything else. Neither team is playing for any real implications as both were eliminated from any conten...

Eastern linebacker Caputo honored as OVC Scholar-Athlete

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

November 8, 2019

Eastern linebacker Joe Caputo was named an OVC Scholar-Athlete Thursday by the conference, making him the first Eastern football player to ever receive what is considered to be the highest-honor given away by the conference. Caputo earned the award thanks to his 3.89 GPA which he has accrued while doubl...

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