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Eastern football enters new season, new era

Eastern football enters new season, new era

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2019

New head coach A new era of Eastern football is here. After an uninspiring 3-8 finish to the football season last year, Eastern decided it was time to move on from head coach Kim Dameron and ultimately almost his entire coaching staff. In November Dameron was let go and in December Adam Cushing was br...

Column: New look Eastern picked 8th in preseaon poll

Column: New look Eastern picked 8th in preseaon poll

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

July 19, 2019

Eastern’s first year head coach Adam Cushing made bold predictions in his introductory press conference last winter, declaring that during his tenure at Eastern the Panthers would win both an Ohio Valley Conference championship and a national championship. While both of those predictions are clearly me...

Eastern adds Omar Young to coaching staff

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

Former Green Bay Packers offensive quality control coach Omar Young was hired Thursday to be the running backs coach at Eastern. Young is the 15th member that head coach Adam Cushing has added to his staff since being hired in December to lead the program. Young spent two seasons working with the Green Bay Pack...

Eastern signs 26 recruits, 18 from Illinois on signing day

Eastern signs 26 recruits, 18 from Illinois on signing day

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019

Eastern football’s new head coach Adam Cushing made a lot of promises when he was announced in December. He promised the Panthers would win both a conference and national championship while he was coach and also that he would recruit heavier in the state of Illinois. Wednesday on National Signin...

Big offseason of bowl performances has Johnson NFL hopeful

Big offseason of bowl performances has Johnson NFL hopeful

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

January 14, 2019

Like many NFL draft and signing hopefuls who just finished their college football season, Eastern running back Isaiah Johnson is competing in bowl games to get his name and image out to the world and in front of scouts. The difference between Johnson and all the other hopefuls that have played with him...

Bowers, longtime friend of Cushing, joins Eastern from Northwestern as new defensive coordinator

Bowers, longtime friend of Cushing, joins Eastern from Northwestern as new defensive coordinator

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

January 8, 2019

It was going to take a lot for Northwestern football’s Director of Player Personnel Chris Bowers to leave his job on Pat Fitzgerald’s notoriously tight-knit staff. And why should anyone leave? Northwestern had a family-like atmosphere, and the program was doing well in the Big 10 Conference. Bu...

Doyle competes in senior bowl just one year after double-knee surgery

Doyle competes in senior bowl just one year after double-knee surgery

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

December 19, 2018

Surgery.  It’s the word no athlete wants to hear in their offseason, but it’s the one that was uttered to Eastern offensive lineman Josh Doyle in the offseason of 2017 following his junior year. And it was not just any surgery that would be required for the 6-foot-5, 285 lbs tower of an offensiv...

Cushing asserts strong expectations for football program in first press conference

Cushing asserts strong expectations for football program in first press conference

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

December 10, 2018

Eastern’s new head football coach Adam Cushing stamped his name on a declaration stating that not only was Eastern (3-8 last season) going to start winning games again, but that during his time as coach the Panthers would hold up a conference championship and a national championship trophy.   ...

Cushing to lead football program

Cushing to lead football program

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

December 9, 2018

Northwestern’s offensive line coach Adam Cushing will be the next head football coach at Eastern.  The athletic department made the announcement Sunday night that Cushing will be the program’s 25th head coach.  Cushing comes to Eastern after spending 15 seasons as a part of the staff at Northwestern.  ...

Brown honored to play 2 sports at Eastern

Brown honored to play 2 sports at Eastern

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

December 6, 2018

Fort Wayne dominated Eastern’s men’s basketball team on Nov. 28 and held Eastern to just 60 points in a 104-60 blowout victory for the Mastodons. Edwyn Brown only logged one minute in the game, which was the first minute he played this season. And he only scored one point. In the grand scheme...

Just 3 coaches remain with Eastern football

Just 3 coaches remain with Eastern football

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018

It appears that an entirely new era of football is being ushered in at Eastern, as just three coaches from last season’s staff remain after the non-renewal of head coach Kim Dameron’s contract on Nov. 18. Linebackers coach Adam Gristick, cornerbacks and special teams coach Alvah Hansbro and inside...

Column: Dameron’s removal puts period on ugly season

Column: Dameron’s removal puts period on ugly season

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 26, 2018

With the nonrenewal of former Eastern head football coach Kim Dameron’s contract, the Eastern football team’s season was punctuated with a move that only felt fitting giving the bleakness of the team’s season as a whole.  It began with a four-game losing streak, one that saw the Panthers s...

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