The Daily Eastern News

Column: Some of Eastern’s lesser-known NFL players

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2020

For the most part, people on campus are aware of some of former Eastern football players who have had successful NFL careers. But for every Tony Romo, Jimmy Garoppolo and Sean Payton, there is another Eastern player who made an impact at the next level. Their careers are notable for multiple reaso...

Johnson has high expectations for senior year

Charles Lettner, Football Reporter

September 3, 2020

The Eastern football team is back in action this week, having resumed practices Aug 31. Games are not in the near future for the Panthers, even though their conference foe Austin Peay strapped it up against Central Arkansas last week who lost 24-17. Eastern senior linebacker Dytarious Johnson said it felt odd ...

Eastern football team getting back into gear

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2020

The Eastern football team is officially back on the field in 2020. Of course there are no games happening this fall, but the team will occupy the practice field to begin preparation for the season, whenever it may begin. Head coach Adam Cushing said he actually views the lack of games as a potenti...

Column: Panthers’ top performers from 2019

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2020

This week would have been week one of the 2020 season for the Eastern football team. The Panthers were scheduled to host Indiana State on Thursday. That game, along with all of the other games of the season, was canceled as a result of COVID-19. There will still be some football happening on cam...

Panthers set to resume football activities

The Eastern football team exits the tunnel and prepares to take the field against Indiana on Sept. 7, 2019. The Panthers are set to resume football-related activities on Aug. 31 following the postponement of the 2020 season.

Charles Lettner, Football Reporter

August 24, 2020

After months of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 Eastern will resume football related activity Aug. 31.  Head coach Adam Cushing said the uncertainty of the fall season was “mentally draining,” and without any official word on the status of the season until recently, it was hard to return to nor...

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...

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