The Daily Eastern News

Cushing to lead football program

Cushing to lead football program

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

December 9, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Football, Sports

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


Filed under Football, Sports

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


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

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...

Dameron’s contract not renewed by Eastern

Dameron’s contract not renewed by Eastern

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 25, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Kim Dameron will not be returning next year as the head coach of the Eastern football team.  The athletic department announced on Nov. 18 that Dameron’s contract would not be renewed, bringing an end to his five-year tenure as head coach.  After a 48-41 loss to Murray State in October Dameron said, “We either got to get better ...

Eastern football team travels to Southeast Missouri for finale

Eastern football team travels to Southeast Missouri for finale

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Eastern football team’s final game of the season against Southeast Missouri is going to mean a lot to both teams involved, even though to the ire of both programs, there are no postseason or conference implications. The game for the Panthers is a chance to close the year with two straight wins...

Notebook: Murray State shocks Southeast Missouri late

Notebook: Murray State shocks Southeast Missouri late

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Never change, Ohio Valley Conference football … never change. How the OVC has managed to stay wildly unpredictable, crazy exciting, yet finish with the result to the season everyone knew was going to happen since August is beyond me, but that is the season we got from the conference this year. Jacksonville...

Column: Making sense of Eastern’s up, down football season

Column: Making sense of Eastern’s up, down football season

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Eastern football team’s 52-21 win over Austin Peay on Saturday meant a lot, certainly more than just a tally in the win column.  The win pushed Eastern to a 3-4 record in the Ohio Valley Conference, with one game left to play. What is very important about that figure is the Panthers now have...

Eastern dominates Austin Peay 52-21

Eastern dominates Austin Peay 52-21

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Everything that has been broken for the Eastern football team this season pieced itself together in seamless fashion on Saturday as the Panthers pummeled Austin Peay in what was without a doubt a game owned by Eastern from the opening kick. All of Eastern’s season-long ails disappeared against the...

Eastern football team set for final home game

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

For its final home game of the season the Eastern football team will be hosting an Austin Peay team that, much like itself, is sitting in a spot with two games to play this season that it did not expect to be in, nor would it like to be in.  Prior to this season, Austin Peay was selected to finish...

A road less traveled: How Eastern’s Dytarious Johnson went from a Michigan recruit, to one of the OVC’s best talents

A road less traveled: How Eastern’s Dytarious Johnson went from a Michigan recruit, to one of the OVC’s best talents

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Eastern sophomore linebacker Dytarious Johnson’s football career was originally not supposed to happen at Eastern.  The six-foot-one, 255-pound linebacking product from Alabama was tagged as a three-star recruit coming out of Prattville High School and committed to play football at the Universi...

Conference notebook: Southeast Missouri stays hot in OVC play

Conference notebook: Southeast Missouri stays hot in OVC play

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

For the first time in a long time, the seat of power of the Ohio Valley Conference may have finally shifted away from Jacksonville, Ala. When Jacksonville State fell to Southeast Missouri in week eight by a score of 37-14, the Gamecocks were dealt a humbling blow that seismically shifted the OVC and...

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