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Eastern hosting 1-5 Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks for homecoming game

Eastern hosting 1-5 Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks for homecoming game

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

A theoretical mirror will be held up to both Eastern and Tennessee-Martin’s football teams when the two sides meet on Saturday at O’Brien Field. There are many striking similarities between the Panthers and the Skyhawks; both teams feel they are better than what their records show, and both teams...

Turnovers forever: How a Black Panther mask has inspired Eastern’s defense to force more turnovers

Turnovers forever: How a Black Panther mask has inspired Eastern’s defense to force more turnovers

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Early in the second quarter against Murray State in week six, Eastern defensive end Josh Price recovered a fumble at the Murray State 34-yard line and returned the ball seven yards to the 27-yard line. Price immediately got up off the turf, celebrated his recovery and went back to the sideline to claim...

Former Eastern football coach Spoo dead at 80

Former Eastern football coach Spoo dead at 80

JJ Bullock and Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editors

October 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Former Eastern head football coach Bob Spoo died Monday at the age of 80 in Rockford, Il.  Spoo coached at Eastern from 1986 to 2011 and is Eastern’s all-time leader with 144 wins as a head coach, and he was inducted into Eastern’s hall of fame in 2015.  Those who knew Spoo remember him fondly no...

Notebook: OVC football answers many questions in big week

Notebook: OVC football answers many questions in big week

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

One week ago, the Ohio Valley Conference football standings were about as murky and cluttered as standings can get. But, after a weekend that included three key games for sorting out the who’s-who of the OVC, the conference picture is much clearer. Murray State made a big statement in a 45-21 win...

Jacksonville State hands Eastern football team 6th loss

Jacksonville State hands Eastern football team 6th loss

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Jacksonville State did everything in its 49-22 win over Eastern on Saturday that teams in the Ohio Valley Conference have grown to expect from the Gamecocks during their now 36-game conference winning streak.  Eastern now falls to 1-6 this season with the loss and Jacksonville State improved to 6-...

Panther football team faces ‘daunting’ task in Jacksonville State

Panther football team faces ‘daunting’ task in Jacksonville State

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Eastern’s head football coach Kim Dameron said he had to splash his face with cold water to keep himself from passing out while watching film on his team’s opponent this Saturday; Jacksonville State.  That is how good the Gameocks have been this season.  Whether or not Dameron literally had to co...

Column: Evaluating the Eastern football team halfway through the season

Column: Evaluating the Eastern football team halfway through the season

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

With its 48-41 loss to Murray State on Saturday, the Eastern football team officially passed the midway point of its 2018 season and at 1-5 is not sitting with the record it expected to have before the season began. Here is a breakdown of the key storylines on both sides of the ball that dominated...

Notebook: Gamecocks dominate as OVC gets murky

Notebook: Gamecocks dominate as OVC gets murky

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Ohio Valley Conference seems to be 100 percent committed to remaining as mysterious as possible when it comes to sorting out which teams in the conference are actually good and which ones are just putting up early season shows.  The only two things that seem to be certain right now in the confer...

Eastern defense falls apart in 48-41 loss to Murray State

Eastern defense falls apart in 48-41 loss to Murray State

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

All of the problems that have been hanging over the heads of the Eastern football team’s defense came to a peak Saturday and crashed down in record-setting fashion as the Panthers fell to 1-5 on the season losing to Murray State 48-41, giving up 658 yards in the process.  The 658 yards Eastern surrendered is the third...

Dameron wants to see full game from defense

Dameron wants to see full game from defense

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The narrative for the Eastern football team has stayed the same through the first five weeks of the season. Every discussion has revolved almost exclusively around the struggles of the defense. After weeks one, two and three, the tone was that the defense was simply just not good enough. In week four...

Notebook; OVC clearing up as women’s soccer tournament nears

Notebook; OVC clearing up as women’s soccer tournament nears

Adam Tumino, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

It is the point in the OVC season where the good teams truly begin to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.  Two teams are tied atop the standings. Murray State and Southern Illinois Edwardsville each have 12 conference points.  Tennessee-Martin is in third place with 10 points, and Eastern is right behind in fourth place with ei...

Tanuvasa steps into starting role at center as freshman

Tanuvasa steps into starting role at center as freshman

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

In college football, starting a true-freshman at any position on the field is a rarity, one that is reserved for only the most elite talents or team’s put in a less than optimal spot. Regardless, starting a freshman anywhere is something that is generally avoided, and perhaps no position hold this...

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