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

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

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 aiming to win for seniors in finale

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

Austin Peay on the brink of winning OVC

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 falls to Redhawks 26-12 in final home game

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

Panthers to host 1st-place Redhawks

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

November 14, 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 football team picks up 1st win of season

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

November 10, 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

Last-place Panthers to play 8th-place Tigers

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

November 7, 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 7, 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...

Notebook: Skyhawks proving they belong at No .1

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2019

I will be the first to admit that I waited a long time, far too long, before taking Tennessee-Martin seriously as a contender in the OVC. But I am now here, nine weeks into the football season, to tell you all that I was wrong and I am sorry. The Skyhawks (6-3, 5-1 OVC) still sit in first place in ...

Eastern loses Homecoming game 33-6 to Eastern Kentucky

Eastern loses Homecoming game 33-6 to Eastern Kentucky

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2019

The Eastern football team put up just 89 yards of offense, the second lowest number in program history, and fell to 0-9 this season losing to Eastern Kentucky 33-6 Oct. 26 at O’Brien Field. Eastern head coach Adam Cushing said that Eastern’s 89-yard, six-point offensive performance was “probabl...

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