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Eastern to face Colonels for Homecoming

Eastern to face Colonels for Homecoming

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2019

It is no secret what Eastern Kentucky will do on Saturday against the Panthers at O’Brien Field: The Colonels are going to run the ball, a lot.  Eastern Kentucky (4-3, 2-1 OVC), Eastern’s (0-8, 0-4 OVC) opponent for its Homecoming game, has a clear identity and one which they do not try to hide.  ...

Notebook: Tennessee-Martin leads OVC football after weird first half of conference play

Notebook: Tennessee-Martin leads OVC football after weird first half of conference play

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2019

If there was anyone whose wish before the football season started was to have the Ohio Valley Conference be as weird as possible, well that wish has been granted. Eight weeks and four conference games in, the OVC is looking mighty bizarre. Yes, the OVC to this point has not played out in the way that...

Eastern to play OVC-leading Skyhawks

Eastern to play OVC-leading Skyhawks

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

When it comes to the Ohio Valley Conference’s first-place team Tennessee-Martin (4-2, 3-0 OVC), the Skyhawks do no beat you utilizing one or two star players like Jacksonville State, rather, they come at opponents with a deep roster that make very few mistakes. Defense in particular is where Tennessee-Mar...

Austin Peay is the team to beat in OVC

Austin Peay is the team to beat in OVC

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2019

Austin Peay might have, at least for now, solidified itself as the team to chase in the Ohio Valley Conference after beating Southeast Missouri 28-24 Saturday, moving to 2-0 in conference play. It is not just Austin Peay’s beating of the Redhawks by four points that puts them in this position, but rath...

Eastern loses close game to Jacksonville State 28-20

Eastern loses close game to Jacksonville State 28-20

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2019

The Eastern football team will have to digest what went wrong in the final moments of a loss for the second week in a row, falling to Jacksonville State 28-20 on Saturday.   Eastern (0-7, 0-3 OVC) had the ball twice in the final four minutes of the game, trailing Jacksonville State by just eight points, and twice failed...

Eastern hosts loaded Jacksonville State Saturday

Eastern hosts loaded Jacksonville State Saturday

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2019

The mantra for the Eastern football team (0-6, 0-2 OVC) has been the same all season: Focus on themselves rather than the opponent, focus on the task in front of them and focus on having all 11 guys on the field be in the right place doing the right thing. This ideology has not changed based on how d...

Is the OVC more open than ever? 

Is the OVC more open than ever? 

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

The Ohio Valley Conference hierarchy for football is not what it used to be.   The halfway point for the 2019 football season has come and gone, and the OVC standings are ... interesting, to say the least.   Perennial powerhouse Jacksonville State is just 3-2 this season, Tennessee-Martin is i...

Eastern football loses against Murray State, record is now 0-6

Eastern football loses against Murray State, record is now 0-6

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2019

Murray State narrowly beat Eastern for the second year in a row Saturday when the Panthers came up just inches short of a score as time expired in a 24-17 loss.  Eastern had first and goal at the Murray State five-yard line, trailing by seven points with the game clock ticking down its final seconds.  Q...

Football still looking for 1st win, face Murray State on road Saturday

Football still looking for 1st win, face Murray State on road Saturday

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2019

The Eastern football team is still without a win in 2019.  A 40-29 home loss to Tennessee Tech; the team picked to finish last in the OVC, Sept. 28 dropped the Panthers to 0-5 and leaves the team still searching for its first win under head coach Adam Cushing.  Eastern finally had a breakthrough...

Woodbery takes over starting role with Brantley gone

Woodbery takes over starting role with Brantley gone

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

It began in April of 2018. Two transfer quarterbacks, one from the FBS level, one from a junior college, showed off their skills in a team scrimmage and thus set forth a quarterback battle that would wage over the course of the next 17 months. The participants in the battle: Tulane transfer Johnath...

Eastern’s mistakes sinks it in 40-29 loss

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2019

  All that was missing was a bow and wrapping paper and Eastern's delivery of Saturday nights conference opener to Tennessee Tech would have been complete.   Tennessee Tech capitalized of a handful of Eastern errors and handed the Panthers their fifth loss of the season 40-29 at O’Brien Field.   Eastern turned the ball over three times, twice via a fumble and once...

Eastern vs Tennessee Tech: 3 things to watch for

Eastern vs Tennessee Tech: 3 things to watch for

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

It has been a rough first four games for the Eastern football team to start the season, specifically on offense. Eastern has scored just 19 points in four games this season, leading it to an 0-4 start to the season. Eastern began its season with four incredibly tough opponents (Eastern’s schedule is...

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