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Opinion: Eastern’s secondary needs to improve its receiver coverage

Opinion: Eastern’s secondary needs to improve its receiver coverage

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 7, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Ind- Joe Caputo hit his hands against his helmet after tackling Indiana’s Ty Fryfogle, knowing Fryfogle just secured a first down that lead to Indiana’s second touchdown of the game. With the touchdown, Indiana led Eastern 14-0 in Saturday’s contest, but the catch and run by Fryfogle...

Indiana dominates Eastern in 52-0 win

Indiana dominates Eastern in 52-0 win

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Ind- The game was never really in question. From the first drive of the game, in which Indiana marched down the field for a game-opening touchdown, to the final moments of what would end up a 52-0 Indiana win, the Eastern football team never really seemed to have a chance against a dominant...

Eastern vs. Indiana: What to watch for on Saturday

Eastern vs. Indiana: What to watch for on Saturday

JJ Bullock

September 5, 2019

When the Eastern football team steps on the field Saturday for a road game against Indiana of the Big 10 conference, the Panthers will be facemask to facemask with a team that will be bigger, faster and stronger than its OVC constituents. So, what will Eastern’s first-year head coach and company d...

Football’s new-look defensive line ready to prove itself

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2019

The Eastern football team retained almost all of its starters on defense from the 2018 season. Unlike the offense, which is replacing nine of 11 starters, the defensive unit is welcoming back eight of its starters from a year ago. The secondary remains largely unchanged for the Eastern defense wi...

Eastern football drops season opener to Chattanooga 24-10

Eastern football drops season opener to Chattanooga 24-10

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2019

Three turnovers ended up haunting the Eastern football team in its week one loss to Chattanooga on the road Thursday night, as the Panthers fell 24-10 in head coach Adam Cushing’s debut on the Panther sideline. Eastern ran more plays (83-60), totaled more yards (354-350) and possessed the ball longer...

Eastern football faces Chattanooga on road Thursday in season opener

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

The Eastern football team opens its season Thursday night on the road against Chattanooga in what will be the head-coaching debut of Eastern’s Adam Cushing. The game will air on ESPN 3 at 6 p.m. Here are five key things to watch for in the matchup. 1. Two new head coaches make their debuts C...

Mainstay Caputo helps Eastern transition into new coaching staff

Mainstay Caputo helps Eastern transition into new coaching staff

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2019

The Eastern football team is flush with new faces headed into the 2019 season. Thirty-eight freshmen are on the roster, along with five transfers. The coaching staff consists of 17 new coaches, from head coach on down, with just one hold over from recent years.  There will be new schemes, new plays, new player...

Column: A lot will be learned in football team’s season opener

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2019

Everyone seems to be holding their breath right now around the Eastern football program, waiting to finally see what new head coach Adam Cushing’s team will look like on the field. The Panthers’ season opener is Thursday against Chattanooga, and what is to be expected of Eastern in that game i...

3 questions about the Eastern football team before its first game

3 questions about the Eastern football team before its first game

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

In less than one week, new head coach Adam Cushing's football team will finally be seen in action when the Panthers travel to Chattanooga on Aug. 29. Some of the questions, from an offseason full of questions, surrounding the program will finally be answered. Here are some of the big questions tha...

Mark Williams looks to bounce back for the Eastern football team this season

Mark Williams looks to bounce back for the Eastern football team this season

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2019

Rock bottom came on Oct. 6. The Eastern football team had just lost at home to Murray State 48-41, and the defense had been embarrassed by the Racers’ offense for a total of 658 yards, the third-most ever allowed in school history. The scene on the Eastern sideline after the game was a somber one:...

Column: New look offense needs to prove itself this season for Eastern football team

Column: New look offense needs to prove itself this season for Eastern football team

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

August 19, 2019

Much of what went wrong for the Eastern football team in its 3-8 clunker of a season last year, which led to the removal of head coach Kim Dameron, could be traced directly back to the team’s inability to garner any kind of consistency or execution on defense. The Eastern defense six times last season ga...

Eastern football enters new season, new era

Eastern football enters new season, new era

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2019

New head coach A new era of Eastern football is here. After an uninspiring 3-8 finish to the football season last year, Eastern decided it was time to move on from head coach Kim Dameron and ultimately almost his entire coaching staff. In November Dameron was let go and in December Adam Cushing was br...

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